Girl Meeting Rapunzel; in costume as Rapunzel; down syndrome
  • On Jan 15, 2024
    Frazer from South Ayrshire Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are coming over in September from the UK later on this year. Just wondering if we can pre- register for DAS before we arrive or do we have to wait until our first day?

    Hello Frazer! 

    I am delighted to welcome you to planDisney! Walt Disney World Resort in September is a great time to visit! Here in the United States, many students are already back in school and the weather is starting to decide it's time to cool down. (Remember though, Florida is called "The Sunshine State" and the sun sure does love it.) 

    Regardless, I'm glad you are coming and I am excited to see that you already making plans. The Disability Access Service or DAS is a great solution for guests who have difficulty waiting in a traditional queue environment due to a disability. I love that it is free and available to those who truly need it. There is a way to register in advance for it but unfortunately, this option is not available for our international guests. Don't fret my friend as you can register for DAS as soon as you arrive. At the first Park you visit, head to Guest Relations with the person who needs the service and get registered with the Cast Members. They will ask a few questions and can help set up the service on your My Disney Experience Mobile App. I don't know if you can download this app while in the UK as the information is a bit conflicting, but as soon as you arrive in the United States make sure to get it. It will be how you set up your return times and keep track of your day. Once you are set up on the first day you are set up for the entire trip and do not need to return unless you have an issue. While exploring the Parks, if you encounter any issues, look for the Cast Members with the Guest Experience Team under the large blue umbrellas. They will be able to assist with any reservation issues or general questions. I have always found them to be super helpful whenever I hit a snag in my day. 

    If you feel that the person in your party who has the disability may need further assistance or if you have any questions you can always email Disability Services at disability.services@disneyparks.com. 

    September tends to also be well into the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. I love the special drinks and snacks that appear each year. There are always surprises! Last year the biggest spectacle was the pickle milkshake and while I was not brave enough to try it, I am excited to see what this year will bring. Make sure to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for updates about the dates of the event and the fun new foods that will appear! 

    I hope this was helpful and if you need any more help please free to let me know!

    Happy Planning!
    -Nimmy 
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Meet the Panelist: Nimmy, New York

Hey, it's Nimmy from New York! Just like my guy Jiminy Cricket I am your wisecracking and helpful guide to making the best decisions for your Disney vacation! My husband and I work very hard to journey to our favorite place on Earth, Walt Disney World Resort, as much as we can. We have traveled as just adults, with babies, kids, teenagers, and senior citizens. We have seen so many characters, eaten at amazing places, and consumed a ton of Dole Whips. So "give a little whistle" and let me be your guide! Learn More About Nimmy

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