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Old 02-02-2014, 04:55 PM   #1711
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I don't understand why this simple statement has caused everyone so much confusion.... I'm not trying to beat any system.. Its just fact.. You walk into the park you go to guest relations and you get your picture taken and you get your Disability card. then you proceed to your first ride... you hand it to the cast member and checks the standy time and writes down a time that is 10 minutes less then then the posted standby time.. that is your return time. You come back at that time and go thru the FP line to enter... Simple... we did this over and over again just a week ago in Disney World... that's the procedure. You cannot go to another ride and request another time for that ride on your card... Your only allowed one ride at a time... Simple... With FP you are allowed three at a time... Simple We have no Magic Bands.. no special resort perks... just walk in and get your Disability Card and picture taken. get your card signed and wait for your return time... and if your not in the park early, then you don't have the chance to go get a FP for the more popualr rides like Toy Story... simple.... Just stating the way it works now... They may change it in the future... who knows...
Eh, I could be wrong but I think maybe wording has people tripped up about what you were intending to say. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but you were simply in the beginning trying to explain your experience in how it works, correct? I think I get what your saying though. TY for your comments it helped me understand somewhat how it works. This is all new to me, so it helps to learn from others experiences.
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I don't understand why this simple statement has caused everyone so much confusion.... I'm not trying to beat any system.. Its just fact.. You walk into the park you go to guest relations and you get your picture taken and you get your Disability card. then you proceed to your first ride... you hand it to the cast member and checks the standy time and writes down a time that is 10 minutes less then then the posted standby time.. that is your return time. You come back at that time and go thru the FP line to enter... Simple... we did this over and over again just a week ago in Disney World... that's the procedure. You cannot go to another ride and request another time for that ride on your card... Your only allowed one ride at a time... Simple... With FP you are allowed three at a time... Simple We have no Magic Bands.. no special resort perks... just walk in and get your Disability Card and picture taken. get your card signed and wait for your return time... and if your not in the park early, then you don't have the chance to go get a FP for the more popualr rides like Toy Story... simple.... Just stating the way it works now... They may change it in the future... who knows...

This is where I think you are confusing people. Do you, or do you not know that YOU DON'T NEED MB TO GET FP+. Non resort guests now use their tickets at kiosks set up aroung the park to make up to 3 "Day of" FP+ selections. You can use this AS WELL as DAS. Its not just one or the other. YOU CAN DO BOTH.
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Guests with a disability card cannot schedule more then one ride in advance. Once you have your card filled out by a cast member for a particular ride, you cannot go and have it filled out for another ride. Yes, of course you can go and get a regular FP ticket if they are available to you. but it depends when you enter the park. Say for instance, Toy Story has none available so, we could not get one.. I'm not arguing the point here... I just lived thru it last week... I know the system and have used the old system for 10 years and now dealing with the new setup. All I'm saying is, you should be able to get your card signed three times, just like you are able to get three FP for any regular guest. Having someone with a disability and trying to deal with all this is a difficult task. Unfortunately a few bad seeds ruined for the majority.
DAS isn't FastPass. Don't confuse or commingle the two simply because both sets of guests use the same attraction entrance. The DAS is simply the most reasonable accommodation for guests who can't medically wait in a crowded line.

Yes, you can have just one DAS return time at a time.
FastPassPlus holders can three per day.
DAS holders can also get those same three FastPasses - up to 60 days in advance if staying onsite, or that day.
FastPassPlus holders can't just also simply get a DAS.
Once a DAS holder rides the attraction, they can get another return time for the same attraction.
FastPassPlus users must choose three different attractions.
DAS holders can use them in any/all parks in a single day.
FastPassPlus users are limited to a single park.

