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  • On Apr 10, 2024
    Kevin from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I was wondering once the new DAS policy starts on June 18th would people with autism of any kind like high functioning be qualified for the program or is it only for ones that are lower functioning?

    Welcome to planDisney, Kevin!

    I’m so glad you thought of us as you’re getting your Donald Ducks in a row for your next visit to The Happiest Place On Earth. I’m excited to share the new ways in which the Disneyland Resort is demonstrating its commitment to making the resort ‘A Place Where Everyone is Welcome.

    Kevin, the upcoming enhancements to the Disability Access Service (DAS) are being made to ensure that guests who require special assistance can fully enjoy the attractions. These changes are more specifically designed to make sure that guests who truly need these services can use them. 

    Kevin, determining eligibility for the DAS is now a personalized process conducted through individual conversations with friendly, knowledgeable Cast Members. Whether it's through a pre-screening call or an on-site discussion, these Cast Members are there to make sure your needs are met with understanding and care.

    For guests with developmental disabilities such as autism, the Disability Services team is available via a virtual chat system to address any questions or concerns about the DAS and other services. If needed, Guest Relations can provide a device to access the virtual chat during your visit.

    I hope this information brings you peace of mind, Kevin! If you have more planning questions or need more tips, just visit me again here so I can respond more quickly.

    You've got a friend in me
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Meet the Panelist: Danielle, California

I'm Danielle, happy wife and mom of two of tiny tots. Raised just around the riverbend from the Disneyland Resort, I love finding ways to experience all the magic that The Happiest Place On Earth has to offer! From finding the yummiest snacks, to taking practically perfect photos and adding magic to a romantic night out, let me share A Whole New World of tips to keep your Mouseketeers happy and cozy in the parks and hotels. If you're feeling overwhelmed planning your dream trip, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Danielle

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