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Old 10-20-2006, 09:07 AM   #106
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Just wonder if anyone had info on the Handicapped rooms at AK besides the conceirge rooms, locations, size ect ect.
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Old 10-20-2006, 10:25 AM   #107
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In September my wife & I stayed af GF Concierge, then BWV.

GF Concierge.

Beds were very high. Not only too high for me to make a wheelchair transfer, but also too high for my 5 foot tall wife to climb in easily. Management removed the sprung bed base, putting the mattress back directly on to of the 3 inch high plywood base. Bed now about six inches lower. Still very comfortable although we are used to sleeping on a very firm scandinavian slat bed at home.

In our room transfer to toilet on left side of wheelchair (away from my wheelchair controls) toilet high enough to transfer without booster seat.

Manouvreing space in sink & toilet areas limited. I damaged walls & door trim with my chair.

Access to concierge level was by room key. When on my own, there was never enough time to enter elevator, turn around, reach up to room key slot and punch in floor number before elevator was called to another floor. This was a constant problem, because this particular elevator was also used heavily by non-concierge guests going between levels 1 and 2

BWV.

Beds high, but not as high as GF. Management removed 3 inch base, putting sprung bed base directly on floor.

In bathroom toilet to right of wheelchair and sink prevented parking chair next to toilet. Toilet needed 3 inch booster seat. Difficult transfer.

Door spring to villa far too strong. I damaged door extensively going in & out each day.

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Old 10-20-2006, 10:44 AM   #108
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Fire Escape Provisions

The night before I flew to Orlando, I stayed overnight at the airport.

My room, which was on the second or third floor had a special 'escape' wheelchair in the closet with two wheels, plus a skid so that it could be used on the escape staircase. a bit like a toboggan. In the UK, the rule is that no-one is to use elevators in a fire in case the power goes out. My assumption is that hotel staff would fetch me from my room in case of fire.

What is the procedure in at WDW?

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Old 10-21-2006, 05:10 AM   #109
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Fire Escape Provisions

The night before I flew to Orlando, I stayed overnight at the airport.

My room, which was on the second or third floor had a special 'escape' wheelchair in the closet with two wheels, plus a skid so that it could be used on the escape staircase. a bit like a toboggan. In the UK, the rule is that no-one is to use elevators in a fire in case the power goes out. My assumption is that hotel staff would fetch me from my room in case of fire.

What is the procedure in at WDW?

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That's interesting. Were the skids where the front wheels whould be in a regular chair? I've never seen one.
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Old 10-21-2006, 09:58 AM   #110
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We stayed on the 5th floor @ BCV. We did not see any provisions for fire escape! Didn't even think about it before!
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Old 10-21-2006, 12:26 PM   #111
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I don't usually visit this part of the board, but happened to see this as the top thread when I was scrolling down the main page. By chance, I had a handicap accessible room at Pop in February. It was room 5151, in the 60s Baloo, Mowgli which is a preferred location building. It was fully accessible with the roll in shower and roll under sink and has a king bed.
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Old 10-22-2006, 12:11 PM   #112
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thanks, sulleyfan
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Since I found this buried in the way back bumping it to the top with this vague info on the room we had.

AKL I believe it was 4203 just above the Check In desk and had a pretty decent savanna view roll in shower 2 queen beds connecting room available (my mom and brother had the room) We had 2A and 2C 7 and 5 yr in the room it was a little tight but not too bad we had her wheelchair (collapsible) and an ECV in the room with us.
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Old 04-02-2007, 09:26 PM   #114
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I thought I had already made a link to this thread in the "Handicapped Room" sticky at the top of the board, but I hadn't.
So, there is a link in the sticky to this thread.
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Are there preferred Rooms which are Fully Acessible...

Hello,I was just told by Reservations (407-w-Disney) that there are no preferred rooms that are fully acessible. Is this true? We really wanted a view of lake with fireworks at Pop Century for this coming trip. Building #3.

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Once again someone who doesn't know what they are saying. Building 3 is a handicapped building and has rooms on all floors. And just this last year we stayed in a preferred room there. The only people who really know that are the ones in special services.
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Anyone have any info on the HA rooms at the WL?
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Old 05-01-2007, 08:29 AM   #118
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Anyone have any info on the HA rooms at the WL?
Post number 4 in this thread has my write up from when I stayed at the WL.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1180437

It's got some nice info but it's only one experience with one room.
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Old 05-03-2007, 03:09 PM   #119
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Anyone with experience at the Contemp? We stayed in North Garden Wing twice, but as that is GONE now, might up to the Tower...Are there w/c accessible bathrooms on all floors?
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Old 08-22-2007, 06:00 PM   #120
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Does anyone have any info on the Beach Club HA rooms? I will be going in December and though I can walk around a little bit I cannot get my leg over the tub. any help would be appreciated. Also where are they located? Any on the first floor? Thanks a bunch.
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