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We are back from Disneyland.

post #1 of 9
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We won't be going anytime soon. Ds2 had a lot of trouble. Too much noise, too much action, automatic toilets(he peed himself 4 times after that). He was scared of every ride except dumbo and the teacups. We spent the evening trying to escape because while fantasmic was loud, the music associated with the fireworks was just horrible. Then there was the whole issue of waiting for the tram while people were pushing into the stroller and he nearly had a nervous breakdown(we ended up walking). Ds1 was afraid of about half the rides we went on but did enjoy himself. The GAC was a lifesaver for him. We only had an issue with one cast member with it(made ds2 get out of the stroller and he had a meltdown even though she should have let him stay).

However, we did spend plenty of time and money at the lego store. That made disney wonderful for both of them. Then we went to the beach today. Parker is afraid but he did let me get splashed by waves while I held him. He thought it was the greatest thing. Seriously I haven't heard him laugh that much in a while. Then he even stood in the water for a bit.

We did get stuck in horrible traffic tonight and puked in the car but otherwise he had a good time during our trip. Next time we will just skip disneyland.
post #2 of 9
ahhh yes...the "ondemandic" toilets, as my ds2 calls them. We had huge issues with that too. And the food....man we had a time of it trying to find food he'd eat. The beach was the best part of our trip too.
post #3 of 9
I've heard that Legoland near San Diego is a better environment for SN kiddos. Sounds like every hour was a real roller coaster ride.
post #4 of 9
We love Disney and before my son was dx with SPD, we could not figure out why he was so awful there! He is usually pretty easy going but he just fell apart at Disney. I remember my dad who is usually so good with the kids just losing it with him, shouting at him as my little guy was having a MASSIVE MELTDOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We were all so irritated with him for being so demanding, so obnoxious, so tantrumy...he even got lost one evening which was really scary.
Now that I know about SPD, I feel so bad that everyone was so mad at him! We haven't been back since but he has handled other parks well so I think I have figured out how to help him and maybe we will try again soon.
Sorry you had a tough time, glad they enjoyed Legos.
My son loved the big sprinkler/fountain at Downtown Disney and spent one afternoon running through them - I think that was his favorite part!
post #5 of 9
Hmmm. My mom wants to take the kids to Disney in a year or two but it sounds like we should avoid it for a while longer. Thanks for the report.
post #6 of 9
You can stop those toilets from flushing automatically by sticking a Post-It note over the sensor before you sit down.

Don't forget to take it off when you're done.
post #7 of 9
We were thinking of doing Disneyland in a year or two but I think we'll wait a while. The sensory input might just be too much for DD right now.
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by RiverTam View Post
You can stop those toilets from flushing automatically by sticking a Post-It note over the sensor before you sit down.

Don't forget to take it off when you're done.

Yeah the issue was that my mom ended up taking him in and didn't think about it. He generally avoids public restrooms. Anyway after the first time he wouldn't go near a bathroom. The only way got him to go in the bushes was to threaten to put a diaper on him.


We did legoland 2 years ago with friends. He had a horrible time there. That is the big reason we haven't been to an amusement park in over 2 years.
Ds1 handled disneyland pretty well when he was little. He is now talking about going back next year and they both got excited when they saw the disnerworld commercial yesterday.
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You can stop those toilets from flushing automatically by sticking a Post-It note over the sensor before you sit down.

Don't forget to take it off when you're done.
Sadly the sticky note doesn't stop the anxiety from cropping up, it just stops the toilet from flushing.
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