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  • On Apr 22, 2024
    Carmine from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My daughter has type1 diabetes and I understand they are changing the Das program..we go at the end of August and waiting in those lines..will she still be able to get the Das pass

    Welcome back to planDisney, Carmine! This summer is going to be extra magical at the Walt Disney World Resort with so many new offerings on the horizon! I'm most excited to travel down the bayou with my favorite hometown princess Tiana on Tiana's Bayou Adventure, scheduled to open this summer! But for now, let's dig a little deeper into your questions regarding Disability Access Service.

    Carmine, DAS has always been intended to accommodate Guests who struggle to tolerate extended wait times in a conventional queue due to developmental disabilities such as autism or similar. As part of the DAS process, any Guest is eligible to have a personal conversation with trained Cast Members who will help to determine which accommodations and services will best benefit the individual, and the Cast Members will ensure that eligible Guests are properly matched to those accommodations. DAS is just one of many options that could benefit individuals, so I do encourage you to take a look at all of the additional options offered to provide a more inclusive visit.

    One of the changes to also take note of is that the process for DAS approval must be completed online via a video chat with a Cast Member; if you are given DAS approval, the pass will be valid for 120 days, an extension from the current 30 day period currently given to eligible Guests.

    Carmine, I would also like to mention there are some other options to minimize wait times without the use of DAS; utilizing the Disney Genie+ Service, Individual Lightning Lane, and Virtual Queue options can alleviate some of the time spent in line. Keep in mind also all of the magic that doesn't require a wait - from visiting the different countries in EPCOT's World Showcase to stopping for entertainment options that typically don't have extended wait times. Some of my favorites are the Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along in the France pavilion in EPCOT and Mickey's PhilharMagic in Magic Kingdom Park (bonus points because these are both air-conditioned, seated shows to provide some magical relief from the summer heat!)

    Carmine, I hope this information is helpful and I am confident that the knowledgeable Cast Members will use their training to match your daughter's needs to the proper resources for your upcoming visit. Wishing you magical memories this summer and beyond!

    See you real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Alison, Louisiana

I'm Alison - a wife, mom, and teacher from New Orleans, LA. My first childhood visit to the Walt Disney World Resort sparked a lifelong love of this magical place, and I still find magic in both the new and nostalgic on each visit! I understand the changing dynamics of planning a practically perfect vacation; no matter how large your group is or what your interests are, I look forward to helping you create magical memories and discover unique experiences to make them even more enchanting! Learn More About Alison

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