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  • On Mar 14, 2012
    Nicole from IL Asked

    We'll be visiting Disney World with a 9 year old child on the high end of the autism spectrum. Does anyone have any tips?

    The folks at Walt Disney World makes every effort to ensure that each guest has a fantastic experience. They want your son to experience all of the magic that the parks and resorts have to offer. To assist the special needs your son has,the friendly cast members will make every effort to provide any and all assistance you might need. Many guests with children who have autism utilize the Guest Assistance Card (GAC) to ensure a great  experience for the whole family at the parks. With this card the guest and up to five in the party may be able to skip traditional lines and have additional seating areas that are less crowded, or alternate ride queues as possibilities to assist the special needs guest. To obtain the GAC simply head over to Guest Services when you arrive. While a physicians note is not always necessary, it will aid the cast member is making sure that the guest gets the correct assistance to ensure smiles and magical memories for all of you.
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Meet the Panelist: Ari, California

As a Los Angeles native I basically grew up at Disneyland. It has always been so easy to take my family on the short drive to the Happiest Place on Earth. Watching my daughters make magical memories reminds me why I keep coming back. Learn More About Ari

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