Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Feb 4, 2012
    Layne from OK 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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    We are taking our granddaughter, who will be 4, to WDW in May. This will be her 3rd trip. She is very noise-sensitive, but she likes to watch fireworks on video. Are there effective noise-reducing headphones? Do you have specs? She won't wear earplugs

    Hi Layne,

    My son has some sensory issues and while he LOVES to watch fireworks, he'd rather not hear the booming they make.  I have a few suggestions.  You can purchase noise-reducing headphones that fit over her ears.  These tend to be expensive.  My favorite are Bose.  However, you can also pick up a pair of hearing protective covers at a home improvement store (like Lowes or Home Depot).  My dad wears these to mow the lawn, or work with noisy tools, and they work great.  I've seen them for around $15 or $20. 

    Another suggestion, that might work even better is to watch Wishes (the nighttime fireworks spectacular at Magic Kingdom) from a "less intense" site.  My favorite place is the beach at the Polynesian Resort, which is a short monorail ride from the park.  My kids and I have enjoyed a great dinner at the Polynesian and then headed over to the beach to enjoy the beautiful fireworks without the noise!  There are also several restaurants on property that pipe the music (but again, not the booming) of Wishes inside, and from which, you can watch the show.  California Grille at the Contemporary Resort and 'Ohana at the Polynesian are my favorites.

    I hope some of these suggestions help your granddaughter to have a trip as magical as she is!  Feel free to right back for more suggestions!

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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