Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 21, 2013
    Leanne Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    My son has autism. Is the Polynesian conducive to special needs?

    Hi, Leanne!  I find that most of the cast members will really do their best when it comes to helping those with special needs.  Some of this will depend on what your son's needs are.

    The Polynesian is quite a tranquil, tropical oasis.  There is a lot of landscaping, and I find it to be one of the most peaceful of the resort settings.  Some children with autism have an issue with certain sounds, and I do know that a friend with an autistic son has some difficulty taking him by the waterfalls, which you will find at the Great Ceremonial Hall - or the main building.  

    If you want to let me know what some of your son't specific needs are, I can be more specific in letting you know whether I think the Polynesian would be a good choice.  

    Happy planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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