Man in wheelchair getting on Expedition Everest; animal kingdom; cast memeber
  • On Feb 29, 2024
    Tyler from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Orlando residents with annual passes with family visitng. DAS expires a week before they arrive. Can we book advanced selections before renewing/renew early? Also, can we book advanced selections before they have tickets?

    Hi Tyler!

    It looks like you have a Walt Disney World Resort vacation right around the corner - how exciting! I'm happy to hear you've been able to benefit from disability accommodations using Disney's Disability Access Services (DAS). My husband became disabled in 2021, and our family is so thankful for Disney's commitment to weaving magic into every visit, especially for guests with disabilities. They truly go above and beyond to ensure that all guests have a memorable, magical, accessible experience. 

    With your arrival date coming up soon, you're within the 30-day window to pre-register for a new DAS pass for your upcoming trip. While your current DAS pass is set to expire a week before your family arrives, you can pre-register to begin a new pass that will be valid for your new visit and will stay active for 60 days. 

    You can begin the DAS pre-registration process via live video chat up to 30 days before your visit but no later than two days before your arrival. During this session, a series of questions will assess your eligibility for DAS. Once approved, you'll be able to reserve up to two DAS Advance Selections per day for your trip. It's a good idea to make a list of your preferred attractions and shows in each park, especially those that accommodate specific needs, such as the necessity for remaining in a wheelchair. For these Advance Selections, it's essential to know which theme park you plan to visit each day. Once you're in the parks, the DAS self-selection feature on the My Disney Experience Mobile App becomes your tool for scheduling more attractions and experiences throughout your visit.

    Regarding adding your family members to your DAS Pass, you'll need to wait to do this after they've purchased their Theme Park Tickets. If they purchase their tickets before your arrival, simply contact Disability Services via email at disability.services@disneyparks.com or by phone to get them linked up to your pass. It's also a simple process to add them upon your arrival with a brief stop at Guest Relations. We needed to add a guest to our pass on our last visit, and it only took a short time at EPCOT Guest Relations to get him connected to our DAS pass. Make sure the Cast Member checks to see that your family members are also added to any advance selections you have made. You'll want to also make sure that you are connected to your entire travel party in the Friends and Family section of My Disney Experience before you arrive.

    I hope this helps with your plans and preparations for your upcoming Walt Disney World visit. Have a wonderful time, and make lots of magical memories with your family!

    Diane W. 


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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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