There's no more "legacy" FastPass. It sounds like, despite being there just last week, you're unaware of the options open to you.
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The following is off topic from DAS, but pertains to some of what was stated recently:

According to the DIS Unplugged podcast this week, they are rolling out MDE and FP+ to AP holders. You can reserve up to 7 days over a 60 day period. After you use each day, another will be added for you to make new reservations. This prevents AP holders from booking FP+ for weeks at a time. So, AP holders will soon not have to wait until they arrive to make FP+ reservations.
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I don't understand why this simple statement has caused everyone so much confusion.... I'm not trying to beat any system.. Its just fact.. You walk into the park you go to guest relations and you get your picture taken and you get your Disability card. then you proceed to your first ride... you hand it to the cast member and checks the standy time and writes down a time that is 10 minutes less then then the posted standby time.. that is your return time. You come back at that time and go thru the FP line to enter... Simple... we did this over and over again just a week ago in Disney World... that's the procedure. You cannot go to another ride and request another time for that ride on your card... Your only allowed one ride at a time... Simple... With FP you are allowed three at a time... Simple We have no Magic Bands.. no special resort perks... just walk in and get your Disability Card and picture taken. get your card signed and wait for your return time... and if your not in the park early, then you don't have the chance to go get a FP for the more popualr rides like Toy Story... simple.... Just stating the way it works now... They may change it in the future... who knows...
It hasn't caused us confusion; you seem to be confused by the replies. You SHOULD schedule your FP+ times AND THEN work in the ride(s) you want ONE AT A TIME thereby giving you access to MANY MORE than 3 through the FP lines throughout the day- as opposed to those without DAS who get access through FP lines for ONLY 3 period! It's a 'sucky' system but it's all we have to work with now.
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Just a thought: too bad the DAS isn't valid as long as our annual pass. Most disabilities requiring a DAS are not temporary. Seems as if it is a way to discourage people from getting them.

Goofy47- you should really take heed of the advice given in reply to your post. Guests with a DAS get, in effect, FP access for all the attractions- albeit one at a time - PLUS 3 FP+.
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the cast member and checks the standy time and writes down a time that is 10 minutes less then then the posted standby time.. that is your return time. You come back at that time and go thru the FP line to enter... Simple... we did this over and over again just a week ago in Disney World...
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No. Three per day, period. Compare that to your personal experience of obtaining a single DAS return at a time - but with your complete ability to get a DAS return time over and over again on a single day.
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:38 AM   #1718
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If you have not read the DAS FAQs in post one of this thread, I would recommend reading it.
It should answer most of your questions.
There have been VERY FEW minor tweaks of the DAS program/process since it rolled out. It works pretty much the same now as it did at the start.
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Not to sound dumb but can you please tell me what standby time means?? I think no matter what the system is great personally. I have never been to Disney (yet) but I will say not so many places accommodate disabilities like this so I'm grateful for whatever they will give. I actually read the article that's mentioned previously and I recall it saying that people would "rent" disabled people basically so they could ride the rides faster...it's why I've been so scared of the whole DAS system in my trip planning.
The Standby line is just the waiting line. It is where guests who are not using Fastpass Plus or a DAS card are waiting.

You can use smartphone app called My Disney Experience to get an estimate on the current wait in the Standby line.
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I have a question about getting a return DAS time. Do you have to go to the intended ride or is there places I can go to like GS or FP+ booth to get one assigned?
At this point at WDW, you do need to go to the attraction to get a DAS Return Time.
But, the person whose picture is on the DAS does NOT have to go there to get a DAS Return Time. Someone else can take the card there to get a
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DAS isn't FastPass. Don't confuse or commingle the two simply because both sets of guests use the same attraction entrance. The DAS is simply the most reasonable accommodation for guests who can't medically wait in a crowded line.

Yes, you can have just one DAS return time at a time.
FastPassPlus holders can three per day.
DAS holders can also get those same three FastPasses - up to 60 days in advance if staying onsite, or that day.
FastPassPlus holders can't just also simply get a DAS.
Once a DAS holder rides the attraction, they can get another return time for the same attraction.
FastPassPlus users must choose three different attractions.
DAS holders can use them in any/all parks in a single day.
FastPassPlus users are limited to a single park.

There's no more "legacy" FastPass. It sounds like, despite being there just last week, you're unaware of the options open to you.
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Just a thought: too bad the DAS isn't valid as long as our annual pass. Most disabilities requiring a DAS are not temporary. Seems as if it is a way to discourage people from getting them.

