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Top 5 Peeks Behind the Scenes at Walt Disney World on Tiggerific Tuesday

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Top 5 Dark Rides at Disney World

Sometimes we all need a break. For kids – and adults! – with sensory integration disorder, theme parks can be overwhelming. On Monday, I discussed my top 5 spinning rides for sensory seekers. Today I’m going in the other direction and giving you my top 5 dark rides for sensory breaks at Disney World. These are perfect when your child is overwhelmed and needs a sensory break from all the colors, movement, and visual stimulus of the parks. Pirates of the Caribbean: Guests float slowly through several scenes of pirate life. This is the attraction that inspired the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise, which in turn has influenced the ride. Look carefully and you’ll find Captain Jack Sparrow! There are a few small drops, but overall this is a tame ride. The gentle swaying of the boats on the water is soothing for the child in sensory overload....
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Top 5 Spinning Attractions at Disney World

If you have a child with sensory integration disorder, you know how easily they can become overwhelmed. Activities that stimulate specific senses help them stay calm and relaxed, and provide relief from sensory overload. Not every sensory-friendly activity is appropriate for every child, or every situation. For sensory seekers who crave a spinning motion, here are my top 5 spinning attractions at Disney World: Dumbo the Flying Elephant: This ride is a classic spinning attraction. Guests sit in gondolas that fly through the air and can maneuver up and down. [box type=”info”] Tip: If the line is too long at Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Head to Adventure Land and ride Aladin’s Magic Carpet or Tomorrowland for the Astro Orbiter – they’re all the same ride with different theming! Mad Tea Party: The classic teacup ride spins in two ways at once. The entire floor spins in one direction, while riders...
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Steam Trains tour at Disney’s Magic Kingdom

Disney’s The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour is an often overlooked experience available at Walt Disney World. This 3-hour tour starts bright and early, before the Magic Kingdom park opens. Guests have the opportunity to witness the work that goes into maintaining the four antique steam locomotives that run on the Disney railroad. The tour continues as guests join engineers on the trains for a tour of Magic Kingdom. Walt Disney’s lifelong love of trains is well-known, and some have speculated he may have had Aspergers Syndrome, before we knew what that was. Maybe that explains why so many Aspie and Autistic kids blossom at Disney’s parks. He knew, instinctively, how to create a safe, friendly, happy place. The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour goes a step beyond that and gives guests all the technical and historical details they could want. It might even satisfy my train...
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Harry Potter – the next Sensory Friendly Film!

Going to the movies is usually a nice, easy way to entertain the kids on a hot summer afternoon. But nothing is “usual” around here. Taking kids with autism and sensory issues to a movie theater is anything but relaxing. The loud, booming sound track, intense contrast between the bright screen and dark theater, and worst of all, the silence thing. As in, people tend to glare at you when your kid starts repeating lines from the movie over and over and over and …. you get the idea. Movie theaters and autism are NOT a good combo. No big deal, right? Just wait for the DVD and watch it at home. Except that movies can be a great way to start a social interaction – something kids like mine need to practice. The summer blockbuster gives the kids something to talk about that other kids might actually know...
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