Mom And Son Safari
  • On May 5, 2014
    Melinda from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are a family of 6 (kids 5,9,11,13) Our 11 yr old has ADHD and cant wait in line too long. Our 13 has mild anxiety and gets overwhelmed easily. I was planning on getting GAC card. Is it good for our whole family and do I still need to get Fastpasses?

    Hi Melinda ~

    I have a son with several types of special needs and I am happy to assist you! The Guest Assistance Card (GAC) has now been replaced by the Disability Access Service Card (DAS). If your kids are unable to wait in a regular queue, you can request a DAS Card by going to Guest Relations at any of the theme parks. A Cast Member will ask you some questions so they can best accommodate your children's specific needs. They will take a photo for each child for which you request a separate DAS, go over the terms and conditions and have you sign the card(s). 

    Typically, Cast Members are allowed to approve the card for the Guest requiring the DAS and up to 5 additional Guests for a total of 6 so you should be fine. For a party over 6, you can ask to speak with a manager to request an approval for more Guests if the Cast Member assisting you is not authorized to approve it.

    You can only obtain a DAS return time for one attraction at a time but can request another DAS return time as soon as your kids have finished one. If available, FastPass+ (FP+) can be used in addition to the DAS. If you are eligible to make FP+ selections prior to your trip, I would encourage you to do so.

    Here is some additional information regarding the details of how the DAS works

    I've also included a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the DAS .

    Please feel free to visit us again with all of your planning questions. We are hEAR to help you!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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