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onboarddreams 03-17-2014 04:27 PM

What qualifies you for the new Disability Assistance Pass (DAP)
 
Hello, I was wonder what disabilities or special needs qualify for a person to receive the DAP at WDW?

If you have knee/back problems, or knee/back pain after standing for too long, would you be able to get the DAP?

Thanks :)

Mrsjvb 03-17-2014 04:34 PM

for all mobility issues the response from Disney is to get a WC or ECV.

just having pain is not good enough, you must be physically or mentally UNABLE to stand in line at all.

aaarcher86 03-17-2014 04:35 PM

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Originally Posted by onboarddreams (Post 50975667)
Hello, I was wonder what disabilities or special needs qualify for a person to receive the DAP at WDW? If you have knee/back problems, or knee/back pain after standing for too long, would you be able to get the DAP? Thanks :)

Mobility issues like this would be directed to rent a wheelchair. The DAS requires more walking than normal touring and wouldn't help a mobility issue.

The DAS is for people who have difficulties in a physical confines of the line.

SueM in MN 03-17-2014 08:25 PM

There is a specific DAS thread for WDW near the top of this board.
The first post in that thread is DAS FAQs.

'Eligibility' for DAS is not based on any specific diagnosis. In fact, the CMs don't want to know/don't ask your diagnosis.

Disney has always recommended an ECV, wheelchair or other mobility device for people who are concerned about standing or walking in lines.
The reason is that a day at WDW includes a lot of walking, much of it outside of lines. There are also a lot of attractions that include a period of standing as a normal part of the attraction. Some of these are shows and some are attractions that load in 'batches' - like Soarin' and Haunted Mansion, which have standing preshows.

This is from Disney's page about DAS:
What is a Disability Access Service Card and how does it work?
The DAS Card is designed to accommodate guests who aren’t able to wait in a conventional queue environment due to a disability (including non-apparent disabilities). A Disability Access Service Card will be issued at Guest Relations main entrance locations and will offer guests a return time for attractions based on the current wait time. As soon as the Guest finishes one attraction, they can receive a return time for another. This service can be used in addition to Disney’s FASTPASS Service and Disney FastPass+ service.

Who will be eligible for a Disability Access Service Card?
Disney Parks’ goal is to accommodate guests who aren’t able to wait in a conventional queue environment due to a disability (including non-apparent disabilities). Guests should visit Guest Relations to discuss their assistance needs.


Does a Guest whose disability is based on the necessity to use a wheelchair or scooter need a DAS Card?
No, a Guest whose disability is based on the necessity to use a wheelchair or scooter does not need a DAS Card. Depending on the attraction, the Guest will either wait in the standard queue or receive a return time at the attraction based on the current wait time. For some attractions at Disneyland Resort, these guests will go directly to an alternate entrance. Guests with additional needs should discuss them with Guest Relations.

And, with this, I am going to refer you to the WDW DAS thread and close this one.


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