Wheelchair/Handicapped Accessible Room Locations and Measurements

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  1. Minnie&Nana

    Minnie&Nana Dreams do come true!

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    I'm sorry, yes, that's correct. :) I'll update my post to be clear about that. I wish it had the shower like the one in your photo, instead of the traditional step-in tub/shower.
     
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  3. mickeyluvr004

    mickeyluvr004 Mouseketeer

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    Hi everyone can anyone tell me if they know what the cabins set up is like for handicap? does anyone have pictures?? we are going in 9 days and just wondering:confused3 Thanks
     
  4. Matt'sMom

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    Just returned from a stay at the Polynesian...

    We had a fully HA (roll in shower), Lagoon View room reserved--which is the first floor room in Tahiti that is located second from the end. Even though this is listed as and priced as a LV, we actually had an unobstructed view of the castle and fireworks (MK View). We needed to rent a reclining chair for my disabled Father to sleep in, and this was situated next to the sliding glass doors at the patio end of the room -- from there he was able to see the 'iced' castle all night long, and enjoyed watching the ferry boats and fireworks all from the comfort of his recliner. The only thing we could not see from inside of the room was the EWP ('Sunset Point' blocked our view for that, so we had to go outside and over closer to Hawaii & the volcano pool in order to watch the EWP). The bathroom and roll in shower in the Poly HA room were both HUGE, and we all found it very convenient to use. Only draw back was a lack of countertop space in the HA bathroom, as compared to the regular guest rooms in Tahiti (which all have the long counters with double sinks). The room itself was sufficiently large that we were all completely comfortable and never felt even the least bit crowded (even though we were a party of 5--4 adults and 1 teen boy--traveling with an ECV, a wheelchair, and the rented recliner all in one room).

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    Here is a photo of the view from just outside of our room, looking out over the lagoon towards SM and the CR. While you can not see it in this shot, the castle is located just to the left, and we did have a clear view from both inside of our room & from the patio seating area also. The grounds at the Poly were easy for my Father to navigate with his ECV, and trasportation to MK or EPCOT using the monorails was very convenient. After a bad experience with using the bus on our arrival day (rude guest reltated, not CM related--a woman allowed her kids to climb all over my Dad's ECV & handle his personal belongings that were in the basket)... we took our car and his manual wheelchair to DHS and DAK. The HA parking at both of those parks was easy to get in and out of, and was located nice and close to the gates, so we had no issues with driving our own vehicle to those two parks.
     
  5. SueM in MN

    SueM in MN combining the teacups with a roller coaster Moderator

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    Thank for the report

    Your view looks like a postcard!
     
  6. toocherie

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    I think this is the same room that they gave my Mom on our trip in November--it really should not be designated as "accessible" because that one closet is totally unusable--and the other closet isn't really large enough. I don't know how someone who was alone could use that room when using a wheelchair or a walker (my Mom was on a walker). And I think the area between the bed and the wall/closet was more like eight inches! We put up a fuss and after several hours were moved--but it ruined our first day. And we had reserved an accessible room with a roll-in pretty much at our 11-month window. It had a roll-in shower--just the rest of the room wasn't accessible--LOL!
     
  7. Belle1997

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    I never noticed this before but POP only has handicapped accessible rooms with one king size bed in the room. If you move to a standard room they can give you a bath bench but the shower is not a hand held.

    (When I talked with Special needs disney reservations. They said I could have a room with a bath bench and a hand held shower) Seems they is confusion there.

    You can get a rollaway in the kingbed room but this is not practical. You will have to fold it up each time you want to go to the front door.

    I have no idea how a family handles this. Has anyone delat with this before. Also has anyone stay at POP with a hand held shower that is not in a king size bed room.
     
  8. amycishere

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    Does anyone have any information on where these handicapped rooms are located?
     
  9. weswife

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    We are a family of 5, so we booked 2 rooms at the CBR!!!!!!!!!! My DD will be 16 at the time of travel she uses a wheelchair full time. My DS wanted a pirate room he is 10. I requested a wheelchair acc. room. Anyone with info. on that would be great!!! What are the chances of the rooms to be connecting? I also requested that. I sure had alot of requests! My oldest DD is 20!

