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Old 09-17-2012, 03:19 PM   #1
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Aladdin's Carpets in a Wheelchair

Can someone who has ridden it in a wheelchair answer a few questions? Does your companion ride same carpet with you? If so, behind you or in front? After take off are the carpets level or are we going to be sitting at an angle? I'm guessing it's loaded like the nemo carts or something similar. I've tried to find pictures but to no avail. I thought I'd ask the experts here.
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I only have time for quick answer.
I have multiple pictures posted at wdwinfo.com on the photo post page.

I'll post more of an answer later
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The companion rides in the front seat and controls the up and down of the carpet. The wheelchair sits in the back and controls the tilt of the carpet. Because they remove the seat to make room for the wheelchair if you have a fixed footplate you will need someone to push you in on your back wheels so you can clear where the seat attaches to the carpet. It's not really wheelchair friendly if you have a rigid chair and there would be no way most power chairs would get on.
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Unless you know what to look for, the accessible magic carpet just blends in with all the others.


To add to what Michigan posted, here is a picture of the accesible magic carpet with the seat removed.


The car is opened and folded down to make a ramp, then the seat is detached and rolled out down the ramp to make a space for the wheelchair.
The ramp is short and fairly steep, and as Michigan mentioned, the seat latches that stay on the floor stick out enough that some wheelchairs will not be able to get into the ride car.
They do have a manual wheelchair at the attraction that guests can switch to if their own chair won't fit.

This picture shows my DD's wheelchair rolled into place before the back is secured.


As you can see, it is kind of a short space and some longer wheelchairs will not fit. My DD's wheelchair is just short of 48 inches from the tips of her toes to the back of her backpack.
In the next picture, the back has been put back up, but the wheelchair is not rotated to riding position yet. You can see the front seat of the carpet where we will ride On the bottom right of the picture.


The back panel and back are folded back up and the ride car is rotated to face front.


This picture shows the wheelchair totally rotated to riding position.


When the guest in a wheelchair leaves, a Cast Member rolls the seat back up the ramp and puts the carpet back into position for seated guests to ride.

The side of the carpet is to the very front of the picture, with the ramp behind it, out of the picture.
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That's exactly what I needed to know! I have a manual chair with removable footrests so I should be good to go. Always wanted to ride Dumbo but never could, definitely be flying with Aladdin this trip instead! Thank you both so much!
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That's exactly what I needed to know! I have a manual chair with removable footrests so I should be good to go. Always wanted to ride Dumbo but never could, definitely be flying with Aladdin this trip instead! Thank you both so much!
If you can do a slide transfer you should be able to ride Dumbo. One of the elephants is accessible and part of it opens making an easy wheelchair transfer.
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I'll post pictures of Dumbo tonight. It's a very low transfer
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That's exactly what I needed to know! I have a manual chair with removable footrests so I should be good to go. Always wanted to ride Dumbo but never could, definitely be flying with Aladdin this trip instead! Thank you both so much!
Depending on how low your footrests are from the ground, you may not need to take them off. As you can see in the pictures, we don't take my daughter's off
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These pictures are from the original Dumbo before it moved to its new location in Storybook Circus. I have been to the new location, but don't have pictures. (lost a picture card
The 2 Dumbos each have a transfer Dumbo.

This is the transfer Dumbo with the 'door' shut.


And with the door open.


The wheelchair can be placed as close as you need to the Dumbo. As you can see, it is a low transfer.


This is another picture - it is a little misleading if you look at my DD's feet. My husband was lifting her, so her feet were not on the footrests.
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:29 PM   #10
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That is fantastic information. I can't support myself outside of my chair well enough to ride anymore but still appreciate the info. I had no idea there was a Dumbo that was more transfer friendly on past trips!
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