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

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  1. Robbi

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    I remember the Uni AP photos.
     
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  3. SueM in MN

    SueM in MN combining the teacups with a roller coaster Moderator

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    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.
     
  4. mistysue

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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.
     
  5. ny3boys

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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.
     
  6. SmallWorld71

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    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.
     
  7. TreeSapp

    TreeSapp That weird guest in line who'll talk to anyone.

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    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 ;)
     
  8. disney david

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    This is getting off topic which sue dose not like so let stick to das and wdw.
     
  9. disney david

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    Sorry off topic
     
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    Self edit to not go anymore off topic
     
  11. mrsksomeday

    mrsksomeday My Prince uses a power wheelchair!

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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.
     
  12. disney david

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    Thanks your right
     
  13. SueM in MN

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    Thank you.
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  14. WantToGoNow

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    Also, the week we were there the FP lines were still pretty long. Even after you wait for your time, you will still have a line.

    I never even considered getting a DAS for my ADHD/ODD son but he's never had an issue waiting. When he was smaller he would do stuff like put his mouth on the handrails (eek) but he seems to have outgrown that. WDW is stimulating, make sure he has his meds. I noticed my sons meds seemed to wear off much earlier than at home.
     
  15. SueM in MN

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    Off topic posts were deleted.
    If you are interested in the history of the Disboards, better places to ask would include the Community Board or the DIS Unplugged Boards.
     
  16. lovethattink

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    If you are using stroller as wheelchair, you'll be sent to an additional waiting area at tsm, Buzz, Jc, the new ariel voyage of the little mermaid, and a few other attractions. There may be additional wait time and the DAS does note that waits may be longer in the terms of agreement.
     
  17. mjr0483

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    So this information might be in here some where but this thread is super long.

    From the sounds of it there is some walking investment to make the DAS work as you have to walk to the ride entrance to get a ride time. I have read some comments about kiosks?

    Is this only at DL or will it be coming to WDW?
     
  18. delmar411

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    There is a lot of walking at WDW to deal with the card. I'm not sure if/when the kiosks will get to WDW but sooner is better IMO. I think I walked an extra 3 miles yesterday as the runner. It sucked a lot and made my already thinned patience that much harder to keep.

    Plus when I walked from RNRC to TSM the time I had for wait time had jumped significantly by the time I got to the ride. Making it a waste of a walk because it was now too late for us to stay there.
     
  19. Granny square

    Granny square Always planning a trip!

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    Is there more running than being a fp runner. Seems it would be the same.
     
  20. mjr0483

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    It would be nice if they allowed you to check in at any ride. Sounds like they just need a pen and the current wait time at the ride which the App provides.

    I guess why make it easy.
     
  21. SueM in MN

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    Post one is a summary of FAQs, so it is a helpful place to look.

    WDW has CMs stationed at attractions - they have had greeters for most attractions for a long time. With Fastpass Plus being rolled out and many attractions with Fastpass, there were already CMs at each attraction that could be used for DAS Return Times.
    There are rumors, but nothing confirmed, that WDW may get kiosks when Fastpass a Plus/Magicbsnds/RFID cards are totally implemented.
    That may be just someone's idea or may have some basis in fact.

    DL has kiosks - the reason I have heard was because they did not have CM greeters for each attraction like WDW does.
    DL also does not have RFID cards yet.
     
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