If your family is a fan of everything Disney, your next family vacation may take you over to Disneyland Paris. This Disney theme park may have some of the same attractions as Disneyland back in the US. However, there are a few unique things that your family will love to see and experience. Now, if you are a mom of an autistic child, you may be wondering if your visit to Disneyland Paris will be as wonderful as all your other trips to Disneyland or Disney World. I can confidently tell you that YES, your visit will be just as amazing! There are numerous ways to make Disneyland Paris autism friendly and meet the needs of your autistic family. I am going to share a few of the things you need to take advantage of with you today. We can always chat, as I am planning your trip, if you have questions about any of them. Or if you think your family needs additional support during this magical vacation.
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How to Make Disneyland Paris Autism Friendly
Utilize the Disneyland Paris Disability Access Service
Guests with disabilities can request a Priority Card for their visit to Disneyland Paris. To obtain a Priority Card, you must provide medical documentation that is issued from the government or medical authority. You can do this upon your arrival. However, I prefer to save you time and provide the information to Disneyland Paris a month in advance. That way you have your card when you arrive and can instantly start having fun!
Your Priority Card will allow you to sit in a dedicated space for all the theater shows at Disneyland Paris. There are also designated viewing areas at parades and other shows for people with disabilities. You must speak to a cast member in advance to arrange for this seating.
The best part of the Priority Card is you can gain priority access to the rides. You won’t be able to get on the rides immediately, but your wait time will be shorter.
Book a Disney VIP Tour
A VIP tour of Disneyland Paris will ensure your autistic family gets on all the rides with minimal wait times. Your wait time will be even less than it would be with a Priority Card.
It gets better though! Your English speaking guide will show you around the park while making sure you don’t miss a moment of the fun.
You can easily tell your guide which rides, shows, and attractions are at the top of your list to see. Your guide will then prioritize those over all the others. This will ensure you don’t miss out on the things you want to see and do the most at Disneyland Paris.
Stay on Disney Property
I recommend taking advantage of the perks guests receive when they stay on Disney property. When you book your accommodations at a Disneyland Paris property, you gain access to the free shuttle that takes you to the park.
Of course, what visit to Disneyland Paris would be complete without a little extra magic time? If you stay on Disney property, you instantly receive extra magic time. You can enter the park before it opens to everyone else. Plus, you can meet certain Disney characters right at your hotel. No long lines at the park required!
Work with a Travel Advisor
Working with a travel advisor like myself ensures every step of the planning process goes smoothly. As a mom of two autistic boys, I understand that your autistic family may require specific things other families would not. And since every family is different, I don’t use the cookie cutter approach method. Instead, I ask questions, so I can learn about your family’s needs. Then I plan everything to ensure your needs are met.
I will book your flights, accommodations, tickets to Disneyland Paris, and so much more. I make the entire process simple for you, so you don’t need to worry about anything.
It isn’t difficult to make a trip to Disneyland Paris autism friendly. You simply need to be aware of the resources and options that are available to you. As an autism certified travel advisor, I can help you avoid even more stress by planning an amazing vacation to Disneyland Paris for your family. Contact me today to see how I can turn your “what ifs” into magical memories your family will remember for a lifetime.