• On Mar 28, 2019
    Sandra from TX 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.

    Hello! Were planning a trip in June to Disneyland ! I have a 3 year old with autisim. Is there anything that the park offers to help out my little guy have a more pleasant trip ♡ thank you!!!

    Hiya, Sandra!

    As another parent on children on the Autism Spectrum, I am sure you will have an Incredible time visiting the Disneyland Resort with your young Mouseketeer. The Disneyland Resort strives to provide necessary accommodations for guests with disabilities, including guests with cognitive disabilities. Due to circumstances unique to each guest, it is necessary to consult individually with a cast member at the main Guest Relations locations in order to access certain accommodations. Guests with more severe needs that prevent waiting in a conventional queue may require enrollment in the Disability Access Service. The helpful Guest Relations Cast Members are happy to help plan for an enjoyable visit to the Disneyland Resort. In Disneyland Park, start your visit off at City Hall on Main Street, U.S.A. In Disney California Adventure Park, head over to Chamber of Commerce on Buena Vista Street.

    As our children with autism are relatively high-functioning, we found that planning ahead and employing creative coping strategies has helped to work with their specific sensory and social needs. Our children happen to cope well if they have a favorite snack or activity available, which helps them relax and stay content while waiting in attraction lines. For times when the activity levels in the parks overwhelm their senses, we find that simply finding a quiet place to rest helps a lot. One of our favorite spots is the Disney Animation Building in Disney California Adventure Park.

    Have a magical time, Sandra

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Meet the Panelist: Tony, Utah

Coming to you from the Beehive State, I’m a Disney-loving dad and husband, buzzing with excitement to share advice and tips for making your Disneyland Resort vacation as magical as possible! I’m excited to help you discover the storytelling magic of the “Happiest Place on Earth!” Learn More About Tony

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