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  • Wheelchair Access...

    OK, all you WDW locals/frequenters, give me the skinny here. I'll be there in June, with my wife and her mother, who can walk, but only in short distances. I was trying to find out what the policy is for wheelchair guests and people with them, as far as lines. Are there wheelchair entrances? Do the people in wheelchairs go through that entrance, then wait for the people with them to go through the line? Do the people with them go through the wheelchair accessible line with them?

    WDW Guest relations mentioned something about a wristband that the people with the wheelchair bound folks get, but didn't explain very well what they do. This is my first time visiting the park in over 20 years, and my first time visiting any park with someone in a wheelchair, and want to know what to expect. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
    Honor those who fall under the sword.
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    What you'll want to do is stop by Guest Relations at any theme park and get a Guest Assistance Card which will allow the wheel chair user and up to 5 other people go through the Standard Wheel Chair Entrance. At each attraction it will be different (ie. older attractions pre ADA requirements will have a true alternate entrance while newer attractions like Soaring have que lines that are large enough to fit wheelchairs), so present your GAC card to the greeter of the attraction and they will direct you where to go. Now this card does not get you front of the line access or anything but it will assist you in not having to go through small que lines with a wheel chair. :monkey:

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    • #3
      http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/wdw/common/Plain?id=PlainHomePageGuest


      Info for Guests with Disabilities.
      :crazylegs

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      • #4
        Also MUCH info on Deb Will's site:
        http://www.allearsnet.com/pl/ecv_faq.htm
        http://www.allearsnet.com/pl/mobility.htm
        http://www.allearsnet.com/tp/ak/akjrms.htm
        http://www.allearsnet.com/tp/ep/e_dis.htm
        http://www.allearsnet.com/pl/mev_chet2.htm
        -Ann

        WDW:
        July 1987 - offsite, 1-day visit to the MK; July-August 2000 - honeymoon - Port Orleans (now POFQ); May 2003 - Caribbean Beach Resort; Dec 2003 - Coronado Springs; April 2004 - Pop Century (PC) & POFQ; Sept 2004 - Animal Kingdom Lodge; May 2005 - Port Orleans Riverside; Sept 2005 - PC; Oct 2006 - POFQ; Apr 2007 - PC; July 2007 - Boardwalk Villas (WOO HOO! I was at WDW in the MK on the 20th anniversary of my first visit!); August - Sept 2007 - Old Key West; Sept 2007 - Saratoga Springs; Oct 2007 - BWV; Mar-Apr 2008 - SS

        DLR:
        Dec 2001 - Grand Californian; Jan 2005 - GC; July 2005 - HoJo Anaheim & GC; Dec 2008 - Best Western Park Place Inn



        p.s. Wanna buy a :monkey:?

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        • #5
          Hint.... IASW is through the exit..... Peter Pan actually has a wheelchair entrance.. (something I learned last visit..)

          and pooh you have to go through the line.. (which is cramped and small.. and not safe..)

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