The Best Theme Parks For Children With Special Needs
When you are looking for special needs vacation ideas is a theme park the first thing that pops into your mind? Maybe not, but did you know a theme park can be a great place to take your child with disabilities. No matter what kind of disability he has, he’s still a kid, right? And what kid doesn’t want to visit a theme park? A vacation to a theme park is a great way to enjoy time with family, eat fun foods, ride roller coasters, shop, people watch, and so much more.
Before visiting a theme park, though, it can be helpful to have a copy of your child’s diagnosis signed by the doctor. This can be presented to the Guest Services office inside the theme park. This allows the personnel to offer special boarding passes, or other needed services for your child.
The following theme parks are known for being accommodating to children with special needs:
Morgan’s Wonderland: This theme park in San Antonio, Texas is the only one of its kind in the world. Every attraction at the park was created based on the principles of sensory integration. Each and every ride is accessible to disabled guests.
Legoland: You have two options if you want to visit this park. There is a Legoland in both Carlsbad, California and near Orlando in Winter Haven, Florida. Their Guest Service office requests that you contact them a couple weeks before your visit and they will help with accommodations. Also, you can visit the website and download an Access Guide that will help with your planning and trip.
Disney World and Disney Land: Like Legoland, there are Disney parks in both California and Florida. These parks are famous for their special needs accommodations. They have wheelchairs, if needed, at their parks. Also, they have buses that accommodate wheelchairs. Not only that, there are options for those who are not able to stand in long lines. Both Disney parks offer several different accommodations for those with special needs.
Holiday World: For several years, this theme park in rural Indiana has received awards for being the most family-friendly park in the United States. They are quite accommodating to guests with special needs and their prices are much lower than other theme parks.
Visiting a theme park can be a great vacation for a child with special needs. For more information on taking your child on vacation or for vacation ideas, contact us so we can help.