Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > disABILITIES!
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-30-2008, 05:54 AM   #1
darthtatty
Been There, Done That, Going Back!
 
darthtatty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Leicestershire UK
Posts: 3,013

Disabled rooms @ Contemporary

Hi, ive spent ages looking for information on disabled rooms at the CR
cant find anything
can anyone help please

id like to know the location and any pics if poss.
we'll prob be staying in a garden room

thanks in advance Nicky
__________________
Nicky.xx
May 2004 - Wedding@ Disneys Wedding Pavillion
May 2004 - Honeymoon @ Disneys Contemporary Resort
Feb 2005 - Sequoia Lodge @ Disneyland Paris
May 2009 - Holiday@ Disneys Contemporary Resort Trip report
August 2011-Holiday @ Disneys Contemporary Resort Trip report
March 2013-Perth Australia
August 2014- Holiday @ Disneys Contemporary Resort
darthtatty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2008, 06:46 AM   #2
dclfun
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Moved to Orlando!
Posts: 5,670

I've stayed in a w/c accessible garden room before at the Contemporary. They are huge with a huge bathroom as well- I'd say one of the largest rooms on property. You'll have two queen beds and a full size daybed. The room we stayed in was very close to the main bldg which was nice not to have a long hike.---Kathy
__________________


Skye sitting in the "poop deck" on the Disney Dream, April, 2011. We just returned from a back to back cruise on the Dream, so she's now sailed 12 times on DCL!
dclfun is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 04-30-2008, 09:10 AM   #3
darthtatty
Been There, Done That, Going Back!
 
darthtatty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Leicestershire UK
Posts: 3,013

thanks for the reply
so i guess theyll be near the pool/entrance to the garden wing.
were they noisy at all?
mind you after the long days we were all so tired i bet we'll sleep easily
we stayed in a 'normal' room last time 5144 i think?!
ive seen pics of other disabled rooms so ive got an idea what theyre like.

just got to wait to see if weve def got a w/c acessible room.
fingers crossed
__________________
Nicky.xx
May 2004 - Wedding@ Disneys Wedding Pavillion
May 2004 - Honeymoon @ Disneys Contemporary Resort
Feb 2005 - Sequoia Lodge @ Disneyland Paris
May 2009 - Holiday@ Disneys Contemporary Resort Trip report
August 2011-Holiday @ Disneys Contemporary Resort Trip report
March 2013-Perth Australia
August 2014- Holiday @ Disneys Contemporary Resort
darthtatty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2008, 10:56 AM   #4
kp4852
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 9

staying there 05/08-05/13

We are going 05/08 and staying in a w/c accessible room in the tower. I'd be happy to take pictures if you like. I know its not the garden wing , sorry.
kp4852 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2008, 11:22 AM   #5
darthtatty
Been There, Done That, Going Back!
 
darthtatty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Leicestershire UK
Posts: 3,013

hi thatd be great thanks

have a great time
__________________
Nicky.xx
May 2004 - Wedding@ Disneys Wedding Pavillion
May 2004 - Honeymoon @ Disneys Contemporary Resort
Feb 2005 - Sequoia Lodge @ Disneyland Paris
May 2009 - Holiday@ Disneys Contemporary Resort Trip report
August 2011-Holiday @ Disneys Contemporary Resort Trip report
March 2013-Perth Australia
August 2014- Holiday @ Disneys Contemporary Resort
darthtatty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 08:09 AM   #6
dclfun
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Moved to Orlando!
Posts: 5,670

We didn't hear any noise at all in our room- we were on the first floor right off the main bldg exit, so yes, you should be close to the pool area in a very convenient location. Truly the accessible room didn't look any different to us than a regular room as it was so large to start with that the extra bathroom space still left plenty of room elsewhere. Our view wasn't the best ( parking lot) but it was a two night stay so it wasn't a big deal. Please don't wait to find out if you have a w/c accessible room if you need one. That room type should be blocked for you when you make your ressie and thus, gtd.---Kathy
__________________


