• On Nov 12, 2017
    Danielle from PA Asked

    Thank you Allison! How does the DAS work if you are staying off-site and won't be purchasing magic bands? Also how early should you get to the wheelchair seating for Illuminations? Should we use Fastpass for this? Thanks!

    Welcome Back Danielle ~

    Thank you so much for coming to me again with your questions! No worries if you're not planning to purchase a MagicBand. Disability Access Service (DAS) can be linked to your admission card just like it can a MagicBand. You'll use the card at the Mickey touchpoints to enter the parks, and to enter the queues for your FastPass+ selections and DAS return times. You can also use the card to link your Disney PhotoPass images to your My Disney Experience account.

    IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth is the perfect way to end a magical day at Epcot. There are currently four viewing areas for Guests with disabilities around the World Showcase Lagoon. They are marked on the Guide for Guests with Disabilities. Be sure to pick up a printed guide as you enter Epcot. You can also plan ahead by downloading the guide online.

    We typically do not use FastPass+ for IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. We plan to be at one of the viewing areas for Guests with disabilities 45 minutes to an hour prior to the start of the show so that we can get a spot. Since you're visiting during a peak season, I'd plan on being at one of the locations at least an hour ahead of time. You can grab your favorite snack and beverage to enjoy while you're waiting.

    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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