Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Apr 18, 2009
    David Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My name is Rachel we are coming to Disney at the end with my cousin who has down syndrom.Are there any special accomidations for people with down syndrom? Thank you

    Hi Rachel -

    I have several ideas for you:

    - Search this Moms Panel site with the term "Down Syndrome." Moms Panelist Darcie has a daughter with Down Syndrome and has answered many guest questions about how she deals with this unique situation. Several others panelists have also researched travel with Down Syndrome children and offer their advice as well.

    - A great resource for you is a book called PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line. This sells for approximately $20 and is available through amazon.com and many larger bookstores. Open Mouse gives incredibly detailed information for Disney guests with any sort of challenge, from mobility issues to anxiety and allergies and everything in between. You'll find an extremely detailed description of every ride and attraction at WDW and a listing of what types of difficulties you might expect give your particular challenges.

    - You may qualify for a Guest Assistance card. Immediately upon your arrive at a WDW theme park, stop into the guest relations office located near the entrance. You can meet with a WDW cast member who will evaluate any special touring needs you might have. Depending on your situation, you may be able to have special considerations made, such as having a different entrance for some rides.

    - You'll find more information on the WDW website in the area for Guests with Disabilities, HERE.

    Good luck and have a wonderful time on your trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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