WDW -Disability Access Service (DAS) Post 1 updated 4/25/14 - stamps at attractions

Discussion in 'disABILITIES!' started by SueM in MN, Sep 28, 2013.

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  1. gwynne

    gwynne Be always blooming

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  3. aaarcher86

    aaarcher86 DIS Veteran

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    Lets not turn it into a debate and give the mods work to do.

    Per the DAS mobility issues can be resolved with a mobility device. If you feel it is a money grab you can rent from an outside company or bring your own.

    GAC was issue for a lot of things it wasnt necessarily meant for which is part of the reason it is being revamped. Getting one previously doesnt necessarily mean those same factors qualify for a DAS.
     
  4. aaarcher86

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    Its just a loose term. Getting a 10 min wait over 60 is essentially going to the front of the line. Its not literal.
     
  5. Gracie09

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    That's kind of splitting hairs don't you think. When instead of waiting two hour for tsmm someone can get on in less than ten minutes with the right gac. It's as close as a fotl pass as you can get without shelling out hundreds for a VIP tour
     
  6. andersonsc

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    yes, that's what I meant. I know GAC didn't get literal front of line but 20 min is a lot better then 60+ min!!

    It's really the comment that some people can't stay all day in the park and therefore the DAS doesn't work b/c it involves waiting. Well, I think there is a lot of people (not disabled) who can't stay all day in a park for one reason or another.

    If people are going to decide not use a wheelchair, then it limits their time in the park because they tire from the walking. I don't think they should get a DAS because there are way to meet their needs if stamina or walking is the issue.
     
  7. LucyBC80

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    My mom tires easily because of her age. Does she qualify for a DAS? OF COURSE NOT. We plan around it, take breaks to avoid the afternoon heat and we utilize fastpasses to make it all work.
     
  8. samnbilly

    samnbilly Loves the GF and the Castle.All nurses go to heave

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    I'm curious how others with a disability do things in their normal life, away from Disney attractions, sparkling parades & all the other amazing things it comes with.

    I have a disability just like many others that travel to WDW & DL.

    When I'm at home, I can't do a full order at the grocery store (DH goes shopping), I don't have the ability to do anything that requires a full day.
    I'm on SSD. I don't work anymore ;( I'm still young, I'm a Mother to teens that assist me.

    Even before I acquired this disability, we never went RD to close at WDW. It's exhausting..for anyone. We would spend part of the day, do lunch, enjoy the pool & back in the evening for a bit.

    The point I'm making, is when you have a disability, you have to plan your day. You get tired more easily & with or without a scooter or wheelchair, WDW is a long day.

    All of our lives with the disability that we have, it requires change. This is no different.

    We shouldn't be able to do more than the average person who doesn't have a disability. I'm thankful that they've put a new system in place. I've never had to use the old system per-se, but if we went to an attraction, we waited until we were able to split over into where the FP ppl were waiting, just to give me a bit extra time to board the ride (it was our turn)

    I'm thankful that I'll be able to receive a return pass that enables me to go to the First Aid station if need be, I can rest if I need to, & my family can go on attractions that I can't. That surprises me a bit that I don't hear about ppl with disabilities not being able to go on some of the attractions? I hear ppl talk about stairs in certain areas, but maybe it's just not something that's mentioned in this thread.

    Everyone has to make modifications in real life.
    Disney is no different..it's just a lot more fun!!
     
  9. disney david

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    Sorry I double check it the first time gave me a hard time then fixed and it worked. When I tried it it put a screen up where on the top it said skip is that the same screen you get. If you skip it it should let you see it. Again I am sorry I will see if their another photo I can use.
     
  10. SueM in MN

    SueM in MN combining the teacups with a roller coaster Moderator

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    I don't know if all do, but many do or could get one from a nearby attraction if a guest had a need
     
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    I find it funny too, in my experience, the GAC did make some waits shorter and some longer. But ultimately it evened out throughout the day. I think the new system will ultimately make it equal throughout the day, they just need to work kinks out like how to eliminate the extra walking, etc.
     
  12. PlainJane

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    Thank you!
     
  13. Robbi

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    Figured it was coming- a class action suit against Disney for discrimination as a result of the GAC change. All disabilities will be represented not just autism.
     
  14. disney david

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    You have link about it so we can see the details
     
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    Waste of time, Too many other theme parks use the same process and have for years without being accused of discrimination.
     
  16. SueM in MN

    SueM in MN combining the teacups with a roller coaster Moderator

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    please start a new thread if you want to discuss this.
    This thread is for how the DAS works.
     
  17. aaarcher86

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    The lawyer is a personal injury attorney lol

    ETA: Sorry Sue. Didn't see your request until after I posted.
     
  18. Robbi

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    Sorry Sue
     
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    This is where planning is key. You'll have to plan on waiting nearby if you don't want extra walking.

    What worked for us at the MK was I was the runner. DS had no clue I was going for a return time for him. He and dh played Sorcerers and asked to be located in Adventureland. When his portal was in Tortuga Tavern, we took a break there in the air conditioning until it was time to ride JC. After JC we went to Aladdin for a wait time. It worked out great for us as long as ds wasn't in the know that there was a time involved. For Aladdin he knew and it was a problem. We waited it out at Peco Bills and ate dinner. Rode Aladdin, then went home.
     
  20. SueM in MN

    SueM in MN combining the teacups with a roller coaster Moderator

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    If this is all the discussion there is going to be it can stay here. LOL
     
  21. LisaBi

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    Ahh....Aladdin....that one is out for us regardless of any accommodation. Even a true FOTL wouldn't get DS near it. He sees what looks like a huge crowd and won't have anything to do with it. Thank God that for the majority of attractions the line is hidden. While he does melt down with extended wait times, seeing a crowd or long line is the worst of it for him. I think if I play it smart between FP and DAS I should be able to make it work without too much criss-crossing. He is OK with a return time as long as we can do something else he wants in the meantime. Last trip he did good with "we'll get a ticket to ride Space Mountain later" and then go ride Buzz and maybe get a snack.

    The CM's will surely get a chuckle out of his DAS card if we have to use it....SpaceM, Buzz, POTC, repeat. If MK had nothing but those three attractions he would be happy.
     
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