Disney World is the Happiest Place on Earth but can also be the most stimulating as well. All the colors, noises, lights and interactions can be overwhelming for even the average person, imagine experiencing it through the eyes of a kids with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) or Autism Spectrum Disorders! But have no fear, you have the power and now the knowledge to navigate Disney World with confidence and resources to help your child (or yourself) have an amazing experience!
First, if you haven’t, read over my experience with Disney’s Disability Services. They are a tremendous resource! But, one of the reasons for starting this guide is they couldn’t answer ALL my questions I had regarding individual rides. For example, I wanted to know which rides my son could “step through” and ones he could not. Since turning 8 (Disney policy), we allowed him the choice to ride or not and sometimes that decision happens last minute. We ran into this problem at Pirates of the Caribbean…you can NOT step through. You MUST ride or walk back through the line. This information is included in all our evaluations of each ride so you are prepared in advance! For more information regarding the Disability Access Service (which I recommend), head over to their website as well for additional information to see if this service would be helpful to you.
Disney World Parks
Click on each link to see a list of rides for each park. You will be able to learn more about each ride, make note of sensory triggers and watch live videos to preview for your child and yourself!
Animal Kingdom and Epcot COMING SOON!