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  • On Apr 6, 2023
    Angelique from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am disabled and I have a child with autism, is there a way of avoiding the very long lines

    Hello, Angelique thanks for stopping by planDisney. I'll be happy to help my fellow New Jerseyan navigate the programs available to help all guests enjoy their experience.

    Visiting the Walt Disney World Resort is always a wonderful time in someone's life. When you first walk down Main Street U.S.A. and approach Cinderella Castle it is like a real-life fairytale. Magic Kingdom Park is quintessential Disney and has so many classic rides for young and young at heart. Attractions like "it's a small world" have been entertaining guests for decades and there are new ones like TRON Lightcycle / Run Presented by Enterprise which is a brand-new rollercoaster. One recommendation I would make while visiting Magic Kingdom Park is Tom Sawyer Island. It is a great place for your child to explore without any waits and the freedom to explore the dusty tree-lined dirt roads and creaky suspension bridge. The Disability Access Services (DAS) program is offered at Walt Disney World theme parks to assist Guests who have difficulty tolerating extended waits in a conventional queue environment due to a disability. 

    You can set up a live video chat appointment with a cast member from 30 to 2 days before your park visit. When chatting if you qualify you can talk about 2 one-hour return windows for select attractions. July is the middle of the Florida summer season. During your park visit your child may need some sensory relief and if you are near Main Street the best-kept secret is the Companion Bathroom and Baby Care Center where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the parks. It is around the corner from Casey's Corner

    I hope these tips help you get the most out of your visit. I wish you and your child the best time and all the magic and pixie dust that is coming your way. 

    Have a magical day,

    Jeremy A.
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Meet the Panelist: Jeremy, New Jersey

Bright Suns travelers! I'm Jeremy from Jersey, a lifelong Disney fan. Father to 3 amazing kids, and husband to my wife of 14 years. I've been sharing the Walt Disney World Resort with my family for 17 years to join in the wonder and joy the parks have brought me my entire life. Consider me here to help with all you travel questions from Batuu to Cinderella Castle. Whether it's teenagers, toddlers, or your middle-aged cousins. Helping you find your version of magic is my mission. Learn More About Jeremy

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