Wheelchair/Handicapped Accessible Room Locations and Measurements

Discussion in 'disABILITIES!' started by SueM in MN, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. Nanajo1

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    I had a non H/A room on one visit. My only real need was to be able to get on/off the commode. I requested a raised toliet seat from housekeeping and they quickly brought a chair like seat that slid over the toilet. It was easily moved for anyone who did not need it.
    I do not worry so much if I can't get an H/A room now.
     
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  3. Karcia

    Karcia Earning My Ears

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    How high up were you, and was it high up enough to avoid the noise of Chef Mickey's and the Monorail, if you don't mind me asking? I have also requested a handicap room, and have the same concerns. The noise would be bad. I have a 7 yr old son, who once asleep does great, as does my husband, but I would wake up at a pin-drop, so I really need quiet.

    Would anyone else know this, either?? :confused3



    Thanks for the info!

    Karcia

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  4. Cheshire Figment

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    I have over 100 nights in the Contemporary Tower. The doors and rooms are very soundproof. And the monorail trains ride on rubber tires and are electric so they actually make no noticable noise.
     
  5. Karcia

    Karcia Earning My Ears

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    That is a huge relief to hear. Thank you so much. I was starting to worry.

    Karcia.

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  6. splashmtnfan

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    I have seen ramps on them so just wondering what the set-up is? Is it different than a standard cabin?
     
  7. pampam

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    This was several years ago so the info is dated. However, we were checked into a regular cabin, but there were 2 of us in wheelchairs, so they moved us into a accessable cabin. The biggest difference was the bathroom, with a roll in shower and of course the ramp.
     
  8. ShhhQ

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    We are staying at POR this Sept. I had to request a fully accessible room for DM who will be using her own WC. I also am renting an ECV. I am pretty sure we will have no problems getting them both in a room since we seemed to have no issues doing so at the values. Other than Acc. room, I only made one request... I want to be in AB (I fell in love with the rustic charm in the photos). However we have never stayed there before don't really know what to expect. I have read that there are only 22 acc. rooms but the only room locations I have seen for AB are in bld 14.... which happens to now be a preferred, which we didn't pay for. What other possibilites are there in the AB section... or will we be more likely to be put in the mansions? Any advice is greatly appreciated!
     
  9. splashmtnfan

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    Just wondering if the bedding was any different as there did not seem to be mich room in the actual bedroom for a wheelchair.
     
  10. pampam

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    It was a one bedroom cabin with a large bed, (sorry, I've forgotten if it was double or queen) ample floorspace and a set of bunk beds. There was also a double murphy bed pulled down in the living room area. The 2 wheelchair users were not confined to their chairs, but we never noticed a problem. It seemed quite well laid out.
     
  11. splashmtnfan

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    That is the same set-up that we had before. It was a double bed. Glad to hear they did not take out the bunk beds!
    :goodvibes
     
  12. lisam427

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    we were in ab in 2009. my relatives had an accessible room in building 14. it was 1404. it was wonderful. close to everything!!!
     
  13. goingroundthebend

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    If anyone does get chance or stays in one of the new POFq accesiable rooms.The ones with the 2 queen beds and roll in shower .Would you mind please letting me know how it goes .be both my son and myself in wheelchairs and dd .So hopefully enough room not to be synchronised wheelchair moving needed

    As after many chats with people at disney they have confirmed they have these or will have, rather than just the king bed accessible rooms and that one will be blocked out foe us when we stay .
    thank you
     
  14. BillSears

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    I just got back from a wonderful vacation and I stayed at POFQ. I was pretty shocked when I checked into my room and saw 2 queen beds. I almost went back to the front desk to explain that there must have been a mix up but I looked in the bathroom first. WOW, there was a roll-in show there!

    During my trip I spoke to some CMs about it and they said that ALL of the roll-in shower rooms at POFQ had been converted over to the 2 queen beds. It's a shame about no more king beds for the roll-in shower rooms for those who wish to share a big bed but it's great for those who do not want to share beds.

    A couple other thing about these rooms is that there is no standard closet, instead an amoire is in the room. Also there is no room for a connecting door so no connecting rooms would be available.

    I didn't bring a tape measure so I don't have any measurements but I took some pictures:

    As you can see from this picture they added a bit of extra space to the room by removing the entry alcove that is standard on the outside entrance. I was in the room with the red door, room 1111.

