Seven Dwarfs Ride accessibility

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  1. RasberriPie13

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    Does anyone have any info on the height for this and is it a transfer ride with a wider door for those in manual wheelchairs.
     
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  3. Hoodie

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  4. RasberriPie13

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    Thanks so much! That answered all of my ?'s!
     
  5. zaksmom

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    Has anyone eyeballed the ride cars for ease of transfer from a wheelchair yet? I know it's not officially open, but many sites have people reporting on difficulty for large or tall guests. Thought someone might have some insight. I have a son anxious to ride, but I know I couldn't get him through the small opening I've seen on the videos of the ride.
    Thank you so much
     
  6. BillSears

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    Hopefully they've added a swing away door for the accessible car like they did with BTMRR and EE. And also it would be great if it were wheelchair seat level and not a drop in and a climb out. I can do the drops but not the climbs.
     
  7. zaksmom

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    I know what you mean...gravity not with you on the way out! Guess we'll just have to wait and see.
     
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  9. zaksmom

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    Thanks for the link. I really couldn't find the answer. Did it say what the adaptation was? I miss things sometimes even when it's right in front of me.
    Thanks again.
     
  10. lost*in*cyberspace

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    No. The article only mentions that you must be able to transfer out of a wheelchair to ride.
     
  11. zaksmom

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    FYI
    from another website forum
    "The last car has a door that swings open to allow a transfer from a wheelchair."
    This is what I was hoping. Now we just need to see if the accommodation will work for us.
    Fingers crossed.
     
  12. SueM in MN

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    Since it is a new attraction, they needed to come up with some way to make it comply with the ADA rules as far as ability to transfer.

    One way would be to have a bigger opening or have a door that swings to the side to allow an easier transfer.
    One example of a transfer assist ride car is Dumbo, where it looks the same as at regular Dumbo until the CM releases the door
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    Or the Spaceship Earth ADA car, which has a wider door opening.
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    My guess is that it will probably be similar to the Big Thunder Mountain ADA car's lap bar and a wider opening like this one. The picture is from BillSears and shows the extra fold down area to make a sliding transfer easier.
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  13. DannysMom

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    Hi all, we are just over a month out from our next trip, first trip traveling with ODS' wheelchair. I sort of know how w/c access works with most rides, since we used them previously with his s/n stroller. I was just wondering if anyone had yet ridden the Mine Train & how wheelchair access was being handled there.

    Don't yet know if we will need or request a DAS, we may give things a go without one to see how DS does.
     
  14. ShiPooOwner

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    I'm wondering how low the seat is. Is it about the same height as EE seats?
     
  15. SueM in MN

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    We don't have any first hand reports yet about accessibility for guests with wheelchairs, but there is some information in the link a previous poster added.
    You might also be able to get some information from this YouTube video:
    http://youtu.be/Od_c7D2FEoA

    It's by a person with the screen name of Big Fat Panda. His videos are usually excellent; he generally shows a bit of the queue, the loading area, most of the ride and the exit.

    We do know that it requires transfer from a wheelchair to a ride mine car.

    We also know that to comply with the ADA, it needs to have some sort of transfer assist vehicle. The most common is a wider door opening.

    There are several threads asking about wheelchair access for this ride, so I am going to combine them all together.
     
  16. SueM in MN

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    I don't know how long ago your last trip was, but I see you are at least aware of the DAS.
    Pretty much everything changed on October 9, 2013 when the DAS (Disability Access Service) came into use. So, if your last trip was before that, wheelchairs are probably bring handled differently than what you remember.
    There is a WDW DAS thread stuck near the top of this board; the first post is DAS FAQs.

    I don't know for sure, but expect this attraction will have Mainstream access in both the regular and Fastpass Plus line, which means all guests will wait together in the line.
    I have read somewhere that one row in each set of mine cars will have an ADA car, which would be more easily accessible. For roller coaster rides, that usually means a wider door opening.

    I am going to combine this thread with some other Mine Train threads so we can keep the information accessible without people needing to open multiple threads.
     
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    Thanks Sue. Last trip was March 2013, so so much is new with this trip (DAS, MBs, FP+, and the wheel chair) I'm a bit nervous about everything.
     
  18. SnowWhite79

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    Hello!

    I was wondering if any of you have been able to ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train yet? I will be at the Magic Kingdom on Friday to celebrate my birthday. Unfortunately we haven't been able to get any Fast Passes. So I am hoping we'll be able to somehow hit it right and not have a tremendously long wait.(wishful thinking, I know) Anyway, my question for those of you who have ridden is, how easy is it for someone to transfer into the mine cart? I am in a wheelchair and my parents will have to help me into it, lifting if necessary. Any info/tips you all have would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

    Jennifer aka SnowWhite79
     
  19. SueM in MN

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    I'm going to merge your question with another thread (so, you will find your questions as one of the last posts on that thread)

    It has some guesses about accessibility, but no one has given a first hand report yet. If you are able to get on, posters would appreciate whatever information you can give.

    Happy Birthday and hope you get a ride for your birthday!

    PS - be sure to pick up a birthday button from Guest Relations - you will get lots of birthday wishes.
     
  20. Michigan

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    If you can could you take a picture of the accessible car and send it to SueM in MN so she can post it.

    Thanks and have fun!
     
  21. SnowWhite79

    SnowWhite79 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for the birthday wishes:) I'll be getting a birthday button. I get one each time we go for my birthday :) I will do my best at posting, if we are able to ride. I didn't see this thread for some reason, so thank you for merging my post! I'll let you all know my experience whenever I get to ride:):)

    Jennifer aka SnowWhite79
     

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