• On Aug 26, 2019
    Karla from KS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, I am planning on looking into a DAS pass for a child with ADHD and Sensory issues who is on the spectrum. How much time should I allow for the process? We don't want to be late for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party!

    Hi, Karla!  Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    As the mom of a child on the autism spectrum, one of the things that I love the most about Walt Disney World Resort is that their services for guests with disabilities make the magic accessible to everyone.  Before your visit, be sure to take a look at this guide for guests with cognitive disabilities.  I have found this guide to contain a wealth of useful information.

    When my family visits the Walt Disney World Resort, we use Disability Access Service (DAS) for my son.  Disability Access Service is meant for guests whose disability prevents them from waiting in a typical queue environment.  To see if Disability Access Service is a good fit for your kiddo, stop into Guest Relations when you first arrive at any of the theme parks. 

    In my experience, the actual process of chatting with a Cast Member about accommodations and setting up Disability Access Service only takes a couple of minutes.  However, it is difficult to say how long it will take you since that is dependent on how many guests are in line ahead of you at Guest Relations.  I will say that my family has always set up Disability Access Service first thing in the morning when Guest Relations tends to be rather busy.  Even during this time, the process has never taken us more than 15-20 minutes.  I would say that if you allow 20-30 minutes in your schedule to take care of this, that should be more than enough time.  Be sure to have your entire travel party accompany you to Guest Relations.  If you will be utilizing Disability Access Service, a Cast Member will need to scan everyone's MagicBand or admission card to affiliate them with the pass.

    I hope you have a frightfully fun time at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.  Before you go, take a look at these Disney Parks Moms Panel tips for making the most of this eerie event.

    See ya real soon!
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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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