- Jan 20, 2002
Okay, got it. Thanks for confirming that. Have a great day!
Oh, ok. I wish they would just put hand rails in the tubs & be done with it!If you need a tub with hand rails, I believe the only option of those is the last: Wheelchair Accessible with Tub and Option for Hearing Accessibility.
Sorry, I can't read the room number on the floor plans.
Agree! A lot of hotels have rails in all the tubs. I heard the "Florida Special" accessible category is going away, but whether those rooms will be replaced with fully "wheelchair accessible" and include the tub rails remains to be seen.Oh, ok. I wish they would just put hand rails in the tubs & be done with it!
There are actually similar surfaces in use in hospitals and other medical settings. The material is not absorbent and can be cleaned and disinfected between uses (Infection Preventionist)I stayed in a wheelchair accessible roll-in shower room at Pop Century last week and didn't have any problems. I see that a lot of people aren't fans of the cloth shower seats, but I actually liked them for my specific needs (though I did wonder about how they clean them between guests). I'm a full-time manual wheelchair user/lifelong paraplegic, and I feel more secure having something that is attached to the wall since I transfer myself using only my upper body. I like that I can grab onto it and don't have to worry about it tipping if I land on it weird while transferring. I'm also short, so it being lower to the ground worked out for me, but I can see how it may not be comfortable for taller people. I felt like the cloth provided more stability and comfort- I have a slight pelvic obliquity, so sitting on very hard surfaces like wood or plastic can feel a little wobbly and push hard against my pressure points. I found that the shower drained well too, and the rubber strip on the floor between the shower and bathroom kept the water from spilling over into the bathroom, which I've often found to be a problem with roll-in showers in hotels in general. The bed was at a good height for me. I did notice that the bed was too close to the wall on one side for me to get my wheelchair between the wall/bed, but that wasn't an issue for me because I can transfer on either side & there was plenty of room on the other side. I didn't use the Murphy bed, so not sure how the space would be with that pulled down.
I tried searching this thread but I didn't see anything within the past few years. Does anyone know how tall are the toilets in a normal Pop Century room? Are they taller in a HC room? I feel bad taking up a HC room just for the toilet. I don't need rails or anything, I just can't sit on a low surface. At least not and be able to get up again. I'm trying to figure out whether I need to rent a commode-type seat to make the toilet seat tall enough for me. I have knee replacements and a normal household toilet is way too low.
In the HC rooms, the toilets at WDW Resorts are typically about 18" tall from the floor to the seat height (with the seat open); when I was at POFQ after the most recent remodel, I measured the toilet at 18-½" high (see this post in this thread) and when our friend, Ray Sharpton did similar measurements later at POP Century, he measured the toilet at 18" (see this post in this thread)
For at least the last 10 years, those measurements have not changed; I am a frequent traveler to WDW, and through remodels and refreshes, the toilet heights have remained consistent.
If you need to use an accommodation provided by an accessible room type, then by all means, you should book that room type! That's what those rooms are there for.
Some people will travel with a toilet seat riser so that they don't have to worry about this very issue. In the past, these might not fit every size/style of seat/bowl, so our family found them to not be worth the trouble and trunk space. Amazon has a good selection of aids for folks who need a bit of help with toilet seat height; what works for you, however could be quite different than what would meet someone else's needs.
I can’t say for certain because I’ve never measured, but my guess is they are the same/similar. The measurements noted above were in wheelchair-accessible rooms, and the description of those rooms does not mention a different toilet height. By comparison, the Florida Accessible rooms specifically mention “lower toilet height.” That leads me to think the regular rooms and wheelchair accessible rooms have the same toilet height…Is there any info on whether the standard room toilets are shorter?
The toilet height would probably not be mentioned in an ADA compliant room because ADA-accessible toilets must be between 17 and 19 inches from the floor to the top of the toilet seat as part of meeting the ADA requirements.I can’t say for certain because I’ve never measured, but my guess is they are the same/similar. The measurements noted above were in wheelchair-accessible rooms, and the description of those rooms does not mention a different toilet height. By comparison, the Florida Accessible rooms specifically mention “lower toilet height.” That leads me to think the regular rooms and wheelchair accessible rooms have the same toilet height…