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chuds
09-18-2012, 06:43 AM
Hi

can anyome help, due at WL woods view room next month travelling from UK, 3 peoplegoing DW who has rheumatoid and has to use a ECV, DS age 16 about 5'8'', me. Have spoken to tour operator re accesible room but we are really worried as how can 1 room fit a ECV, and 3 people, safely and without overcrowding.:crowded: Tour operator said Disney not very accomodating to tourists and more interested in conventions etc. We have paid not an inconsiderable sum for this vacation and dont want to crowded together as like most teenagers DS likes his own space :crazy2: any ideas/suggestions/help welcome

pepe of ohio
09-18-2012, 06:55 AM
Not going to be much help but on numerous trips have seen the ECV's parked outside their rooms.... But there is ample space inside with a little rearranging...

jennylyn_b
09-18-2012, 09:17 AM
Your tour operator is misinformed. Disney is very accomodating to tourists. Conventions are a very small percentage of guests. I have no personal experience with ecvs but plenty of ppl use them. Some park them outside their doors but I would bet the fit by the bed or such. I'm sure someone in the disabilities board or the wl thread would have the answer for you.


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twinboysmom
09-18-2012, 10:23 AM
The room at WL will easily accommodate 3 people and an ECV. No worries. WDW is very accessible and friendly to those with disabilities. As far as your son who likes his own space, not sure what to say. You will be in one hotel room. Only so much of your own space you can get in one room. He will manage but good luck!

txnana
09-18-2012, 11:00 AM
You will have no problems!! The rooms are large enough to accommodate all of you and an ecv. I had to rearrange the table and chairs over a foot or so to reach the electrical outlet under the table to make it more convenient to plug in the scooter each night, but had plenty of room to enter the room and back into my "parking space" each night. I left the scooter outside the room if I was just popping into the room to change clothes or pick something up, but at all other times I moved it into the room so it would not be in the way of other guests needing to walk or ride scooters past my room.

cvjw
09-18-2012, 01:07 PM
If you don't want to be crowded in the regular hotel room, see if you can upgrade to a larger room. We have 2 teenage boys, and your teenage son will not have his own space in a regular WL room. That is why we bought into DVC so that we could vacation in larger villas, and all 4 of us can have our own space. The rooms at WL aren't that large, and with an ECV in the room, it will be on the tight side.

disnut8
09-19-2012, 02:57 PM
Hi

Tour operator said Disney not very accomodating to tourists and more interested in conventions etc.

Hope you aren't listening to that tour operator for anything else. They are completely wrong. Disney does get conventions and tour groups but they tend to treat everyone as equally as possible. I wouldn't worry about it.

Now, what I would do is come on these boards more often and ask us questions. We've been there, done that and I highly doubt that tour operator has the experience and knowledge you can get from some of us on the board.

minnie mum
09-19-2012, 07:07 PM
OP here is a link to the disABILITIES forum:

http://www.disboards.com/forumdisplay.php?f=20

They will be able to give you all kinds of information regarding the use of ECVs at WDW and also about what to expect with a handicapped accessible room. I recommend that you try asking a couple of questions over there. As someone who has used a wheelchair at WDW for the last 20+years I can say with assurance that the good folks at Disney go out of their way to be accommodating to those with mobility issues.

As for your teenage son: I understand that teens love to have their own space. But he won't have that unless you rent a villa or get one of the family suites that have a separate bedroom.

2girlsR2good
09-19-2012, 07:54 PM
Something to consider--getting a bunk bed room. Your teen wouldn't exactly have space, but he could sleep/lounge on the top bunk which would be elevated a bit. My two daughters played up there and I think they saw it as more private--almost a second level to the room just for kids.

I think it also makes for a little extra room too.

minnie mum
09-19-2012, 08:35 PM
Something to consider--getting a bunk bed room. Your teen wouldn't exactly have space, but he could sleep/lounge on the top bunk which would be elevated a bit. My two daughters played up there and I think they saw it as more private--almost a second level to the room just for kids.

I think it also makes for a little extra room too.

I don't believe that they have handicapped accessible rooms with bunk beds.

Sue M
09-19-2012, 10:50 PM
Your son can get his own space out on the balcony ;) That's where i go if I want some "me" time!
Sounds like you have your answer from someone who has stayed there with an EVC :thumbsup2

We love WL! It's a great resort, and the staff are wonderful. I would request North wing for woods view. You'll be on the same side as food CS & TS, and boat.