Sleeping Beauty Castle
  • On May 17, 2022
    Susan from BC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have lupus and fibromyalgia and have read that sometimes people can get some type of pass for medical purposes? I'm wondering how I could go about getting this and is it just a doctor's note for proof?

    Greetings, Susan, and a warm welcome back to planDisney!

    The Disneyland Resort does a wonderful job of making sure all Guests feel comfortable, especially those with disabilities or medical conditions who may need a little extra help. I’m happy to report that there is in fact a special accommodation made for those with special needs. It’s called Disability Access Service (DAS), and it’s designed to assist Guests who aren’t able to wait in a conventional standby queue. You can even pre-register online for DAS with DAS Advance as early as 30 days before your visit, and no less than two days before. So, based on your arrival date, it looks like your window should open around October 12, 2022. With DAS Advance, you'll have a live online chat with a Cast Member about the reason you’re requesting DAS, and why you’re unable to wait in a standby queue, but you won’t be asked to provide a doctor’s note. If approved, you’ll have the chance to book up to 2 one-hour return windows for select experiences, subject to availability. This is in addition to the regular DAS benefit of making return-time selections throughout your day. 

    If you aren’t able to register for DAS before your visit, you can also register at the Disneyland Resort upon arrival at City Hall (in Disneyland Park), Chamber of Commerce (in Disney California Adventure Park), or any Guest Information location. You’d have a similar conversation with a Cast Member, who would then schedule your first DAS attraction for you. From that point forward, you’ll be able to schedule your own DAS return times using the Disneyland app

    If you’re looking for a relaxing spot to recharge during your Disney day, I recommend stopping by Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which is right next to Disney California Adventure Park. There’s even an exclusive entrance to the hotel from the theme park! Or, you can also enter it through Downtown Disney District. The lobby of the hotel is exquisite! Find a rocking chair near the grand fireplace and take a seat. Then, head over to GCH Craftsman Bar for a delicious appetizer or drink – my top picks are the Prickly Pear Rose and the Baked Nachos… yum!

    I hope this information helps you get set for a comfortable, stress-free visit, Susan! Please stop by with any additional questions… we’re all EARs!

    Happy planning,
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Greetings from sunny California! I live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder (and now a Magic Key Passholder) for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids ages 5-10, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! Learn More About Kristin

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