Disney 100 Characters; mother, father, daughters; Donald Duck, Pluto, goofy
  • On Jan 26, 2024
    Jaclyn from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does stage 4 cancer qualify for DAS? During my next trip to Disney World, I will be receiving chemo and recovering from a stem cell transplant. I will be immunocompromised and cant be around large groups of people. Would this qualify?

    Hiya Jaclyn! 

    Welcome to planDisney! You are a warrior and I am honored to be the one to help you. Walt Disney World provides quite a few services to guests with various needs and I hope you utilize them. 

    Disability Access Service (DAS) is a great service for guests who have difficulty waiting in a traditional queue environment due to a disability. It allows guests to avoid waiting in the traditional queue and return after a set time after waiting somewhere else. Guests who are in the United States can pre-register for this service using DAS Advance in the period that is 30 to 2 days before you arrive. The pre-registration process involves a live video chat with a Cast Member where you will be asked questions about your situation. I would state all of your medical issues and how they affect your ability to wait in a traditional queue and if it is approved you will be immediately set up for DAS. I had a good friend who is undergoing a similar situation who was approved and I do hope it works the same for you. I cannot make any guarantees but it is worth a try. If you wish to register in person you can visit any of the Guest Relations in the Parks on your first day and Cast Members will just speak to you and set you up in person. One of the fine print details states that if guests have a disability that could best be assisted by a wheelchair or scooter then they will not be approved for DAS as the queues can accommodate for this. Your situation seems to be a bit different but the Cast Member you speak with makes the final decision. 

    I would also reach out to Disability Services, or send an email to disability.services@disneyparks.com if you have additional requests or concerns as they can provide even more solutions. If you need to use a scooter or wheelchair to help make your trip a bit more comfortable then I recommend checking out ScooterBug which is a private mobility rental company that is also Disney's Featured Provider. Wheelchairs and scooters can be rented at Park entrances as well but if you need support to get to your room after a long day then getting one from ScooterBug is a good solution. As a Disney Featured Provider, it can be delivered and picked up from your Disney Resort Hotel without you having to be present. I would also consider purchasing Memory Maker before you arrive so that you can document all of the memories with everyone in the picture. Disney PhotoPass photographers will make sure to make everyone look their best and your gallery will also include all ride images and videos! I know I love to see all of the images to help extend my trip after I return home. 

    I hope this helps and that you find healing and magical moments this upcoming year!

    Happy Planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Nimmy, New York

Hey, it's Nimmy from New York! Just like my guy Jiminy Cricket I am your wisecracking and helpful guide to making the best decisions for your Disney vacation! My husband and I work very hard to journey to our favorite place on Earth, Walt Disney World Resort, as much as we can. We have traveled as just adults, with babies, kids, teenagers, and senior citizens. We have seen so many characters, eaten at amazing places, and consumed a ton of Dole Whips. So "give a little whistle" and let me be your guide! Learn More About Nimmy

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