• On May 11, 2016
    Louise from Lancashire Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are traveling in 2 weeks and i would like to know if we have to bring any sort of information to confirm my Childs Disabilty? My son is Autistic and doesn't always show visual signs of his Autism.

    Hello Louise!

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I hope you are having a magical week. My youngest is autistic and he enjoys Walt Disney World Resort so much!

    Be sure, when you arrive at the parks for the first day of your trip, to go straight to Guest Relations to inquire about the Disability Access Service. The cast members are trained to give great information and can provide information and ideas on what accommodations you may need. You do not need proof of diagnosis. A Cast Member will ask a series of questions to determine exactly how to help.

    The Disability Access Service will allow you to get a return time for an attraction so you can take your time and visit attractions with shorter wait times instead of standing in the regular queue. You then go to the Fastpass+ entrance when it’s your return time. You don’t have to use it for all rides, just those that might be difficult for your child.  

    I hope this helps and please let me know if you need anything else as you plan your visit!

    See you real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Emily, Colorado

I’m a wife and mom to three boys, ages 15, 10 and 6. My youngest is autistic so I love helping other special needs families plan Disney vacations and show them that they, too, can have a magical time together. In addition to being a total Disney fanatic, I am also a blogger who enjoys fashion, shopping and knitting. Learn More About Emily

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