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    As you enter the room you can see how cramped it is inside. I suppose in some ways it's probably a little roomier than the standard room but it's pretty tight for those of us on wheels. I could move my wheelchair without any problems down the path to the bathroom and I had no trouble going between the beds. But the distance between the far bed and the wall is only about 1 foot so there was no way for me to get there.

    I'd guess the bed is about 23 inches high.

    The "closet" is the last piece of furniture on the wall and the refrigerator is located under the TV.

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    Looking out from the bathroom you can see the entrance and a bit of the table on the far right near the window.

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    The bathroom toilet seemed to be about 20-21 inches high. A bit higher than my standard toilet at home but lower than the seat of my wheelchair. The sink had a cut away underneath that worked fine for me. You can see it's just a single sink not a double like the normal rooms.

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    The roll-in shower worked great for me. Usually I seem to get water all over the place in the Disney roll-in showers but this one had a small, maybe 1/4", lip that seemed to do a great job of keeping the rest of the room dry.

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    Here's a shot of the seat and the controls. The seat folded up when not in use. I thought the seat was great! No wooden slots to scrape against your butt when transferring. The seat was probably 21-22 inches and seemed a perfect height for my transfers. It was a nice size for me, I never felt like I might slide off because it was too small. It was also very sturdy, I never felt like it was going to move under me while showering or transferring.

    The bottom control in the shower diverted the flow from the hand held shower head show to a fixed shower hear just out of the picture at the top. A very nice feature!

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    Overall I'd be very happy to get this room again. The bed could have been an inch or two lower and of course I'd always like more floor space but other that that I thought this was a very good design.
     
  15. Tinker Bell Fan

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    What is the difference between "HA" and "HC" terms?

    Thank you!!
     
  16. snoozin'cruisin

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    Please show some photos of the accessible family rooms with their beds in place. Looking to sleep 5 adults in what is supposed to be a larger family room. Also is there any way to get special needs adults into the aquaduct tube -- they like to have fun too::goodvibes
     
  17. stink

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    Hi All,

    Have booked a 2 bedroom savannah view accessible villa. For my 85 year old dad and 80 year old mom they need a low bed, as beds can be quite high, a roll in shower with seat, accessbile toilet that we can access via wheelchair.

    Looking for information about where the accessible rooms are located around the savannah and I'd like to show my Dad some pictures of the villa as he is nervous about being away from his own accessible bathroom & bedroom.

    I've also rented a lift recliner from a disney recommended vendor to be delivered to the resort from Care Medical Equipment...has anyone rented medical equipment from Care ?
     
  18. SueM in MN

    SueM in MN combining the teacups with a roller coaster Moderator

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    We rented a Rehab bath chair from Care. It was fine, delivered and picked up on schedule. People have posted about renting reclining chairs from them and were fine.

    I will look for accessible room pictures. Are you staying at the AK Lodge or villas?
     
  19. stink

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    Hi Sue,

    Thanks for the reply. We are staying in a savannah view villa, two bedroom at Kidani.
     
  20. SueM in MN

    SueM in MN combining the teacups with a roller coaster Moderator

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    Sorry, I missed the 2 bedroom villa part. I did need to know the Kidani part though. That is important because when we toured Animal Kingdom Villas, they pretty much told us that Jambo is not as accessible, but Kidani has nicely accessible rooms.
    I have not been able to find any pictures of accessible rooms yet, but this post has some very nice pictures of the regular rooms. Most of the differences between the regular rooms and the accessible ones are in the bathrooms.

    As far as bed height - there were no guidelines for bed height in accessible rooms until just recently (March 2011). So, there is no standard for low beds in accessible rooms. If the bed is too high, you can call Housekeeping and they will be able to help.

    Still looking for accessible room pictures, but this will help for now.

    EDITED TO ADD: I searched as many places and ways as I can think of and have not been able to find any pictures of a roll in shower bathroom at Kidani.
    I am going to separate out your post and my replies from this thread so hopefully someone will see it and reply.
     
  21. travelitis

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    Son uses his scooter/ECV, plus we have to take an air mattress plus 6 inch memory foam mattress for him as part of his pain control measures. We're staying at All Star Sports, and I wondered if the room sq ft was same as the regular rooms. I'm assuming it is, although that seems tight for navigating a wheelchair before we rearrange furniture and add to it. If the only difference is the bathroom, though, he can be in a standard room this trip.

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