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  • On Aug 6, 2022
    Marcie from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am very upset & disappointed- I am trying to plan a trip for my autistic daughter's 20th birthday. The original cast member I spoke with quoted me $40 to add park hopper but when I went to add it on my app-it was almost double.

    Hi Marcie! Welcome to planDisney.

    Looks like you would like to visit Walt Disney World Resort very soon! There's so much to cover here in a short amount of time. Let's get to work to ensure you and your daughter can have a magical visit. First, please be aware, that at this time, you must have both a valid Theme Park Ticket and Disney Park Pass Reservation to visit the parks. On your desired arrival date, not all the parks have availability, so please check the calendar. You can then make the decision on which dates work best for your visit.

    I did a quick "mock" Theme Park Ticket purchase for August 10, 2022. Adding the Park Hopper® Option did not double the price you quoted. Possibly, you clicked on the Park Hopper® Plus option which did almost double the cost you are quoting. However, I will humbly suggest, that if cost is an issue, why not focus on spending the day at one park? You will not be rushed to complete all of the attractions and shows for a more relaxing day for your daughter. Also, you are free to leave the same theme park and return at a later time if you need a break.

    One of my very best friends has an autistic son and always utilizes the Disability Access Service (DAS) for a stress-free theme park day. You can pre-qualify for this service via a live video chat or in person by stopping by Guest Relations. Video chat pre-qualification can occur 30 to two days before your Disney Park Pass Reservation. Please note, that your daughter must be available for the evaluation. Once registered a Cast Member will assist you in pre-selecting two one-hour return windows to help minimize wait times in traditional queue lines. Protip: Have everyone in your travel party linked in the "Family & Friends List" in the My Disney Experience Mobile App before registration. This way, up to five additional people can experience the attraction together.

    For more information on Services for Guests with Disabilities visit this page, call (407) 560-2547, or email

    Keeping it Magical,
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