Mom And Son Safari
  • On Sep 19, 2014
    Clair from east yorkshire Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, my son has autism and we have used the DAS card in the past but not for the characters can we use it for the characters that have fast pass? Thank you

    Hi Clair ~

    I love to see that you are planning ahead. It makes for a smooth trip once you arrive at Disney.

    We have been able to get a Disability Service Access Card (DAS) return time for character meet and greet locations that are in a permanent venue like meeting Mickey in the Town Square Theater that offer Disney FastPass+ service (FP+).

    If you feel that your son will need assistance for character meet and greet locations that do not offer FP+, it won't hurt to ask a Cast Member. Some are willing to help and others are not.

    For character meet and greet locations that are out in the open, Cast Members usually let one of us walk around in the area with our son while the others in our party wait in line.

    It may help to bring things to entertain your son while waiting in line (favorite toys, electronics, head phones, etc.). I also try to keep my son engaged by talking to him or playing little games while we wait in line. It doesn't always work and sometimes we just have to take a deep breath and regroup.

    Here is some information regarding the DAS and children with autism that may assist you before and during your trip.

    Please feel free to visit us again with all of your planning questions. We are hEAR for you!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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