• On Mar 14, 2018
    Judith from Africa 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.

    I am travelling with 3 kids 13, 12, 7 years ( the 11 year old is autistic). advisory on accommodation and activities. scheduled for August 2018

    Hi Judith,

    I'm so excited for your family to be able to experience the magic of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation together! I, too, am a mom of a child with autism, and I'd be happy to share some tips with you.

    If you're planning an August visit, I'd first encourage you to look into all of the amazing Disney Resort hotels and choose the one that feels the most magical to you. They all offer amazing themes, convenient locations, fun recreation, and lots of great perks like free transportation and Extra Magic Hours, plus you'll find one to fit every budget. As for activities, depending on how long you'll be staying, I'd encourage you to plan at least one day at each of the four theme parks as they each have something special to offer. The all new Toy Story Land will be open at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and you definitely won't want to miss that! In addition, don't forget that you are able to make advanced dining reservations 180 days before you arrive, so now is the perfect time to make plans for some fun and delicious meals! 

    Since you mentioned that you have a child with autism, Judith, I wanted to let you know that there are some excellent resources for Guests with a wide variety of special needs. My family has found the Walt Disney World Resort to be a wonderful vacation destination for everyone, and I hope that you and your family have a truly magical vacation! Please let us know if you have any other questions as you're planning your trip!


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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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