• On Mar 16, 2016
    Karen from MN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Do Pirates of Caribbean and Haunted Mansion have alternative entrances to the ride portion? My daughter, age 6, is on the autism spectrum. Worried that if she has to walk through the mansion to get to the ride she will be so anxious she won't get on.

    Greetings, Karen, welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel from a fellow mom of a child on the Autism Spectrum.

    I am so excited to hEAR you're planning a visit to Walt Disney World Resort. What a great choice you will make by staying at a Disney Resort hotel where you will benefit greatly from the Guest Amenities.

    Our son makes the greatest developmental and social gains during our memorable visits and I am confident that your daughter will too.

    "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Haunted Mansion" do indeed have alternate entrances. May I suggest that you consult a Cast Member upon your arrival at these attractions who will direct you accordingly.

    Disney's Services for Guests with Disabilities strives to inform and assist all Guests on how to best experience an enjoyable and inclusive vacation. May I direct you to "Disney's Disabilities Access Service" and "Guides for Guests with Cognitive Disabilities" within this link, as I believe you will benefit from both.

    Disney's Autism and Cognitive Disabilities Service link has a plethora of information geared specifically to Guests in our situation. 


    I utilize My Disney Experience online and mobile app extensively to book Advance Dining Reservations, select FastPass+ experiences and to personalize MagicBands. The mobile app allows my son to see what is next, similar to a "Visual Schedule Board".

    Karen, I hope I helped you today and would be honored to assist you further with your planning.
    Best Disney Wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello there, I'm Jacqueline from Ontario! I am passionate about Walt Disney World Resort. Each of our Disney Parks vacations have been unique and memorable, bonding our family in ways like no other vacation. Disney vacations quickly became an annual tradition, and we always look forward to our next Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Line vacation! I would be so happy and honored to help you plan your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

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