Skye sitting in the "poop deck" on the Disney Dream, April, 2011. We just returned from a back to back cruise on the Dream, so she's now sailed 12 times on DCL!
dclfun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2008, 08:56 AM   #7
darthtatty
Been There, Done That, Going Back!
 
darthtatty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Leicestershire UK
Posts: 3,013

Quote:
Originally Posted by dclfun View Post
We didn't hear any noise at all in our room- we were on the first floor right off the main bldg exit, so yes, you should be close to the pool area in a very convenient location. Truly the accessible room didn't look any different to us than a regular room as it was so large to start with that the extra bathroom space still left plenty of room elsewhere. Our view wasn't the best ( parking lot) but it was a two night stay so it wasn't a big deal. Please don't wait to find out if you have a w/c accessible room if you need one. That room type should be blocked for you when you make your ressie and thus, gtd.---Kathy
thanks for info.
weve booked through virgin as we're from the UK, think they have to contact Disney and get room confirmed-supposed to hear within the next week, if not will chase it up
__________________
Nicky.xx
May 2004 - Wedding@ Disneys Wedding Pavillion
May 2004 - Honeymoon @ Disneys Contemporary Resort
Feb 2005 - Sequoia Lodge @ Disneyland Paris
May 2009 - Holiday@ Disneys Contemporary Resort Trip report
August 2011-Holiday @ Disneys Contemporary Resort Trip report
March 2013-Perth Australia
August 2014- Holiday @ Disneys Contemporary Resort
darthtatty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2008, 02:45 PM   #8
kp4852
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 9

Just back from CR wheelchair accessible room

I have tried to get my pictures of the room uploaded but having problems, sorry!!!! Anyway, will give you a review on ours.

We were on the 10th floor Bay View. The room was perfect for accessibility. The bathroom was great, large and everything easily accessible. By the way, my husband is a parapeligic, to give you an idea.

Now the bad:
We were told it was two queen sized beds - not the case only fulls. So if that makes a difference to you, make sure you check. It was tough for us since my husband and I are both bed hogs and sleeping with the kids is not an option since they both hit and kick in their sleep. Then there were the bathroom and closet doors. They were sliding doors that did not slide well. My husband almost tipped his chair closing the bathroom door. Everytime he had to use the bathroom door one of us had to help him. Then the closet doors slide open into each other. So I felt like I was constantly fighting with those doors. Only one person could access the two closets and the fridge area at one time. AND it best not be the wheelchair userssince they could land up falling out of their chair fighting with those heavy doors.

Those were my only complaints which were really minor for my husband more of a issue for me who had to fight with the doors each day.

Otherwise, everything else was great. Very accessible and everyone was extremely helpful! My only piece of advice when traveling with a wheelchair at Disney is to make sure when you check in at your dinner ressies you remind them of the wheelchair. We avoided a lot of confusion and table swapping that way.

Feel free to ask any other questions since the trip is still fresh in my head!
kp4852 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2008, 03:05 PM   #9
darthtatty
Been There, Done That, Going Back!
 
darthtatty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Leicestershire UK
Posts: 3,013

hi, thanks for the info.

my son is the wheelchair user so he wouldnt be opening or closing the doors itd be us.
we eat out a lot in the UK so are used to asking for a wheelchair space, it sure saves a lot of time.
sorry to sound so thick but what are "fulls" ?

just one question to ask, is it as great as i remember?

__________________
Nicky.xx
May 2004 - Wedding@ Disneys Wedding Pavillion
May 2004 - Honeymoon @ Disneys Contemporary Resort
Feb 2005 - Sequoia Lodge @ Disneyland Paris
May 2009 - Holiday@ Disneys Contemporary Resort Trip report
August 2011-Holiday @ Disneys Contemporary Resort Trip report
March 2013-Perth Australia
August 2014- Holiday @ Disneys Contemporary Resort
darthtatty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2008, 03:27 PM   #10
mykidsintow
Dogs Like Teacups Too
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 630

