• On Feb 2, 2020
    Lisa from norfolk 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.

    hi we are going to Disneyworld for the first time in 2021,our son has autism,he is wanting to do the droid depot experience I have read that only one guest can go in with him,would they make an exception for me and my partner to both go with him.

    Hi, Lisa!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am so excited to hEAR that you are planning your first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!  My son also has autism, and one of the reasons why we love the Walt Disney World Resort so much is that they truly go above and beyond to make the magic accessible to everyone.  As you get ready for your trip, I would recommend familiarizing yourself with Walt Disney World's Services for Guests with Disabilities to learn about the types of accommodations that are available for guests with special needs.  I think you might also find this Guide for Guests with Cognitive Disabilities helpful.

    Droid Depot at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge has the droids you are looking for.  Your son is going to love building his own custom astromech droid!  Reservations for this popular experience can be made up to 180 days in advance and are recommended. 

    Due to the limited amount of space in the Droid Depot workshop, each person building a droid may have only one guest accompany them.  However, I have good news for you, Lisa.  The droid building experience takes place within the larger Droid Depot retail shop.  There is a waist-high barrier separating the building workshop from the rest of the Droid Depot store.  Since only one person will be able to accompany your son while he constructs his droid, I would suggest that the other parent observes from behind the barrier.  

    If you have any additional questions as you get ready for your magical vacation, please visit us again.  See ya real soon!
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Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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