How does a DAS Card work?
This is roughly what the DAS Card will look like.
(The dots are where text will appear on the card)
How can I receive a DAS Card?
- Instead of being granted immediate access to an attraction, the DAS card holder and their party will receive a return time to come back to the attraction and enter though the FastPass queue.
- The DAS Card holder can bring their card to the fast pass cast member at any attraction. The fast pass cast member will write down the name of the attraction, the attractions posted wait time, and a time for the DAS Card holder and their party to return to the attraction.
- Photo ID on the DAS card will verify to the cast member that the DAS Card is being used by the correct guest.
- A return time will be written for the said attractions posted wait time, minus ten minutes. Say for example the Stand-By queue for the attraction is currently at a 40 minute wait, the attraction cast member will write a return time of 30 minutes on the DAS Card.
- During this wait, the DAS card cannot be used for any other attractions.
- Traditional legacy FastPass and FastPass+ may still be used in conjunction with the DAS card.
- If the attraction has a stand-by wait time of less than ten minutes, the DAS card holder and their party will be directed to the stand-by queue.
- Cast Members will utilize a secret code or stamp each day to make sure guests do not tamper or alter their DAS cards.
- Once the DAS card holder and their party returns to the attraction (after waiting the necessary time) the cast member will mark the DAS card by drawing a line through the attraction. Now the guest can visit another attraction using their DAS card.
- Guests and their parties using wheelchairs, ECV’s or tagged strollers are not eligible for a DAS card and can wait in the attractions stand-by queue.
- Almost all attraction queues at the Walt Disney World Resort are wheelchair accessible. Those attractions with non-accessible queues will give wheelchair guests and their parties a pass where a return time will be written for the said attractions posted wait time, minus ten minutes.
Guests with Wheelchairs, ECV’s & Tagged Strollers
- All interested guests can visit Guest Relations to inquire about the new company policy.
- Previously obtaining a Guest Assistance Card (GAC) does not mean you are automatically eligible to receive a DAS card. This is company wide policy change and each concern will be addressed on a case by case basis.
- If you currently have a GAC card, you may stop by any Guest Relations center to discuss this new policy change.
- It is very important to know that Disney will still do their best to go above and beyond to assist each and every guests needs. All a guest needs to do is stop by Guest Relations to discuss their needs with a cast member. Each concern will be addressed on a case by case basis, and if necessary a DAS Card will be issued to the guest.
Obtaining a DAS Card
- If a guest is using a wheelchair, ECV, or has a tagged stroller (for a mobility issue) they are not eligible to participate in the DAS program.
- Those guests using tagged strollers for non-mobility issues will be eligible for a DAS card.
- Almost all attraction queues at the Walt Disney World Resort are wheelchair accessible.
- Those attractions with non-accessible queues will give wheelchair guests and their parties a pass where a return time will be written for the said attractions posted wait time, minus ten minutes.
- It is possible however for those guests returning to incur greater wait times than the stand-by line, due to other wheelchair parties boarding the attraction.
- The Return Pass does not guarantee immediate access to the attraction.
- The Return Pass also lists several terms and conditions that the wheelchair guests and their parties must follow.
Terms & Conditions
- The guest needing assistance from the DAS card will have their photo taken at Guest Relations.
- The guests name and park ticket information will be entered into a database.
- The guest will be asked for the total number of each member in their party. EACH AND EVERY MEMBER of the party must be present at Guest Relations and accounted for. The Guest Relations cast member will physically count the number of people and type the information into the DAS card. No exceptions.
- The DAS card will then be printed and the guest will then sign the very strict “Terms & Conditions” on the front of the DAS card.
- The card only lasts 14 days and must be renewed each week if necessary. No exceptions, not even for passholders.
- Guests who obtain a DAS Card will sign a mandatory “Terms & Conditions” section on the front on the DAS Card.
- The DAS Card MUST be used by the guest who it was issued too. Other members of the parties can schedule new attraction times on the DAS Card without having the disabled person present.
- The DAS Card does NOT provide immediate access to any attraction.
- Altering or writing on the DAS Card in ANY WAY will result in the card being taken away, and the DAS Card holder and their families blacklisted from obtaining another DAS Card on future visits.
- The DAS Card must be renewed every fourteen (14) days.
- In addition to what has been listed, there are several other terms and conditions that the DAS card holder must sign.
- All DAS Card holders will be placed into a database.
- Each DAS Card has a QR code, allowing easy access to the cardholders information.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE PERSONAL OPINIONS BASED UPON INFORMATION PROVIDED TO THE CREATOR OF THIS BLOG. IN NO WAY DOES IT REFLECT THE VIEWS OR OPINIONS OF THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY.