• On Oct 16, 2016
    Connie from MA 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.

    DW w/ 5yr old w/ severe hearing loss--supported by hearing aids--not helpful w/ distance.Obviously can't read & doesn't sign so options that are listed not helpful.Seating near speakers or close for body lang. available? Suggestions?

    Hello, Connie!

    As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of planning ahead to make sure your child can enjoy all the magic! Here are a few things that you may find helpful:

         • Character Experiences- Whether you are at character dining venues or meet and greet locations, it is important to let the Cast Members know of your situation so they can pass along that information to characters.

         • Disability Access Service (DAS)- You can request this service at any theme park Guest Relations Lobby. Not only will this allow your Mouseketeer preferential seating to get close to the action for shows like Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage or Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!, but it will also be helpful for attractions like Jungle Cruise, where your guide navigates your boat through the jungle! If you have a question as you enter a queue, there are always Cast Members available to assist you. 
         • Disney Access-This handheld system provides synchronized captioning, amplified audio, and audio description for Guests with Hearing Disabilities. It is available at all theme park Guest Relations on a first come, first-served basis.

    My space is limited, but I hope this helps! If you have additional questions, please let me know!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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