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Old 01-04-2014, 06:53 PM   #1576
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The DAS program at DL and WDW are the same.
Most of the lines/attractions at WDW are actually Mainstream Lines - accessible thru the regular line. The few that are not have a wheelchair accessible route.

Since CMs can see your wheelchair, they will send you to the accessible path in those few situations where the regular line is not accessible. You don't need a DAS for that.
For myself I am looking forward to this change away from the GAC. It sounds like this will be much more consistent for those that are only dealing with mobility challenges. I use my personal scooter and we are there for rope drop. It was frustrating to wait in line for a GAC. And although in theory I should not have needed a GAC the few times I started out without one I ended up ultimately going to get one because some of the CM's didn't seem to be educated about the policy on mobility challenges. On several occasions I was told I couldn't bring my scooter into the line (regular line!) unless I had a GAC. I was told I couldn't sit in the HC seating at F! without a GAC even though I had my scooter. I knew the policy but it was just easier to get the GAC and show it to the CM's that didn't get it.

It was also frustrating that at the same attraction how they dealt with the wheelchair was inconsistent so sometimes I had no idea where to go. One CM would send me to one entrance and then another would send me back. The next time I would go to where I entered a few hours before only be told to go to the other entrance. I really hope that now all CM's are on the same page and things will go much smoother for this trip.

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I posted this in another place...

Most attractions at WDW have Mainstream Lines, so are accessible and don't have a line up of guests with wheelchairs, ECV.

This is the list of attractions that WDW gives different instructions than just "enter the standard queue". We were at WDW for over 2 weeks in October/November 2013. It was not busy, and we saw no return time cards for any attractions. I expect that they will possibly only give return times when it is busy.

I put the ones in blue that I expect could likely give return times. Most of the others are shows that can hold multiple wheelchairs and the specific entry location is to put guests with mobility devices in the area they will need to be to get to the correct door into the show.

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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: Obtain Fastpass or see Host for options. If FASTPASS is not available, enter thru access on RIGHT
note: people have reported getting return time cards for BTMRR before the DAS was introduced.

it's a small world:Follow directional signs to designated load area

Peter Pan's Flight:Obtain FASTPASS or see host for options. If Fastpass is not available, see a host for options.
Note: we don't know if the recent line renovation changed/will change this, but they had a small area for waiting.


Space Mountain:Obtain a FASTPASS or see a host for options. If FASTPASS not available, enter through queue on RIGHTNote: small area for waiting
I wonder how this will change once the paper Fastpass system is gone (which it sounds like is imminent) . In fact for this trip we will be able to get them-- we are staying at the All Stars so no paper tickets/no Fastpass. Will they then use the Return Time cards more?


It has been a few years since we have been but I haven't heard anything about changes to BTMR. Do you still have to go in through the exit and then go around 2x so you will end up back where you parked your wheels? I can only handle that ride once! I think the last time I rode when they told me I had to go around again I told them I would get out and CRAWL back to my scooter but I was NOT staying in that ride car!
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We will be going soon and I have a few questions:

1. Has anyone recently gotten a DAS at epcot.I know when it was first launched several people had reported problems with misinformation given at Epcot. I am guessing that all 4 parks are running smoothly now? Our first day is Epcot but if I need to go to a different park to get her DAS I can.

2. I thought I read something about looping, but cannot find any information.

3. Mobility issues.:I realize that the standard answer is to rent a wheelchair. Daughter has a muscle condition and fatigues very quickly. Her Pediatrician has strongly recommended she not use a wheelchair as it causes back pain and according to her Pediatrician could lead to scoliosis. Is there a map that shows where benches are located. Or if anyone might have any other suggestion?

Thank you for the help.

