GAC Clarification??

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  1. piratesmate

    piratesmate <font color=red>Drah-gun! I don't do that tongue t

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    The last time we went to Disney was before they mainstreamed the lines & I had to use a wheelchair due to a knee injury the first day. I now use a cane when I leave the house and cannot walk distances, short distances over a prolonged period of time, on uneven ground, and down ramps are a nightmare! We are going again in May & I had planned on renting a wheelchair. Do I need a GAC in order to use the wheelchair up to the point of transfer? Please explain??

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  3. Safari Steve

    Safari Steve D23 Expo Here I Come!!!

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    As long as mobility is your only concern. Not all queues are mainstream, and you don't need a GAC to use wheelchair entrances if you're using a wheelchair. Just as a sidenote, if you're using a wheelchair and you want to use the wheelchair entrance, you can't leave the wheelchair out in front of the attraction with the strollers... I see that all the time, and it just baffles me...
    Have fun!

    Flamingoes get their pink coloration from the shrimp that they eat. Shrimp are pink because, of course, they eat flamingoes.
     
  4. Choppertester

    Choppertester Earning My Ears

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    Hey Safari Steve,

    How hot's the moat this time of year?

    Have they ironed out the Jungle Cruise lift bugs yet?

    We'll be there Mar 10 to 20
     
  5. Safari Steve

    Safari Steve D23 Expo Here I Come!!!

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    It's warm and dry right now... I hope the rain starts soon. Drought means lower water levels, which means that our guests traveling in wheelchairs can't use boat transportation as easily (JC isn't affected, don't worry)... As for the lifts, I really can't say. The boats that have them have been retrofitted to operate without the lifts, the space instead taken up by an odd temporary replacement bench. We haven't started using those three boats yet, so that tells me that we won't have lifts this summer.

    Flamingoes get their pink coloration from the shrimp that they eat. Shrimp are pink because, of course, they eat flamingoes.
     
  6. SueM in MN

    SueM in MN combining the teacups with a roller coaster Moderator

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    I have also seen people get out of their wheelchairs and walk in the queue. Many apparently don't know that they can take the wheelchair in the line with them. No one will question you and in m ost rtides, you can stay in the wheelchair until you actually board or for shows you can sit in it during the show. If it doesn't work that way, the CMs will tell you what to do and will make sure the wheelchair is waiting for you when you get out.

    SueM in MN
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  7. alasknmom

    alasknmom Earning My Ears

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    I had no clue what to do w/my mobil chair I wanted to rent....
    Im loving all of these tips!

    Rachel in Alaska<
     

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