Disneyland was GREAT!!!!!!
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|Sat, 12-04-2004 - 2:52pm|
So we took both of our SI/mildly autistic sons (and our 15 month old daughter) to Disneyland this last week. It was so great!! I was really worried it might be too much or really crazy, but it was wonderful. The people at Disneyland were so wonderful. We got a guest assistance card for McKay, since he gets stressed by large crowds sometimes. So instead of waiting in the main line, we would wait in the exit for when they could get us on the rides. The kids were in awe of the rides and were so overjoyed. McKay didn't flap very much, which is great. I worried all the sensory overload might cause him to flap a lot. He did kind of fixate of things every so often, to kind of tune out and clam down (like he just kept staring and patting the phone in Minnie Mouse's house), but for the most part he was totally invovled and acting like a normal kid.
The loved It's A Small World and the Peter Pan Flight. Michael loved Star Tours too. But their most favorite was the teacups. I got video of them on it and they love to rewatch it.
We watched 2 parades (the Christmas one, and the Electrical one) and they kids loved those too. We got lots of fun pictures and video and they love to relive the day.
Anyway, if you have sensory kids, it is a great place. The staff at Disneyland works so hard to really help these kids have a great time. They realize that everyone wants to take their kids to the Happiest Place on Earth, even if they have some issues and they really do a great job of trying to level the playing field for these kids.
It was a great experience. (Oh and the beach was great fun too. Didn't get in the water...too cold, but the sand and sun and seagulls were really fun for the kids.)