Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Oct 27, 2009
    Maryanne 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.

    Hi Tanya, My son is 7and has OCD, Overanxious Disorder of Childhood, and ADHD. we are traveling next week to WDW and I was told by a friend that they can issue a pass for my family to avoid waiting in long lines. Is that possible?

    Hi Maryanne,

    Thanks for writing.  In my experience, Disney is a very user-friendly destination for children with special needs and their families.  If your son's disability prevents him from waiting on line, you can request a Guest Assistance Card at Guest Relations at whichever park you visit first.  At the Magic Kingdom, Guest Relations is located inside City Hall, which is on the left as you enter the park.  Some families chose to bring a physician's note to expedite the process.  Depending upon your son's needs, a card can be issued which enables your family to utilize an alternate entrance for most attractions that is generally less crowded.  The Guest Assistance Card will not eliminate waiting completely, but tends to make the process much for manageable for guests whose disabilities make long waits difficult.

    I hope your son and entire family have a magical trip!

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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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