• On Jul 3, 2017
    Julia from ND Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I travel with a special needs adult. She considers herself an child and when she was asked to sit with adults at Turtle talk she was heartbroken. Can this be prevented or should we avoid interactive shows altogether.

    Greetings and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Julia, I’m so glad you reached out to us and thank you for your question!

    In consideration of my cognitively disabled teenage son, I empathize with your situation. I have found, however, that Walt Disney World Resort continually strives to afford all Guests an enjoyable and immersive visit both with the assistance of helpful, approachable and friendly Cast Members and through the guidance of Services for Guests with Disabilities.

    My son is a tall teen, with a cognitive level of a young child, so when I take him to attractions for smaller children, I find that by speaking to a Cast Member, often, accommodations keeping his and the interest of other Guests in mind are given, to the enjoyment and satisfaction of all. In dealing with many Cast Members, I have discovered that many have experience in dealing with special needs Guests and are always willing to make our visit easier and more enjoyable. Please do visit the interactive shows, I am confident a Cast Member will endeavor to afford you and your friend a positively memorable time.

    May I offer Disney’s Attraction Details guide for your reference in preparation for your visit? It offers a brief, graphical synopsis of all the attractions from the perspective of Guests with special needs. As well, may I offer customized planning with My Disney Experience for Advanced Dining Reservations, FastPass+ Planning and more, to optimize your visit.

    I sincerely hope this information is helpful, Julia and we would be honoured to assist you again soon.


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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello there, I'm Jacqueline from Ontario! I am passionate about Walt Disney World Resort. Each of our Disney Parks vacations have been unique and memorable, bonding our family in ways like no other vacation. Disney vacations quickly became an annual tradition, and we always look forward to our next Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Line vacation! I would be so happy and honored to help you plan your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

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