Special Needs Family with Mirabel
  • On Jun 17, 2023
    Kevin from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello. heading to disneyland in august for my duaghters bday. i was wondering if disneyland has any type of wrist band or something my kids can wear showing that they are autistic? Just in case they get lost (hopefully not) so a cast member will know what

    Hello, Kevin!

    Thanks so much for your question, I totally understand wanting to prepare your kids for a safe and fun visit to the parks. I have a few different ideas for you!

    I have never seen medical ID bracelets offered at the Disneyland Resort, however, I think it's a great idea to help you and your kids feel comfortable during your visit! I would recommend searching online to purchase one in advance and then having your child practice wearing it before your trip, just to make sure it will be comfortable for them. It might also help to have your child practice showing others their new bracelet so that it's more natural for them to do that if they need to.

    Ever since my kids were very young we have taken a moment when we arrive at the parks to point out Cast Members and explain that their clothing might be different, but they will always be wearing an oval-shaped name tag. Our kids know that if they ever can't see us, they can find the closest person with that name tag and they will help them! Parents should report lost children to the nearest Cast Member so that they can quickly alert security. Children who get separated from their party will be escorted to the Baby Care Centers in the parks and well taken care of, so don't worry!

    The Disneyland Resort has some amazing resources for guests with cognitive disabilities. Some of their tips for preparing for your visit include getting an ID bracelet (great minds think alike) and studying up on the helpful guides Disney has created that are designed specifically for these special Mouseketeers! I think the Attraction Details for Guests with Cognitive Disabilities is extra helpful, as it clearly identifies experiences in the parks that might be difficult for your child. I would also recommend considering the Disability Access Service (DAS) and whether it might be helpful for your family.

    Kevin, I hope you and your family can have a completely magical time celebrating your daughter's birthday in the parks. If there are any other questions I can help you with don't hesitate to send me a note! 

    Keep moving forward!

    Amanda      
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Utah

Hi! I'm Amanda—a pixie-sized wife, mom, engineer, content strategist, and Disneyland Resort specialist! I fell in love with science as a kid at Disneyland Park, learning about physics while I waited to ride Space Mountain. I love how Disney combines art, words, science, and music to create incredible experiences. Solving challenging problems is one of my favorite things, I'm so excited to help you design the perfect strategy for a magical day! Learn More About Amanda

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