Guide Books for Guest with Disabilities

Discussion in 'disABILITIES!' started by sncbird, Jan 21, 2001.

  1. sncbird

    sncbird <font color=blue>I need a Starbucks Latte!<br><fon

    Dec 30, 2000

    How often does WDW update their Guide Books for Guest with Disabilities? When was the last one published and can I order these on-line or do I have to call them? If I do need to call, what number should I call to request them?

  2. Michigan

    Michigan Mom of the Rolling Crew

    Feb 2, 2000
  3. SueM in MN

    SueM in MN combining the teacups with a roller coaster Moderator

    Aug 23, 1999
    They were updated recently, but had not been changed before that in a number of years.
    They also leave a lot to be desired. They have a lot of general information and do tell you a little about the length of a ride, whether or not it is a boat and whether it is turbulant. They don't give much boarding information and there is little info about hearing or vision difficulties. They are most usefull for an ambulatory person who needs a wheelchair for distances.∞

    SueM in MN
    Co-Moderator of disABILITIES
  4. lisapooh

    lisapooh HH Pin Crazy Pooh Fan

    Mar 14, 2000
    I have to agree they leave a lot to be desired. The boks give precious little imformation for those of us in power wheelchairs. Are they to be treated like and ECV or a w/c. At times it seems to depend entirely on the castmember, Also can the be put on a w/c accessible ride. I know mine fit on the Pooh ride but would it be too heavy for Small World? We haven't even tried. I transfer to a standard chair at the ride. These are they type of thing that would be nice to know.

    Also they need better information about the accommodations for handicapped guests in the resorts. And the people handing the reservations should be knowledgible about what is available.

  5. Wheelsie

    Wheelsie DIS Veteran

    Aug 22, 1999
    I know I always say the books leave ALOT to be desired and to read them w a grain of salt (havent fully compared the books next to each other yet) but this yr IT DOES SAY that Spaceship Earth is NOT able to be rode from your chair (it said ya could last yr) I will be comparing notes from last yr's book....when I do I'll be posting here for yas! :)

    Wheelsie Co-Moderator of disABILITIES



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