• On Feb 28, 2017
    Megan from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, I am trying to prepare my two children for Disney. One of them has Autism, and we are preparing both of them for what to do in case we should be separated. They want to know what a Disney Worker will be wearing so they can approach and ask for help.

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Megan, I’m so glad you’re here!

    I cannot express enough, how many appropriate, spontaneous developmental and social gains my son makes on every Disney vacation.  

    The friendly and helpful Disney employees are called “Cast Members" and while their outfits reflect the different lands in each Disney Theme Park, they are easily identified by their large nametags, which also state their hometown. The free Disney Parks Vacation Planning Videos reflect Cast Member appearances in spots and are a great tool to help acclimate your child to what awaits.

    Megan, I introduce my son to a Cast Member and point out their nametags upon entry. My son wears a lanyard with his diagnosis and contact information around his neck and taped on the inside of his MagicBand.

    Please refer to Disney’s Services for Guests with Cognitive Disabilities and in particular the excellent Resource for Guests with Cognitive Disabilities discusses Cast Members on page 21. Please look at the Disability Access Service (DAS) for rides and attractions which can be used along with the FastPass+ service.

    Thank you kindly for consulting me, I have so many little details to share with you to make your trip easier, Megan, please feel free to ask!

    Best Disney Wishes and Planning!

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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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