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Accessibility disability passes, questions, tips

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Re: Disabilities at Disney
« Reply #45 on: February 24, 2010, 12:01:08 PM »
thanks bensmum. I'll make sure to have everything with me. We wouldnt be doing crush etc as my little lad is a small enough 5 yr old :)
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Re: Disabilities at Disney
« Reply #46 on: February 24, 2010, 01:23:20 PM »
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The cast member at City Hal will explain it to you. the pass we had also told you where to enter and there will be a CM about to show you if you are unsure. Some of the rides use the fast-pass queue others will use exits or in the case of crush an emergency exit. It is all explained on the pass as well-you don't enter the normal queue for any of the rides that I can remember.

Exactly, it depence the kind of disablety you got. They ask you, if you can mangage to claim on steps or not etc. With my mother we had to use always a special entrence, like at Star Tours, one with an elevator. My friend with her son, also a green pass, has to use the fast pass entrence at Star Tours.

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Re: Disabilities at Disney
« Reply #47 on: February 25, 2010, 05:24:39 PM »
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great info about the passes, my son has adhd and cannot be in a queue (not even in school) without getting very aggitated.
If i bring the diagnoses letter from my gp will that be enough?
Im in ireland and i dont ahev any disability card for him.

Also what happens if you get teh card? Do you have to re-new it each day your there? We will be in the park 3 days.
On the first day do i go straight to city hall with the doctor letter?

Thanks in advance :)

If your GP explains his entire condition and clearly states that because of it he cannot queu though to the agitation it _should_ be alright.  Without a handicapped pass I don't dare to say for certain that it will be, but it is at the very least worth the try and I personally don't think they'll say no.

You should go to guest relations with the GP note when you arrive and they should write you a pass valid for the duration of your stay when they give you one.

Hope that helps!
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Re: Disabilities at Disney
« Reply #48 on: February 25, 2010, 06:02:35 PM »
thank you hildekitten, i'll get all my stuff together in the next week to have it ready :)
(loved your trip report and photos too)
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Re: Disabilities at Disney
« Reply #49 on: February 25, 2010, 11:45:46 PM »
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thank you hildekitten, i'll get all my stuff together in the next week to have it ready :)
(loved your trip report and photos too)

You're welcome, I'm glad you found it useful.
And that you enjoyed the photos and the trip report.

If you have any more questions about the disability pass, don't hesitate to ask.  Either me or others on here are happy to help out :)
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Re: Disabilities at Disney
« Reply #50 on: March 21, 2010, 05:21:53 PM »
HildeKitten your info is fab
Booked today and the very nice lady said that any proof of disability to take to City Hall must be dated within 90 days (letter from GP or specialist)
Also wanted to thank whoever it was (cant find who it was - apologies) that you request on booking for a quiet room. YS has aspergers and last time we were near the lifts. The noise of people running backwards and forwards made it very hard for him to settle at night. Anyhoo, whoever it was Thanks so much :)
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Re: Disabilities at Disney
« Reply #51 on: March 21, 2010, 10:16:00 PM »
I've found that my standing in the queues is getting harder every visit, unfortunately. So I'm going to try get a disabillity pass for my next visit too, this topic's been very helpfull!

So if I understand correctly, when we're visiting with 3 persons (myself and 2 friends), I can try to make sure we can all ride together? Cause otherwise I'd rather have more pain, but enjoy the company of my friends.
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Re: Disabilities at Disney
« Reply #52 on: March 22, 2010, 02:43:27 PM »
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I've found that my standing in the queues is getting harder every visit, unfortunately. So I'm going to try get a disabillity pass for my next visit too, this topic's been very helpfull!

So if I understand correctly, when we're visiting with 3 persons (myself and 2 friends), I can try to make sure we can all ride together? Cause otherwise I'd rather have more pain, but enjoy the company of my friends.

