Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 26, 2014
    Susan from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I know you cannot use FP+ at MNSSHP or MVMCP, but can the Disability Assistance card still be used for the lines to the rides and/or character meets?

    Hi Susan ~

    I love the special events at the Magic Kingdom and Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP) are incredibly awesome!

    You are correct, Disney FastPass+ service (FP+) is not offered during special events. However, Guests can still utilize their Disability Service Access Card (DAS) for attractions at MNSSHP and MVMCP.

    As far as meet and greet locations, there have been times that we have been able to get return times but not at others. Typically, we have been given return times at character meet and greet locations that are in a permanent venue like Town Square Theater. I'll be honest, I have found it to be a little inconsistent at the locations out in the open - some Cast Members were willing to give DAS return times and others were not. It is harder for them to do that in those settings. I did find that the nicer we were about it, the more success we had trying. In some locations they did not give us a DAS return time, but typically at least let one of us walk around with our son while the others in our party waited in line.

    I know this does not give you a definite answer regarding the meet and greet locations as they seem to be a gray area, especially during MNSSHP and MVMCP. If the person in your party with the DAS is a child, it may help to bring things to entertain them while waiting in line (favorite toys, electronics, head phones, etc.). I also try to keep my son engaged by talking to him or playing little games while we wait in line. It doesn't always work and sometimes we just have to take a deep breath and regroup.

    Guests attending MNSSHP and MVMCP can enter the Magic Kingdom beginning at 4 p.m. If you make it to the Magic Kingdom around 4 p.m., I would head straight to a FP+ kiosk to see if any FP+ selections are available prior to the start of MNSSHP or MVMCP at 7 p.m. that evening.

    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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