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  • On May 29, 2015
    Brenda from MN 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.

    We are taking our first cruise with our 8 year old autistic son. He is verbal and does very well but may need a little extra supervision/attention while in the play area's etc. Are the onboard activities equipped so he can be there with out a parent?

    Welcome Aboard, Brenda!

    I'm so happy to hear you're planning your first Disney Cruise. You and your entire family are in store for an amazing vacation experience when you set sail with Disney Cruise Line!

    Disney Cruise Line goes above and beyond to make sure that every single cruiser has the most magical experience possible. For guests who may need a bit of extra assistance, Disney Cruise Line has a Special Services Team in place to take away any worries and concerns before you travel. They are super helpful, and can answer any and all questions you may have about your son's experience onboard.

    I encourage you to contact the DCL Special Services Team directly at (407)566-3602 to discuss your son's specific needs when it comes to extra supervision and/or attention while under the care of the Youth Counselors. They will be more than happy to field any questions you might have regarding the Youth Clubs, and can provide you with information and peace of mind before your cruise. You can also email them at

    I hope this helps with your planning! Please let us know if you have further questions before you set sail - we are happy to help!

    Have a magical day! - Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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