An All Inclusive Guide to the MagicPlanning a trip to Walt Disney World is especially challenging for families with special needs The theme parks are happy placesbut also loud, chaotic, and teetering on the verge of sensory overload Don t let that stop you Everyone is entitled to some pixie dust.Amy Schinner has been a Disney fan all her life Her trips to Disney World with her family are treasured memories Now with two children of her own, one autistic and one not, she resolved to give them both the same experiences in the Disney theme parks that she herself had enjoyed But with few resources available, she knew it would be a challenge.So Amy did what any parent in her position would do she made it work She researched, she spoke to Disney cast members, and she connected with other parents of special needs children who also wanted to experience the Disney parks, but weren t sure where to begin.The result is this book, Mouse Ears for Everyone, the definitive guide to planning a Walt Disney World vacation for individuals with special needs, no matter their ages.From dealing with the airlines and solving issues with wheelchairs and strollers, to managing expectations for character meet and greets, Amy brings to bear not only the hands on experience with her own special needs child, but her organizational acumen as a regional chairperson for Autism Speaks.The book includes sensory impact evaluations for most rides, shows, and restaurants, and is sprinkled throughout with advice, tips, and lists to ensure a stress free vacation.Walt Disney envisioned a theme park for everyone No matter what difficulties you face, you can enjoy the best Disney World trip of your life....
|Title||:||Mouse Ears for Everyone!: A Guide to Walt Disney World for Guests with Special Needs|
|Publisher||:||Theme Park Press February 18, 2017|
|Number of Pages||:||178 pages|
|File Size||:||1337 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Mouse Ears for Everyone!: A Guide to Walt Disney World for Guests with Special Needs Reviews
This book was perfect for our Disney planning! As a mom of a child with autism spectrum disorder and sensory sensitivities, the sensory tips on each ride was so important to me! This is an invaluable tool if you have a child with sensory issues. So much is covered in this book for those of us who have a family member with a disability. All those little extra's that the regular planning books don't take into consideration were in this book. I send my heartfelt gratitude to the author for this amazing book as it answered so much for me!
I purchased this book for my brother-in-law and his family. They have talked about wanting to take their daughter and son, who is on the Autism Spectrum, to Disney World. They were concerned of sensory issues that might make the trip challenging. I felt that there were very specific details about each aspect of the park, as well as suggestions for picking the right hotel, to help them have a melt-down free vacation for their entire family. Thank you for taking the time to help navigate this special place for families, who have a member with a disability.
If you are a parent who needs to be on the look out for special things to consider when traveling with your kids to WDW, this is a great resource. Not all of it applied to my family, but all of the thoughts are worth considering depending on your circumstance. Often the things that make a difference to us are in the details - and this book gets into them. I also appreciate the perspective from her personal experience. It has already giving me new things to consider for our trip this year!
What a great resource to have when you are planning a special trip with someone with special needs. Lots of little details that might help you to make decisions about things that may enhance the experience, done with a personal touch. Knowing some pros and cons about places and things almost always helps and sometimes saves the day!
This book is exactly what she promised. Attractions change so some stuff may be different, but it is very informative. I had already found out some stuff and the book stated it just as I was told. Very helpful for planning a trip to Disney World
You could spend all your free time searching the internet for information on taking your special needs family member to Disney, or you can buy this book and save precious time! Written by a mom who has spent a lot of time at Disney with her own son who has Autism Spectrum Disorder, this well organized guide makes planning your visit easier.
Valuable information. It is helpful to be prepared before I go on my trip as to what is wheelchair accessible, etc.
I appreciated a book that gave me the resouces to plan a trip that I can customize for my family. Not everyone will have the same needs but knowing what sensory issues might be triggered by certain rides or where I can eat that will have chair backs, etc is a nice tool. Disney can be overwhelming and this can help.