Planning Family Travel Online
Family vacations can be challenging and traveling with a special needs child has its own set of concerns. Small things matter in vacation planning, as they can add up to big things, for instance information on individual rides or attractions at theme parks.
One planning strategy that is quite useful is watching videos on your destinations official website or on YouTube. Several theme parks and resorts have their own official YouTube channel, such as Disney and Knoebles Amusement Resort.
There are also several channels dedicated to showing theme park rides from the perspective of the riders, such as TheCoasterViews. This will give you an idea of how fast the ride operates, lighting and other special effects. This way you won’t be caught on a ride that is inappropriate or overwhelming for anyone in your family.
Watching a ride through also lets you know how long the ride is and the potential wait times in lines. You can also keep a watch on your child’s reaction to the video as this is good indicator of how they might react to the ride itself. If you have any questions or concerns, make sure to e-mail the park or resort you are visiting for all the details. Some websites may even have live chat sessions with a customer service representative.
Family vacations create special bonds and memories, that is why SpecialGlobe seeks to empower special needs families to travel the world through our unique online community and content rich resources. Here you can ask questions, write reviews and learn from other families traveling the world.
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