Disney Making Provisions For Disability Access To Galaxy’s Edge

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Galaxy's Edge Disability

Excitement is building for the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World later this year.  During the shareholder meeting last Thursday, Bob Iger announced that they would be making provisions for people with disabilities to gain special access to the lands.

The Disney CEO stated:

“We’re making provisions for very, very special access to both of those lands for people with disabilities because we know that they’re going to be incredibly popular when they open, and thus, fairly busy. We want to make sure they’re accessible to some of our most important guests, like children that are in the Make-A-Wish program.”

We don’t know yet what the special access will entail, but it’s no surprise that Disney is at the forefront of making their new offerings accessible to as many guests as they can.

Disney’s Disability Access Service

Currently, Disney has the Disability Access Service Card program (DAS) in place at both parks.  Guests who fall under the guidelines can receive the DAS card at Guest Services in any park.  Guests with disabilities use the card to receive a return time to attractions based on current wait times.  This is designed to help those who cannot wait in a conventional queue due to a disability, be it physical, or non-apparent.  Those who use a wheelchair or a scooter do not require a DAS card and can wait in a regular queue, or a designated alternate entrance.

Make-a-Wish trips and children with life-threatening illnesses will still be accommodated on a personalized case-by-case basis through their trip organizer.

Please visit this page for more information on the DAS card program.

Source: Inside the Magic

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