Goofy47- you should really take heed of the advice given in reply to your post. Guests with a DAS get, in effect, FP access for all the attractions- albeit one at a time - PLUS 3 FP+.
I think (just my opinion) that at some point in the future, they might 'attach' DAS to the Annual Passand/or Magicband.
Before they do that though, they have to have readers that can read the information at all attractions.
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The following is off topic from DAS, but pertains to some of what was stated recently:

According to the DIS Unplugged podcast this week, they are rolling out MDE and FP+ to AP holders. You can reserve up to 7 days over a 60 day period. After you use each day, another will be added for you to make new reservations. This prevents AP holders from booking FP+ for weeks at a time. So, AP holders will soon not have to wait until they arrive to make FP+ reservations.
I believe this has been in effect for some time.

To the OP, we are in WDW now, and have an AP. We are not tech savvy, and do not own a smartphone. We elected not to get the magic bands even though they were waiting for us when we checked in. They advised us not to connect our APs to our room card because if we lost our room card, it has our name on it and could be a security problem. Our APs only have our first name on them. If you are staying at WDW, or if you have APs, just join into My Disney Experience. (MDE) You will have no trouble getting FP reservations, if you wish to plan ahead. If you are not so much into planning, and just want to wing it, just go to the FP kiosks when you are in the park. They can make or change any reservations you might have. To be honest with you, the park is not busy now, and we have not used each of our FPs. We have only used our DAS 3 times in 14 days.
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:28 PM   #1720
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You cannot go to another ride and request another time for that ride on your card... Your only allowed one ride at a time... Simple... With FP you are allowed three at a time...
The DAS waiting time that's written on the card is the equivalent of waiting in the line stand-by for that amount of time. You cannot wait in two lines at the same time stand-by and you cannot have two DAS times at the same time. You can only virtually be in one line at the same time.

Fastpass is a different system with different rules. It can be used in conjunction with DAS.
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We are planning on going to the parks for 4 days but it looks like the tickets we'll be getting are for 4 days with a 5th day free. Given that, we're thinking that we may take our first day in Orlando and head over to one of the parks in the afternoon to get the DAS squared away and maybe ride a couple of rides and see fireworks. The thought was that we could do this so we would be ready to hit the ground running on the first full day. Is this a reasonable idea?
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We are planning on going to the parks for 4 days but it looks like the tickets we'll be getting are for 4 days with a 5th day free. Given that, we're thinking that we may take our first day in Orlando and head over to one of the parks in the afternoon to get the DAS squared away and maybe ride a couple of rides and see fireworks. The thought was that we could do this so we would be ready to hit the ground running on the first full day. Is this a reasonable idea?
Yes this is a reasonable idea. If you're eligible to book FP+ ahead of time then you should even set up some FPs for that arrival day. If you can't then when you get your DAS you should ask if you can set up some FPs while you're at Guest Relations (I think you can do it at the one inside the park so if that's where you get your DAS then you might as well).
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Yes this is a reasonable idea. If you're eligible to book FP+ ahead of time then you should even set up some FPs for that arrival day. If you can't then when you get your DAS you should ask if you can set up some FPs while you're at Guest Relations (I think you can do it at the one inside the park so if that's where you get your DAS then you might as well).
When we were at GS on Sunday, there was a FP+ kiosk in GS as you walk in, it was to the far right against the window/wall.

And the cm who renewed ds's DAS gave him a starter attraction return time! He chose Buzz.
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Stroller as a wheel chair

We are going to WDW for the first time since they started the DAS. Im a bit concerned and confused. We have a large party, 13 and 1 park there will be 16 of us. We have a range of special needs and have always been easily accommodated with the GAC.

My main question, at this time, is for my children that need a stroller as a wheelchair, do they get a DAS card to get times to return or do they just go through the wheelchair access for rides/attractions? Im just trying to prepare them and myself as we separate our large group and go our own way at each park. Our youngest son has cerebral palsy and our youngest daughter has multiple medical needs for the stroller so it is necessary for us to always have it. We purchased a double stroller to accommodate them with the thoughts of Disney. (at home they have their individual strollers as they are more comfortable for them.

I appreciate your assistance with this question.
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They just need the stroller as a wheelchair tag. You get it at guest services. You take the stroller through the regular queue unless it's not wheelchair accessible (relatively few). The cm at the front will direct you if you need an alternate entrance.
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