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Today is the LAST Day for DAS Pre-selections in Disney

Today is the LAST Day for DAS Pre-selections in Disney


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If you have been holding off on registering for DAS or if you are already registered and wish to make pre-selections, you definitely want to hurry and get it in before the day is out. Today is the LAST day for DAS pre-selections (as we currently know them).

Changes to DAS

Magic Kingdom's Newest Experience Is Coming Soon
Credit: Donna

Disney graciously allows Guests who cannot wait in a physical queue the opportunity to apply for the Disability Access Service (DAS). However, it is no secret that Disney is launching BIG changes to DAS. These changes go into effect on May 20, 2024.

While a lot is still unknown pertaining to DAS, we do know a few things for certain. For example, DAS access to attractions will only be extended to the registered Guest plus 4 accompanying party members (with exceptions only for large families).

Then, of course, there is a lot that is still unknown about what DAS will be like after today. Disney’s website states it is “intended to accommodate only those Guests who, due to a developmental disability like autism or similar, are unable to wait in a conventional queue for an extended period of time.” Guests will begin learning more about this tomorrow.

Pre-selections

Credit: Kate

We do know that TODAY (May 19) is the last day to make DAS Pre Selections as we currently know them. Today, a Cast Member confirmed this in the DAS chat.

The Cast Member stated “Today is the last day to make preselections and you are only able to book 2-30 days in advance. So 30 days from today would be June 18.”

This means that June 18 is the final day for preselections as DAS users currently know them. So, if you are traveling between now and June 18, try to get in and make your preselections if you haven’t and you wish to use the service.

What’s Next for Preselections

Adorable Toy Story Popcorn Bucket and More are Coming Soon
Credit: Kate

Although today is the last day for registered DAS users to book DAS preselections as we currently know them, they may not be vanishing completely. Disney initially indicated Advanced pre-arrival selections will no longer be a default offering to every DAS user.

However, perhaps they will be available on a case-by-case basis. Guests will know more after tomorrow. Right now we just know today is the last day as we currently know it.

Hopefully, the new system will cut down on abuse of the system. And, hopefully, the new system will not block anyone who truly needs the accommodation.

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Laura

Monday 20th of May 2024

We are a family of 6 will we still be able to all be one the same pass. We are 2 adults and children 11, 8, 5,and 2.

KatieP

Wednesday 29th of May 2024

Thanks for reading, Laura. I have heard that families with children under 18 can still have more than 3 family members added to the pass provided they are all immediate family members as defined by Disney (2 parents and any children under 18). However, Disney does not seem to have this information avaliable in print at present.

Dora

Sunday 19th of May 2024

It's BS that so many people abuse this system and then go post and brag about it on social media. It really effects those who really need it. My husband has disabilities from his time in the military, and now with the new changes, he probably will not be able to get the DAS. As far as pre selects go, we honestly really didn't know about them until recently, and never took advantage of it, so this part really doesn't matter to us.

S

Monday 20th of May 2024

@Dora, truly it doesn't seem to be abuse so much as the system is widened up so much that there are simply too many people who qualify. For example, if even 10 or 15 years ago you had said that typical kids with ADHD should be getting a disability pass, You would have been met with a combination of laughter and disgust at the idea. Now it's one of the big things people talk about, "My 5-year-old is ADHD so he can't wait in any lines..." There are so many things that are common to use it for these days that you've probably got 20% of the population qualifying for the pass and those people aren't coming to the parks alone. When they switched from the older system to a pass that was a one-size-fits-all is where this opened a huge can of worms. It switched between people getting it because "we actually need this for everything" to people who need it for a small handful of situations but now have a pass for everything. Then the number of people using the pass caused more people to need the pass, and it spiraled. You now have one class of people who have a disability and get to go on rides back to back and a different class of people who are waiting 45 minutes for It's a Small World on an off season day with almost no crowds, And by the end of the day, maybe getting in 5 rides to the other person's 10. I mean it's even becoming a thing that people are using a disability pass because their child has food allergies and they're worried they might encounter food in the line. Yet even a decade ago my son who had history of both contact and airborne anaphylaxis to foods like dairy and egg, the standard response was there's nothing anyone can do to help you, so we had to keep our eyes open as it wasn't the line itself that was a problem.

KatieP

Sunday 19th of May 2024

Thank you for reading. I hope you husband is still able to get his needs met in the parks.

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