Mom And Son Safari
  • On Jun 3, 2014
    Aleen from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My son has Autism.How does the fast pass reservations work for him?How long is the average wait time before using the fast pass reservations?The longer we have to wait to use fast pass reservations will be just as bad as waiting in a long line.

    Hi Aleen ~

    ​I have a son with several types of disabilities and I am happy to assist you. Disney is committed to assisting Guests with all types of special needs including those with Cognitive Disabilities. You can request a Disability Access Service Card (DAS) for your son by going to Guest Relations at any of the theme parks. Here are some details explaining how the DAS works. I've also included a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the DAS.

    Sometimes the FastPass+ (FP+) lines can get a little backed up but usually we only have to wait about 10 - 15 minutes. If you see that the FP+ line is long, walk around for a few minutes and then come back.

    You can use FP+ in addition to the DAS and I highly recommend that you do. You can select up to 3 FP+ experiences per day at one theme park in advance. Guests staying on property can make FP+ selections 60 days in advance. Guests who are not staying on property but have already purchased tickets and linked them to their My Disney Experience accounts can make FP+ selections 30 days in advance.

    After you have used all of the FP+ selections you made in advance (this means all of the windows of returns times have passed even if you missed one of your FP+ times), you can then select an additional FP+. After you finished that FP+, you can select another one, and so on.

    We try to plan shows, parades, and taking a break to eat between our FP+ and DAS times.

    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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