Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On Aug 30, 2012
    Stacie from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are going on our fist Disney Cruise 9/23/2012, on the Disney Wonder. My son is 14 years old and has Asperger's Syndrome, special needs. We were wondering if anyone has a special needs kids and would know what we should be ready for?

    Ahoy Stacie!
    Your wondrous voyage is just a few weeks away, and I know you are looking forward to a memorable Pixar themed cruise! I believe Disney Cruise Line does an incredible job of assuring Guests of all ages, abilities and backgrounds experience a vacation filled with pixie dust.   If you haven't already, please give Disney Cruise Line a call at (800) 951-3532 so your son's condition is noted on your cruise reservation.  There is also a Special Services Form that will need to be filled out before you board.  I have worked with special needs children and observed them on my previous cruises and from what I have seen; Disney Cruise Line does their best to accommodate every Guest onboard.  If your son wants to participate in Edge, I would visit the club on the first afternoon and speak with the youth counselors onboard about his particular situation. They can give you detailed information on the activities that take place and which ones might best fit your son.  Also, there are Open House times scheduled throughout the voyage, that you can accompany as well.  I would also recommend speaking with the amazing Cruise Staff about the family events they host each sailing.  They can also guide you to which activities might be more appealing to your son. 

    Thanks so much for visiting the Moms Panel, Stacie!  If you have any other last minute questions, please let me know!
    Have a magical day and bon voyage!
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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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