Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Mar 16, 2016
    Karen from MN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Taking our 1st family WDW vacation in Nov. My daughter is 6 and on the autism spectrum. We plan on trying DAS. I'm worried she may refuse to board a ride when its our turn. If she does, will my son, age 4, still be able to ride with dad?

    Congratulations on your first Walt Disney World Resort vacation, Karen! On several occasions, my Mouseketeer decided (at the last minute) he was not going to board an attraction. In those situations, we have located a Cast Member, who assisted our family.

    When your family uses Disability Access Service (DAS), your daughter, the recipient, must enter the attraction queue first to scan her theme park media (ticket card or MagicBand). Once Cast Members l confirm DAS and verify her photo, the rest of your party will scan their media and gain entrance. If your daughter is not with the rest of your family and you are using DAS for an attraction, then Cast Members will not permit your family to proceed. My suggestion is to discuss your concern when you request DAS at any theme park Guest Relations so that Cast Members can offer assistance based on your family's situation and provide the best advice to ensure your family experiences all the magic possible. 

    DAS can be used in tandem with FastPass+. My Disney Experience mobile app is a great visual schedule to help your daughter to with "what happens next". Take a look at this example of how my family uses DAS and FastPass+ together at the Magic Kingdom. Please note that you will no longer receive a paper DAS card since DAS is now electronically associated with theme park media.

    My space is limited. I hope this helps, Karen! Please let me know if you have other questions as you plan your upcoming visit!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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