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  • On May 19, 2024
    Alan from Greater Manchester Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are travelling to Disney World and my nephew will be using DAS. Please can you advise on the definition of "immediate family" as its a bit vague. What relations are immediate family?

    Hi Alan!

    It’s wonderful that you’re getting a head start on planning your Disney World vacation, especially with your nephew’s needs in mind. The Walt Disney World Resort offers many services for guests with disabilities, and it's great that you're exploring these options ahead of time.

    Disney World provides extensive resources for guests with disabilities, including pre-arrival guides, on-site services, and accommodations for various needs, such as mobility issues, cognitive disabilities, and even service animals. For comprehensive information, you can explore these resources on the official Disney World website, which offers downloadable guides and detailed descriptions of available services.

    Regarding your question about the definition of “immediate family” in the context of the Disability Access Service (DAS), it’s important to note that this designation can vary. In the past, immediate family included parents and siblings, however the specific determination for DAS eligibility is made during the registration process. When registering for DAS, your nephew, along with his guardian, will have a discussion with a Cast Member who will help clarify who qualifies as immediate family based on his specific needs and circumstances.

    To prepare for this conversation and ensure a smooth experience, I encourage you and your family to review all available resources and possibly contact Disney’s Disability Services in advance. This proactive approach will help you gather all necessary information and documentation to facilitate the registration process.

    By planning ahead and starting to become familiar with the resources available, you can ensure that your nephew and the whole family has a magical experience at Disney World.

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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

Hi there! I'm Heather from Buffalo NY, a planDisney Alumni and proud mom of three. By day, I'm an oncology nurse, but my heart belongs to Walt Disney World. Having navigated the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and multigenerational groups, I live to turn dreams into magical vacations. When I'm not exploring the wonders of Walt Disney World, you'll find me sailing the high seas on Disney Cruise Line. Adventure awaits - let's make your Disney dreams come true!  Learn More About Heather

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