Teens on attractions
  • On Nov 17, 2019
    Dawn from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have a 12 year old daughter with a sensory disorder who does not want to go on many rides but she prefers to stay us as we wait in line. I am familiar with Rider Switch but is it possible for her to wait at the platform until my son and I exit the ride?

    Hello there, Dawn! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thanks so much for taking the time to reach back out and allowing us to help you plan another vacation to Walt Disney World Resort!

    I have a bit of an understanding of your situation from my own personal visits to Walt Disney World Resort! As someone that tends to enjoy some of the more thrilling attractions, not everyone in my party wishes to join me during the more adventurous experiences. However, my family and I enjoy spending time together while we wait in line. Generally, Guests in the party that do not intend on experiencing an attraction are allowed to exit without needing to ride. Simply let a Cast Member know that your daughter does not wish to experience the attraction and they will assist in escorting her to the exit of the attraction. The area she will be allowed to wait in will vary based on the specific attraction to make sure that all safety precautions are being followed properly. 

    If you are concerned about what this will look like on specific attractions, I would recommend asking a Cast Member at the front of an attraction where your daughter will be allowed to wait for the rest of the party. This should give you some idea of whether or not your daughter will be comfortable with waiting for you while you experience your attraction!

    Have fun continuing to plan for your vacation to Walt Disney World Resort! Please let us know if we can answer any other questions for you!

    ~Wyatt
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Meet the Panelist: Wyatt, Colorado

Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

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