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For myself I am looking forward to this change away from the GAC. It sounds like this will be much more consistent for those that are only dealing with mobility challenges. I use my personal scooter and we are there for rope drop. It was frustrating to wait in line for a GAC. And although in theory I should not have needed a GAC the few times I started out without one I ended up ultimately going to get one because some of the CM's didn't seem to be educated about the policy on mobility challenges. On several occasions I was told I couldn't bring my scooter into the line (regular line!) unless I had a GAC. I was told I couldn't sit in the HC seating at F! without a GAC even though I had my scooter. I knew the policy but it was just easier to get the GAC and show it to the CM's that didn't get it.

It was also frustrating that at the same attraction how they dealt with the wheelchair was inconsistent so sometimes I had no idea where to go. One CM would send me to one entrance and then another would send me back. The next time I would go to where I entered a few hours before only be told to go to the other entrance. I really hope that now all CM's are on the same page and things will go much smoother for this trip.
You can find a park map for guests with disabilities at each park in the kiosk at the entrance with the other park maps.
The ones for guests with disabilities are clearly marked and show the 'mobility entrances' for each attraction.
If you run into any issues using a mobility device without a DAS card, showing the map to the CM will do the trick.
We did that before the change - even though DD did have a GAC, we only used it when absolutely necessary. If we were in the designated 'mobility entrance' and were asked for a GAC, we showed the maps hat showed that was where we were supposed to enter. That almost always did the trick.
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I wonder how this will change once the paper Fastpass system is gone (which it sounds like is imminent) . In fact for this trip we will be able to get them-- we are staying at the All Stars so no paper tickets/no Fastpass. Will they then use the Return Time cards more?
They had not changed the maps when we were at WDW in October/November 2013, but I expect that they will change then when Fastpass Plus is totally rolled out.
From what I have read, all of the WDW resorts do have Fastpass a Plus at this point, so you should have that on your next trip.
We used Fastpass a Plus on our last trip and found it worked very well.

They were not using return time cards at all during our visit, but it was pretty quiet most of the time.
People have reported getting them recently when it has been busy. I expect (but don't know for sure) that whether or not they are using return time tickets may depend on how busy it is.
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It has been a few years since we have been but I haven't heard anything about changes to BTMR. Do you still have to go in through the exit and then go around 2x so you will end up back where you parked your wheels? I can only handle that ride once! I think the last time I rode when they told me I had to go around again I told them I would get out and CRAWL back to my scooter but I was NOT staying in that ride car!
It did not change. THe reason they have a handicapped boarding area for BTMRR is that the regular line boards on one side of the track and guests get off on the opposite side of the track (on the side of the ride car opposite from where they came into the ride car).
Since the CMs can't get the ECV over the track, they have guests board at a different place where loading and unloading can take place on the same side of the track.
I don't understand the path exactly, but the reason for riding a second time is to get back to that same side of the track.
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We will be going soon and I have a few questions:

1. Has anyone recently gotten a DAS at epcot.I know when it was first launched several people had reported problems with misinformation given at Epcot. I am guessing that all 4 parks are running smoothly now? Our first day is Epcot but if I need to go to a different park to get her DAS I can.
We went to October 25 and had no problem.
A lot of the issues people reported appeared to have to do with not being able to clearly communicate their needs. Many had mobility needs, but had other needs in addition.
Some posted they were denied a DAS ( and some of the same posters posted the same story several times, so it appeared that there were most people with issues than there really were). Many of those people who were first denied a DAS did go back, re-explained their needs and were able to get one. Some of them re-posted in this thread, some posted in other threads.
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2. I thought I read something about looping, but cannot find any information.
Disney has not posted any specific information about looping and I have asked posters not to post specifics about how it was handled if they did it.
why?
Because exactly how CMs can assist with it is going to vary from park to park and possibly even attraction to attraction, based on how busy it is and what is available.
So, what one person posts is how CMs assisted them may not be how it always will work.

Disney instructs guests to use DAS along with Fastpass Plus or Fastpass. The way you can loop doing that is to get a Fastpass/Fastpass Plus time and then get a DAS Return Time for the same attraction.
The Fastpass/Fastpass Plus will have a time window - You can ride as soon as the 'window' time begins, but you can't ride after the window ends. DAS Return Times work differently. You can come any time after the Return Time, but there is no end time; it doesn't expire like a Fastpass does.
By coordinating them, you can ride first with one and then turn around and use the other to ride.

