• On Jun 9, 2021
    Ashley from IN 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. My niece is 7 years old and we are starting our planning to DISNEY!!! :))) she has autism and we were told to contact, and she what you offer for a child with disabilities. Maybe line options? She gets overwhelmed. :(

    Your excitement is palpable, Ashley. I love love love your enthusiasm!

    As the mom of a young adult with Down syndrome, I have years of experience in visiting the parks with someone who is differently-abled. You needn’t worry; Walt Disney World has accommodations in place for those who benefit from a little extra help.

    The Disability Access Service provides thoughtful alternatives for Guests like my daughter and your niece. It’s not something you can book in advance; you’ll need to visit Guest Relations straight away when you arrive at the first theme park you visit. When you get there, tell the Cast Member that you want to learn more about whether the Disability Access Service might be appropriate for your party. He or she will ask some questions and, if it’s a fit, will get you set up with the service. Often times, this service allows Guests to obtain a return time for one attraction at a time. Rather than standing in a crowded space, the party can wait elsewhere and return when it’s time. That may be an option that helps your niece but you won’t know until you visit Guest Relations.

    One nice thing about this service is that you only have to set it up once and it lasts for the duration of your trip (up to sixty days). This service has been very helpful for visits with my daughter.

    Best wishes for an unforgettable trip, Ashley!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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