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Changes in DAS?

Discussion in 'disABILITIES!' started by ltmoko, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. ltmoko

    ltmoko Earning My Ears

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    Wondering if there has been any changed in DAS since they changed it in Oct? We went in Nov and could not get one for my wife who has D.J.D in both knees. She has a tough time with stairs, ramps and long waits standing up. They said she did not fit the criteria for a DAS card! Mobility is not an issue in WDW to get a card. Well I gotta tell you it is, but they said no and we had a tough time! Hoping that things have changed some by our next trip this oct!!! Thanks!
     
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  3. aaarcher86

    aaarcher86 DIS Veteran

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    There has been no change in regards to mobility and the DAS. Someone with mobility issues is given the recommendation of renting a mobility aid such as a wheelchair or EVC.
     
  4. Hannathy

    Hannathy <font color=darkorchid>When I stop laughing I will

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    Wouldn't a wheelchair or ECV solve the problem? How is she able to handle the distances from ride to ride all day if the length of the line is to long? Even with a DAS card you still have to go thru the line.
     
  5. SueM in MN

    SueM in MN combining the teacups with a roller coaster Moderator

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    With no place to sit.
    And, during a DAS for many people means more walking because you have to go to the attraction to get a Return Time and then go back to ride.

    The average guest walks at 3-6 miles a day in a Disney park, much of it outside of lines. We kept track on our last trip and actually walked at least 6 miles per day (and were not doing a lot of backtracking or anything that made the distance longer).
    Most guests with mobility related needs would have them met with using a mobility device (wheelchair, ECV, walker/rollator) in lines/attractions. Mobility devices can be used in attractions without DAS.
     
  6. Mrsjvb

    Mrsjvb DIS Veteran

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    the DAS is ONLY for people who physically cannot WAIT IN LINES.

    her issues can be met with an ECV or wheelchair which has ALWAYS been the standard response by Disney. ECVs and WC may enter 98% of all lines.


    as such she does not qualify for a DAS.
     
  7. Schmeck

    Schmeck <font color=blue>Funny thing is now my 17 year old

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    Not really - some people can physically wait in line (as in, they have no physical issues with it) but other issues cause it to be impossible. For people who cannot physically wait in line, the suggestion is to use an ECV or wheelchair.
     

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