    Can't wait for the trip!!!!!!!!!:cool1:
     
  10. weswife

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    I stayed at the cabins 2007! We had a great time! Yes we had a roll in shower and a ramp to get in and out! The bus stop was close. I think the num. was 2700?? I will ask my DD she is 20 to post a few pics. for you if you like. We had no problems with the cabins. We just wanted to stay at a different resort!!!:yay:
     
  11. Minnie&Nana

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    Sounds wonderful!!

    Do call WDW Resort Special Needs and they will be sure you have a first floor HA room and a connecting room. They are wonderful! Special Resort Reservations: 407-939-7807 #1 -They will be sure all of your needs are met and you will not have to worry about anything!

    Have a fabulous trip!! :goodvibes
     
  12. chaospearl

    chaospearl Earning My Ears

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    Hmm... so I'm reading here that handicapped rooms at the Pop are only available with a king bed. That's not going to work for me -- I'm traveling with my sister and she kicks in her sleep. :P

    Does anyone know how high the toilet seat is in a normal Pop room? I have trouble with low seats and I'm really not liking the fact that apparently I can't get a double bed AND a useable toilet in the same room. :(
     
  13. kaytieeldr

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    No. PLEASE tell me Saratoga Springs has more than one accessible studio with a roll-in shower. This is the same room I ended up in - after first being mistakenly assigned to a regular unit.
    Based on my couple of hours in the wrong place, I can tell you all the studios have the same footprint; it's just that the sleeping/living area in this one is smaller because the bathroom has to be larger. But there's only about a foot between the bed and that closet in a regular studio.
    I agree, that closet is entirely unusable to anyone needing mobility assistance - I was able to kneel on the bed and pull the closet door open justbarelyenough (words run together intentionally to demonstrate lack of space ;)) to pull out some extra linens.
    On the other hand, the kitchenette is unbelieveably more wheelchair accessible that the comparable units at Old Key West.
     
  14. toocherie

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    Well, on this trip Mom had an HA studio and I had the regular studio-and they were in Grandstand, so I was mistaken that this was the unit she had originally-I didn't have the access problems to the closet in the regular Grandstand studio that existed in the HA studio--and the three different engineers who came to inspect all "said" that they had never seen an HA studio like that. So there must be more that are "better positioned" somewhere. Just not in Grandstand! (or apparently Paddock)

    They ended up moving us (for the same points) to a dedicated two bedroom HA unit for our stay. That was in Paddock which is why I was confused. Very nice. But I would have been happy with a usable HA studio and a regular studio in Grandstand (in fact, would have preferred it). And it ruined one day of our stay.
     
  15. Ali and boyz

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    I have managed to get loads of info on the sticky thread re the dimensions of the toilets but here is where I am stuck and unsure where to get info

    we are from the UK and we are shipping over a specialist shower chair needed for our son. I know the chair need to be 19 inch from the ground to the seat to clear the toilet but the frame part just above the wheels isnt as wide as the bowl of the toilet

    how do I find out the dimensions of the base to see if the base of the just chair will slip in just under the bowl part

    worried i ship it out and it doesn't fit so trying to make sure I get everything right
     
  16. Doe2005

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    For off Disney accomodations, don't stay at the Howard Johnson Maingate East. The water was scalding hot (in 3 of the rooms where they put us) when the faucets are in what is traditionally the "lukewarm" middle position. (In fact, we had 2 burns before deciding that I was the "keeper of the faucets," and in charge of turning on the water and adjusting the temp for the family.) This was for multiple rooms. Overall, the bathrooms were difficult to navigate in a wheelchair, and the rooms had regular bathtubs, instead of roll-in showers.

    In room 1119, the bathroom has an iron and ironing board projecting out from the wall, keeping a wheelchair from reaching the bathtub. The iron is low enough to cause injuries to the lower extremeties, especially for those in a wheelchair. There is no towel bar near the bathtub, but there is a plugged-in hairdryer where you'd expect to hang a towel. The sink faucet wiggled back and forth at least an inch. The wheelchair would not fit underneath the desk. And we had to rearrange the room in order to find room to park the chair at night. And the doorbell did not work (for the hearing impaired). Plus, there were long, loose extension cords underneath the desk, which were tripping hazards to those not in wheelchairs.

