Disney will be introducing the new Disability Access Service (DAS) Card on October 9 2013, replacing the existing Guest Assistance Card (GAC).
Disney has recognized that the current GAC card is being regularly abused and has designed the new program to reduce fraudulent use. The most significant change with DAS is that to enter an attraction, DAS Card holders will obtain a return time ticket which is based on the attraction's current wait time. Only one return time ticket can be held at any one time. The DAS Card will also contain a photo of the card holder to prevent card abuse.
To help you get an understanding of the new DAS program we've put together an FAQ of the most important points. You can also join in the conversation on this topic in our discussion forums.
Disability Access Service Card DAS Card FAQ
Where can I get a Disability Access Service Card DAS Card?
The DAS Cards are issued at Guest relations at the parks main entrance. During the registration process a photo of the guest will be taken to be used as part of the DAS Card.
Who can get a DAS Card?
The DAS Card is designed for guests who are not able to wait in a regular queue due to a disability.
How does the DAS card work?
The DAS cardholder, or a member of the DAS holder's party can go to an attraction entrance where a cast member will provide a return time for entrance into the attraction. The DAS Card holder does not need to return at the exact time listed - attraction entry is valid until redeemed by the card holder. The DAS Card holder must board the attraction with their party.
How many attractions can I get return times for with DAS?
One return time can be obtained at a time, and as soon as that has been used, another return time for an attraction can be collected.
Can a DAS Card holder still use FASTPASS and FastPass+?
How long is the DAS Card valid?
The DAS Card is valid for 14 days of use.
Does proof of a disability need to be provided to obtain a DAS Card?
No doctors note or proof has to be obtained to register for a DAS Card.
Is the DAS Card the only service available to help with a disability?
Disney has said that they will consider each situation and will work to accommodate guests individual needs. Guest Relations at each park will be able to help.
Does a wheelchair user need a DAS Card?
No. Guests in wheelchairs will be directed to the standard queue or given a return time, depending on the attraction.