Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Mar 10, 2013
    Konda Asked

    I suffer from OCD and anxiety and standing in long lines near large crowds could aggravate that. I was told that I could possibly get assistance with this. My question is would they need a note from my doctor or do I just need to speak with someone?

    Hi, Konda!

    This is something you will want to discuss with your physician.  While you can get a Guest Assistance Card which will may make your wait for attractions more comfortable, you will still need to deal with crowds in the parks, waiting at Quick Service restaurants, and on Disney transportation.  The buses are often crowded with "standing room only" available.  Lines getting into the parks can get long, and even just walking up Main Street can get very crowded especially at the end of the day when guests are all heading to the exit.

    I do not want to discourage you from your vacation, but you need to be aware that waiting for attractions is where the Guest Assistance Card will help the most, but there are crowds everywhere and I would not want you to feel uncomfortable in any way. 

    Your best bet to avoid crowds is to travel during slower times of the year (late January or September) and enjoy the parks early in the day.  Plan for short days in the parks with leisure time at your resort.  I am sure your physician will have professional advice to make your vacation more enjoyable.  Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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