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  • On Feb 7, 2024
    Jessica from NJ 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 using the DAS pass allow you to access a quick entry line for getting into the parks? Also, can it be used for character meet and greets? Thanks!

    Hello again, Jessica!

    As I'm sure you already know, Walt Disney World Resort is a magical and inclusive place for guests of all ages and abilities. I really appreciate that special programs are in place like Disability Access Service (DAS) which offers some extra help to Mouseketeers who are unable to wait in a traditional queue. Instead of physically waiting in line, eligible guests will be assigned a return time and can complete their "virtual" wait in a more comfortable way. I'm happy to walk you through all the details.

    If you or a guest in your travel party requires DAS you can pre-register online between 2-30 days in advance of your visit via video chat. A Cast Member will discuss the reasons you are requesting the service and if approved can even help schedule 2 advance return times for select experiences. Once approved, you'll also be able to schedule additional return times as needed on the day of your visit.

    Be sure to review the list of available attractions and experiences before your pre-registration so you're familiar with the options throughout your trip. I love that Characters are a priority for your visit (and let's be honest, I make them a priority too!) but not all greetings will be eligible for this service. It appears that Characters that have an existing Lightning Lane entrance in place are among those on the list of bookable DAS attractions (Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theatre, Princesses at Fairy Tale Hall, and Ariel in her Grotto).

    You'll find many other Character greeting opportunities throughout the parks by using your My Disney Experience Mobile App. Simply select the map icon (second on the menu bar along the bottom of the app) and choose "Characters" from the drop-down list at the top. You can filter by park and choose a map or alphabetized list view to find the daily schedules for all your favorite pals. They usually have frequent meetings throughout the day so I'm hoping you'll find a time and setting that works for your crew.

    While DAS will help your eligible party enjoy their favorite attractions and experiences in the parks there is no designated DAS line to enter the parks. That being said, I do have some helpful tips. In my experience, guests tend to funnel to the lines closest to them as they enter. This might mean longer lines on the right side of Magic Kingdom Park for guests entering by bus and longer lines toward the left for guests arriving via Monorail. However, if you walk just a bit beyond those first lines you'll likely find shorter queues. I usually have the best luck going toward the center tap stiles when I visit Magic Kingdom Park. When visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, or Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park you'll want to take a quick look to see where the lines are forming and head in the opposite direction. Even on a very busy day, I've never waited more than 5-10 minutes to get through the lines and into the parks. I'm hoping this timing will suit your travel party's needs.

    If I've missed anything or you have additional questions please feel free to come right back and let me know.

    Magic and memories,
    Amy
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hi, I'm Amy- a proud wife, mom, and Disney adult. I'm a natural planner with a flair for the creative, always looking for ways to add a little magical sparkle to our family's day-to-day happenings and once-in-a lifetime moments. You'll find me and my crew visiting the parks from rope drop to close and packing in as much magic as possible to each day of our Walt Disney World Resort vacation. From dining to photo spots and all the details in between, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Amy

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