How wide are connecting doors?


Feb 2, 2001
Can someone tell me if the connecting doors between guest rooms are wide enough for a wheelchair? We have reserved two (hopefully interconnecting) rooms at Coronado Springs (I don't know if the type of resort matters). My brother-in-law who has a below the knee amputation uses a wheelchair at night when he is not wearing his prosthesis. It would actually be more convenient if he could sleep in one of the double beds in the room without the handicapped accessible bathroom and then wheel himself into the other room when he needs to use the bathroom. I know I probably could find this out from disability services at Disney but I have not had much good luck getting through to them. Thanks.
I don't know that they are the same in each hotel so you would have to ask for your specific resort. I was able to go between rooms at Port Orleans-Riverside but could not at Contemporary.
Don't know the exact measurements, but we had connecting rooms at the GF and it was a tight fit for our son's wheelchair. His chair is not that wide. Part of the problem was the length as he has to partially recline and has a vent tray on the bottom of his chair. The other problem was the layout. We had to make a pretty sharp turn almost immediately after coming through the door. However, we did not have wheelchair accessible rooms (did not need a roll in shower and did not want someone who did need one to go without so we took standard rooms). The connecting doors may be wider in the accessible rooms. It is my understanding that there are 5 wheelchair accessible rooms at the GF.

By the way, we were thrilled with the connecting rooms and think it is the way to go, rather than just two separate rooms. It allowed us to place some of our son's equipment and supplies in my father's room and to have easy access to the equipment and supplies.
Hi and welcome.
I don't know for sure either, but my guess is that the doors would be wide enough. The reason for my guess is that Coronado Springs is one of the newer resorts (less than 5 years old) so it would have been built to ADA standards. The older resorts like Contemporary and Polynesian were the original WDW resorts, built long enough ago that there really were no standards at all.
You might always run into the problems that Alaska mentioned, but at least the door should be fairly wide.
In case you have another number for WDW Resort Special Reservations, here is the one that I have:
(407) 939-7807 [voice]
(407) 939-7670 [TTY]

Thanks for your responses. I'll try to call WDW special reservations office sometime next week. I'm sure we can work sleeping arrangements out once we get there but it would be nice to know in advance if my brother-in-law will have access to both rooms. I'll let you know what I find out.
We stayed in a wheelchair accessible room at the Coronado Springs a couple of years ago (DH is a paraplegic). The connecting door into the next room (which was a standard room) was plenty wide enough for my husband to wheel through. You shouldn't have any problems.
Thanks rollwithit for that info. It is helpful to know that this should not be a problem.


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