• On Nov 9, 2016
    Keith from UT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have a daughter with a brain injury that has had a rough year this year. We want to do a once in a lifetime vacation on a limited budget what do we need to know and how should we go about doing this?

    Hello Keith!

    Thank you for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I hope you are having a magical week.

    I would definitely recommend staying at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. The cost is a bit higher but it’s located right in the heart of the Downtown Disney District with it’s own entrance to Disney’s California Adventure Park and came in very handy when my son with special needs needed to go back to the hotel to rest throughout the day. It was a quick walk to get to the room and then to get back in the parks.

    I’d also suggest visiting Guest Services when you first arrive at either park. Ask them about the Disability Access Service. You can use this in addition to the FASTPASS and it helps so that you don’t have to wait in the traditional queue for rides and attractions, but rather can come back at the time specified to get on the ride.

    I hope this helps and please let me know if you need anything else as you plan your visit!

    See you real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Emily, Colorado

I’m a wife and mom to three boys, ages 15, 10 and 6. My youngest is autistic so I love helping other special needs families plan Disney vacations and show them that they, too, can have a magical time together. In addition to being a total Disney fanatic, I am also a blogger who enjoys fashion, shopping and knitting. Learn More About Emily

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