Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Jun 5, 2011
    Janet from PA Asked

    My son is a newly dxd T1 Diabetic. I was told that the heat & activity of walking around the parks and waiting in long lines could cause his blood sugar to drop dangerously low. It was suggested that I look into a GAC. How do I go about getting one?

    Hi Janet!

         Yes, you can get a Guest Assistance Card (GAC) for your son at Guest Relations in any of the theme parks in Walt Disney World. Typically, Guest Relations are located in the front of each park. For example in the Magic Kingdom, Guest Relations is located in the Town Hall which is on the left just as you enter Main Street USA if you are facing Cinderella Castle. The Guest Assistance Card will enable your son and up to five other members in your party access to alternate entrances to attractions and on most rides will let you in without having to stand up in long lines or walk long distances. The Guest Assistance Card is good in all of the four theme parks of Walt Disney World for the length of your stay, so you only have to get it once per vacation. You will need to present the Guest Assistance Card to the Cast Members at the attractions (typically you go to the Fast Pass entrance of a ride) and they will instruct you where to go.

    Keep in mind that a Guest Assistance Card does not guarantee you immediate access to a ride or an attraction, but it helps immensely for those guests with special needs.  Also be sure to ask at Guest Relations about access to refrigerators to help keep your son's insulin cool while you are in the parks. 

    I hope that your whole family has an extra magical time on your next trip to Walt Disney World!

    Keep Dreaming Big!
    Marc
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Meet the Panelist: Marc, New York

I am a single Father to one incredible boy.  I would love nothing more than to provide people with Disney vacation planning that will enable them to have a new experience or make their Disney vacation just a little more magical! Learn More About Marc

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