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  • On Jan 10, 2012
    Jeanette from County Durham Asked

    I have a young child with down syndrome and i think she will struggle with the queues is their any way of by passing them . Thanks!

    Hi Jeanette!  I have to tell you that of all of the places we've traveled, Walt Disney World is one of the best at dealing with people that have special needs!  I've always had great experiences traveling to Walt Disney World with people with various abilities.

    When you arrive at the theme park, head right to Guest Services and obtain a Guest Assistance card.  This won't eliminate all of the lines, but what it will do is enable the cast members to make accommodations for your princess that will keep her as comfortable as possible.  In some cases, they will allow you to bypass the regular queue and head to the Fast Pass line, which will make your wait shorter.  They can offer you alternative waiting areas - like perhaps just inside an attraction or on a bench just outside the door, so you won't have to stand in line.  There are a variety of options available, based on the attraction.

    Feel free to indicate to Guest Services what your specific concerns are.  It helps them to better understand what accommodations you may need.

    I hope you have an absolutely magical holiday!
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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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