Accommodations for Handicap

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  1. wgreer

    wgreer Earning My Ears

    Aug 31, 2007
    :rolleyes1 I will be sailing on the Disney Magic (Easter Carribean) in a few weeks. I am handicap and use a scooter or walker to get around. Does anyone have any suggestions on items to brings or know of accommodations that are available if you are handicap? Are the buses Disney owns handicap accessible? I do have a room that is handicap accessible and have arranged for a scooter to be delivered to the ship. I'm really looking for lessons learned from others who are handicap or have traveled with family/friends that are handicap.

    Thanks for your comments/suggestions.
  2. 3boyslovediz

    3boyslovediz Mouseketeer

    Mar 1, 2005
    Also would love to know - we leave in 6 weeks, Mom is in same situation.
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  4. pjpoohbear

    pjpoohbear <font color=blue>Back in DVC point Debt!<br><font

    Feb 13, 2002
    My DM is handicapped, and will be bringing her walker this trip, we always stay in 6147, which is an inside cat 11 with a double bed and a sofa, with a roll in shower, with seat and emergency call buttons all over the room. Lots of room for storing a wheelchair or scooter. All the theaters had seating for those in wheelchairs or with walking issues, it is at the back of the theatre. I don't know about the buses, this is the first time we will be bringing the walker, and we are taking a towncar this time.
  5. CM_Mom

    CM_Mom DIS Veteran

    Mar 15, 2004
    If you're using DCL transportation, there's a spot on your online cruise docs to specify if you need a wheelchair lift assisted bus. I think you'll be fine.
  6. justmestace

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    Mar 25, 2002
    If you need a handicap-accessible room, you need to contact DCL as soon as possible. They'll need to see if one is available for you. They do have a medical form that they'll send out to you, to be signed by your doctor, in order to book an accessible room...unless the ship isn't full, then they may be able to place you w/o the form.
    But all of that should be done months in contact them a.s.a.p.
  7. dobelover

    dobelover DIS Veteran

    Aug 22, 2004

    Hi Billy - I have sailed with my Mom in the accessible cabins several times on Magic and once on Wonder, (7636, 7638, 7138 and I can't remember the others). My suggestion is watch the bathroom floor after showers. The water goes everywhere and it can get very slick. The grab bars (on 2 sides) and shower seat are easy to use. The shower head is attached to a hose for those hard to reach places :rolleyes1 . Haven't taken the buses for a few years, sorry. HTH

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