If that is the case, just keep in mind that we have been informed by inside sources that the DAS cards will soon no longer be used at the Walt Disney World theme parks, as these will be replaced by an electronic version of the Disability Access Service that will be linked to the tickets/MagicBands.
This sounds like it is going to work more like the DAS at Disneyland, Ca. At Disneyland they have 10 places (5 in each park) where you can go and get return times. I person takes everybody's tickets and tells them what ride they want to ride next. They they all go to the ride after the return time rolls around. The return time does not expire and you can only have one DAS return time at a time. You can also use the normal FP return times. Here is my blog post about the DLR DAS if it helps.
What if you don't like bring your phone into the park? My phone is large, and I prefer not to carry it around with me in the theme parks. It also saves me worry about someone stealing it or it getting wet. The paper system worked well for us this past March.
They already to this at Disneyland so I do not see it as being a big issue at WDW. Personally I like the idea, I am always forgetting the card the the pocket of my shorts from the day before and have to wait in line to get a new one issued for my son. As long as they add more kiosks then it will be easier than going to the ride to get the return time. Especially if you have a child that does not understand going to the ride just to come back later. No need to get upset.
@Kathleen: We are very sorry to hear that you didn't appreciate our post. That said, we are just trying to prepare people that are thinking about coming to visit the Walt Disney World Resort by sharing some interesting information that we find out through our sources. While most of the details are still not available, the DAS Cards WILL be replaced, that's not a rumor.
I have called disney to see if they had a date for this or more information.
They said they had no idea what I was talking about and even checked with a supervisor, who also knew nothing.
We have 3 special needs kids and use them on 2 rides each. We just need the information so we can be prepared.
Asking Disney employees about unconfirmed changes will always get the "we don't know what you're talking about" response, even if the new policy is being implemented the next day, the next hour, the next minute. That is a trained response and they could lose their jobs for giving any other one.
When I had my card made they only made it through the end of April and said there are changes that will be happening around then.
Kathleen Kelly, have you apologized yet for your unprovoked attack on this site? The new electronic DAS started yesterday at WDW.