Six years after first being sued over its Disability Access Service Card policy, Disney has officially won the case in federal court. A judge ruled the Mouse House does not have to grant immediate or unlimited access to rides at its theme parks. Instead, Disney’s preferred alternative of giving those with disabilities return times is acceptable.
The lawsuit was filed back in 2014 by Donna Lorman. She’s the head of the Autism Society of Greater Orlando, and she’s the mother of an adult son with autism. Lorman reportedly asked for 10 FastPasses to enter Magic Kingdom rides without having to wait in line. She said her son has troubles understanding the concept of time. Disney pushed back and said he could have three FastPasses (info on FastPasses here) like all other guests and could book return times to his desired attractions so he didn’t have to wait in line. Lorman later filed a lawsuit.