• On Feb 15, 2010
    Alison from SC 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.

    My son is 4 he has a heart condition, Cerebral Palsy, and Sensory Processing disorter He wears braces on his legs and tires easily. If we get a doctors note will he be able to get a Guest Assisant Card?

    The Moms Panel cannot guarantee anyone a Guest Assistance Card, only the cast members at the theme park guest relations desks can do this. However, given the nature of your son's medical condition, I feel confident that you will be allowed to have a GAC.

    There are varying levels of Guest Assistance Cards available at WDW. Doctors notes are not required to get a Guest Assistance Card, however in circumstances where a guests' challenge might not be readily apparent (such as with autism) a doctor's note can be helpful to the Disney staff in determining what type of assistance a guest might need. Your son's leg braces are an obvious factor in your situation, so you should have no problem. Again, a doctor's note is not necessary, but it never hurts to have one.

    A great resource for you is a book called PassPorter's Open Mouse for WaltDisney World and the Disney Cruise Line. This sells for approximately $20 and is available through and many larger bookstores. Open Mouse gives incredibly detailed information for Disney guests withany sort of challenge, from anxiety to allergies and everything inbetween, including mobility and fatique issues, If you get this book before your trip, you'll be able get your plan together in advance of your arrival so you'll be completely prepared to have a great vacation.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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