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  • On May 31, 2022
    Angela from WA 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 metastatic cancer and my family is going to Disneyland for the first time to celebrate my son’s birthday. I want to stay as long as possible each day, but I don’t have a lot of energy. What affordable amenities and rest options are available?

    Hi there, Angela, and thank you for bringing your question to planDisney!

    First and foremost, I’m so sorry for what you and your family are going through right now. It sounds like you could all use some magic and pixie dust in your lives, and I can’t think of a better place to experience that than at the Disneyland Resort! Your son will never forget his birthday at the Happiest Place on Earth!

    To help you enjoy as many hours in the parks as you can, I recommend looking into Disability Access Service, or DAS. It’s designed to assist Guests who aren’t able to wait in a conventional standby queue, so I think this could be helpful in conserving your energy. Instead of waiting in a traditional standby line, you’d set a return time for an attraction, which would allow you to sit in a comfortable spot to wait until it’s your turn to ride the attraction. 

    You can pre-register online 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 you’re within the window to register online! With DAS Advance, you'll have a live online chat with a Cast Member about the reason you’re requesting DAS. If approved, you’ll have the chance to book up to 2 one-hour return windows for select experiences ahead of time, 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. A Cast Member 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

    You can also use DAS in conjunction with Disney Genie+ Service to get even more out of your day! Both of these services can be accessed from the convenience of your Disneyland app. A friend of mine recently used both of these services in tandem during her day at Disneyland Park, and she was very impressed with the number of attractions her family was able to experience.

    Another option is to rent a wheelchair or Electric Conveyance Vehicle (ECV). This can be done on a daily basis, and rentals can be found to the right of the Disneyland Park Main Entrance, at the Stroller Building.  

    I hope this information helps you get set for a comfortable, memorable visit, Angela! I’m sending you my best wishes for good health and many magical memories to come!

    See ya’ real soon,
    Kristin
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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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