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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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Disney Magic

Ships Sail in Darkness

Welcome to those of you joining me from Disney Go To Girl or those of you who have just hopped aboard.  I am the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail. Our challenge for this special Magical Blogorail loop is to interpret a Mouse of Zen haiku with a photo and personal memory. Before I can offer my interpretation, I have two confessions to make: First, I’m a poetry geek. I majored in English in college and wrote my thesis on Yeats’ The Second Coming. I have far too many notebooks full of random verse that never quite saw the light of day. Second, just between you and me, I hate haiku. I always have. I couldn’t stand it in grade school when they made us write them. I won’t bore you with my analysis of the form and my objections to it. Just suffice it to say, haiku...
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Bringing Disney Home

Disney Parks: Walt Disney World and Disneyland (Product Review)

Disney Parks: Walt Disney World and Disneyland gives a behind-the-scenes look at Disney’s most recognizable properties: Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Things have changed since I first visited Disneyland in 1985! Disney Parks: Disneyland takes you on a guided tour of Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure, as well as the three resort hotels at the Disneyland Resort. Disney Parks: Walt Disney World shows how some of the magic is created and gives you a hint of things to come. Win a copy of Disney Parks: Walt Disney World and Disneyland! Pros: The Disney Parks DVDs are a great tool for preparing a child with autism for a visit to the Disney resorts. Knowing what to expect helps children with autism feel more comfortable in a new place. For parents, the Disney Parks DVD is a great planning tool for deciding which rides and shows are appropriate for their children...
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