Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jan 12, 2012
    Catherine from KY 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.

    I heard from someone at a park once that they were able to get a special pass for their child that allowed them to spend less time in line, how does a child qualify; my son has ADHD and Dandy walker a Malformation of the brain and has sensory issues.

    Hi there Catherine! Walt Disney World is the IDEAL vacation to recommend for accommodating special needs travel! Parents can actually relax and have fun, knowing that cast members will help make everyone's Disney experience a positive one!

    Simply visit any Guest Services location inside one of the Disney theme parks to request a Guest Assistance Card for your son. It is not required that you provide any medical documentation to the cast member regarding your child's abilities however, you will need to be able to explain the limitations that he has and what Disney can do to make his day as able-bodied and magical as possible. This card will be good for the duration of your stay. Additional information, including printable in-depth park guides, can be found at this link to the Disney website.

    Also, a couple of great unofficial resources for your vacation planning include: and the book by Passporter called "Open Mouse".

    Thanks for taking the time to visit us at the Walt Disney World Moms Panel and feel free to send more questions my way in the days leading up to your trip! May your Disney vacation be practically perfect in every way!
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Meet the Panelist: Kim, North Carolina

I am a wife and mom of 2. I have some unique Disney planning experiences related to special diets, touring with a preschooler and teenager at the same time, and meeting mobility needs. I look forward to helping you plan the vacation of your life! Learn More About Kim

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