The DAS Pass came under fire a few years ago, after it was discovered people were “hiring” individuals with disabilities to come into the parks with them so they may get to the front of the lines. Since then the DAS Pass has changed it’s rules and regulations, and while it is slightly more difficult and complicated to use now, it’s benefits are still undeniable.
The DAS Pass essentially gives you a return time, usually the current wait time for a ride minus 10 minutes, for any attraction in the park so you do not have to wait in the actual line. The return time does not expire, so you can return to the ride at any point after your return time opens. For example, if you use your DAS Pass to get a pass for Peter Pan’s Flight, and the standby line is currently 60 minutes- in 50 minutes you will be allowed to return and enter through a separate line. Once the 50 minutes are over, you can either use the pass then or wait for any other point during the day. However, it is important to note you cannot have two passes at once.
For my family, doing the parks would be impossible without it. My brother is 6’7” and likes to swing his body around, especially when he is stressed. When we get into a tight line, he moves around so much and ends up hitting other guests in the face. The DAS pass allows us to wait outside the line so we do not have to end up writing apology letters. To get the DAS pass, simply go to City Hall (situated at the very entrance of the park, pictured below) and explain why you are unable to wait in lines. They then will take a picture of the person who needs the pass, an important fact in my family because my brother hates photos and we have an agreed upon 4 photo limit per day.
It is important to note that the DAS is not a physical pass- it is linked to your ticket.