• On Dec 8, 2020
    Amy from NC 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 kids with autism have a hard time understanding return times and it’s tough to walk away from an attraction after getting one with DAP. Can we get a return time somewhere other than the actual attraction? Someone mentioned blue umbrellas to me?

    Howdy Amy!

    Welcome back to planDisney!  Thank you for sharing your question with us!

    I am so excited for you!  It looks like you will be at the Walt Disney World Resort in just a couple of days!  I know you are counting down the minutes until you are back, “Making Dreams Come True!”

    If you are using the Disney Parks Disability Access Service Card, then I have a few recommendations!  When you initially sign-up for your Disney Parks Disability Access Service Card, make sure to have all guests MagicBands scanned and connected to the guests using the Disney Parks Disability Access Service Card.  When you decide on an attraction that you would like to experience, you can take the guest or guests with the Disney Parks Disability Access Service Card’s MagicBand to the return area.  When you bring the MagicBand to the Cast Member at the return area, they can easily check all the guests' names in your party that will be enjoying this attraction, and you are all set.  By doing this, your little Mouseketeers do not have to be with you, and you can meet back with your party after you receive your return time.  There are Cast Members located at a distance from the attraction for some attractions, currently due to the added measures taken to physical distance.  These Cast Members are still within view of the attraction, and not all Disney Park Disability Access Service Card queues are located at a distance.  I have found it easier to leave my party enjoying their favorite dessert or enjoying something to drink while I retrieve the return time and then rejoin my party.

    If you have not looked at the “Restaurants that have Repened” site yet, then I highly recommend it!  The Walt Disney World Resort is doing an amazing job with minimal person-to-person contact and keeping all guests physically distanced.  To maintain this safety level, they are strongly encouraging all guests to utilize the Mobile Food Ordering option on your My Disney Experience.  This option will allow you to choose your meal, modify it, and pay for your food without ever standing in line!  I have placed a link in the “Restaurants that have Reopened” section above so you can scan through all the quick-service options to decide locations that would work best for your family before you ever enter the theme parks.

    I hope you are ready to make unforgettable memories!  This is an amazing time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort, and I know you are going to have a blast with your Mouseketeers!  If you have any more questions before or during your vacation, please come back to planDisney!  We look forward to helping you again, Amy!  When you see Mickey, please wave hi from all of us at planDisney!

    See Ya Real Soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Tamela, Alabama

Howdy, y'all! I'm Tamela from Alabama and Walt Disney World has been my home away from home for over 40 years. My husband and our two sons love our Walt Disney World vacations and we love helping others with theirs. I have experienced the Walt Disney World resort as a child, teen, single adult, couple with and without babies, and beyond! I love to help plan multi-generational and large group vacations. I look forward to helping you plan your next Walt Disney World vacation. Learn More About Tamela

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