Daughter on Dad's Shoulders
  • On Jul 26, 2021
    Jennifer from CA Asked

    My daughter as an autism diagnosis and has other special needs due to some developmental delays. How do I get a DAS pass?

    Hello there, Jennifer!

    I’m glad you found us and asked a question about your upcoming trip to the Happiest Place on Earth. It’s a great idea to be informed of all the tools and strategies at your disposal to help your daughter have a magical visit to the Disneyland Resort!

    It sounds like you already know about the Disability Access Service (DAS) system, which is in place for Guests who aren’t able to wait in a traditional standby queue due to a physical or cognitive disability. It allows them and their party (up to 6 people, including the person who needs DAS) to receive a return time for attractions based on the current wait time. Each Guest’s accommodations are considered on an individual basis, so please visit City Hall in Disneyland Park or the Chamber of Commerce in Disney California Adventure Park to speak with a Guest Relations Cast Member about your child’s specific needs. She must be with you when the request is made, and be sure to have your valid theme park tickets and a photo ID handy.

    Also, I’ve found there are a few quieter locations to regroup away from the hustle and bustle of the parks when my own kids become overwhelmed by crowds, noise, or heat and need a bit of downtime. To find the break area nearest you, simply ask a Cast Member. The First Aid locations in both theme parks are great spots for this, as is the World of Color viewing area in Disney California Adventure Park (when there are no shows being performed). Across the Rivers of America on Tom Sawyer Island in Disneyland Park, you can explore quiet walking trails or relax on a shaded bench to enjoy a peaceful view of the riverbanks.

    I hope this information helps you plan, Jennifer. Please don’t hesitate to come back to planDisney and ask us any other questions you might have. I hope your family’s vacation is pixie-dusted to perfection!

    Wishing you magic,
    Courtney
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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