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  • On Sep 13, 2022
    Luis Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello im just wondering how does it work for people who has trouble with anxiety and social anxiety in the parks. Do they get sort of a fast pass or any help for this kind of situation?I’ve been thinking of going but my partner is not good around public

    Welcome, Luis! Thank you for stopping by to see us with this really important question.

    Walt Disney World can definitely be an overwhelming place, even if you aren't suffering from anxiety. It is so incredibly thoughtful of you to recognize that this visit to the theme parks may be especially challenging for your partner. 

    You may want to look into the Disability Access Service used at Walt Disney World to assist guests who may have difficulty waiting in a traditional attraction queue due to a disabling condition. This isn't a front-of-the-line pass, and it's not what you may recall as the traditional FastPass, but it does work in a similar way. You will be given a return time at an attraction so that instead of standing in a crowded line, you can go wait somewhere quieter or do something less anxiety-inducing, then return at your appointed time to experience the attraction. 

    There is an option to pre-register for DAS, Luis, which can be done in a live video chat with a Cast Member. By doing that, you'll be able to preselect up to two attractions before you ever arrive at the theme parks. That can be truly helpful. If you combine DAS with the use of Lightning Lane Entry Through Disney Genie+ Service or Individual Purchases of Lightning Lane Entry, you can map out a day minimizing wait times in crowded spaces.

    I hope, with your help Luis, that your partner is able to overcome his anxiety so that you can experience a Walt Disney World vacation together. 
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My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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