Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Dec 19, 2015
    Shenul from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Single mommy traveling with 5 kiddos- 9,8,7,6, and 2. Easiest way to secure autistic assistance services with booked reservations? Best dining options and visit plans to create social story?

    Hello, Shenul!

    The Services for Guests with Cognitive Disabilities page is a great place to begin. You will find sections on services, preparation, what to pack and guides for each theme park. A Resource for Guests with Cognitive Disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is downloadable booklet about touring strategies, transportation information and accessing attractions.

    You can also request the Disability Assistance Service (DAS) that is designed for Guests whose disability prevents them from waiting in a regular queue. DAS recipients are given a return time and welcome to wait in a quiet area, experience another attraction or do a little shopping. When it is time to return, your family will access the attraction with little wait. Keep in mind that you can use DAS in tandem with the complimentary FastPass+ Service provided with your admission ticket. 

    There are many dining options available at the Resort. If your Mouseketeers prefer interactions with characters, I recommend Best Friends Breakfast featuring Lilo & Stitch or a meal at Chef Mickey's. My family likes to plan one table service meal every day so we can relax and eat at our pace. You will also find quick service options available, offering salads, burgers and Mickey Check meals. Something sure to appeal to all appetites. 

    My space is limited, but I hope I have helped. Please let us know if we can answer any other questions you may have. 
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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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