Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Mar 19, 2013
    Brian 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.

    I have a 11yr old boy in remission from Leukemia but still tires easily in the sun and prolonged standing. We are visiting 4/2-4/7. What does Disney offer for special needs. What should we expect in regards to lines?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel Brian!

    I am so thrilled to hear that your son is in remission! Sounds like a trip to Disney World to celebrate is a wonderful idea!

    Disney World is a great place to visit for Guests with Special Needs.  Because your son tires easily, a Guest Assistance Card (GAC) may be helpful. The GAC would assist in allowing your son & up to 5 other members of your party to access some attractions via an alternate queue that may provide more shade or reduce the wait time in the heat.

    To request a GAC, visit Guest Relations at the 1st theme park you visit. Explain your situation to the Cast Member so that they can tailor the GAC to your son's specific needs to the best of their abilities. You likely will not be asked but it wouldn't hurt to have a letter from his doctor just in case.

    If you feel that your son ever needs a break, do not hesitate to visit a First Aid Location. There are locations in all of the theme parks and water parks and they will welcome him there.

    I have a son with Cerebral Palsy that is sensitive to heat so we're used to dealing with that at Disney World.  I answered a question for another Guest giving him some suggestions on staying cool at Disney World that I think you may find helpful as well.

    Please feel free to visit with any other questions.  We're hEAR to help!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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