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Old 11-15-2009, 08:44 PM   #91
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Oh and to add insult to injury, Member Services advised today that there are NO roll-in shown studios at the Villas at Grand Californian (not just that they were all taken--that none were actually constructed). I'm calling my guide tomorrow--this happened a month or two ago and I was told there were. I can't believe they wouldn't have any.
We got a mailing to buy points and I think it said there would be 48 units there.
With 48 units, they are required to have 2 handicapped accessible units, but none of them are required to have a roll in shower. The requirement for a roll in shower 'kicks in' at 51 rooms. See this Dept of Justice document document.
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Has anyone stayed at a HA room in BLT?? We are looking to book a 2BR villa there and need a roll in shower
No one has reported staying in one yet.
But, the good news is that they have enough rooms that they will need to have multiple roll in showers.
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:48 AM   #92
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Reckoned I'ld post the info for anybody that might be looking for it. This september, I spend 8 nights at AKL CL, room with roll in shower. First night I shared the room with a friend (also in wheelchair), next 7 nights she had her own room (non CL).

Got assigned room 4431. Great room with an amazing savannah view. It's about 1.5 'building' away from the elevator. Far enough out for a very good savannah view, yet not very far from the elevator right next to the lobby that gets you to both lobby and busstop as to the Mara, Boma, pool etc. Take a right turn after exiting the room for that elevator. Also at a bit less distance to the left after leaving the room; another elevator that would exit near the pool and Boma.

CL staff; great. Not only with regards to their 'regular' duties but also with regards to my needs. Within no time they had maintenance disable the automatic door opener on both rooms so we didn't have to fight the door to get in or out. Somebody was always around offering help when getting food or drinks in the lounge etc.

Cons; the lay out of the room. Very crowded with all things crammed in there. Had them remove some chairs within the room and from the balcony to give me more space to move around. You can NOT manouvre a wheelchair right next to the bed on the right side, too little space between wall and bed. Bit of a problem that first night. We decided to share the queen bed to have optimal room to move around. This left us with one manual chair next to the bed on the left side. One powerchair right in front of the balcony door. And one manual chair situated around the bed right side corner. No room to put that chair in a way that wouldn't block the walkway to the door and bathroom. So basically, anytime any of us wanted to exit the room or go to the bathroom, the other first had to go to the sofa. Quite a pain in the rear, but doable for one night.

Also, I if you fold out the sofa, I don't think a manual chair - let alone powerchair- could still fit next to the left side of the queen bed or next to the sofa. Chair would have to be positioned at the feet of the bed. Something to be very aware of when considering using the foldout.

We didn't tell the CL CM's about this until the last night. I simply figured I would inform Special Services about this after coming back so they could inform guest about the problems when 2 wheelchair users are in the room. According to the CM we talked to it should've been dealt with like it would've if we had booked 3 adults into a one king bed roll in shower room, but found that a bit overboard myself. After hearing about this experience, she checked up with DCL for us to make sure we would have room to move around in our stateroom we booked for the cruise after this WDW-part, without continually having to kick somebody to the other part of the room and/or not being able to put both chairs next to the beds yet not being in eachothers way.

All in all it was a great stay. Would definately recommend this for 2 persons willing to share the queen bed, especially if they feel OK with having one or two of the chairs removed out of the room to make a lot more space. Wouldn't recommend the room for 2 wheelchair users or a group of 3 because of the room used up by the fold up, never mind if a small child is sleeping on it.
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:56 AM   #93
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We just stayed in the MK view room at the Poly and it was wonderful Dw in a wheelchair with my self and two boys and we had plenty of room. The automatic doors were great no need to sty holding open a heavy door for DW while juggling all the booty we had accuired during our trips to the park. I can put up pics but this room had been covered before its number 1017 in Tahiti blg. The view was fantastic and having the small ramp out on to the patio was heaven for DW. We will be headed back to WDW in Apr. and staying at BC and will be sure to get measurements and pics since I haven't been able to locate any on the boards.
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:33 AM   #94
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Has anyone stayed at a HA room in BLT?? We are looking to book a 2BR villa there and need a roll in shower
There are HA rooms with roll in showers at BLT. Please check out this thread by work2play. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...65&postcount=1

People have reported that not only are there some rooms with a roll in shower but the bed in the master bedroom bed was lower to the floor for ease of a wheelchair person to get in and out of bed. There are also HA rooms with bathroom rails and no roll in shower.

