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  • On Jan 8, 2017
    Penny from OK Asked

    My 6 yr old is deaf can anyone tell me if there is many characters available who know some sign language....esp Mickey he is a diehard Mickey fan...really only one he cares much abt lol Thanks we are first timers to WDW

    Hi Penny!

    I'm so happy you stopped by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. There are many wonderful services offered at Walt Disney World for those who have hearing disabilities. I am always amazed at how Disney meets the needs of every single Guest and, as the mother of a special-needs child, this is one of the things I love about Walt Disney World.

    Keep in mind that many Disney Characters (such as Mickey Mouse) actually do not speak at all so in those cases, your child will get the full experience of meeting them. Some--such as the Princesses--do speak, though. You may occasionally run into one who does know a little sign language (although it is not a requirement) which would be amazing! I will keep my fingers crossed that this might happen for you while you are there. Rest assured, your little prince will feel included and loved no matter which of the Characters he meets. They are all amazing with children and are used to interacting with them. He will love it!

    Please come back if we can do anything else to help you with your planning. I'm excited for your upcoming visit--your first time! I know this will be just the beginning of many wonderfully magical memories you will make at Walt Disney World.

    Have a great day!

    -Nancy-
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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Utah

Hi, I'm Nancy. I'm a mother to 8, grandmother to 9 and just about to celebrate 36 years of marriage to one amazing guy! There are few things that make me happier than spending time with my family and nowhere I would rather do that than at Walt Disney World. I'm so excited to help you with your questions about planning your own magical vacations and to share my ideas of how you can make your own special Disney memories that you will cherish forever and ever!  Learn More About Nancy

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