Disney Information Station Logo

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





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-28-2013, 11:31 AM   #1
Camshell
Mouseketeer
 
Camshell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 213

Washrooms in Bus Loop Area or Outside Park Entrances

We'll be travelling with my 73 year old father in the Fall. He has prostate issues and needs to use the bathroom frequently. He'll go before we board the bus to the parks, but once we get there, are there any washrooms just outside the parks or in the bus loops areas?

I'd like to get to the Magic Kingdrom for rope drop (and wait) for example and he probably will need to use the washroom before we actually get into the park.
__________________
Camshell
DVC Member - Home Resort GrandCal

'78 DL, '89 DL, '96 Tokyo DL, '01 DL, '05 DL, '09 DL, '11 WDW, '12 Aulani, '12 DL, '13 WDW, '15 Aulani

Camshell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 11:51 AM   #2
Bete
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Crawfordsville,In.
Posts: 4,750

Every major park has restrooms located before the entrance to the park, but MK is a little different. You do have to look hard to find them, but they are there. Magic Kingdom if you are coming from the monorail resorts like the Contemporary, Polynesian, or Grand Floridian will be the problem one. Since, you are brought right to the park from those resorts by monorail; you will have to wait until you enter the park. If you get to the Magic Kingdom from the central transportation center, there is a restroom there. This is where you catch the ferry or the monorail to get to the Magic Kingdom park. This is where you park your car, too. Most come to Magic Kingdom this way.

There are maps to show you the restroom locations in the park. Get the maps and be prepared. Every section of the park you go to find the nearest restroom; so, you can be ready. If a ride has a long waiting time consider a restroom break before and after the ride. The same is true of shows. Use fastpass for the rides that are very long.

You may want to consider getting him a scooter to use at the park. It may help to be sitting on the scooter all day. Also, in most cases you can go faster on a scooter than walking for most seniors which may be helpful at those bad moments.
Bete is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 01-28-2013, 12:36 PM   #3
livndisney
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 9,101

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bete View Post
Every major park has restrooms located before the entrance to the park, but MK is a little different. You do have to look hard to find them, but they are there. Magic Kingdom if you are coming from the monorail resorts like the Contemporary, Polynesian, or Grand Floridian will be the problem one. Since, you are brought right to the park from those resorts by monorail; you will have to wait until you enter the park. If you get to the Magic Kingdom from the central transportation center, there is a restroom there. This is where you catch the ferry or the monorail to get to the Magic Kingdom park. This is where you park your car, too. Most come to Magic Kingdom this way.

There are maps to show you the restroom locations in the park. Get the maps and be prepared. Every section of the park you go to find the nearest restroom; so, you can be ready. If a ride has a long waiting time consider a restroom break before and after the ride. The same is true of shows. Use fastpass for the rides that are very long.

You may want to consider getting him a scooter to use at the park. It may help to be sitting on the scooter all day. Also, in most cases you can go faster on a scooter than walking for most seniors which may be helpful at those bad moments.
This is not correct. Once you exit the monorail at MK you will go thru the bag check. (Just the same as those who arrive on buses or boats). There are restrooms to the right of the Guest services windows before the turnstiles.
livndisney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 01:26 PM   #4
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: 30,923
DISboards Moderator

Quote:
Originally Posted by livndisney View Post
This is not correct. Once you exit the monorail at MK you will go thru the bag check. (Just the same as those who arrive on buses or boats). There are restrooms to the right of the Guest services windows before the turnstiles.
Yes.

Just to be very clear, you do have to go thru security before getting to those restrooms at MK though.
__________________
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 offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 02:24 PM   #5
livndisney
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 9,101

Quote:
Originally Posted by livndisney View Post
This is not correct. Once you exit the monorail at MK you will go thru the bag check. (Just the same as those who arrive on buses or boats). There are restrooms to the right of the Guest services windows before the turnstiles.
Quote:
Originally Posted by SueM in MN View Post
Yes.

Just to be very clear, you do have to go thru security before getting to those restrooms at MK though.


You go thru bag check before you get to all the restrooms outside the park turnstiles. The only exceptions are the restrooms near the buses at Epcot and the ones near International Gateway.
livndisney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 04:18 PM   #6
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: 30,923
DISboards Moderator

Quote:
Originally Posted by livndisney View Post


You go thru bag check before you get to all the restrooms outside the park turnstiles. The only exceptions are the restrooms near the buses at Epcot and the ones near International Gateway.
Yes.
Agree the only ones before Security are at Epcot. I was only responding about MK.
__________________
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 offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 08:47 PM   #7
Camshell
Mouseketeer
 
Camshell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 213

Thanks for the replies. It looks like we have options if we arrive at the parks before rope drop.
__________________
Camshell
DVC Member - Home Resort GrandCal

'78 DL, '89 DL, '96 Tokyo DL, '01 DL, '05 DL, '09 DL, '11 WDW, '12 Aulani, '12 DL, '13 WDW, '15 Aulani

Camshell 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 04:46 PM.

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

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