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Episode 230 – Doing The Parks With Someone With Autism

This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast we tackle a topic that comes up fairly often in Disney trip planning discussions. Many guests with special needs visit Disney theme parks each and every day, but perhaps one of the special needs we don’t hear enough about is the needs of Disney’s guests with autism. Autism is a neurological disorder that can affect people on many different levels in a variety of severity and capacity, and it can present a unique set of challenges to guests visiting sensory-filled theme parks overrun with sights, sounds, and crowds. Our special guest this week, Bessy of the Simply Bessy blog, has personal experience with this topic both as a Disney fan and the mother of a young child with autism. She’ll walk us through the challenges that people should be prepared to face in the parks, accommodations that Disney makes for guests with autism, how the Disability Access Service works, as well as many other tips families with members with autism can use to maximize their experience in Disney theme parks.

In the news this week, J. J. Abrams will write and direct Star Wars: Episode IX, 2 hard-ticketed events return to Walt Disney World, Disney’s Hollywood Studios begins showing previews of the upcoming Disney Pixar film “Coco”, Ellen Degeneres wants her animatronic from Ellen’s Energy Adventure, and much more.

We also surprise another one of our listeners with a Mouse Call and give them a chance to answer their All About the Mouseketeer interview questions. If you would like to register for your very own Mouse Call or become one of our official All About the Mouseketeers, all you have to do is send us an email to podcast@aatmcentral.com and tell us who you are, where you’re from, and give us your phone number. It’s that easy!

All of this, and much more, lies ahead on this week’s episode of the All About the Mouse Disney podcast – Your weekly dose of Disney magic and mayhem!

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Here’s a reminder – the FIRST All About the Mouseketeer who comes and sees me in an IMPROV show will win a Charlie Donkin ULTIMATE DISNEY MONTAGE.

Jonathan performs most WEDNESDAY nights at Unexpected Productions at the Market Theatre in Pike Place Market in Seattle.

Show is at 8:30 pm. If you come and see him- stay after and meet him in the lobby to claim your prize! Jonathan usually has prizes to give away to All About The Mouseketeers who come see him perform, but this special one goes to the FIRST one.

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