Using the Disability Access Pass at Walt Disney World
by Karla (Denver, NC)
“We will be at Walt Disney World January 28th through February 3rd. We have a 12-year-old who is diabetic and have read about the disability access pass that we may be able to use. We have fast passes and read that we can use this in conjunction with Fastpass.
How exactly does it work? Do we have to go to Guest Relations Lobby at the park entrance and apply for access? Do we have to do this at each park, or does going to one of the parks cover for all four parks?”
It can really help on something like Test Track – Photo by Wayne Wood
I’ve never had to deal with a disability access pass, so I asked our partners at Destination Travel. That’s one of the things that they are very familiar with. A lot of their agents have people that suffer from disabilities, so they are very familiar with the disability access pass.
Nancy Casteel, one of their agents, has this answer. “The Disability Access Pass, or DAS, is available at Guest Services. Let them know that you may have an issue waiting in line due to a medical condition. Have your son with you, as they will take his picture so the cast members can identify him when you use the pass.
They will ask you how many guests are with you. The pass is good for up to six guests. The pass will be good for your entire stay, so you don’t need to go more than once. You show this pass to a Cast Member at the attraction entrance and they will issue a return time, which is the same as the wait time for the attraction. Then when you return you go to the FastPass line and show them your DAS card and they’ll let you through.”
Dad’s Bottom Line
So the bottom line is, you go to Guest Services once on the first day, and you get your pass. Have the person with you that it applies to, as they’ll need to have their picture taken. That pass will be good for your whole stay.
When you go to the rides, present it, and you’ll get your time to come back. Easy.
Do you have any experience with the Disability Access Pass? Let us know down in the comments below.