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disabled pass for child with Autism?

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disabled pass for child with Autism?

I read somewhere where someone was able to get a disabled pass for their child with Autism. Am taking our Grandson with Autism in June, and it would help tremendously if we could get him a kind of pass where he wouldn't have to wait too long in a line. Anyone have any information about this, and how to go about getting one? Thank you in advance for any help you are able to provide.

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1. Re: disabled pass for child with Autism?

Disneyland does offer guest a " guest assistence card " it is not an automatic front of line pass but it may cut down the wait time you have before a ride , some rides you will enter a different way and some you have to stand in the fastpass line . You need to speak to guest services at the town hall inside Disneyland park to get one , you don't usualy need to show any paperwork from doctors etc . You may also want to consider what his particular triggers are , ( loud noises , strobe lighting , confinded spaces ) to beable to avoid certain rides

Edited: 09 March 2013, 12:37
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2. Re: disabled pass for child with Autism?

I will say it may or may not cut down on the line. We have had a guest assistance pass where it actually made the wait longer at a couple of rides. It just depends on the ride and how crowded the park is.

Edited: 09 March 2013, 16:33
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3. Re: disabled pass for child with Autism?

This is a thread from 2008 that has some valuable information: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g29092-i65-k2237191 Some of the details about accessing rides may be outdated, but the general information about enjoying fabulous Disneyland will still be valid.

OregonAngelwings ~ I hope you have a fun & memorable visit with your grandson.

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4. Re: disabled pass for child with Autism?

You may want to also consider going at a less busy time. June is not going to offer you that, and it will likely be much more enjoyable for all of you if you dont have the extra issues of crowds.

Better times to visit would be...

May (avoiding Memorial day weekend)

Or,Sept avoiding Labor Day weekend, the starting weekend of Halloweentime,(likely to be Sept 13-15 for 2013), and the last friday of Sept as its likely to be the starting date of the Mickey Halloween Parties.

And, if light effects cause issues whith your Grandson, you may want to read thorugh the info on Lighting Sensitivity

…go.com/plan/…

Edited: 09 March 2013, 17:43
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5. Re: disabled pass for child with Autism?

They are cracking down on abuses of GAC, where some people use them as sort of an unlimited Fastpass/head of line pass. I'm not sure whether Disneyland has started doing this, but there has been discussion that presenting a GAC will give you a return time equal to the Standby Wait, rather than putting you in the FP line.

BTW the FP line/wheelchair line at popular lines is often longer than 15 or 20 minutes, so maybe you should follow the advice to come when it isn't busy.

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6. Re: disabled pass for child with Autism?

We are going to stay at the Grand Californian in the park to save from extra walking back and to the parks. We aren't looking for an easy out, just looking to make it a little easier on him if need be. He is pretty good most of the time. He is a great kid, and we feel he deserves a trip to Disneyland as much as any other child. He is SO excited about it! Changing the dates would be difficult because of other arrangements through the summer, such as his camps and his Mom's appointments. I appreciate all of your comments.

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7. Re: disabled pass for child with Autism?

While changing dates may be difficult, it would deffinately be worth it in this case Imo. Its going to be alot harder to have any kind of a good experience with so many people at the Parks in June. But of course you can go whenever you want to.

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8. Re: disabled pass for child with Autism?

We are bringing our son next month. He too has autism. Our doctor has a letter they are giving to us to present to Guest Services. It does not hurt to have some form of documentation as people have been abusing the system. We are using youtube to show our son the different rides and for him to get comfortable with the idea of going to disneyland.

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9. Re: disabled pass for child with Autism?

David S,

Most of April will likely be just as busy as Summertime.... unless it happens to be in the very last week sometime of April.

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10. Re: disabled pass for child with Autism?

Yes, we intend to bring documentation, as it is a shame people abuse the system. Your idea about showing him the rides on youtube is a great idea. Would love to hear how your Son enjoys it after your trip! Thank you

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