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watkinsme
02-27-2012, 05:37 PM
I need advice about a EVC in DL. Has anyone rented there before? are most of the rides mainstreamed? Are there any rides you can't take it through the que (ie, in MK pirates and SpaceM). or any that require an alternate entrance? (ie. spaceship earth)

- also any advice on rental companies out there :)

gilesmt
02-27-2012, 06:35 PM
I can give you some, info, POC, Splash, Space, Indy, JC, all of fantasyland, RR, and gadget, you use the exit. you mainstream all the rest I think, autotopia you mainstream most of way then go to elevator, the subs and buzz you mainstream, and I am not sure of star wars since I won't ride it. Let's see that leaves haunted that you mainstream and the wild railroad ride, you use the exit. I think that's all. At DCA most of the rides are mainstream. Oh Roger rabbit is main stream.

gilesmt
02-27-2012, 06:38 PM
Sorry I don't rent, but on mouse planet there are people who might, my daughter has a W/C, but we use exits because of guide dog.

Disney Enabler
02-27-2012, 07:32 PM
I was in DL last weekend and rented a scooter.

I have used Deckert multiple times. I have had very good service from them. Their number is 714-542-5607.

I also used A Scooter 4U once when I needed a scooter in Burbank to attend a D23 Studio Tour. They were also good. Their number is 562-697-7725. They support the Disneyland area also.

Good Luck and have a great trip.

Carol
It's a great day to be alive!!!

Disney Enabler
02-27-2012, 07:35 PM
Just an FYI -- the Main Street Railroad Station is not handicap accessible. There are several stairs to the station.

There are several other Railroad stations through out the park. They are accessible for scooters.

Just wanted to let you know.

Carol
It's a great day to be alive!!!

Cheshire Figment
02-27-2012, 07:52 PM
If you click on where it says "disABILTIES" at the top of this page it will take you to the Index. One of the top items is the "disABILTIES FAQ" which will gives lots of useful information. Post #14 deals with Disneyland.

Or, if you want an easier route to the FAQs, click on the link in my signature.

jdb in AZ
02-27-2012, 08:00 PM
Deckert's is great.

Thunder Mtn RR takes only one wheelchair or scooter at a time (tho DH and I both use scooters so they took us together.) They say it's because of the emergency evacuation policy -- they can only help one disabled person at a time.

Anyway, we had to wait in the line longer than the mainstream riders. The monorail is much smaller at DLR and only allows one scooter on the whole monorail at a time, and they tie it down. (At WDW they can take two scooters in the same car with room left over for a stroller or two.)

In DCA, the Tower of Terror has stairs so they do have a different handicapped access.

World of Color and Fantasmic both have handicapped viewing areas, tho for WOC you'll still need a fastpass.

dclfun
02-27-2012, 08:28 PM
Your best bet is to stop by Guest Services and ask for the Guidebook for Guests with Disabilities. It will help you to know how to approach each attraction. You can always ask a CM at the entrances but they're often not easy to find. It's been about a year since I was there, but I remember waiting in a HUGE accessible queue line for Pirates which was outside the exit. They make sure that you wait at least as long as all other Guests. They did have the area roped off so you knew what it was for. I waited in a long line for IASW and then found I couldn't ride because they wanted to separate me from my service dog- not by much but in her mind she wasn't able to do her job and indeed she couldn't have reached me if I'd have needed her help. Other than that we really had no problems. My very favorite thing was getting to ride the virtual submarine attraction. They have a small building you go in with seats and spaces for w/c's and ecv's and you see the entire show just as if you are in the sub! They had the same for the castle experience. As was mentioned, DCA is all mainstreamed and very easy to navigate.

Foz
02-28-2012, 09:24 AM
Your best bet is to stop by Guest Services and ask for the Guidebook for Guests with Disabilities. It will help you to know how to approach each attraction. You can always ask a CM at the entrances but they're often not easy to find. It's been about a year since I was there, but I remember waiting in a HUGE accessible queue line for Pirates which was outside the exit. They make sure that you wait at least as long as all other Guests. They did have the area roped off so you knew what it was for. I waited in a long line for IASW and then found I couldn't ride because they wanted to separate me from my service dog- not by much but in her mind she wasn't able to do her job and indeed she couldn't have reached me if I'd have needed her help. Other than that we really had no problems. My very favorite thing was getting to ride the virtual submarine attraction. They have a small building you go in with seats and spaces for w/c's and ecv's and you see the entire show just as if you are in the sub! They had the same for the castle experience. As was mentioned, DCA is all mainstreamed and very easy to navigate.

Thanks for the info re: Guidebook for Guests with Disabilities ... wanted to see if I could get a copy via mail and but found the following PDF links instead ...


Disneyland and California Adventure
http://adisneyland.disney.go.com/media/dlr_v0200/en_US/help/Mobility_201009.pdf

Disneyland Guide Book
http://adisneyland.disney.go.com/media/dlr_v0200/en_US/help/disabil_gdebk_3_08.pdf



WDW Guidebook for Guests with Disabilities
http://disney.go.com/disneyworld/popups/pdf/guestswd.pdf

WDW Magic Kingdom
http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/media/wdw_nextgen/CoreCatalog/WaltDisneyWorld/en_us/PDF/mk-disability-guide-2010.pdf

WDW Epcot

http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/media/wdw_nextgen/CoreCatalog/WaltDisneyWorld/en_us/PDF/epcot-disability-guide-2010.pdf

WDW Animal Kingdom
http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/media/wdw_nextgen/CoreCatalog/WaltDisneyWorld/en_us/PDF/dak-disability-guide-2010.pdf

Disney's Hollywood Studios
http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/media/wdw_nextgen/CoreCatalog/WaltDisneyWorld/en_us/PDF/dhs-disability-guide-2010.pdf



The WDW maps are from 2010 apparently ... not sure how recent the other ones are but I thought the links would be helpful. I guess there are links on the Disney websites for other disabilities such as hearing-impaired but haven't checked them out ...