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  • On Dec 27, 2021
    Lisa from CA Asked

    Are son is autistic and has adhd. We are thinking about going to California Adventure. Any tips on how to have a fun day? Also i have a wheat allergy where and how can i eat safely?

    Hiya, Lisa!

    Adventure is out there!” And Disney California Adventure Park is just where you’ll find it. My son, who is also on the spectrum, loves that theme park. He happens to love the more thrilling attractions such as Radiator Springs Racers and Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! But he also enjoys game-like attractions such as Toy Story Midway Mania, WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure, and the Games of Pixar Pier. For open-ended exploration at a more relaxed pace in an environment with fewer stimuli, I recommend Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.

    Tony’s Tip: The Disneyland Resort offers a variety of resources and services for Guests with cognitive disabilities. The Guide for Guests with Cognitive Disabilities is a terrific resource to study before your visit. The information about what to expect on page six and the planning strategies on page seven are especially helpful.

    We enjoy the many amazing dining options available at Disney California Adventure Park. If your little one prefers more familiar foods, there are bound to be options that match your tastes. I recommend considering the delicious burgers at Flo’s V8 Cafe, including options that are wheat allergy-friendly. The Pacific Wharf area includes a variety of restaurants with delicious allergy-friendly options, including at Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill and Lucky Fortune Cookery. Table service restaurants in and nearby the park can also accommodate a variety of allergy-related needs. Simply ask the host for the allergy-friendly menu. My favorite table service restaurant in the park is Lamplight Lounge. They have some incredibly fun mocktails your son might enjoy.

    It’s been a pleasure sharing some of my recommendations for magical fun at Disney California Adventure Park. If you’d like to hear more, including from other Disneyland Resort specialists on the planDisney Panel, I hope you’ll stop by again soon. 

    ~Tony
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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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