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  • We are traveling to WDW in April 2014 with our sons, 8 and 9. Our youngest son is diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder and ADHD. He can not tolerate waiting in line. I have heard there are changes to the disability pass. How will this effect him?
  • - Asked by Elaine from Massachusetts on 1/1/2014
  • Welcome Elaine!

    The new Disabilities Access Service Card (DAS) is a modification of the former Guest Access Card (GAC).  The DAS allows guests to receive a return time based on the current posted wait time at an attraction without having to wait in the traditional queue.  Here is a link to a fact sheet which is helpful in outlining the specifics of the DAS:  Disability Access Service Card (DAS) fact sheet

    In order to receive your son's DAS you will need to take him to Guest Relations just inside the main entrance of any park.  There you will visit with a Cast Member to register your son and he will have his photo taken for the card.  The Cast Member can answer any questions you might have and help you start your vacation. 

    An important item to note is that the DAS can be used along with the existing FastPass and FastPass+ systems!  

    One final tip - Disney has a great webpage which outlines its Services for Guests with Cognitive Disabilities.  In this page is a fantastic downloadable Guide for Guests with Cognitive Disabilities.  Both of these links are valuable tools when planning a Disney vacation for a special needs person.

    If you have any further questions, please come back and ask us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  We are here to help make your vacation planning more magical! 

    I wish your family a special pixie dusted vacation Elaine!

    Brenda.
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