Mom And Son Red Car Trolly
  • On Jan 1, 2015
    Jennifer from OR 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.

    We are having our first family vacation in March and my daughter is a HUGE Anna Fan! will she still be there to visit? Also, our son who is 5 has autism. Are there any accommodations available?

    Hi Jennifer!

    When it comes to Disney, who isn’t a huge fan of Frozen and their characters?! Anna is my favorite of the sisters too! Disneyland Resort has a new area in Disney California Adventure Park called Frozen Fun! You can meet Anna and Elsa with less of a wait time if you use their virtual standby line. Return time tickets are distributed at their “home” in Hollywood Land as soon as the park opens. Have your park ticket on hand to secure your return time! 

This will help save time waiting in line!

    Now for the other half of your question! My 6 year old son is autistic as well. He LOVES Cars Land but it can be overstimulating. Our first stop is the Guests with Disabilities area of the website. Once at the parks, I go to Guest Relations and ask for the Disability Access Service. It’s a great resource and you can read all about their accommodations for autism and cognitive disabilities on the site as well!

    I also bring noise canceling headphones because the crowd can be loud and over stimulating. When he gets overwhelmed we find quiet areas of the parks to relax. Our favorite ride to go on (over and over and over) is The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure in California Adventure. It’s cool, dark and soothing. Perfect to recharge for the more stimulating rides afterward. 

    Let me know if you have any more questions! See you real soon!


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Meet the Panelist: Emily, Colorado

I’m a wife and mom to three boys, ages 15, 10 and 6. My youngest is autistic so I love helping other special needs families plan Disney vacations and show them that they, too, can have a magical time together. In addition to being a total Disney fanatic, I am also a blogger who enjoys fashion, shopping and knitting. Learn More About Emily

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