If the attraction has a shorter wait, you can get a DAS Return Time, ride the attraction going thru the regular queue, then use the DAS REturn Time to ride a second time.
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3. Mobility issues.:I realize that the standard answer is to rent a wheelchair. Daughter has a muscle condition and fatigues very quickly. Her Pediatrician has strongly recommended she not use a wheelchair as it causes back pain and according to her Pediatrician could lead to scoliosis. Is there a map that shows where benches are located. Or if anyone might have any other suggestion?

Thank you for the help.
I don't generally suggest to people that their doctor is wrong, but in this case, I am not even going out on a limb to say he is wrong about wheelchairs, especially if he is talking about a short period of time using a wheelchair, like a vacation.

A wheelchair that is too big or too small could cause back pain because a person in a too small chair could be hunched over and a person in a too large chair could be not getting back support.
That would not cause any long term damage though and the remedy is simple - change position frequently and get up and walk around for a while.
And, wheelchairs don't cause scoliosis - in many cases, the cause is not known.
http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/tc/scoliosis-cause

In some cases, it seems to be hereditary and in other cases it is probably related to muscle imbalance (like my youngest DD who has cerebral palsy - the reason is probably that her muscles pull more on one side of her body because they are stronger/tighter on the left side than the right.)

There are no lists or maps of benches and it appears (at least to me) that there are less than there used to be.
An average person at WDW walks around 5 miles a day - when people actually measured with pedometers, they usually came up with between 3 and 9 miles a day. If you can't imagine that distance, get in your car, start the trip odometer and drive somewhere familiar that you think is 3 miles away. Chances are that 3 miles will be farther than you think.
Once you have a picture of that distance in your head, think about whether your child could walk at least that distance every day for as many days as you will be at WDW.

If she can't, she will need a way to ride sometimes instead of walking all the time. Just because someone who is capable of walking has a wheelchair doesn't mean they have to use it every minute. She could ride for a while, walk until she gets tired, then ride again.
If she is less than 5 feet tall, a smaller wheelchair (16 inch) would be more comfortable than a larger adult sized one.
You can find information about renting wheelchairs in post 2 of the disABILITIES FAQs thread near the top of this board.
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3. Mobility issues.:I realize that the standard answer is to rent a wheelchair. Daughter has a muscle condition and fatigues very quickly. Her Pediatrician has strongly recommended she not use a wheelchair as it causes back pain and according to her Pediatrician could lead to scoliosis. Is there a map that shows where benches are located. Or if anyone might have any other suggestion?
My DD13 has a condition that results in a lot of pain when she does too much physical activity (ex walking) and by too much I mean probably what would be normal for a 13yo. But, if she doesn't move enough she's in just as much pain. Her physical therapist at first was upset with me for saying I was going to use a wheelchair at WDW but when I pointed out just how much walking there is she agreed that it would be ok, but she gave me qualifications to that. She asked me to allow her to use the wheelchair between lands but have her walk within the lands. This will cut down on the amount of walking but still have her not sitting all the time. We'll have control over how much walking vs how much sitting she'll do so if she's getting stiff from being in the chair too much she can get up and walk but if she's doing too much walking then she can sit while we push her. We'll also make sure she does some swimming each day because that's the type of exercise that helps her to work her muscles without stressing them and will help ease overworked muscles (her PT is actually in a pool). It sounds like this type of approach might work for your DD as well (maybe not the swimming depending on her particular issues but the wheelchair approach).
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If you run into any issues using a mobility device without a DAS card, showing the map to the CM will do the trick.
We did that before the change - even though DD did have a GAC, we only used it when absolutely necessary. If we were in the designated 'mobility entrance' and were asked for a GAC, we showed the maps hat showed that was where we were supposed to enter. That almost always did the trick.
Just wanted to add to what Sue said. For those using medical strollers or small wheelchairs that resemble strollers, be sure to display the red sticker in a prominent place. It seems almost every place we take the Convaid Cruiser we are asked to show the tag.

