• On Dec 16, 2019
    David from AL 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.

    Our oldest is a huge Star Wars Fan but our youngest who has Autism is terrified of storm troopers. Is there a way to visit Galaxy's Edge as a family while limiting the chances of our youngest encountering storm troopers as that would terrify her?

    Hi David!

    I'm over the moon excited to see you are arriving at Walt Disney World Resort today!

    As a mom, I know it's so hard to balance everything so I completely understand and empathize with your question.

    Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is truly beyond words and I know your oldest will love every aspect of this truly immersive land. I so hope your entire family is able to enjoy Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge together but you do need to be prepared for the stormtroopers. They roam at random times throughout Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. They are extremely conscientious stormtroopers though. If they see that a Guest is uncomfortable or trying to avoid them, they will do their best not to interact with them. There are also restaurants and merchandise locations you can quickly move into with your daughter to try to avoid contact with the stormtroopers.

    When you enter Disney's Hollywood Studios, I recommend you drop by Guest Relations and let them know about your daughter's fear of stormtroopers. They will be able to provide you with details regarding other times and locations stormtroopers might be spotted throughout Disney's Hollywood Studios.

    I want to ensure you have every resource available to you throughout your visit. You will find invaluable information in the Planning Guide for Guests with Autism and Cognitive Disabilities. Be sure to check out the information if you haven't already done so.

    Thanks so much for sharing your question with the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Enjoy every magical moment of your Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

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