I have been doing research on the Guest Assistance Card. I have visited Disneyland many times, and it is hard to not see how much it is being used by people. I have seen rather large groups of people (8-10) get directly on a ride with little to no wait time and only 1 person being in a wheelchair of the group. The GAC is supposed to be for up to 5 other people in a group, so not sure why this is happening? I have also noticed on several occasions, how many people go through the exit using the GAC on Indiana Jones... I don't think that it's very fair that a group, using a GAC, get's to go in through the attractions exit, and totally bypass a 50 minute wait time? Why can't they wait in line patiently like everyone else behind them? I always get frustrated that my family just waited in a line, when the wait time could have been cut in a 1/4 and we could already be on another ride if we would go to City Hall and grab a GAC, because let's just say I have a back problem and can't wait in line for too long ...
That being said, what kind of changes do you think will be coming to the GAC this October? Will they totally get rid of it? Or, will there be a Fastpass-type pass that will have the user(s) get a pass, then come back when the appropriate amount of wait time has passed? The ADA requires Disney to make it FAIR for people with disabilities, not give them special privileges (like getting right onto a ride instead of waiting like everyone else). I would love to hear some of your ideas or comments about the GAC and how you think it will be changed in a couple of months.
Thanks for reading!