[QUOTE=SueM in MN;50398208]They were not using return time cards at all during our visit, but it was pretty quiet most of the time.
People have reported getting them recently when it has been busy. I expect (but don't know for sure) that whether or not they are using return time tickets may depend on how busy it is.

Only once since October did ds get a return time card, and that was for Peter Pan.




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Yes it sure does!

And not that I know of for the time. I think they can use their discretion with the time.
I was curious, because that seemed pretty consistent that one day.

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That's what we were told.
Sometimes' the CM knows the posted wait is 15 minutes, but the actual wait is shorter. It did happen to us when we were at WDW in late October and early November.

There is no requirement to use the DAS just because you have one. We found many attractions when we went had 10-15 minute waits and we just went in the regular line.

And, with the old GAC (Guest Assistance Card), at many attractions guests with GACs were directed to the regular line if the wait was 15 minutes or less.
We are finding that with the FP+ queue running parallel to the standby, that the attractions where ds had issues with the standby line it's the same in the fast pass line. Ex. the Nemo queue at Epcot. Worked much better when there was the alternate entrance from inside the Living Seas.

Hoping with the slow season starting that things will change a bit and be easier for attractions. We've been averaging 2 attractions a day when we go, one FP and one DAS return time. Mixing in shows, games, and eating in between.
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Disney has not posted any specific information about looping and I have asked posters not to post specifics about how it was handled if they did it.
why?
Because exactly how CMs can assist with it is going to vary from park to park and possibly even attraction to attraction, based on how busy it is and what is available.
So, what one person posts is how CMs assisted them may not be how it always will work.

Disney instructs guests to use DAS along with Fastpass Plus or Fastpass. The way you can loop doing that is to get a Fastpass/Fastpass Plus time and then get a DAS Return Time for the same attraction.
The Fastpass/Fastpass Plus will have a time window - You can ride as soon as the 'window' time begins, but you can't ride after the window ends. DAS Return Times work differently. You can come any time after the Return Time, but there is no end time; it doesn't expire like a Fastpass does.
By coordinating them, you can ride first with one and then turn around and use the other to ride.

If the attraction has a shorter wait, you can get a DAS Return Time, ride the attraction going thru the regular queue, then use the DAS REturn Time to ride a second time.

An average person at WDW walks around 5 miles a day - when people actually measured with pedometers, they usually came up with between 3 and 9 miles a day. If you can't imagine that distance, get in your car, start the trip odometer and drive somewhere familiar that you think is 3 miles away. Chances are that 3 miles will be farther than you think.
Once you have a picture of that distance in your head, think about whether your child could walk at least that distance every day for as many days as you will be at WDW.

If she can't, she will need a way to ride sometimes instead of walking all the time. Just because someone who is capable of walking has a wheelchair doesn't mean they have to use it every minute. She could ride for a while, walk until she gets tired, then ride again.
If she is less than 5 feet tall, a smaller wheelchair (16 inch) would be more comfortable than a larger adult sized one.
You can find information about renting wheelchairs in post 2 of the disABILITIES FAQs thread near the top of this board.
Thank you for all of your helpful information. I did not mean to ask for looping information that had been requested to be posted, sorry about that. I am trying to do my best to prepare her as to how this trip might be different. With the 3 fastpasses I was hoping to line up all 3 on one ride, but the system does not allow that.

Walking around Costco is sometimes to much for her. I knew it was a lot of walking I did not realize how many miles it could be and I will need to rent her a wheelchair.

