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  • On Mar 14, 2023
    Claire from England 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 am planning a trip but I suffer from severe anxiety and claustrophobia and I am struggling with the thought of having to wait in queues for long periods of time in enclosed spaces or being in close proximity to a lot of people - is there any advice?

    Welcome to planDisney, Claire.

    I’m so glad you stopped by with your question today, because the last thing we want you to feel leading up to your magical Walt Disney World Resort holiday is anything less than pure excitement. Thankfully, I have some good news that should help you breathe a great, big, beautiful sigh of relief.

    Disability Access Service (DAS) is a service available to Guests who have difficulty tolerating the extended wait times in standby queues due to a disability. To see if you qualify, stop by the Guest Relations location at the first theme park you plan on visiting. The Cast Members there will ascertain whether you meet the qualifications or not. If you do, they will assist you in setting up your first DAS selections of the day. While you're there, ask the Cast Member if you are able to utilize the Same-Day DAS Return Time Self-Selection Tool in the My Disney Experience mobile app for your subsequent DAS selections. If you need assistance with DAS in any way throughout the day, the Cast Members at the Guest Experience Team locations throughout the parks (marked with blue umbrellas) can help.

    If, for some reason you do not qualify for DAS, I suggest you purchase Disney Genie+ service for each day of your trip so you can reserve Lightning Lane return times for many of the attractions in the parks. This will cut down on your time spent waiting in line significantly and is the best option to consider should all else fail.

    I hope this information proves useful, Claire. Please stop by again if we can be of further assistance. Have a magical holiday!

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Greetings, dreamers of all ages! I'm Alyssa, a lifelong lover of all things Disney and educator of future Imagineers. My dress collection rivals that of any Disney Princess, and I can almost always be found singing a Disney song with a bow in my hair. You can find me exploring all the magic Walt Disney World Resort has to offer on adults-only getaways with my Disney-loving husband or our multigenerational family. Tomorrow is just a dream away, and I would love to help you plan your own magical vacation! Learn More About Alyssa

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