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  • On Dec 8, 2020
    Abbie Asked

    We are a family of 7 and coming with a child with a disability. We will be looking to get a disabled pass for her. As we are a group of 7 can all of us ride with her as it is our first time and we wouldn’t want to separate our party during these holiday:)

    Hi, Abbie!  Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney!

    Walt Disney World Resort is my family's favorite vacation destination because they truly go above and beyond to make the magic accessible to everyone.  This is important to my family because my son is on the autism spectrum.  When we visit the Walt Disney World theme parks, my son uses Disability Access Service (DAS).

    Disability Access Service is intended for Guests whose disability prevents them from waiting in a traditional queue environment.  Guests using Disability Access Service can speak to a Cast Member at the entrance of an attraction that they wish to experience.  The Cast Member will assign the Guest a ride return time based on the attraction's current standby wait time.  The Guest may come back to that attraction any time after their assigned return time and access the attraction without having to wait in the standby queue.  Once they have experienced that attraction, the Guest may then obtain a return time for another attraction.

    To see if Disability Access Service is a good fit for your family member, you'll want to stop by Guest Relations when you first arrive at one of the theme parks.  There you can speak with a Cast Member about setting up Disability Access Service for your group.  Although I typically visit Walt Disney World Resort with just my immediate family of four, there have been a couple of occasions where we were vacationing with our extended family.  We have visited the Walt Disney World theme parks with groups of eight or nine and, in my experience, it was no problem to include everyone in our group on my son's Disability Access Service account.  You'll want to be sure that your entire group accompanies you to Guest Relations as the Cast Members will need to scan the MagicBand or admission card of each member of your travel party to associate them with the Disability Access Service account.  This will enable your whole group to experience attractions together.

    If you have any other questions or concerns about visiting Walt Disney World Resort with a child who has a disability, please feel free to contact Disability Services or stop by and visit us at planDisney again.  Wishing you a magical vacation!
    Samantha
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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