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Old 04-05-2013, 09:58 AM   #46
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Has the bus boarding changed. I am in a Q6000z. Do we still load first and off last. ANd are we suppose to wait in the lines at the park with the rest of the people to load onto the bus.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:47 AM   #47
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You will have no problems getting a 6000z onto the bus, unless you have specialty equipment that makes it super long (I am thinking permanently elevated leg rests or something, not something small like a vent).

The changes in boarding only applies to devices that are longer than the ADA prescribes. I know your chair is fine as I have the Quantum 600 and our chairs are roughly the same size.

As to who boards first - that depends entirely on which line you are talking about. I have heard some resorts have created wheelchair accessible lines which you wait in until a certain point. I am not sure which places still use these. Also, I think some of the lines require you to be able to manipulate a gate on your own (to exit the line to wait where wheelchairs do), so if you are traveling alone, this may be a concern. Hopefully others can chime in on this one, since I haven't been to WDW since the changes.

When your bus pulls up, whether you waited in a line before that or not, you should board first, for safety reasons. You will exit last. Wheelchairs board in the center door of the buses, while walkies board in the front door. Depending on the size and make up of your party, they may board with you in the center door or go through the front door. Most buses are newer ramp buses, which are SO much easier. Some of the older buses are lift buses.

Hope this helps some. I am not sure about exactly how the line thing is working now, so hopefully others here have some more answers.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:59 PM   #48
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This will be my 5th year going to DWD. Last year I was at the Magic Kindom and it was late so you know the lines were long. I was told to stay in the line with the rest of the people and not use the HP boarding line.

They told me that we are to use the regualar line to board. I had my own chair with me. I just wondered if they had a new way of boarding. Use in chairs to wait in the line or go to the HP line like before.

I must say that my Q6000z is a perfect fit for every thing. I had no problems with the rides or transprotation. The big coaches gave me a little trouble. I just had to manuver more to get on.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:37 PM   #49
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Thank you for such an informative thread!
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Any changes on this in the last 16 months?
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We are traveling in July 2015 and I'll be in need of a sun shade for the scooter for medical reasons. So does how does this affect getting on the buses? We have to use the Disney transportation, not renting a car. I've used the scooters before but never with a sunshade, but my new medication makes me have a terrible reaction to the sun. Any suggestions or comments that would be helpful would be appreciated.
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We are traveling in July 2015 and I'll be in need of a sun shade for the scooter for medical reasons. So does how does this affect getting on the buses? We have to use the Disney transportation, not renting a car. I've used the scooters before but never with a sunshade, but my new medication makes me have a terrible reaction to the sun. Any suggestions or comments that would be helpful would be appreciated.
Have you used the buses before?
Used the buses before with an ECV?
I'm not sure if you have general questions about using the buses with an ECV, using the buses in general or using them with a sunshade.

The people I have seen with sunshades remove them to actually get on the bus. The sunshades do cause some blind spots and since you have to manouver around, it's just easier with it off.

Also, important to be aware that the sunshades don't give 100% coverage from the sun. When the sun is directly above, you will have pretty good protection. But, at other times, you will have varying protection.
So, you should discuss with your doctor whether sunblock or high SPF sunscreen will help.
There is also clothing with sun protection built in. These are a few of the popular brands, but you can actually find sun protection clothing in most Sporting Goods stores now.

http://www.coolibar.com/home.jsp
http://www.sunprecautions.com
http://www.patagonia.com/us/patagonia.go?assetid=47958
http://www.solartex.com

And, a general article about sun protective clothing
http://www.skincancer.org/prevention...ction/clothing
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Have you used the buses before?
Used the buses before with an ECV?...
http://www.skincancer.org/prevention...ction/clothing
This reply has been VERY helpful. I did not know about the sun-protection clothing. Never had this condition before so I never looked it up.
So thank you for your reply and the info on the clothing. I'm looking into that right now.
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