Scooter area at Hollywood Studios during Jingle fireworks

Discussion in 'disABILITIES!' started by katmittens, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. katmittens

    katmittens OKW Owner

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Messages:
    771
    Is there a certain area for scooters during the jingle jam fireworks at HS? Pictures appear to show everyone in the main area so not sure how difficult it would be to see everything. Hope that is the right name for it.
     
  2. RaySharpton

    RaySharpton Retired and going to Disney.

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2000
    Messages:
    4,960
    Hi, katmittens. This is the only quick info I could find doing a search from last year. I haven't been to the DHS Christmas show yet, but I went to the DHS Star Wars show at night last June and there was a handicap area for wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

    I decided not to try and see the Fantasmic show and the Star Wars show on the same night because the nights that I went the show times were too close together and I didn't want to get caught in the crowds going from one show to the next.


    Below is a 2+-year-old photo by easywdw.

    [​IMG]

    In this photo, it looks about the same area. I notice in this photo there is no white tape on the ground. I don't remember the "designated viewing area", but I do remember the "Disabled Viewing Area" above. I remember the walkway in front which the cast members did a good job of keeping people out of the walkway during the show. To the far right of the photo, there was white tape where people sat and then some stood when the show started. You can also see the "Frozen Singalong Sign" at the top of the photo so I was just to the left of the center. It was a good view since you were looking up and no one was in the walking area. Maybe someone can come up with some photos from last year.
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2018
  3. SueM in MN

    SueM in MN combining the teacups with a roller coaster Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 1999
    Messages:
    32,782
    855B66DD-FC3F-49B4-AB07-42237823960E.jpeg
    My daughter who uses a wheelchair was not with us last year when my sister and I saw the Jingle Jam show.
    I can’t find any pictures of the handicapped viewing area, but I marked where I thought it was on this screenshot of it the My Disney Experience.
    My sister and I were approximately where the blue star is.
    Where I remember the handicapped viewing area being was the area marked in red. There was an aisle in front of it that CMs did a good job of keeping clear
     
    serenitynow and RaySharpton like this.
  4. RaySharpton

    RaySharpton Retired and going to Disney.

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2000
    Messages:
    4,960
    Hi, SueM. Yep, that is the spot. I haven't learned how to make screenshots and how to put lines on them as you do and especially like what Robo does with his maps on the Theme Parks Forum Board.

    In the old photo that I posted, I didn't see the concrete area where some folks sat down behind the fenced off area with wheelchairs and mobility scooters. But after seeing SueM's map I see the green area behind the Handicap seating area must have a small concrete ledge outlining the green area.

    So in the older photo that I showed, that is why I don't remember seeing the roped off area for the "Designated Viewing Area" for viewing.

    And they moved the "Disabled Viewing Area" further over to the space in front of the bushes.

    [​IMG]

    After the show, the cast members suggested that we exit around to the right of the red square and away from the immediate crowd leaving down the middle of the park toward where the "Hollywood Boulevard" word is located on Sue's map.

    They still had the walkway in front taped off and cast members were good at keeping folks from standing in the walkway and blocking the wheelchair and mobility scooter views.

    I really enjoyed the show.

    [​IMG]



     
    serenitynow likes this.
  5. muffyn

    muffyn "hmmm*

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2001
    Messages:
    1,849
    how do these areas work? do they let family members with you> but i feel that would be be pretty awkward if they are standing & blocking someone else's view. ( had bad experience once at a show in front of castle, where a woman tried squishing herself & kids in between myself on ecv & daughter standing close to me.. rude people.....)
     

Share This Page