I would think you should call MS to verify this information.
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:09 AM   #95
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We have just booked a trip for July staying 16 nights at POR then 5 nights at Pop Century. We are a family of 3, myself, DH and DS (18) who is quadriplegic and a full time wheelchair user. I have a few questions about the rooms.

I requested accessible rooms with roll in shower. Special Needs have allocated us accessible king bed rooms at both resorts with a rollaway bed. Will this work for us? What size are the rollaway beds? Are they robust enough/large enough/comfortable for an adult? Can we use bed rails with them? What is the height like for transfer to/from a wheelchair? Where in the room would the rollaway be positioned? Will there be enough floor space for a wheelchair alongside the bed for transfers? Will we still have space to move around with a wheelchair? Does anyone have photos of the rollaway beds?

We have always had connecting rooms or rooms with 2 beds before. Do they have rooms with 2 beds and a rollaway shower? I just don't want us to be struggling, 3 weeks is a long time to struggle. I do feel a bit short changed that for what we have paid one of us will not even have a proper bed
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:45 PM   #96
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Beach Club room 1633

Located first floor just off the lobby and over looking the back entrance of the Beach Club. The hotel was well setup and the location was wonderful, the room had two double beds and push button controls to open the door from inside. We had the room with a roll-in shower but the bathroom wasn't functional for my wife the toilet was too low gor her to get off by herself and the grab bar setup wasn't helpful. The sink was too high although it did have the paddle controls for the water. And although easy to get into the roll in shower seat was very small, DW is not a big and she was not comfortable on it. We have added this hotel to our list of non-functional for us along with the OKW. Others we have found well setup was AKL, POR,POFQ, the two best for us so far WL and the POLY.








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Old 05-10-2010, 11:18 PM   #97
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1 bedroom wheelchair accessible with roll in shower, room 2115.
Connects with lock off accessible studio with roll in shower 2116 to make a 2 bedroom villa.

The master bedroom is to the right as you enter the room. The entrance to the studio is to the left. This makes the toilet in the master bathroom have a wheelchair space to the left of the toilet.
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Hi, all,

We had to switch from the Poly (medical bills piling up, need a less expensive resort) -Has anyone had experience with a WL room with handrails and a bench? We tried to book BC, but all HC rooms are already blocked for our dates. My friend would like to try WL, but my understanding is that WL only has a king bed and fully accessible rooms (which I would need if no handrails). Also, would the resort add a rollaway even though there would be two of us?

Thanks much!
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We had to switch from the Poly (medical bills piling up, need a less expensive resort) -Has anyone had experience with a WL room with handrails and a bench? We tried to book BC, but all HC rooms are already blocked for our dates. My friend would like to try WL, but my understanding is that WL only has a king bed and fully accessible rooms (which I would need if no handrails). Also, would the resort add a rollaway even though there would be two of us?

Thanks much!
There is a highly informative post by Bill Sears, page 1 post 4, with lots of pictures. Not at all sure about the rollaway bed. Hope you're able to get a room that accomodates your needs.
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There is a highly informative post by Bill Sears, page 1 post 4, with lots of pictures. Not at all sure about the rollaway bed. Hope you're able to get a room that accomodates your needs.
Thanks much - your dust worked! We moved to YC and they blocked a fully accessible room in what looks to be a nice location for a std room. I did forget to ask if it has 2 beds though, so will call back later today to verify - all is well!
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Hi, all,

We had to switch from the Poly (medical bills piling up, need a less expensive resort) -Has anyone had experience with a WL room with handrails and a bench? We tried to book BC, but all HC rooms are already blocked for our dates. My friend would like to try WL, but my understanding is that WL only has a king bed and fully accessible rooms (which I would need if no handrails). Also, would the resort add a rollaway even though there would be two of us?

