Exploring Disney’s Pandora The World of Avatar with Autism

  Once again Disney has out done themselves by opening the much awaited Pandora -The World of Avatar, in Orlando’s  Animal Kingdom. Stretched over  12 acres, Pandora is themed after the Avatar movie made by James Cameron in 2009. I can say that my family and I were blown away by the attention to detail… Read More

Fourteen Tips for Preventing Sensory Meltdowns at Disney World

Disney World with its five parks is vast, and there’s so much to experience. No parent wants to deal with a meltdown on vacation, let alone at Disney World where admission tickets are so pricey. In reality, chances are the intense activities of theme parks might kids with autism into sensory overload. To help parents mitigate such… Read More

Clothing Tips for Taking Kids with Autism to Disney World

Unknown to many, clothing choices can be quite important for a theme park visit. For those who deal with sensory issues, clothing can make a day visit unpleasant and lead to meltdowns. Here are our tips for making good clothing choices for Walt Disney World. Shoes Visiting Walt Disney World involves a lot of walking… Read More

Our Family Stay at Disney’s Grand Floridian

When visiting Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, families have many options for lodgings. For the most elaborate and luxurious  experience, we suggest staying at The Grand Floridian. This elegant resort is surprisingly family friendly, with plenty of activities for kids and parents alike to enjoy. What Makes it Family Worthy? This hotel is opulent with… Read More

Which Disney Park is Best for Kids with Autism?

    Dear Margalit, After meltdowns from our son with autism every time we had to leave the house when he was younger, we used your tips for introducing special needs children to the idea of traveling, and it has worked so well that I think we are finally ready to start visiting theme parks…. Read More

Family Stay at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Resort

Since we became parents two decades ago, we’ve visited Walt Disney World multiple times. This year, as part of the TravelingMom.com influencer retreat, we stayed at Walt Disney World Boardwalk. The quintessential family-friendly hotel;the Disney’s Boardwalk  Inn Resort offered some of the best service, entertainment, and pools in Walt Disney World that we’ve seen so… Read More

Disney’s BOMA :Introduce your Kids to African Foods

During our last Walt Disney World vacation, we had the opportunity to introduce our kids to the foods of Africa at Boma restaurant located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Boma’s Decor With the largest continent for its inspiration, both the lodge and its flagship restaurant showcase the African fauna and flora in their décor. The restaurant… Read More

Theme Park Tips when Traveling with Autism

This month’s ‘Ask Margalit’ question comes all the way from  South Africa via e-mail.The writer, a mom who would like to visit the US theme parks with her child on the autism spectrum, is asking for tips on how to accomodate her son with his sensory challenges.   Hi Margalit, My name is Marietjie, and… Read More

How Autism Friendly are Disney’s Character Breakfasts?

  After several parents approached me about a starting a  separate section on the website to answer questions, I’ve decided to start the  ‘Ask Margalit’ column.Readers can either contact me via our FB page or through the contact form on this website. Though only a select few will be answered in this section, rest assured that ALL… Read More

Family Stay at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

  We chose to stay at the Yacht Club as the five-story, 630-room resort, is conveniently located along Crescent Lake across from Disney’s hotel and the restaurant-packed Boardwalk. It is close to the two theme parks we love the most; Epcot is within walking distance and Hollywood Studios a short boat ride away. Completed in 1990,… Read More

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