So, are you or a family member medically unable to stand in long lines? Here is everything You Need To Know: DAS Pass At Disney World! Did you have a recent foot injury that has left you immobile and a Disney trip has already been booked and paid for? These are not reasons to think that you and your family can not enjoy a fabulous Disney vacation. Disney has a great service that will help you to have a great vacation regardless of your disability it is called a DAS pass.
What is a DAS pass?
It stands for Disability Access Service Card
How do you get one?
The person with the disability needs to go to Guest Services or Guest Relations at any of the parks. The guest relation office is usually located inside the entrance to the left with the expectation of Epcot and it is located to the left beside Spaceship Earth. You will need to take the magic bands or tickets of the each guest in your party with you. Please do not take your entire party inside guest relations with you have them wait outside. The inside of guest relations is often small. Once inside tell the Cast Member that you wish to get a DAS pass. The cast member will then scan your magic bands or tickets and you will have a DAS pass added to the disabled person’s magic band and the other guest will be listed as having access to accompany the primary ticket.
Do I need to go to Guest Relations each day?
No the DAS pass is usually good for 14 days however if you have additional family or friends come in to join your vacation you will need to go link their tickets and/or magic bands. However we have found that with Annual Passes the DAS pass has lasted for as long as two months.
Who can get one?
Disney World has a great policy of inclusion and honestly anyone can get a DAS pass. Your disability does not need to be physical and Disney has never asked us or anyone I know of. However, I caution all to remember if you are healthy and do not need a DAS pass be grateful for your blessings and wait in line. We have made many memories waiting in long lines playing games very rarely do you get your family or kids captured for an hour so enjoy the line and spend the time bonding if you’re a able to.
Does the person with the DAS pass have to go get the pass?
No the person with the disability does not have to go get the pass. Anyone in the party can go obtain a DAS pass. This is very helpful if you have someone with a foot injury as they are often trying to save their steps. However , the person with the DAS pass does have to ride the ride.
How to use the DAS pass?
Go to the Fastpass entrance for any attraction, then find a Cast Member, they will scan your Magicband and tell you a time to return. It is usually the posted wait time. So, for example if it is 1:00pm and the wait time of your ride is 90 minutes you can return any time after 2:#0pm. This does mean any time after 2:#0pm that same day you can come at 7:00pm if you wish. However, you cannot obtain another DAS pass until that one has been used. You will usually just be told a time however if the system is down, you will be given a paper ticket and a return time with the number of guests in your party. If this happens you do not have to wait to use this one before getting another one, it is paper and not tracked or in the system. You can get another DAS pass right away.
Where do I enter the attraction?
It depends on the ride and your mobility level. You will usually simply use the fastpass line. A cast member may ask you if you are able to transfer or walk for short distance if you are using an ECV or a wheelchair. Just answer the question honestly.
I recommend still obtaining Fastpass+ as soon as possible. Then upon entering the park get a DAS pass for your top ride that you do not have a Fastpass+ for. I also recommend upon early morning entry or low crowd days have your entire party together when you go to obtain the DAS pass. We have had several instances when the Cast Member has let us just go directly on the ride via the Fastpass+ entrance. This has never happened for us on lines with extremely long waits or new rides.
Thank you, Stephanie
Do Note: This is reader Stephanie’s experience and yours may vary.