There's never a guarantee, but if you tell them that you're there with a group totalling 4 people and emphasis you really don't want to be split up for rides they're likely to let you guys stick together and give you the green pass instead of the yellow one.  Just be friendly and explain it to them and it should be alright :)
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Re: Disabilities at Disney
« Reply #53 on: April 06, 2010, 02:23:31 PM »
just thought i'd report back on this...

in september we took my 88 year old nan to disneyland in a wheelchair. we went straight to city hall to ask for a pass and they asked for her blue badge which she went to get out of her handbag.... and then realised we'd left it in ashford in the car as we parked in a disabled space  :roll:   :lol:  lol

they were very kind though and, after a small discussion between themselves, asked if nan could walk at all. we showed them how she could walk a few steps but very unbalanced and they straight away gave us a pass and explained about how many people could go on each ride etc.. and that the only ride that wasn't disabled-friendly was the peter pan ride so we had to miss that one out.

i must say that everybody was absolutely fantastic with accomodating nan and the wheelchair and even on the rides where it says only 1 or 2 others, they let all 5 of us on together  :D

nan had a fantastic time - she said it was the best time of her life...

sadly she passed away in january  :cry:  but i will treasure our short trip to disneyland with her, and the way the CM's treated her was above and beyond IMO  :)
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Re: Disabilities at Disney
« Reply #54 on: April 06, 2010, 02:57:29 PM »
I got ds his pass very easily.
I had brought a letter with me stating his diagnoses.
We got the pas s the second day (i thought we could get by without it) they hardly looked at the letter as ds was having a bit of a moment while we were getting the pass.
The pass was very helpful.
If buzz or thunder mountain were busy they gave you a time (like a fast pass) to come back at - you then went to a disabled spot at that time and they let you on the ride.
Different attraction allowed differnt number of guests on with you. We had the green pass.
Thanks to everyone who helped me :)
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Re: Disabilities at Disney
« Reply #55 on: April 13, 2010, 05:16:56 PM »
I've been reading the online guide for disabled visitors but can't find the infomation that I need.  Some rides require transfer from a wheelchair which we can organise, but what isn't clear is whether or not the person needs to be able to sit independently.  At this point we are only planning our visit but would like to work out what is completely impossible for our son, presumably on some things he would be able to sit on our lap or if sufficiently supportive he would manage in the ride seat with restraint....but I don't fancy queuing for rides to get to the front and then find they are completely unsuitable.  Advice from other travellers with profoundly physically disabled children would be good :D

Thanks in advance
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Re: Disabilities at Disney
« Reply #56 on: May 12, 2010, 01:21:42 PM »
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I've been reading the online guide for disabled visitors but can't find the infomation that I need.  Some rides require transfer from a wheelchair which we can organise, but what isn't clear is whether or not the person needs to be able to sit independently.  At this point we are only planning our visit but would like to work out what is completely impossible for our son, presumably on some things he would be able to sit on our lap or if sufficiently supportive he would manage in the ride seat with restraint....but I don't fancy queuing for rides to get to the front and then find they are completely unsuitable.  Advice from other travellers with profoundly physically disabled children would be good :D

Thanks in advance


On the rides, which require a transfer, the passanger has to sid independently. I only know two rides, where your son could sit in his wheelchair. That is Buzz Lightyear and It's a small world. On the most of the rides in DLP it is not allowed to take kids on the lap. WDW is much more wheelchairfriendly, they got more rides with special "seats" for wheelchair rider.

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Re: Disabilities at Disney
« Reply #57 on: July 24, 2010, 07:57:22 AM »
Hey guys, how specific does the letter need to be to gain the pass? I have just received the latest of many reports from robs psychologist that states he has aspergers-would that be good enough or do I need a letter stating specifically that he cant cope with queueing? Cheers
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Re: Disabilities at Disney
« Reply #58 on: July 24, 2010, 11:59:53 PM »
I think that letter should be enough.
My dad has a simple note like that and that's enough.
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Re: Disabilities at Disney
« Reply #59 on: July 25, 2010, 07:33:45 AM »
Thanks Soap :D
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