Million Mile Secrets just published a new online guide for planning a trip to Disney with a child who has a disability or medical needs. According to the new guide, if you’re a parent of a child with certain health or medical needs Disney parks can still be an enjoyable experience. Disney offers a Disability Access Services pass, or DAS for short. With the DAS pass, you won’t need to actually wait in line for an attraction. Instead, you’ll be given a return time. After a return time is issued to you, not only will you not have to wait in line, you’ll be able to enjoy the rest of the park! It’s a great way for you and your child to make the most of their day, because you’ll still have a virtual spot in line at an attraction, and in the meantime still be able to meet characters, grab something to eat, or visit another ride or show!
Obtaining a DAS Pass:
Million Mile Secrets says obtaining a DAS is easy – just follow these simple steps.
Step 1. Stop by a Guest Relations Main Entrance Location
Once you arrive at the park, stop by a Guest Relations Main Entrance location and let them know you’re interested in obtaining a DAS pass. You won’t be able to obtain a DAS pass beforehand, so plan accordingly!
Step 2. Present Your List of Reasons a DAS Would Help
Inform the Cast Member(s) the reasons a DAS pass is needed. Instead of telling them the specific health needs or disability your child may have, it’s more helpful to describe how waiting in lines negatively affects them.
Step 3. Registration
Once the Cast Member determines a DAS pass would be beneficial, they’ll walk you through the registration process.
You’ll need to provide a valid ticket to the park and have your photos taken. A Cast Member will then review the DAS process with you and have you sign to accept the terms and conditions. DAS passes are valid for up to 60 days, so you won’t have to go through the registration process every single time if you’re planning multiple trips to the park within that time frame.
Editor’s Note: This is “NOT” a paid sponsorship post for Million Mile Secrets. Portions of the blog have been taken directly from Million Mile Secrets. The entire guide can be found under Blind Motherhood’s “National Resources” page or by clicking the highlighted link above.