Frankie also really enjoyed Talking Mickey, as we suspect many children with WS will. Though Mickey is in every park, he only speaks in Magic Kingdom. “It was incredible for Frankie, as Mickey said his name and interacted.” NOTE: as of October, 2018, we've heard that this is no longer available--confirm with Disney before making any promises!
Other fantastic tips include:
-Check to see if your airport has TSA Care, which is a special needs concierge service. Bethany says that the Orlando airport was fantastic with them.
-Renting a stroller from an outside company when they arrived was helpful, as Disney will provide a flag sticker for families with a child with different abilities with a wheelchair picture that can then be used in places that are wheelchair accessible.
-Take advantage of Rider Switch, where one adult can wait with the non-rider (or riders) while the rest of the party enjoys the attraction. When the other adult returns, they can supervise the non-riding Guests and the waiting adult can board the attraction without having to wait in the regular line again!
-Bring an extra bag to pack purchased souvenirs and save yourself the shipping.
-Let family and friends know that you’re going (especially for the holidays), and people may buy you Disney gift cards or Disney dollars.
-Download the Disney App, which gives up-to-the-minute alerts and information that can save time and disappointment.