New WDW Disability Access Registration Process Begins
Registering for a Disability Access Pass (DAS) at the Walt Disney World Resort just became a much easier process for so many. With the debut of Disney Genie coming next week, DAS also received a huge upgrade. As of today, DAS guests can pre-register using live video chat between 2 and 30 days prior to their park visit.
Registration for this convenient new service suprisingly went live today. To register, first, make sure that your entire travel party is added under “Family and Friends” in MyDisneyExperience. Also, make sure that everyone in the travel party has valid park tickets. Then, visit the DAS registration website to request your pre-arrival video conference.
If guests are arriving in the next few days or are already onsite, they can still use the traditional mode of DAS registration: popping by Guest Relations at the main entrance of any of the four theme parks to set up the pass. For those starting their theme park adventure at EPCOT, we highly recommend Guest Relations just outside of the International Gateway also.
Starting on October 19th, guests who pre-register will also be able to select 2 DAS Advance selections during the call. The selections are only available for select attractions available under the new Genie+ program. They will not include those that must be purchased seperately to access the Lightning Lane (i.e. Frozen Ever After at EPCOT) or those that use a virtual queue (i.e. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure). For a complete list, visit the FAQ site for Disability Access.
According to Guest Relations representatives onsite, guests with reservations in the next 30 days will also be able to set up these DAS Advance selections for guests beginning on Oct. 19th and continuing throughout this opening 30-day period. After that 30-day period, the 2 DAS Advance selections will only be available to guests who pre-register using the live video chat option. On-site guests who arrive prior to Oct. 19th can register for DAS to be ready for the new system on October 19th, but they cannot book the DAS Advance passes until Oct. 19th at the time of publishing.
Using Disability Access During the Day
Starting next Tuesday, DAS passholders will be able to access attractions in a variety of ways throughout the day. For those that register online at least two days prior to arrival, they will start the day with those two previously scheduled DAS Advance selections. Futhermore, guests will be able to schedule attractions throughout the day in two ways:
- Guests can still use the traditional system of visiting an attraction and requesting a return time throughout the day just like before. This will be especially important for those Lightning Lane attractions. Guests can also request return times from people at Guest Experience points within the parks.
- As of October 19th, guests can also schedule return time selections using the My Disney Experience app while in the park.
DAS Guests will be able to have a return time at the same time as a Genie+ return time for those paying to use the Genie+ services.
As with all things Disney Genie, news comes out daily regarding this exciting new service. We can’t wait to share all of our tips and tricks as the 19th approaches.