We have 4 bed sizes (I think actually 6, but 4 main bed sizes). Twin (39" X 75"), Full (54" X 75"), queen ( 60" X 80"), King (76" X 80")

The 6 inches width and 5 in length between a full and queen can make a big difference to some.
mykidsintow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2008, 03:39 PM   #11
darthtatty
Been There, Done That, Going Back!
 
darthtatty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Leicestershire UK
Posts: 3,013

i think we had 'full' last time we went, we certainly noticed as we're used to king sized. (full sounds like our double)
have to check, though im sure we'll survive.

hope you had a great time
__________________
Nicky.xx
May 2004 - Wedding@ Disneys Wedding Pavillion
May 2004 - Honeymoon @ Disneys Contemporary Resort
Feb 2005 - Sequoia Lodge @ Disneyland Paris
May 2009 - Holiday@ Disneys Contemporary Resort Trip report
August 2011-Holiday @ Disneys Contemporary Resort Trip report
March 2013-Perth Australia
August 2014- Holiday @ Disneys Contemporary Resort
darthtatty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2008, 11:41 PM   #12
jcb
always emerging from hibernation
 
jcb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: In view of the Smoky Mountains
Posts: 3,741

Quote:
Originally Posted by darthtatty View Post
Hi, ive spent ages looking for information on disabled rooms at the CR
cant find anything
can anyone help please

id like to know the location and any pics if poss.
we'll prob be staying in a garden room

thanks in advance Nicky
Nicky, the CR thread had a recent post with pictures of one MK view room (in the tower) that was accessible. It isn't garden wing but hopefully it will give you some idea of the layout.

http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=770
and
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=771
and
http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=772
jcb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 02:55 AM   #13
darthtatty
Been There, Done That, Going Back!
 
darthtatty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Leicestershire UK
Posts: 3,013



thanks for the links JCB, have to show others pics later.
shame because i liked it when they did the toilets separated.
rooms look great redone
oh i cant wait 359 days to go........

.................sons counting down on ther fridge with magnetic numbers
__________________
Nicky.xx
May 2004 - Wedding@ Disneys Wedding Pavillion
May 2004 - Honeymoon @ Disneys Contemporary Resort
Feb 2005 - Sequoia Lodge @ Disneyland Paris
May 2009 - Holiday@ Disneys Contemporary Resort Trip report
August 2011-Holiday @ Disneys Contemporary Resort Trip report
March 2013-Perth Australia
August 2014- Holiday @ Disneys Contemporary Resort

Last edited by darthtatty; 05-20-2008 at 02:40 PM.
darthtatty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 09:35 AM   #14
SueM in MN
It's like combining the teacups with a roller coaster

 
SueM in MN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Twin Cities area,Minnesota,USA
Posts: 30,938
DISboards Moderator

Quote:
Originally Posted by darthtatty View Post
i think we had 'full' last time we went, we certainly noticed as we're used to king sized. (full sounds like our double)
have to check, though im sure we'll survive.

hope you had a great time
'full' is the same as 'double, so you are correct.

Also, thanks to jcb for the links to pictures.
__________________
SueM in MN
Moderator of disABILITIES
Link to disABILITIES FAQs thread

Spaceship Earth: We are all passengers together.
Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans......John Lennon
Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud. Dr. Maya Angelou
trip report link in Memory of eternaldisneyfan, who lived these words: Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses. Alphonse Karr
SueM in MN is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2008, 06:43 AM   #15
dclfun
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Moved to Orlando!
Posts: 5,670

Nicky- I just wanted to say...YES, it's as good as you remember and probably even better. From your sig I see you haven't visited since your honeymoon in 2004- it's always the most fun, IMO, to return with a new "little Mouseketeer" to share your joy. I know it seems like a long time but it won't be long til those magnetic numbers have counted down all the way!---Kathy
__________________


Skye sitting in the "poop deck" on the Disney Dream, April, 2011. We just returned from a back to back cruise on the Dream, so she's now sailed 12 times on DCL!
dclfun is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:43 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.