Visiting Disneyland with a disability

by Anna
(The Special Life)


Disneyland has a great reputation for supporting people with disabilities in many ways. They even do a lot of charitable work to sponsor kids with disabilities to Disneyland that otherwise wouldn't be able to go.

That's why it's so surprising to me that they don't offer an actual discount on admission price.

I talked to a family recently that had a great experience there. The most important thing for them is that they received a special pass that allowed them to go to the front of the line for Disneyland rides, as well as other attractions.

As their daughter is severely autistic and not able to tolerate long waiting times well, this was a huge benefit to the family. It's actually what made their family visit possible.

This kind of benefit can mean a lot - especially in the heat. Anything that can get vulnerable out of a hot line-up is a good thing. And Disneyland benefits from not having to contend with people who are sick on the grounds.

I'm interested in knowing about your experiences in visiting Disneyland with a disability too. Pictures would be especially welcome!

We can all benefit from each others experiences.

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Destination Disneyland Resort With Disabilities
 


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Jul 09, 2016
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Disneyworld is not as accommodating as they think they are.
by: Mike

We visited Disneyworld with our daughter with special needs in October 2014. They used to have a special pass that allowed persons with disabilities to go to the front of the line. Not any more. We were told to go to guest relations every day as we entered the park and we would get 3 fast passes. 3 fast passes doesn't go very far in a park the size of Disney. We asked about a pass that would take us to the front of the line, they said it did not exist anymore. To make a long story kind of short, we were lied to on more than one occasion by guest relations. There is more than one option to assist those with special needs. We know this because we saw a pass that another family with a child with special needs was given.

Jul 25, 2014
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Disney
by: Anonymous

If you are going to Disney be careful of the ride-ons they have for rent. They can easily go faster than normal people are able to walk. It's such a large difference that, you can be minding your own business staying out of the walker's way and yet, people will and do walk into your ride-on because they just plain don't look both ways before walking into your ride-on. These accidents are best avoided by the disabled person being very careful around crowds. The walkers end up with terrible injuries and we as a community should do our best to avoid a crash with a walker.

Jul 16, 2014
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No Joy in Disneyland
by: S. Nelson

I called regarding bringing my two adult foster care clients (with developmental disabilities) and my son, whom we are adopting from a Social services group home who is also developmentally disabled. We are planning this visit as the culmination of a vacation in mid-September, which will be the first vacation my son has ever experienced.
They offered us nothing. A multi-billion dollar corporation which markets itself as all that is wholesome and good - gives *zero* assistance to people with lifetime, permanent disabilities. Not even the children.
Quite a shame.

Dec 18, 2013
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Disney World disability discounts
by: Anonymous

Disney is the ONLY organisation I know that does not allow carers into ANY of their attractions free of charge, which makes life down right expensive for a disabled person who should not be discriminated against by having to pay DOUBLE the price of an able bodied person. Disney - try showing a little more compassion toward Disabled people, you can afford to!!!

Mar 03, 2013
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Disneyworld Orlando
by: Anonymous

Hi. Autism Ontario is planning to go to Disneyworld in the summer of 2013. You can contact Autism Ontario or Autism Ontario Peel Chapter. They can certainly can ask for the discount and front of the line pass.

Apr 15, 2012
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I have 2 boys w autism. That wanna go to disneyland too
by: judypooh18

I have 2 small boys w autism that would love to go to disneyland but its become inpossible not telling what would accure if we where in the part .. because of the lines n the croweds but it would b great if they could go... Or if there was a discount .. Bit I havent heard from none other than from the reginal.. And the tickests t about the same ad regilar price..

Feb 07, 2011
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Cheaper admission to Disneyland under this program
by: Anonymous

We just went to Disneyland in CA with $30/person admission under Disney's "Community Involvement Program". The $30/person includes the free parking too. We ordered the tickets last October through our supporting group (CPAD). My son with Autism is their member. I heard Regional Center can also order the tickets. The booking time is normally in Oct/Nov. The entrace period is in Jan/Feb. The price is getting higher every year. $5 higher every year.

Oct 05, 2010
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Wish we could!
by: Anonymous

Hi, I agree with you me and my friends have what's called intellectual disabilities. We want a disability discount for all theme parks across california.

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