Disability Access Service brings change to Disneyland as the holidays continue to quietly move in

Written by Andy Castro. Posted in Dateline Disneyland, Disney Parks, Disneyland Resort, Features

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Published on October 14, 2013 at 5:05 am with 55 Comments

About Andy Castro

Andy is a Southern California native, raised with Disneyland and a life-long fan of Disney theme parks and animation. Andy writes the weekly Dateline Disneyland column, which can be found every Monday on MiceChat.

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  • Disneylandguest

    “(word is that Walt’s daughter Diane Disney Miller is not very happy with this specific item)”

    How do you even know that? Who told you? Where is your source?

    • http://datelinedisneyland.com Andy Castro

      If I could reveal the source, I would. Unfortunately, I was asked not to with this piece of information, just like any number of other fan sites are asked not to reveal sources of certain bits of information…

      Thanks for reading

      • Disneylandguest

        As we have seen numerous times in the past, fan sites are not always accurate. Without sources, people will always find things to be suspect. That’s just how it is.

        If enough people give their negative feedback about it, then they might discontinue the item.

        At any rate, These “mouse-staches” have been labeled a “novelty” item. I’m sure that when they were created, they did not intend to be disrespectful.

      • tcsnwhite

        So basically it’s just gossip.

      • http://datelinedisneyland.com Andy Castro

        @Disneylandguest — That’s perfectly fine that you “find things to be suspect.” I was simply explaining that information sources on blogs like this can’t always be revealed.

        @tcsnwhite — Gossip, rumors, anonymous sources – That is where a significant portion of discussion that drives the Disney fan community comes from on many different sites and across various social media.

        Thanks for reading,

  • Rushin

    You said you wanted feedback on the new DAS, well maybe you should check out the tumblr that has been created to allow folks to post their personal experiences


    Probably your first hint that the new program isn’t working is the 1-2 hour wait at city hall to even get the new pass.

    To those above who are so sure that all these people are faking, why would they wait on a 1-2 hour line to get a DAS if they didn’t really need the assistance?

    And as for all those black hearted folks who proclaim that Autistic children shouldn’t go to Disneyland in the first place, I truly hope karma deals you the hand you so richly deserve. Really. Is it really such a problem for you that a child with autism doesn’t have to wait on as long of a line as you? Is that really your definition of “unfair”? Get a grip.

    I would think the folks at Disney would be embarrassed to be on the same side as such soulless individuals.

  • The Lost Boy

    CasaFamilia got a DAS card in 15 minutes.

    Too many with the same verbatim complaint talking points. I wonder how many of the “1-2 hour wait…” people actually showed up at the Park?

    • The Lost Boy

      Check that, CasaFamilia waited 15 minutes for TWO DAS cards.

    • Rushin

      there are plenty of people listing their experiences, naming the folks they spoke with and even posting pictures and video at http://www.atragickingdom.com. Since you know one family that had no issues that means all of these other people are lying, is that it?

  • Disneylandguest

    “including this one, which is in rather poor taste, modeled after Walt Disney’s own mustache”

    It is bad form to state your opinions as fact.

    • Disneylandguest

      …You could have at least said, “I think this in bad taste.”

      Anyway, if you think something is in bad taste, do something constructive! Voice your opinion at guest relations.

      • Disneylandguest

        Sorry, I meant ” think this is in bad taste”

    • http://datelinedisneyland.com Andy Castro

      This is a blog. Blogs, by definition contain personal thoughts and commentary of the writer. Therefore, it is generally assumed that commentary included in blogs isn’t the author stating their opinion as fact; it’s simply the author stating their opinion. Feel free to agree or disagree with my opinions – that’s why a comments section is provided here, but I’d also encourage you to not read too much into my opinions — I’m not intending to state them as fact or force them on you.

      Thanks for reading,

  • Tiki AA

    Thanks for another lovely update, Andy.

    Your patience is seemingly limitless. This is our opinion . . . and perhaps a fact, as well.