Kids on attraction
  • On Jul 12, 2020
    Destiny from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My oldest 2 have Autism and my youngest has ADHD. Will I has to get a DAS pass for each of them or just one? Also my oldest will have an AAC device to communicate what do we do with her tablet while we are all on a ride?

    Hi, Destiny!  Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with this great question!

    Like you, I am also the parent of a child with special needs, so I know how stressful planning a vacation with your kiddos can seem.  Rest assured, Walt Disney World Resort goes above and beyond to make the magic accessible for everyone.  That's one of the reasons why my family returns to The Most Magical Place on Earth yEAR after yEAR.  With all of the accommodations that Walt Disney World Resort has in place for Guests with Disabilities, I know that your visit will be practically perfect in every way!

    Disability Access Service (DAS) is intended for Guests whose disability prevents them from waiting in a traditional queue environment.  My son has autism, and we utilize this service when we visit the Walt Disney World theme parks.  To use Disability Access Service during your visit, you will want to head to Guest Relations once you enter one of the theme parks.  I would ask to use Disability Access Service for each individual who has special needs in your family.  That way, if your family ever wants to split up to experience different attractions, each of your Mouseketeers who needs this helpful service will be able to use it.

    I'm happy to tell you that you shouldn't have a problem storing your daughter's Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) device while you're enjoying all of the Walt Disney World theme park attractions.  I always carry a backpack with me when I visit the theme parks with my family, and I can take it with me on every attraction.  I typically store my backpack between my feet, wrapping the straps around my legs on the rougher rides, and my belongings stay safe and sound.  I would recommend bringing a backpack along with you to store your kiddo's AAC and all of your other park essentials.  Just be sure to consult the Walt Disney World Resort Property Rules for backpack size restrictions.

    As you plan for your upcoming vacation, you might find this Guide for Guests with Cognitive Disabilities helpful.  If you have any additional questions, please visit us again.

    See ya real soon!
    Samantha
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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