    There also aren't enough handicapped parking spots for the rooms. So we had to park off to the side of the building, far away from our room, as the 2 handicapped spaces in front of our room were taken when we got back from Disney one day. Those 2 handicapped spaces appeared to serve 6 handicapped rooms...2 each on 3 floors of the hotel.
     
  17. KPeveler

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    Does anyone know if there are accessible rooms with a roll-in shower in Casitas 4 or 5 at CSR? I am going on my honeymoon, and i like that these are located at the first bus stop, so i am more likely to get on the bus with my chair. also, they seem more remote, and a little quieter - always a plus for the honeymoon!

    if not there, does anyone know where the accessible rooms are at coronado springs?
     
  18. dmlashultz

    dmlashultz Earning My Ears

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    Regarding Accessible rooms in Coronado Springs:


    We stayed in CS in 4/2007, in the Ranchos section, I think building 7. We had a wheelchair accessible room, with I believe a roll-in shower (plus a fold down shower bench.) We were facing the parking lot. We were connected to a regular room (for our 2 kids and my parents, bless them). Only bad thing about the location was that it was a 15 minute walk to the food court. The "Casita" buildings look a lot closer. I don't think my husband had any problems with the accessibility (he uses a manual chair). Sorry I don't still have the exact room number. We never had a problem getting on the bus, and people were always gracious about waiting for my husband to get on.

    One thing I would have done different, is to ask for a courtyard view. Esp. for your honeymoon. We walked through lots of lovely courtyard on the way to our building, and I was jealous!

    We'll be staying at Wilderness Lodge in *July*. Same set up, hopefully, accessible room connected to a regular room. If anyone has additional locations for the accessible rooms there, I'm interested.

    Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!!!

    Laurie
     
  19. magicalmemories5

    magicalmemories5 Earning My Ears

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    I was just looking for this information. We stayed at POP back in 2005 and I had requested the roll in show accessible room for our stay and had 4 people in the room. For that stay, we were given a king room that was accessible and we had a second connecting room with 2 double beds. Worked out very well. I believe I was told at some point during that process of making the reservations that ALL roll in accessible rooms at POP were king due to the larger bathroom size.
    I am now verifying our details for our trip next month with the same four people at POP and can't quite seem to find out if that is the case still. I am needing to know so I know if I need to bring additional bedding along for my son. If it is a roll in room with 2 double beds, he will need bedding for the floor (14 yr. old daughter is the one in a wheelchair and does not 'share' her bed well). If it is the same set up as our last trip, we will be fine and he will have a bed. I spoke with someone at the main number the other day and all she could tell me is it could be either way. Is POP the only one that is set standard with the King bed and she was misunderstood? I really felt rushed talking to her. Not nearly as helpful as most CM I have dealt with. Does anyone know how I can find out this information?
    THANK SO MUCH IN ADVANCE IF YOU KNOW.
     
  20. Minnie&Nana

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    Hi, I don't have the answer, but suggest calling special needs (Special Resort Reservations: 407-939-7807 option #1 ) and speaking with them. If that's who you called, call back and try speaking with another CM. I've found some to be very knowledgeable, but some not nearly as much. If you pm, I will be happy to give you the names of a couple of wonderful ones that helped us.

    This map has POP HC room locations, but I found it a bit confusing:
    http://disneyworldlinks.com/tools/PopCenturyRoomLayoutLarge.jpg
     
  21. magicalmemories5

    magicalmemories5 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for the response. I just gave that number a call and spoke to a very helpful CM. It was in their system for 2 rooms. I guess all rooms at POP with roll in showers are king size. I feel better knowing everyone will have a bed and my son won't complain about the floor (between his sister and the floor, he would choose the floor in a heartbeat thought!)
    Sooooo looking forward to this trip!!
     

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