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  1. DisneyWheeler

    DisneyWheeler Mouseketeer

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    We were only here for a short time in the off-season in October, so if anyone has any other information they'd like to add, chime in. My mom had to give a talk at a meeting in Dewey Beach, and I was lucky enough to go with her.

    On our last day in Delaware when my mom was free of her duties, we headed over to Rehoboth Beach to see what it looked like. I immediately fell in love with it from the moment we drove through the town to find a parking place. The town and the boardwalk was fairly wheelchair accessible even though there wasn't much going on, on the boardwalk. Some of the shops were wheelchair-accessible as well. We didn't go into very many of them though.

    Now, I'm hoping that my husband and I could go there for our ten-year anniversary. It's such a neat place to visit.

    Samantha:cutie: :cutie: :cutie: :cutie: :cutie: :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay:
     
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  3. IDreamfDisney

    IDreamfDisney IDreamfDisney

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    Does anyone have any suggestions/experiences for touring Vegas? I will need to rent an ECV - any places you know of I can do this? Thanks!
     
  4. pugdog

    pugdog DIS Veteran

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    What do you want ot know about Las Vegas? We have been there a few times now with a powerchair and love it. It is now our second vacation spot behind WDW.
     
  5. MrEvilGuy

    MrEvilGuy Earning My Ears

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    thanks, good suggestions!
     
  6. MrEvilGuy

    MrEvilGuy Earning My Ears

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    vegas is a crazy place
     
  7. bopper

    bopper <font color=green>Which way to the Hundred Acre Wo

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    I saw this and thought I would pass it along:

    http://www.morganswonderland.com

    The World's First Ultra Accessible Family Fun Park

    The mission of Morgan's Wonderland is to set a new standard for excellence in providing outdoor recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities. We believe that there is a real need for a special place for special people, one that provides an oasis for people with disabilities, their families and caregivers who need facilities specifically designed to assist them in enjoying outdoor activities.
     
  8. dj2

    dj2 all my little ducks in a row...

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    we're thinking of a trip to san francisco. anyone know if it is a difficult city for those with mobility issues? any recommendations for things to do and see?
     
  9. hematite153

    hematite153 <font color=blue>DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Hon

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    We had a very challenging time in San Francisco. The extent and angle of the hills was ridiculously challenging. I found that pushing my DW was a constant battle of pushing uphill and holding tight on the downhill. (Think twice as steep as the ramp to the monorail from the TTC, pretty much full time.) I don't know how a power chair would do. We saw a woman with an ECV who was really struggling. But, I'm sure there are people who live there who can provide better information about how to deal with things.
     
  10. dj2

    dj2 all my little ducks in a row...

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    oh boy, terrific....:worried:
     
  11. disneykiwi

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    Hi there

    We are heading to WDW for 2 weeks in September 2010 and from there driving to Savannah for a few days then Washington DC for a few days and then onto New York for 5 days. I am trying to find accessible places to stay. I am spina bifida and confined to manual wheelchair - have good upper strength and can transfer myself usually pretty easily.

    I wonder if anyone has stayeed in these cities and can recommend a particular hotel/motel or place to stay that had good wheelchair access and the bathroom was all setup - i.e hand held shower and/or roll in shower?

    I have emailed quite a few places who say they meet ADA specs but arent specific about what the shower is like etc and it gets expensive ringing from NZ to ask what they mean so thought it would be better to ask here if anyone had experiences

    Thanks
     
  12. mysevendwarfs

    mysevendwarfs Mouseketeer

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    Sorry meant to post in community thread:(
     
  13. Nicolatinks

    Nicolatinks Earning My Ears

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    Hiya Sue, you sent me a list with a title and the answers will be within, I'm having trouble to find my way around to get to where I need to be to find them. Please can you inbox me on how to do it if possible. Sorry I sound silly :confused3
    Thanks Nicola
     
  14. peemagg

    peemagg <font color=blue>We are doing the AKL tri-fecta<br

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    Nicolatinks, the post that you are looking for is in the other DisAbilities section, the one for all things Disney. You are currently in the Community section of the forum. Instead of clicking into the community section, just scroll down further to the other section to find what you are looking for.
     
  15. KayV

    KayV Earning My Ears

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    Elijah's Retreat, a ranch in East Texas, was created for families with autistic children. They offer 2-bedroom cabins with fishing, horseback riding, and other camp-style activities. At the moment, they request $30/ night per family, but offer scholarships for those who cannot afford to pay. You can find more information at elijahsretreat dot com.
     
  16. oynk

    oynk Earning My Ears

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    We had a good time at Hershey. They seemed to have a good handle on how to handle individuals with disabilities.

    There are a lot of roller coasters, and we didn't do any of them, so I can't tell how that would be, but we were impressed by the way they handled us at all the other attractions.

    Also, I wanted to specifically note that they had several water wheelchairs in the water park so that individuals who needed something like that would have access.
     
  17. labradog

    labradog Earning My Ears

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    I just stumbled on this article at the Easter Seals site:

    easterseals.com/explore-resources/living-with-disability/39-theme-parks-with-special-needs-access-passes.html
     

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