Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Nov 21, 2010
    Sherri from MS 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.

    Would you get an GAC for a 13 year old with autism? He is taller than me, and I expect that he will do well in the parks, but am unsure. I am the only adult in our party also.

    Hi Sherri,

    Of course you can ask for a Guest Assistance Card or GAC for any guest who needs it. While the height of the guest is not a concern, the amount of enjoyment of a guest is. This program was developed to help guests who have special needs be able to enjoy the Walt Disney World resorts. 

    When you arrive at the first park you are touring on your vacation, head to Guest Services and request a GAC. The cast member will ask you about your son's needs so they can assist you in taking advantage of the card. Your card will be good for the length of this stay.

    When you need to use the card, simply approach the cast member at the queue's entrance and show him or her the card. The cast member will then instruct you where to go next.

    One tip I will give any family is to stick to your normal schedule around bedtime and meal times. This will go a long way to increasing the fun on any trip. 

    Have a magical vacation!
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