• On Sep 12, 2016
    Janeen from PA Asked

    My son is 28 years old and is mentally challenged. He functions around 5-7 years old. His medication makes him sensitive to the sun. We will be in Disney next week. Is there any provisions for him especially the lines?

    Hello Janeen!

    Thank you for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I hope you are having a magical week!

    Upon your arrival to any of the parks at Walt Disney World, I would stop by Guest Relations. Talk to the Cast Members there and inquire about the Disability Access Service. They will ask you a couple of questions to gauge your needs and see what accommodations they can make.

    Typically, they will issue the Disability Access Service Card. This will let you wait for attractions somewhere other than the regular queue. Since your son is sensitive to the sun, you can get a return time for the attraction he wishes to see and then wait in a gift shop or shaded area, or visit some indoor attractions with a very short wait time, and then when your time is ready at the other attraction, you simply enter through the FastPass line or area that a Cast Member can direct you to.

    The Disability Access Service has been such a huge help for my son with development disabilities. It’s really helped us make the most of our time at Walt Disney World! I hope this helps and please let me know if you need anything else as you plan your visit!

    See you real soon!
    -Emily
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Meet the Panelist: Emily, Colorado

I’m a wife and mom to three boys, ages 15, 10 and 6. My youngest is autistic so I love helping other special needs families plan Disney vacations and show them that they, too, can have a magical time together. In addition to being a total Disney fanatic, I am also a blogger who enjoys fashion, shopping and knitting. Learn More About Emily

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