Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Apr 7, 2014
    Katie from VA Asked

    Hi! Last year we visited Disney World in Orlando with our son who has ASD and were given a DAS card which helped him with waiting in a shorter line. What are the new policies for this year? We want to be prepared for our trip this May. Thankss!

    Hi Katie ~

    The Disability Access Service Card (DAS) is still in place at Disney World. You can request a DAS on your trip in May by going to Guest Relations at any of the theme parks - same as last year. Cast Members (CM)s will ask you some questions so they can best accommodate your son's specific needs. They'll take his photo for the DAS, go over the terms and conditions and have you sign the card.

    Once you obtain a DAS, you can go to an attraction and see a CM at the entrance to get a return time to enter the FastPass+ (FP+) or other alternate entrance if necessary. The CM will fill in the information on the DAS indicating the return time which is determined by taking the current wait time and subtracting 10 minutes. Your son will not need to be present to get a return time for attractions but he must be present when entering the queue and boarding the attraction. Once the return time on the DAS is reached, the Guest with the DAS and their party can go to the attraction anytime afterwards - there is no pressure to make it back within a certain time frame.

    Guests can only obtain a return time for one attraction at a time but can get another DAS return time as soon as they've finished one. FP+ can be used in addition to the DAS so use both. If you are eligible to make FP+ selections for your family prior to your trip, I would encourage you to do so. With the DAS, you can only obtain a return time for one attraction at a time but you can get another DAS return time as soon as you have finished one.

    Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the DAS.

    I am limited in space but please feel free to visit us again with all of your planning questions. We are hEAR to help!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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