Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Aug 1, 2012
    Cherelle Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My daughter has autism and I will be requesting a guest assistance pass when we arrive in November. We will be a party of 8 and I've read that the limit to the card is 5 plus the person with the disability. My question is will Disney make exception for 8?

    Hi Cherelle!
    One of the ways in which they have made park experiences more pleasurable for special needs guests is by using the Guest Assistance Card. When arriving at your park of choice, head to Guest Relations. They will ask you questions with respect to your stay, in order to make sure that they are able to provide you with GAC that is most appropriate for your child. It always helps to bring a note from the doctor explaining what your child's diagnosis, as some disabilities are not always obvious to the outside eye.

    You are correct in that the GAC is for six persons, your child and five guests. Unfortunately, your party will have to divide up as Cast Members do enforce the five guest limit. They will recommend that those who are able to wait without need of special accommodations remain in line, and they will regroup your party prior to boarding the attraction. They will make sure that your daughter is taken well care of, and is able to experience the attraction as best as possible. Remember, your GAC is valid for the entire duration of your stay.
    Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation.
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Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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