Would you like to see Disney's California Adventure thru the eyes of one of the park's first guests?

Discussion in 'disABILITIES!' started by Wheelsie, Feb 5, 2001.

  1. Wheelsie

    Wheelsie DIS Veteran

    Aug 22, 1999
    <font color=purple size=4>Come join Wheelsie,Pumba,and Debi as we welcome Our Special Guest MaryJo Tuesday night....

    She and her family just returned from Disney's California Adventure theme park and she wants to tell YOU all about it! So come just us as we explore DCA thru MaryJo's eyes! Get your questions ready.... She will be doing a Q and A session after she tells all she learned and about all the fun that waits for EVERYONE at Disney's California Adventure!!!

    Join us Tuesday Night 9:00-10:30 pm Eastern!! :D

    If you're new to DIS Chat There are some helpful instructions about downloading ichat on the log in page of chat so click here to enter:CHAT ROOM

    You may also enter chat by either going to the home page and clicking on the link found on the left side of the page under the Community/Misc category or by going to the drop down menu found at the top of the page, scrolling down to the Community/Misc category and choosing the option of chat.

    You will need to create a user name which can be your board name, if it isn't already taken, or a different name, if it is taken. You will also choose a password. It is really fun and easy to chat, so join us this evening.

    If you have any questions you can email me, Pumba or Debi. If we don't know the answer, we'll find someone who does. We're always happy to help. Remember...the Chat room is open even when the boards are down!

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    Wheelsie Co-Moderator of disABILITIES

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  3. LindaDVC

    LindaDVC DIS Veteran

    Aug 19, 1999
    Missed the chat!
    How is the new park!


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  4. tammyh-oregon

    tammyh-oregon <font color=navy>Missed a DISer by > < that much!<

    Aug 19, 1999
    We went to the annual pass preview on Sunday Feb 4. Supposedly the entire park is mainstream access as far as wheelchairs and the otherwise disabled are concerned. We were even told there were no Guest Assistance Passes but we saw people with them. From the wheelchair point of view, this park was some great things and some problems. The grizzly raft ride has a pull out to allow disabled guests the time they need to board the raft. This causes longer waits like at the Animal kingdom safari. California Screamin' allows one party at a time which can lead to congestion at the loading dock causing longer wait time for the disabled, but they have a car with a transfer seat and they can delay leaving the loading zone for a few more seconds than normal. We spoke to a number of people and basically got the standard disney answer: The park is mainstreamed, we are working out the kinks, that is just the way it is. Needless to say, the park is mainstream but still needs a lot of work to make it truly equal 'accessible' access. Other than that, the park is truly remarkable. If you have any specific questions as far as wheelchair access fire away.

  5. Wheelsie

    Wheelsie DIS Veteran

    Aug 22, 1999
  6. SueM in MN

    SueM in MN combining the teacups with a roller coaster Moderator

    Aug 23, 1999
    This is great info. Thank you, tammy.

    SueM in MN
    Co-Moderator of disABILITIES

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