Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Mar 5, 2012
    Trish from NY 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.

    What services does WDW provide for families traveling with an autistic child?

    Walt Disney World makes every effort to ensure that each guest has a fantastic experience. If you or a member or your party has special needs the friendly cast members will make every effort to provide any and all assistance you might need. Many guests with children who have autism utilize the Guest Assistance Card (GAC) to ensure a magical time at the parks. With this card the guest and up to five in the party may be able to skip traditional lines and have additional seating areas that are less crowded, or alternate ride queues as possibilities to assist the special needs guest. To obtain the GAC simply head over to Guest Services when you arrive. While a physicians note is not always necessary, it will aid the cast member is making sure that the guest gets the correct assistance to ensure smiles and magical memories for all of you.
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Meet the Panelist: Ari, California

As a Los Angeles native I basically grew up at Disneyland. It has always been so easy to take my family on the short drive to the Happiest Place on Earth. Watching my daughters make magical memories reminds me why I keep coming back. Learn More About Ari

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