Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jun 28, 2012
    Wendy from OH 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.

    My 10 year old son has ADHD and sensory issues. I'm worried about how he will do on our first trip to WDW later this summer. Should we look into a GAC? How could it help? I can get a doctor note or bring his school IEP if needed. Thank you!

    Hi Wendy!

    Walt Disney World does an amazing job at accommodating guests with their specific needs. 

    If your son has Sensory Processing Disorder you can obtain a doctor's note outlining his specific condition and needs. For example, if he finds loud noises and the bright sun distracting and disturbing, make sure that the doctor makes a note of that.

    When you arrive at the park, you can show your doctor's note and obtain a Guest Assistance Card (GAC.) The GAC doesn't guarantee front of the line or no wait, but it does provide access to an alternate queue for the guest and his/her family so that he will have a comfortable place to wait for the attraction.

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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