You know your child better than anyone, and you know how to plan for their safety and comfort during a trip to Disney World. However, there may be some things you don’t know to consider, or some simple tips you don’t know about. Let’s take a look at 5 quick tips that can help make your trip a success.

1.         Bring a set of earplugs

The music and sound effects on some rides can be very loud. Bring a set of earplugs from home so your kid can easily reduce the noise volume as needed.

2.         Consider splurging for a Town Car

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The hotel you’re staying at may include a free shuttle to and from the airport or to and from the parks. While using it can save you some money, they often drop off and pick-up at numerous hotels. These trips can literally take hours, and for some special needs kids the wait can be unbearable. Considering hiring a Town Car that will cost a little more, but will take you from door to door.

3.         Ask about priority seating or request a table near an exit or window

Many restaurants and shows in Disney World have priority seating available – you just have to know to ask for it. At a minimum you should be able to get a table near an exit or window so your child will feel less confined.

4.         Pin trading offers many opportunities for growth

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It’s common for kids who have social or communication issues to be totally comfortable with pin trading. This is typically because it’s a safe, scripted experience in which the child can prepare what they’ll see and know what to expect in return.

5.         Wave pools can be great for sensory-defensive kids

Parents of special needs kids give high marks to sandy beaches, whirlpools, and wave pools found at water parks like Typhoon Lagoon. Visiting these parks is also a great way to take a break during the hottest and busiest crowds in the theme parks.

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