It’s not a FASTPASS

The back of a Guest Assistance Card

The back of a Guest Assistance Card

     No one ever makes comments on Disney’s constant short lines. Even off season, lines are synonymous with Disney. FastPass is a huge help but sometimes you just have to wait. What if you can’t wait. What if your body doesn’t allow waiting? Pretend for one reason or another you can not wait. Now imagine being on your dream vacation and you are forced to do a lot of waiting. How enjoyable will this trip be for you? How about the people traveling with you?


     Disney caters to ALL people that’s why I love them! Of course they would have a pass for people with special needs. The Guest Assistant Card is a lifesaver for people in wheel chairs, someone with autism, a person with a severe airborne peanut allergy that can not be in closed spaces, and for the child in our family with ADHD. This pass is a vacation game changer. It allows you to enjoy and relax on your trip. It makes the trip a possibility. I knew we needed this card 2 WDW trips and 1 Disney cruise ago. But we had no diagnosed medical reason for it. Using the card without a real reason is just not fair. I like to push the limit on things but abusing this card more than just ruins it for others.


     This trip was different for us. We handed over a doctors note and were given a well deserved and very much needed memory making Guest Assistance Card. A lot less tears and a lot more smiles. Don’t be confused and think this is a way to get through the lines faster. We made friends with another family and spent some time with them. When they whipped out their Guest Assistance Card my daughters eyes lit up seeing her new friend needed one too. How disappointing to hear that the mom took it from a friend that used it on that family’s last trip. Abusing the card in the company of someone that actually spent previous visits longingly needing one is not cool!


     I have got to be honest we barely waited more than a few minutes. The cast members took wonderful care of us and there were far fewer tears but still a bit of worry over the wait times. Now if they could just do away with all the automatic toilets I would be a happy mom.  Anyone else have a child that is afraid of those?   This isn’t a welcome invite for you all to say you need a Guest Assistance Card. One day you may actually need it and you wouldn’t want to hear it no longer exists because of the unnecessary use.


The deal on the Guest Assistance Card:


In a nutshell the Guest Assistance Card is for anyone in a wheel chair or anyone needing special accommodations. When you arrive at the first park of your visit just head on over to Guest Relations with the person the pass is for, and inform the cast member that you need a Guest Assistance Card. They will ask you for your name, how many in your party, and how many days you will be visiting. To use the pass just go to the Fastpass area of the ride or to the main entry where the cast member will assist you. You do not necessarily need a doctors note but I do suggest bringing one especially if its for a reason that isn’t visible.


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