Thanks much!
We stayed at the Wilderness Lodge last July, and found accessibility worked well in general for my husband, the wheelchair user. Aside from a couple minor things, accessibility was well thought out. I don't think the room would fit a roll-away.

We had kids with us in a adjoining room (with my very nice parents). My husband also stayed in YC for a conference. Room was fine.

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Any reports on accessability at CSR? We are travelling with 4 adults (techinally 3ad 1jr). My husband will have just had knee surgery and will be in a large, non-bending brace. He will not be able to step in to a tub/shower although he can still stand during the shower (we hope!). Can we request a roll in shower room for him? How will this work with 4 people in a room. Will they have to give us 2 connecting rooms? We will find out more shortly from the doctor concerning his post-op mobility issues.

On an unrelated note, we would have never survived our last trip without your GAC info! We got a GAC with a no stairs stamp for him at DL and it worked perfectly!
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Any reports on accessability at CSR? We are travelling with 4 adults (techinally 3ad 1jr). My husband will have just had knee surgery and will be in a large, non-bending brace. He will not be able to step in to a tub/shower although he can still stand during the shower (we hope!). Can we request a roll in shower room for him? How will this work with 4 people in a room. Will they have to give us 2 connecting rooms? We will find out more shortly from the doctor concerning his post-op mobility issues.

On an unrelated note, we would have never survived our last trip without your GAC info! We got a GAC with a no stairs stamp for him at DL and it worked perfectly!
When you are making the reservation, talk to the person about your needs. You can request a roll in shower and the CM will have you hang on while they contact the Special Needs department to find out whether or not they have a room with a roll in shower for the dates you need.
Tell them how many people are in your group and they will determine what to do about the group. Some rooms in some resorts will have 2 beds and sleep 4 in that room.

If you have any questions later, you can call the Special Reservations number directly. YOu will need your reservation number when you call; there is more information in the disABILITIES FAQs thread near the top of this board (or follow the link in my signature).
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:07 AM   #104
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Saratoga Springs buildings all have elevators.
The master bedroom part has a separate shower. There is a little lip to walk over, but it is a separate shower, not a combination shower/tub.
If you need a shower chair/bench, you can request one from Housekeeping once you get there. Here's a picture that shows the shower from the Master bedroom:

The roll in shower doesn't have the glass part of the wall or the shower door. There is no lip at all; the floor of the shower just blends in with the floor. There is a shower curtain instead of a door.

The other bedroom would have a combination tub/shower (that's the Studio part of the 2 bedroom).

Location depends on what you want to be near to. We like Congress Park because it is closer to walk to Downtown Disney. It's also not that far of a walk to the check-in/restaurant/main pool area and it's not far from the bus. The Springs is close to those things, but the bus stop there is the last stop.
I have a question about the 1 BR at SSR with regard to the shower stall in a regular room. I know we can request a bench but can we also request one of the shower 'hoses' as well? Detachable shower head? I'm sorry I forget what the proper terminology is...
Similarly, if we were to stay in a studio, do they have the transfer benches (where you can slide in from the bathroom into the tub on the shower chair) and also, would you be able to get the detachable shower head put into a reg. tub/shower combo?

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Location of accessible rooms in CR

We are scheduled to go to WDW in Dec in CR Tower. I have a roll in shower requested and confirmed it with the Special Reservations people.

Now I have read that these rooms only have a king bed - there are 3 adults (49, and 2 -70's) on our reservations. Is this true?

I've also read about the noise from Chef Mickey. I can tell you that a roll in shower for my dad is not worth the crabbiness that will ensue if we are jolted awake, morning noon or night from Chef Mickey! He's already said he'll sponge bathe if he has to, he just wants a quiet room!

Any info is appreciated. I've search the archives and found little on the location of the rooms or if the rooms are only king.

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