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My DD13 has a condition that results in a lot of pain when she does too much physical activity (ex walking) and by too much I mean probably what would be normal for a 13yo. But, if she doesn't move enough she's in just as much pain. Her physical therapist at first was upset with me for saying I was going to use a wheelchair at WDW but when I pointed out just how much walking there is she agreed that it would be ok, but she gave me qualifications to that. She asked me to allow her to use the wheelchair between lands but have her walk within the lands. This will cut down on the amount of walking but still have her not sitting all the time. We'll have control over how much walking vs how much sitting she'll do so if she's getting stiff from being in the chair too much she can get up and walk but if she's doing too much walking then she can sit while we push her. We'll also make sure she does some swimming each day because that's the type of exercise that helps her to work her muscles without stressing them and will help ease overworked muscles (her PT is actually in a pool). It sounds like this type of approach might work for your DD as well (maybe not the swimming depending on her particular issues but the wheelchair approach).
Yes, this sounds almost exactly like her. She also dis work in the pool. So, weather permitting swimming will be helpful.
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Thank you for all of your helpful information. I did not mean to ask for looping information that had been requested to be posted, sorry about that. I am trying to do my best to prepare her as to how this trip might be different. With the 3 fastpasses I was hoping to line up all 3 on one ride, but the system does not allow that.

Walking around Costco is sometimes to much for her. I knew it was a lot of walking I did not realize how many miles it could be and I will need to rent her a wheelchair.



Yes, this sounds almost exactly like her. She also dis work in the pool. So, weather permitting swimming will be helpful.
Ask at Guest Relations about looping...they MAY (or may not, no guarantee) be able to offer something to help. Though, as SueM suggests, plan to use your DAS in conjunction with a FP+ and that will at least give 2 rides fairly close together.

You don't mention your daughter's age...if she is young enough, a special needs stroller may actually fit her better than a pediatric wheelchair. Though she might prefer a wheelchair to a stroller -- kids have their own ideas of what's "acceptable." But if fit and support is a concern, and she's small, you might consider a special needs stroller, for which you'll need to get a stroller-as-wheelchair tag at Guest Relations.

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We went to the AK today for the first time since DAS started. Wow! As an offsite guest, being able to make FP+ made it so easy! From 3 when we got there until 6:30 when we left, we did so much!

FP+ kiosks were down when we first got there. So I got ds a return time for Dinosaur. We walked around a little. Then he rode triceratop spin which was a 10 minute wait. Went back to the FP+ kiosk. The kiosks were still down, but a cm with an ipad was able to make our reservations for us. We got Dinosaur, Nemo and Bug's Life.

Watched the parade, then headed to Dinosaur and used the FP+. It was ds's first ride on that ever. He loved it. So we went back in line using the DAS. Ate dinner at Restrauntasaurus. Then headed to Nemo. He was tired and wanted to go home, so we didn't use the FP+ for Bug's Life.

It was sooo nice and so easy to do a park this way. I hope the other parks soon change to offer FP+ to offsite guests.
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We went to the AK today for the first time since DAS started. Wow! As an offsite guest, being able to make FP+ made it so easy! From 3 when we got there until 6:30 when we left, we did so much!

FP+ kiosks were down when we first got there. So I got ds a return time for Dinosaur. We walked around a little. Then he rode triceratop spin which was a 10 minute wait. Went back to the FP+ kiosk. The kiosks were still down, but a cm with an ipad was able to make our reservations for us. We got Dinosaur, Nemo and Bug's Life.

Watched the parade, then headed to Dinosaur and used the FP+. It was ds's first ride on that ever. He loved it. So we went back in line using the DAS. Ate dinner at Restrauntasaurus. Then headed to Nemo. He was tired and wanted to go home, so we didn't use the FP+ for Bug's Life.

It was sooo nice and so easy to do a park this way. I hope the other parks soon change to offer FP+ to offsite guests.
That great it worked for you if the other parks get it which Disney is tryjng to do as quickly as they can. Do you think you will use it more then the das or you see it enhance it for you. They are also close to giving aps magic bands and fast pass plus I think they get it before off site guest get it. Glad you had a great time did you see lion Kim show for the last time before it moves to it new location and see camp Minnie and Mickey for the last time.

