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  • On Mar 28, 2023
    Betsy from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I’m planning a trip in September for 2 adults with intellectual disabilities. They’ve never been, what are some special things they could do?

    Hey there Betsy! Thank you for stopping by planDisney with your question. Planning a first-time visit is always so special and I feel honored to help your you and your amazing adults create memories to last a lifetime. 

    First-time visits are such a special and fun time in anyone's life from 2 to 92. I can help from start to finish. The first place to start is the Vacation Planning Page, this is where you will find information on the places to stay, and what parks to visit. My recommendation is always to stay inside the magic at one of the many Disney Resorts Collection Hotels. The best part about these accommodations is they can all be linked to your park tickets and have it all in one place. The My Disney Experience App will house your hotel accommodations, park tickets, and any dining reservations you may have making it easy to organize your visit. 

    When it comes to special things the Magic Kingdom Park is near and dear to my heart and full of things I think your two very special guests will enjoy. There are obvious attractions like Peter Pan's Flight or it's a small world, but I would love to offer the hidden gems you may be able to look up and know how they can help your visit. A perfect place to let them explore is Tom Sawyer Island. You can reach this secret hideaway via a log raft across the Rivers of America to wander the dusty roads and my personal favorite the creaky suspension bridge. Another terrific option is a trip on the Walt Disney World Railroad - Main Street, U.S.A., these steam engines will take you on a 20-minute scenic 1.5-mile tour. Perfect for sore feet and any train enthusiast. 

    If your visit also brings you to Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park there is one place I would say is a must-do the Affection Section located in Rafiki's Planet Watch. Here guests can meet a variety of domesticated animals and animal care experts. There is also a nice calming ride on a train to get there as well.

    I hope this information helps make sure your visit this fall is a successful one. If you have any other planning needs or questions please do not hesitate to visit us again at

    Have a magical day, 

    Jeremy A.
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Meet the Panelist: Jeremy, New Jersey

Bright Suns travelers! I'm Jeremy from Jersey, a lifelong Disney fan. Father to 3 amazing kids, and husband to my wife of 14 years. I've been sharing the Walt Disney World Resort with my family for 17 years to join in the wonder and joy the parks have brought me my entire life. Consider me here to help with all you travel questions from Batuu to Cinderella Castle. Whether it's teenagers, toddlers, or your middle-aged cousins. Helping you find your version of magic is my mission. Learn More About Jeremy

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