Mom And Son On Run
  • On Sep 23, 2013
    Tami from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    With the new DAS, how will other accommodations (besides wait times/places) be noted? For example, my daughter has CP and requires the moving walkways be slowed or stopped. Also,do we still bring our physician's note? A little concerned. Thank you!

    Hi Tami!

    I have heard from a lot of people that are concerned about the new Disability Access Service Card that will officially replace the Guess Assistance Card on October 9th.  I am one of those people that is older and set in my ways but I am sure that once the new system is in place, it will work well for everyone - it will just take a little getting used to and will require a little patience from everyone while people adjust.

    I have a son with Cerebral Palsy and he too requires the moving sidewalks to be slowed or stopped so I completely understand your concerns.  Don't worry, they will still be able to accommodate your daughter's needs to board attractions by either slowing or stopping the moving sidewalks on those attractions that allow for it - that won't change.

    Disney will continue to try to accommodate the special needs of Guests as best as possible. For those Guests that are in wheelchairs or ECVs, many queues have been mainstreamed to accommodate them.  For those Guests that are unable to wait in regular queues, they will be able to visit locations throughout the parks to receive a return time for attractions to cut down on the wait times. FASTPASS is an option for Guests as well. 

    Until the new program is fully implemented on October 9th, we may not have a lot of the details and trust me I have a lot of questions. From everything I'm reading, a doctor's note will still not be required.  I am going to be down in a couple of weeks and will do some "in the field" research if you'd like to check back with me a bit later. I have always had faith in Disney and have to have faith that they will continue to offer their Guests with disabilities as much assistance as they can while being fair to all Guests.

    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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