September 24, 2013 9:50 AM Subscribe
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Following a media report
(and subsequent investigation
) last May that wealthy guests of Disneyland and the Walt Disney World resort were abusing the Guest Assistance Card
system, Disney announced this week that it will replace the card with a new Disability Access Service Card
, beginning October 9th.Under the new rules
, visitors with disabilities that preclude their use of the traditional lines for attractions will get Fastpass-like return times for those rides, but only for one ride at a time. A guest with a qualifying disability will need to present a DAS pass, which include his or her photo, to get admitted at that return time. If a DAS user doesn't ride, no one in his or her party will be admitted to the attraction. The card will now need to be renewed every day of the visit.
Some families, including those with children with autism
and other special needs
, are not happy.