• On Jul 17, 2018
    Lisa from NY 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.

    Hello we will be in Disney November 17 to Nov 24 2018 will Disney be decorated for Christmas? My son's two favorite things Christmas and Mickey. My son is autistic do I go right to guest services?

    Hi Lisa,

    If your Mouseketeer's two favorite things are Christmas and Mickey Mouse, then he is in for a TREAT! While some Christmas festivities, including the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays and Candlelight Processional will kick-off during your stay, on the 18th and 22nd of November respectively, you'll find that most of the Walt Disney World Resort will be decked out with gorgeous Christmas decorations, festive music will be playing, and Christmas joy will be in the air throughout your entire stay. If you get a chance, I'd encourage you to experience Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. It's my very favorite special event of the entire year, and I think that your son would absolutely love it!

    And yes, as the mom of an autistic son myself, I'm happy to let you know that there are quite a few services provided for Guests with special needs. I'd encourage you to stop by Guest Relations inside the theme parks to discuss your concerns about your son's visit and the Cast Members there will be happy to help. They'll be able to share quiet locations in case he needs a sensory break, set up the Disability Access Service for him if that would be helpful, and answer any other questions you may have. My family has always found the Walt Disney World Resort to be a magical vacation destination for everyone, and my son absolutely loves our visits there.

    Thanks so much for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Lisa, and please let us know if we can help with anything else as you're planning your trip. I hope that you have a truly magical vacation!

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Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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