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  • On Nov 25, 2019
    Evalyn from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello, I’m planning on going to Disney this Christmas. I have a son with Autism he’s 14, he has problems waiting in line since he’s very energetic. Is there a way to not wait lines for too long?

    Season’s greetings, Evalyn! 

    Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. As a parent of children with Autism myself, I understand your concern. Our children on the spectrum have adapted over the years. But when we first started taking them to the Disneyland Resort, waiting in lines was a challenge for them and for guests around us. Thankfully, the Disneyland Resort is so wonderful with accommodations for guests with disabilities. That includes guests with cognitive disabilities. Guests whose disability prevents them from waiting in a typical attraction queue may be eligible to use the Disneyland Resort Disability Access Service. This service allows a guest with a qualifying disability and his or her party to be assigned a return time based on an attraction’s current estimated wait time in the standard queue. The guests may then wait for their return time in a quiet area of the park or may experience dining, shopping, or other activities and attractions while they wait. To see if Disability Access Service is right for you, visit a Cast Member at one of the Guest Relations locations in the parks.

    I’m so happy you will be visiting during the Holidays at the Disneyland Resort. My heart is filled with joy as I see the beautiful holiday décor throughout the resort. Some of my favorite things to experience during the Holidays are the Holiday-themed attractions. My absolute favorite? That’s "it's a small world" Holiday. Don’t miss the amazing lighting of the "it's a small world" façade. And my favorite land to visit is Cars Land. It’s so fun to celebrate the “haul”-idays with our friends Lightning McQueen, Mater, and more.

    Have a magical time at the Merriest Place on Earth, Evalyn!

    ~Tony
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Meet the Panelist: Tony, Utah

Coming to you from the Beehive State, I’m a Disney-loving dad and husband, buzzing with excitement to share advice and tips for making your Disneyland Resort vacation as magical as possible! I’m excited to help you discover the storytelling magic of the “Happiest Place on Earth!” Learn More About Tony

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