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  • On Apr 19, 2023
    Erin from MI 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 have a 3 year old with anxiety who had trouble waiting in lines for characters on our Disney cruise. We took turns waiting on the cruise but I understand we can’t do that in Disney World. We’ll get Genie+ but are there any other tips that might help?

    Welcome to planDisney, Erin! Thanks so much for coming to us with your question today.

    I'm sorry to hear that waiting in line is making your little one anxious. I understand that adds some additional stress to your vacation planning process, so I'm happy to present you with a few possible solutions for your upcoming trip. Firstly, purchasing Disney Genie+ service is a great idea! It's going to give you a bit more control over how much time you're spending in line, and you'll be able to prioritize your favorite attractions at times that are convenient to you. 

    You may also want to chat with a Disney Cast Member about whether Disability Access Service (DAS) is right for your family. DAS is a program offered at Walt Disney World theme parks to assist guests who have difficulty tolerating extended waits in a conventional queue environment due to a disability. With DAS, you can select return times using the My Disney Experience app so you can spend the wait time for the attraction outside of the traditional queue environment. If you think it might help your little one, you can talk to a Cast Member 2 to 30 days before a park visit using the DAS online registration tool, or you can visit Guest Relations at any of the Theme Parks once you arrive. They'll chat with you about your needs and help you decide what accommodations will work best for you.

    I hope this answers your question, Erin, and please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help you plan your magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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