What restaurants in Walt Disney World offer a free birthday treat?

Much of Disney’s birthday magic comes from the dusting of pixie dust by cast members (and even other guests). While planning to visit the magical World over a birthday, I wanted to see if any special treats were available. To start with- Tell whoever books your vacation. If they note it in the reservation, you …

A Snapshot of the Holidays in Walt Disney World

Christmas is my favorite time of year!  (Although if you ask our son, he will let you know that Disney Halloween is first and Christmas is a close second.)  The jubilant decorations at Walt Disney World go up overnight, and they change an already magical landscape into a winter wonderland. This article features our favorite …

What happened to the Allergy Kiosk at Animal Kingdom?

The allergy kiosk at Animal Kingdom is now gone. It was renamed Terra Treats, which is a seasonal kiosk at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. However, with the name change came the disappearance of its well-known allergy-friendly snacks and drinks. When is Terra Treats Open? Terra Treats only opens during crowded times of the year, like the …

FAQs and Tips for Families with Autism in Walt Disney World

While families with autism in Walt Disney World are often nervous to make their first trip, we return year after year because Disney provides a routine for our child. Disney is wonderful for accommodating their sensory needs and any special diets. This article covers all of the answers to frequently asked questions and tips that …

Top 8 Quiet Places at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Even adults get exhausted and overstimulated in the theme parks at Walt Disney World.  At Hollywood Studios, there are less shaded areas than other lands.  When you throw these in with a son with autism, you get creative.  Over the years, I have found the top 8 quiet places at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Preparing for …

Can you take a double stroller on Walt Disney World’s Skyliner?

Can you take a double stroller on Walt Disney World’s Skyliner?  Before we went to ride the Skyliner, we couldn’t help but wonder how smoothly the transportation would be in practice.  As a family of six, we cannot travel to Walt Disney World without a double stroller.  Staying at the Art of Animation Resort, taking …

A Roundup of Pandora, World of Avatar: What to Know for Families with Autism

A Look at Pandora World of Avatar: Considerations for Families with Autism The first time we visited this magical land, we were lucky enough to visit Pandora World of Avatar only four days after opening.  Our initial look forever colored our experience and we are now avid Pandora fans.   Since the reviews, photos, and videos …

Top 5 Quiet Places at Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World

Top Five Quiet Places at Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World We are a family of six and can’t go to many places without injecting chaos into the mix.  Let’s be honest- a family of our size takes up space.  Every child occasionally gets overwhelmed and tired in the hot, busy parks. Over the years, …

Na’Vi River Journey Ride in Pandora for Children with Autism

Are you looking to watch the Pandora World of Avatar Na’Vi River Journey Ride at Disney?  The boat ride in Pandora: World of Avatar is called the Na’vi River Journey Ride.  The river journey is full of beautiful bioluminescence, realistic animals native to Pandora, and a blissful Shaman.  The ride is breathtaking- somehow, both serene …

Top Ten Disney Rides for Families with Autism at Walt Disney World resort

Many children run the risk of sensory overload in Walt Disney World. The boisterous shows, crowds, attraction music, and general uproar from the rides are sure to influence many children. We developed a list of the best Disney rides for families with autism from our many trips with our child. Because children with Autism Spectrum …