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Special Events at Walt Disney World

Image courtesy of Heidi Strawser. Thank you! With summer winding down and Fall in the air, life is starting to gear up toward the holiday season. First there’s Halloween, then we go right into Thanksgiving, and Christmas, not to mention birthdays and apple picking and a handful of other traditions. Disney is no different – after a summer of just being Disney, they’re gearing up too. There are several big special events at Walt Disney World over the next few months: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party runs on select nights starting tomorrow, September 11 through November 2. Epcot International Food & Wine festival starts September 28 and runs through November 12. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party starts as soon as Halloween ends, running from November 9 through December 21. Holidays Around the World at Epcot happens between November 23 and December 30. You get the idea! These are the major...
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Do You Pull the Kids Out of School to Travel?

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Autism and ADHD

Disney and Autism – Guest Appearance on The Best Magic

I recently spoke with Sal Tracanna from The Best Magic as part of his Disney and Autism – A Match Made in Heaven series. Come join us as we discuss the challenges and the magic of bringing kids with autism to Disney World. We talked about everything from the rides to the food and how your resort choice can make a huge difference in the success of your vacation. This interview is part 2 in the series. In Part 1, Sal sat down with one of my favorite Disney bloggers, Kathy Kelly from The Many Adventures of a Disney Lovin’ Spectrum Mom. In Part 3, Kathy and I will both participate in a round table discussion. What would you like to know about visiting Disney parks with children affected by autism spectrum disorders? Leave a comment and let me know!   Pin It
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Autism and ADHD

Guest Assistance Card – Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder

Taking kids with autism and sensory processing disorders anywhere can be a challenge. We were concerned before our trip that our boys’ special needs would make the entire experience a nightmare. They don’t deal well with changes in routine, extreme heat, or crowds – all definite challenges at Disney World! I did my research, and learned about the Guest Assistance Card, which is available to guests with special needs, including autism spectrum disorders. The card allows you to bypass the lines, wait in a separate area if needed to avoid the crowds, and get any other assistance you need in order to make the experience magical. To get the Guest Assistance Card, stop by the Guest Services office at the first theme park you visit. The card is good at all the parks for the duration of your stay. According to my research, a letter from the kids’ doctor or therapist...
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Autism and ADHD

Least Crowded Time at Disney World

Nothing kills the magic for an autistic child faster than a crowd. The noise, visual stimulation, and being bumped can all lead to instant sensory overload. Add to that the fact that cast members are likely to be more rushed and less relaxed, and the entire experience can be overwhelming. If your child is a wanderer, like mine, you know how quickly they can disappear in a crowded park. I recently exchanged emails with Christine Hardenberger of Magical Mouse Plans while planning our next trip to Disney World. After explaining that avoiding the crowds was one of our biggest priorities, she offered so much great advice that I asked if she would write a guest post here at Return to Disney. Thanks Christine! Here is what Christine had to say: Every day, I am asked this question.  Everyone wants to get the most out of their time at Disney...
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