|01-25-2008, 08:25 AM||#11|
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Twin Cities area,Minnesota,USA
This is in another thread on accessibility of rooms:
We have just returned from staying at POFQ.
At FQ we had room 3140, ground floor king with roll-in shower which connects with 3139 a standard 2 queen bed room.
This is a map of POFQ and PORiverside (FQ is on the bottom):
room 3140 would be building 3, floor 1, room 40. That is the only room we have a number for, but obviously, there are more. There are elevators in all the buildings and any rooms with roll in showers would be either on first floor or in a room with an elevator.
POFQ is the smallest WDW resort, so everything is pretty close and compact. Room request location is probably not that important at POFQ, and there may not be any roll in shower rooms in the building you are interested in - or - if there is one, it might not be available.
POFQ was built in 1991, so it wasn't under the current rules for accessibility (hotels designed and constructed after Jan 1, 1993) . The current ones call for accessible rooms to be scattered around the resort; before that, the accessible rooms were often grouped together, so it may be like that at POFQ.
The current guidelines call for a total of 1 fully wheelchair accessible room for each 100 rooms - so by those rules, they would be required to have a total of 10. If they didn't have that number, they may have converted some when they did a renovation in 2003-2004.
When you call for your reservation, you can certainly request an area, but when they check with Special Services for availability, it's possible there may be none available in the area you want at the time you want. That room will be actually blocked for you at the time of the reservation. They typically don't tell you where exactly the room will be. In case of a room being out of service for some reason, they don't want someone planning on a specific room.
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Last edited by SueM in MN; 01-25-2008 at 08:56 AM. Reason: part of the post got erased when I edited, so I'm trying to add it back.
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