I see Dhs being the next park to start testing fast pass plus only unless they don't need more testing.
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That great it worked for you if the other parks get it which Disney is tryjng to do as quickly as they can. Do you think you will use it more then the das or you see it enhance it for you. They are also close to giving aps magic bands and fast pass plus I think they get it before off site guest get it. Glad you had a great time did you see lion Kim show for the last time before it moves to it new location and see camp Minnie and Mickey for the last time.

I see Dhs being the next park to start testing fast pass plus only unless they don't need more testing.
We used 2 of the 3 FP+ today, and only 1 DAS. So today we used FP+ more than DAS.

FP+ worked so much better because you can hold all 3 FP at once. When we were at the MK yesterday, I stopped for a DAS time at Pooh, then on the way back to the family got FP- for Mermaid. They were over at the shooting gallery at the SotMK portal playing. In the time it took me to walk through the crowds to Fantasyland and back, then finished a whole round. So just the convenience of getting the 3 at one stop today at the AK was a huge benefit!

We did not make it over to Camp Mickey Minnie. We stayed around Dinoland and the Tree of Life.
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We used 2 of the 3 FP+ today, and only 1 DAS. So today we used FP+ more than DAS.

FP+ worked so much better because you can hold all 3 FP at once. When we were at the MK yesterday, I stopped for a DAS time at Pooh, then on the way back to the family got FP- for Mermaid. They were over at the shooting gallery at the SotMK portal playing. In the time it took me to walk through the crowds to Fantasyland and back, then finished a whole round. So just the convenience of getting the 3 at one stop today at the AK was a huge benefit!

We did not make it over to Camp Mickey Minnie. We stayed around Dinoland and the Tree of Life.
Yeah your right so let hope Disney rolls out fast pass plus fully I am surprised they didn't do it yet. I know they want it in full effect but want to get it right. I like how they keep putting more fast pass plus kiosks in the park. Like at mk stitch and at dhs muppets ride they replaced the legacy fast pass machines with new fast pass plus kiosks so I guess that what's at of the. Machines will be come.
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We used the DAS at DLR over Christmas and it was great - granted not as easy as the GAC was but I truly had no real complaints about it. My one question is for people who have used it at WDW - are there Guest Relations kiosks such as the ones at DLR that can be used in conjunction with the CM at the actual rides, or do you have to go to each individual ride to get the return time. That is how it reads, but was wondering if that is how the rules are actually applied. Also, since the CM's can access the return time App, could you for ex: get a return time for Space Mountain at BTMRR? Sorry if this has been discussed before but I did a search and did not see it. Thanks in advance!
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We used the DAS at DLR over Christmas and it was great - granted not as easy as the GAC was but I truly had no real complaints about it. My one question is for people who have used it at WDW - are there Guest Relations kiosks such as the ones at DLR that can be used in conjunction with the CM at the actual rides, or do you have to go to each individual ride to get the return time. That is how it reads, but was wondering if that is how the rules are actually applied. Also, since the CM's can access the return time App, could you for ex: get a return time for Space Mountain at BTMRR? Sorry if this has been discussed before but I did a search and did not see it. Thanks in advance!
No, you have to go to each individual ride to get a return time for that specific attraction.
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What is "looping'?

Also--how do I maximize my DAS with Fastpass+ and regular fastpass? I already made my fastpass+ reservations.

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What is "looping'?

Also--how do I maximize my DAS with Fastpass+ and regular fastpass? I already made my fastpass+ reservations.

TIA
Looping is going on the same ride multiple times in a row, with the old GAC this was an easy task, but it requires preplanning with the DAS. My YDD is a looper and I just give up my FP+ and use the DAS in conjunction to enable her to ride 3x on the rides she is obsessed with.

She mostly loops on what I call high pressure rides. Mission Space, ToT, RNRC and EE. Something about the pressure on your body , she craves...and I hate so it works out well. LOL oh and teacups, she would stay on the teacups all day if she was allowed. I don't understand how she doesn't feel sick from spinning??
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