BREAKING: Walt Disney World’s Disability Access Service Goes Digital Today, Linked to MagicBands Now

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When the new Disability Access Service went live at Disney Parks in October of 2013, we knew it would only be a matter of time until it was all tied into the MyMagic+ system. Well, that very suddenly happened today.

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Goodbye paper cards

Under the new system starting today, when the guest who needs the DAS arrives at Guest Relations, the rest of the party will have to be there to have their media (tickets, MagicBands) attached to the guest the DAS guest on their account. If anyone is to be added to the party at any point later on, you will have to return to guest relations to get them added.

After this is done, you can start obtaining return times for attractions. Simply go to the attraction, check in with a cast member, and they will scan your media. The cast member will ask who attached to the DAS is riding. The guest is then given a return time to come back at. When they return, all of the guests riding will have to scan their media, just like a FastPass+.

The reasoning behind the change is to eliminate the paper cards and avoid cheating within the system. With the DAS attached to accounts, no one can have more than one. Under the old method, some guests will have multiple people in their party obtain the DAS so they can have multiple return times in their possession at once. With the system going digital and tied to MyMagic+, this will be avoided.

There are a lot of still unanswered questions about this change and we will try our best to address them as soon as possible, so stay tuned for more on this breaking story.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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  • This sounds like a natural evolution of the system. Although it will be a bitter pill for some guests to swallow, it will be exceedingly fair.

  • Agreed. Fair to many is only when they have more than everyone else. Going electronic is the evolution of everything. Either get on board or get out of the way. It’s coming, learn to adapt.

  • I’m a disabled vet and I don’t want special treatment just because I’m disabled. This sounds like a good way to keep the people who would use a disability as an excuse to get something they don’t deserve.

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