Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On May 14, 2011
    Joan from NJ 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.

    Going to Disney at the end of August, and want to go to one of the water parks I have a High functioning autistic daughter, who doesn't like crouds. Other than getting there as soon as it opens , what day of the week would be better to go?

    Hi Joann! I'll be happy to assist you with this question. The Walt Disney World Resort is a magical place for many people, including children on the Autism Spectrum and their families. It is difficult to predict high attendance solely based on the day of the week. There are many factors that contribute to higher attendance at any particular theme park on any particular day. However, once you arrive on property, you may obtain a Guest Assistance Card (GAC) from Guest Relations at any Disney theme park. A GAC is for guests with a wide variety of special needs, including "invisible conditions." Each GAC will accommodate the bearer, and up to five other members of the travel party, by allowing access to alternate attraction entrances where available. You may have to wait to enter an attraction, but you won't be waiting with the crowd. Once you arrive at Guest Relations, please explain that you are traveling with a special needs child. Be ready to describe your daughter's specific challenges. The Guest Relations Cast Member will add a stamp to the GAC alerting attraction Cast Members as to the type of special assistance and accommodations she may require. Please be advised that in order to use the GAC, your daughter must be present when entering each attraction. You won't be asked to provide proof of diagnosis, so you won't need a doctor's letter in order to request a GAC. However, it is always wise to bring medical documentation to have handy in case of any unforseen emergencies. I will also suggest trying to maintain her regularly scheduled meal times and bedtime. This will go a long way in ensuring an enjoyable vacation for the entire family. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance. I'll be glad to answer any questions you have regarding this matter. This is the year of making memories at Walt Disney World. May your family enjoy making many lasting memories together!
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Meet the Panelist: Ritzy, Rhode Island

People describe my love for Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line as intoxicating and contagious! My family fell in love with the Disney Magic aboard our first Disney cruise with Captain Mickey in 2006. I personally love to spread pixie dust, as I truly enjoy sharing my Disney experience with everyone! Learn More About Ritzy

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