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Autism Accommodations—Carowinds Amusement Park; Receives a Big Fat “F”: Part I

  I usually like to pass on information about good experiences, and great accommodations, but in Carowind’s case I simply cannot. I did my research before we went on vacation, ensuring that the park did indeed have accommodations. You can find them on Carowind’s website. This is the thing I …

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Aspie Family Vacation: Carowinds Amusement Park

I was fairly silent last week while our family was on vacation at Carowinds Amusement Park here in South Carolina. My intention was to write short blog entries each day of our trip to keep in touch with you all, but after just a few shorts hours in the park …

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Autism Vacationing Tips for Visiting Amusement Parks

Hubby and I just came back from a week’s vacation at Carowinds Amusement Park in South Carolina. Last year, we took the boys to Disney and Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. The boys, and I, love to visit theme parks and have learned some things along the way (all of …

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Autism Accommodations at Universal Studios, and why they were even better than Disney

Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios, Florida May 2012 In my last post I told you about Disney’s Guest Assistance Cards (GAC), which allowed our ASD family to spend very little time waiting in line for rides. For any of you who have attempted to wait in crowded line with your …

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Autism Friendly Disney World: Are your Autistic Children Dreaming of Disney World?

I love Disney. I would live there if I could. There is something about feeling like I am in a completely different time and place that captivates me. For me, Disney is truly magical, but being autistic myself, and knowing how my children handle lines and crowds brought panic and …

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