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  • On Apr 1, 2012
    Angel from UT 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.

    We are visiting the WDW resort in July for our kids' first trip. Our oldest daughter (age 6) has Autism. I have read about the GAC, but am trying to see how it will work into our plans for her. What can I expect from this help?

    Hi Angel!  Disney is extremely diligent in accomodating all guests from all walks of life, and have been especially conscious of the theme park experience for special needs guests.  The Guest Assistance Card is designed to help guests with special needs and their families enjoy the attractions at Walt Disney World in the best way possible.  If a guest has a mobility issue, it allows for them to use a separate entrance.  It does not allow for front of the line access, solely a means for the guest to experience the Disney attractions.  It alerts Cast Members at each attraction that your party may need an alternate entrance (should long lines be difficult for her), or closer seating, or perhaps seating near an exit.  It will enable her (and you) to enjoy the Disney magic in a way that is most comfortable for her. 

    You can request a GAC at Guest Relations at the park of your choice.  The Cast Member may ask questions which will allow them to dispense the GAC that is most appopropriate for your family.  The GAC is good for length of stay, so you do not have to request a new one at each park. 

    Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation!


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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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