Mickey at Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • On Oct 10, 2020
    Paula from LA Asked

    I broke my ankle a few years back. I cannot wait in long lines. Very painful. I don’t need a wheelchair or scooter since I am able to walk. I’m afraid if I don’t qualify for a DAS I’ll be miserable and want to go back to the room. Suggestions

    Hi there, Paula!

    What a trooper you are. Ankle injuries are nothing to be taken lightly, especially when you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort, where a lot of walking and standing are required.  

    Paula, it sounds like you are familiar with the Disability Access Service (DAS) Card. You can get this card at Guest Relations once you arrive at the park on the first day of your visit. Once you have the card, you can present it to the Cast Member at the entrance of an attraction and they will give you a return time, allowing you to go through an expedited line. 

    If you are not able to get a DAS Card, you do have a couple of options to help make your trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth as painless as possible.

    I know that you mentioned not wanting to rent an electronic conveyance vehicle (ECV), but did you know that most attraction queues are ECV friendly? So even if you do not need any help walking around the park, you can bring your ECV in line with you as a place to sit while you wait. 

    Paula, also keep checking the My Disney Experience Mobile App. This app will have attraction wait times in real-time, allowing you to know what to expect, so you do not get caught in two longer than average lines back-to-back. 

    If you find you need a little time to sit and rest, there are plenty of areas throughout the park where you can kick back and take in the scenery. One of my favorite areas to rest in the Magic Kingdom is near the exit of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Here you will find some benches and rocking chairs overlooking the water. 

    I hope that this helped, Paula. Please come back here to planDisney if we can help answer any other questions about Walt Disney World Resort. 

    See you real soon!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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