We went to Disney in June. I had heard about the Guest Accomodation Pass (and the scandal with the disabled tour guides). This was our first vacation post diagnosis, and the first time we were out in heat like that (my daughter was diagnosed in March in the midwest). I was nervous on many levels -- eating out every meal, rides, heat, etc -- but we decided to take it one day at a time.
We ended up never even asking for the pass because my daughter didn't seem to react any differently than the rest of us (we were all really hot and sweaty) and didn't require any additional accommodations.
I have to say, I'm glad we didn't ask for one because I would have felt really guilty. The rest of the line truly grumbled when they saw the "go to the front of the line people". It just doesn't seem fair. I understand that people have special needs and that they might not be able to stand for an hour or maneuver through the serpentine lines with their scooters or wheelchairs, but why does that mean that they don't have to wait the same amount of time as everyone else? Even if the affected person gets to wait outside of the line somewhere, why can't the rest of the party wait in line like everyone else?
I suppose it's just Disney's way of saying: we understand you have to live with this situation 24/7/365 and we want to give you a treat for this one day/one week at our Parks. But I don't know; it left me with a bad taste in my mouth to see a family of 6 getting to skip the lines every time because of someone in a scooter.
DD diagnosed March, 2013 at age 10, now 13 years old
T:slim (Humalog until 12/31/14, now Novolog) as of August, 2013
Dexcom G4 as of November, 2013