Asian Family; Multigenerational
  • On Jul 3, 2024
    Fairuz from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My son has autism and should meet the qualifications for DAS. If I am successful in getting him approved through DAS do we need also to purchase a genie pass? I am not sure how this works, if you qualify for DAS.

    Hello again, Fairuz!

    I am glad to answer another question from you! Preparing for your trip to Disneyland Resort ahead of time is a great idea. Having a solid plan and understanding your options makes the trip go more smoothly, especially when traveling with kids with disabilities or family members who may need specialized assistance. We have food allergies in my family, and I always plan all aspects of our vacations long before we leave to ensure we have plenty of food options. 

    I am glad to hear that you are already familiar with the Disability Access Service (DAS) program! DAS is one of the programs offered at Disneyland Resort to accommodate Guests who cannot wait in a conventional theme park queue for an extended time due to a developmental disability. Guests who are approved for DAS use the Disneyland mobile app to reserve a return time to enjoy select attractions and experiences. The return time is generally comparable to the current standby wait.

    The name of Disney Genie+ is changing to Lightning Lane Multi Pass on July 24, 2024, but the service will generally operate the same way. Purchasing Lightning Lanes is not typically needed when a Guest is approved for DAS on their vacation. However, the maximum party size for DAS is usually 4 Guests, including the registered DAS Guest plus up to 3 additional party members. It may be beneficial to purchase Lightning Lanes if you have more than 4 Guests in your party. In that situation, I recommend speaking to the Cast Member during the DAS registration chat about your options before purchasing the service. It can be purchased after scanning into one of the theme parks each day of your vacation. This is subject to availability, although I have never been unable to purchase it.

    To see if your family is eligible for DAS, visit the DAS registration page up to 30 days before your park visit to speak with a Cast Member over a live video chat. Your son will need to be available to participate in the chat and then you can complete the registration process if found eligible. Keep in mind it may take some time to get connected with a Cast Member during the registration process, so I recommend doing this on a day when you plan to hang out at home. In-person registration is also available on the day of your visit at the Accessibility Services Kiosk, although I suggest completing the process before arriving so you feel comfortable with your plan for the trip. 

    Fairuz, I hope your visit to Disneyland Resort is filled with laughter and joy. Do not hesitate to reach out to me again if you have other questions!

    Magic Happens!
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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Nevada

Hello from Nevada! I'm Jen - a married mom, social worker, and lifetime collector of Disney experiences. Disneyland Resort has been my "home away from home" since I was a child, and Walt Disney World Resort has become one of my favorite vacations spots as an adult. Whether it's celebrating special occasions, dining with food allergies, or making use of digital tools, I love helping Guests maximize their time and fun while visiting Disney destinations!  Learn More About Jen

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