Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Jul 9, 2010
    Stacy from MA Asked

    My 3.5 year old daughter has sensory integration issues. We've been advised by doc's and therapist that she should do fine BUT she may have trouble with crowds/people while waiting in line. Can she wait outside the line w/my hus. while I wait in line?

    Hi, Stacy!  The first thing I would do is see if you can have your doctor write a short note explaining your daughter's issues in language that would be understandable by lay people.  With this note, you can go to Guest Services when you arrive at the theme park, and obtain a Guest Assistance Card.  This card will help the Walt Disney World cast members best accommodate your daughter's needs so that she has a magical time at Walt Disney World.

    In some cases, they can help with these issues by offering you access to the Fast Pass line for the attractions where there is one available to help reduce your wait time in the lines.  Some attractions offer the option of a separate waiting area where your family can wait together, away from the crowds, until you can enter the attraction.  If it works better for you to wait in line while your husband an daughter wait elsewhere, you can certainly suggest that as an option to the Cast Member.

    The doctor's note is not necessary, but I find that it can help the cast members at guest services suggest accommodations that are best suited to your family.  I try to have one with me whenever I have someone in my party that may be in need of special assistance.

    I hope your visit to Walt Disney World is absolutely magical!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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