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Old 10-26-2013, 04:01 PM   #976
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If he isn't able to stand in lines, the DAS sounds perfect for him. You can get a return time, and wait outside of the line until your return time.

1) Just remember, it is vastly different from GAC.
2) It does not grant access categorically.
3) You are pre-assigned times to report for the ride/attraction.
4) Without the assigned times, you must
. . . wait in line, or
. . . use normal Fast Pass
5) You cannot
. . . go repeatedly on same ride any longer
. . . go on a ride then go onto the next ride immediately
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:09 PM   #977
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Of every card I have, the ONLY one that has my picture is my Driver's License!! My health ins card does NOT have our pictures on it. As a matter of fact, they don't even use our social sec #"s! They don't want them, they don't want to be responsible for them being stolen, if records are compromised!
And between DH and I we have over a dozen CC and NOT one has a picture on it.
Our library doesn't do pictures either. So I have to disagree with your comment about 'everything else having your photo on it'. I would not agree to having my photo on all those things! My choice...
Did you not see the word "seems" in my post? Without the word "seems" then yes I could see you disagreeing with my comment. I said seems like everything, not everything has a photo.

And a little 411,,,My # health insurance and # credit cards BOTH have my photo. (and even though the CC's have my photo I still write "see ID" on them instead of my signature)
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:11 PM   #978
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1) Just remember, it is vastly different from GAC.
2) It does not grant access categorically.
3) You are pre-assigned times to report for the ride/attraction.
4) Without the assigned times, you must
. . . wait in line, or
. . . use normal Fast Pass
5) You cannot
. . . go repeatedly on same ride any longer
. . . go on a ride then go onto the next ride immediately
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:55 PM   #979
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Picked up DAS last night at MK for immune-compromised FIL. First we purchased tickets through guest services, then I explained (in maybe 3 sentences) who needed assistance and what kind. She offered the advice that it would help him avoid standing with the crowd, but that he would need a wheelchair for fatigue. After that she was out to take his photo a minute later - smooth sailing overall
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:30 PM   #980
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With the finger print scans, there's no need for a picture on the APs, as none can just say here use my AP.

But with the GACs, people who weren't riding were handing their passes off to someone else in their party and saying, here use my GAC. I know this did happen, as 8 have seen it happen in front of me. The record was 5 parties in line with me where the GAC holder didn't ride. This probably added 30 minutes to the wait alone, so the pictures were very much needed.
We used to have photos on our APs, at Disney as well as Universal.
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We used to have photos on our APs, at Disney as well as Universal.
I remember the Uni AP photos.
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:19 PM   #982
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We used to have photos on our APs, at Disney as well as Universal.
Yes.

A long time ago - they were not very good. With the finger scans, they don't need pictures that may or may not resemble the actual person.
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Have you also tried bringing something for him to do in line? He might do better with a little portable game or activity during busier times of day, which may allow you to go into slightly longer rides than without the game. It could also save you if there is a backup in the FP line or on transportation.
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Picked up DAS last night at MK for immune-compromised FIL. First we purchased tickets through guest services, then I explained (in maybe 3 sentences) who needed assistance and what kind. She offered the advice that it would help him avoid standing with the crowd, but that he would need a wheelchair for fatigue. After that she was out to take his photo a minute later - smooth sailing overall
Thank you for your report. We are arriving in 2 weeks with my immune compromised 6 yo son. I think I will ask for a stroller as wheelchair tag for him, but I haven't decided about the DAS yet. Can I ask what wording you used? He has been fighting a virus for over a month now, so I am thinking he isn't going to be in as good of shape as I hoped for our trip. If we use the stroller as a wheelchair for the fatigue, do we still need to use the accessible entrance/vehicles. I heard in another thread that the wait for those is longer and i don't want to use up those spots that others really need. He has no problem getting in and out of the stroller and the rides or stairs. He's a fairly typical child otherwise, just a few health issues.
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Have you also tried bringing something for him to do in line? He might do better with a little portable game or activity during busier times of day, which may allow you to go into slightly longer rides than without the game. It could also save you if there is a backup in the FP line or on transportation.
This was my thought, also.
DS had his ipod touch with him on our past trip and we found that he got great wifi everywhere in the parks. Perhaps something like this or a phone to play games on, whatever he likes.

There have been a lot of comments on the theme park boards recently about the long waits at the FP entrances. (This is the entrance you would use with a DAS, correct?) It seems the Magic Bands may be causing quite a back-up. There have also been a lot of reports of much bigger crowds than expected.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:02 PM   #986
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Thank you for your report. We are arriving in 2 weeks with my immune compromised 6 yo son. I think I will ask for a stroller as wheelchair tag for him, but I haven't decided about the DAS yet. Can I ask what wording you used? He has been fighting a virus for over a month now, so I am thinking he isn't going to be in as good of shape as I hoped for our trip. If we use the stroller as a wheelchair for the fatigue, do we still need to use the accessible entrance/vehicles. I heard in another thread that the wait for those is longer and i don't want to use up those spots that others really need. He has no problem getting in and out of the stroller and the rides or stairs. He's a fairly typical child otherwise, just a few health issues.
I don't recall exactly my wording, but it was to this effect:

"I'm traveling with my immune-compromised father and I think I'm supposed to ask you about the Acess Card?" (I always play a little dumb, even when approaching situations I've researched. It helps me avoid becoming confrontational).
CM asks "what are your needs?"
So, I explained needs his doctor talked with us about.
When she started to say "I don't know if the DAS will help with that..." I got really bummed that he wasn't going to be approved. But she went on to give me some advice about the wheelchairs. Then said "I'm going to come out and take your picture" to FIL and that's when I realized he would be ok. We haven't needed to use it yet (AK today) but I did flash it one time at ITTBAB and asked a CM could we stand in the roped-off wheelchair area rather that getting crammed in the cattle drive

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This is getting off topic which sue dose not like so let stick to das and wdw.
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Old 10-27-2013, 01:37 AM   #990
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STOP IT!!

The mods on this board work VOLUNTARILY. All they ask is for posters to follow the rules. Now one of them will have to clean the thread up or maybe they will close it because people don't know how to follow instructions.

Get back on topic. If you want to talk about other issues start a new thread.
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