I will be travelling to WDW in April 2013 with my 14 year old NT DD and my 12 year old DS who is on the Autism spectrum. He's completely verbal and his biggest issues are social interactions, getting "stuck" on things (asking the same question over and over, talking about speakers non-stop, etc), and some noises are an issue for him. He does best with a very set schedule and he MUST know in the morning what's going to be for dinner. He definitely notices things I don't- small sounds, flickering lights, etc. so I worry WDW will be a sensory overload for him. First off, he's never been on an airplane. I really don't know how to prepare him for it. I have explained to him that the engines are really loud and about how it makes you feel when you are taking off and landing. He doesn't seem to be bothered by what I tell him about it but I worry about getting at cruising altitude and having him freak out. Do I explain before we board that he has autism? I think we will stay at POP. This is I guess where I worry about him getting overwhelmed most. In the pics I see POP looks kind of flashy in the food court area. DD and I recently stayed at Coronado Springs and while I thought it was really nice, I am not sure he would enjoy it very much. I didn't really check out the dig site and I worry any quiet pool would be too boring for him. I really think he'd like the things at POP like the walkman and the laptop (he is REALLY into all things electronic) but he also loves Toy Story so I wonder if ASMO would be a good fit for him. I didn't love Epcot (only Future World) but I think he will really enjoy it. I know he will be all over the display at Inoventions where it shows a tv being smashed. I know DHS will be a huge hit with him and probably AK. MK is mine and DD's favorite park but I worry he will think some of our favorite attractions (Peter Pan, Pooh, Dumbo, Fantasmic) are "too babyish." Character interactions- I really have no idea how he will do with those. I am actually afraid he will announce in line that the characters aren't real or something. So, tell me about your experiences with Autism and WDW!