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  • On Mar 14, 2020
    Jodi from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    hi there ,so happy to ask a Marylander a question! Our first family trip is in July and we know we will get there !! My 4 year old daughter has a few major issues with ADHD and behavioral out bursts. Any suggestions to help our family with waiting in line.

    It's great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Jodi! I'm so glad that you've come to ask us some questions about your very first trip to Walt Disney World Resort because there really is nothing quite like your first glimpse of Cinderella Castle with your own eyes. The planning process is where the fun begins, and I'm happy to chat with you about a few things that you can do to make your visit to the Most Magical Place On Earth a bit easier on your daughter.

    Jodi, I want to encourage you to look into Disability Access Service when you're on vacation. A quick conversation with a Cast Member at Guest Relations about your family's individual needs is all it takes to set it up. Once your daughter has been enrolled, you'll be able to visit attractions and receive a return time based on the current wait time so that your daughter will not be confined to waiting in the conventional line and can spend that time doing something else that would better suit her needs. When you come back to the attraction at your scheduled return time, you'll be able to use the FastPass+ entrance in order to ride quickly and avoid any overstimulation that comes from a prolonged wait in the standby line. Beyond that, it always helps to have a few things on hand that will keep the little ones busy! Small toys, some crayons with a notepad to draw pictures, and the Play Disney Parks app on your phone are all great things to have on-hand. You're welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks into the Theme Parks, so some refillable containers full of bite-sized things to eat may also go a long way to keeping the Mouseketeers occupied!

    Have a magical day, Jodi!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our two rescue animals. We are Disney-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted-out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World instead! I'm thrilled to be on the Disney Parks Moms Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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