Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jul 5, 2015
    Lori from OH Asked

    My child is Autistic ; so we will need a disability pass; but my other 2 kids are coming also. I understand how the pass works ( go to ride; get a time; come back) So looking for a schedule to help me plan rides. We have fast pass access also.

    Hello, Lori!

    We have found that using the Disability Access Service (DAS) with FastPass+ helps our son with special needs enjoy his time in the theme parks. Since I do not know your children's ages or heights, it is difficult for me to give you a specific plan. However, I can share with you some strategies that I use. 

    First, create a "must-do" list for each theme park you plan to visit. Get your children involved so that they can offer their ideas and suggestions. You can use these lists to help you when your FastPass+ selection window opens. 

    Next, look at your lists and note experiences that ypically have long wait times. These are usually the experiences that are my best use of FastPass+.  Also, consider finding experiences that are close in proximity to reduce the need to crisscross the park. 

    Once you make your FastPass+ selections, look at your list again to find experiences you want to see that will accept the DAS. Any FastPass+ experience will accept DAS. You can visit these attractions between your scheduled experiences. I believe having a plan before you arrive helps both the children and adults not to miss any "must-do" experiences.  

    Now the most difficult part: counting down to your vacation! Once you arrive at the theme park, you can implement your plan.  

    If you write me back with more specifics about your family (ages, heights, favorite attractions), I would be happy to offer suggestions. Also, take a look at this example of how our family has used the DAS Card and FastPass+ together to make the most out of a morning at the Magic Kingdom. 

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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