This thread will be about Epcot. We are trying to get as much info about rides/attractions so that we can make a helpful guidebook about the Epcot attractions. These are the questions we are hoping to be able to answer. It's a long list and if each person can add a few pieces, we will have a lot more information than we have now - so don't feel like you have to answer every question by yourself Please post whatever information about Epcot you can add on this thread. Please only post park information here. If you want to discuss the idea of making a guidebook, Click here to get to the MASTER INDEX THREAD that gives information about the idea. Disney Ride Questionnaire Information about you (or the person you assisted) What type of needs for accomodation did you have? Were you using any assistive device, such as a manual wheelchair, power wheelchair, ECV, walker, special needs stroller, etc? If so, how large (approximate) is your device? Did you use assistive listening devices, captioning, interpretation, etc. Approach to the Ride Is the approach to the building/attraction uphill? Is there a handicapped entrance in a different location? Do you need to go to a special area/use an elevator to access the ride entrance? Where is wheelchair/ECV/stroller parking for those who choose to walk through the line? Is it possible to view a ride vehicle before getting into the queue? Any other information? The Queue Did you use the regular entrance, Fastpass or Exit to get to the ride? Is the queue indoors or outdoors? Shaded or not? Did you have any problems with navigating the queue? What type of problem? How wide is the queue (approximation)? Are there sharp turns/U-turns in the queue? Are there turnstiles anywhere in the queue? Is the queue uphill or downhill? Is it indoors (very smooth surface) or is the surface rough? About how long is the queue (distance, not wait time)? Is the queue area noisy? Is the queue dark or bright? Does the queue wind around so that your area of the queue is close to other parts of the queue? Anything else about the queue that you want to mention? (Scary, Claustrophobic, etc). The Preshow: Is there any preshow or is it just a waiting area? Where is the preshow located? (on TVs overhead? in front of you?) Is the preshow captioned or otherwise accessible for people with hearing disabilities? Is it accessible to people using wheelchair/scooters, or do you bypass it? Where are wheelchairs/ECVs parked during the preshow and can you see from there? Is there any seating in the preshow area? if so, what is it like? How long is the pre-show? How crowded is the preshow area (such as, do they keep telling people to go all the way to the front?) Is the preshow and/or boarding area dark, bright? noisy? any other information to share? The Ride Vehicle and Boarding: Can you see the boarding area before actually getting on (to help with planning)? How many people can sit per row/ride vehicle? Did you have to sit with any people not in your party? Did you use the regular boarding area or another boarding area? If you board at the exit, were people getting off in your path to get on? Is there a moving walkway? About how wide is it? Was the moving walkway slowed or stopped for you? Did you have to ask for this? Did you feel the speed was appropriate for you? Did you have a limited time period to board? If so, aproximately how long did you have to get on? Did you feel like it was enough time? How do you get into the vehicle? (Examples would be stepping down into a boat like POTC; step up into a ride vehicle such as Mission:Space; or across to a seat/bench? How far down, up or across do you have to maneuver? How stable is the ride vehicle while boarding? Are there any bars or supports or parts of the ride car you could grab when transferring? Is there a particular seat or row that is best to transfer to? Why did you think that row/seat was better (more room, better ability to grab something, etc?) Was there a specific ride vehicle that was made for easier transfers? How much back/head/neck support is there? Is there any trunk support? Can you reach other members of your party while riding? (hold hands, support, etc) Does the ride have an restraint? What type? Does it touch you? Do you have to fasten and unfasten the restraint yourself? Is it possible for someone to help you get in and out of the vehicle? If someone helped transfer, what type of transfer was done (sliding board, stand and pivot, lift, etc.)? If you had a wheelchair or ECV where was it during the transfer? What side do you enter the vehicle from? Do you exit from this same side? Where was your wheelchair, ECV, cane, etc while you were on the ride? Was it brought back to you at the exit? Did you use a wheelchair accessible ride vehicle? How do you enter this vehicle? How well did your wheelchair fit? How much of an extra wait did you have for this vehicle? How many wheelchairs can fit in one vehicle? Is there room for someone to accompany the wheelchair user? Where did they sit and how close are they to the wheelchair user? Could more than one person sit there? Theatres: How much wheelchair/ECV seating is there? Are there individual seats or bench seats? Padded or not padded? If it is an individual seat, do you have to fold down the seat first? Do the bench seats have backs? Did you sit in the front or the rear of the theatre? Where does the rest of your party sit? Any other information? The Exit: What do you exit into? through a store? into another building? outside? If outside, is it shaded or directly into the sun? Where was the exit compared to where you enter? Compared to the stroller parking? Is the exit uphill, downhill or flat?