Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > disABILITIES!
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-30-2006, 10:34 AM   #1
SueM in MN
It's like combining the teacups with a roller coaster

 
SueM in MN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Twin Cities area,Minnesota,USA
Posts: 30,817
DISboards Moderator

Wheelchair/Handicapped Accessible Room Locations and Measurements

Click here for a link to a past thread about Handicapped rooms.

This thread is going to be an attempt to catalog the locations and measurements of handicapped accessible rooms at WDW.
So, please post what you know here (including photos, if you have them).

Suggestions for things to post would include:
- Resort name, general location and/or room number
- Measurements are great, if you have them.
- Type of wheelchair/ECV/mobility equipment was used in the room and the measurements of that (if you know it)
- Were there places you could not get while using the mobility device?
- What worked well for you?
- Was there anything that did not work well?
__________________
SueM in MN
Moderator of disABILITIES
Link to disABILITIES FAQs thread

Spaceship Earth: We are all passengers together.
Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans......John Lennon
Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud. Dr. Maya Angelou
trip report link in Memory of eternaldisneyfan, who lived these words: Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses. Alphonse Karr

Last edited by SueM in MN; 04-02-2007 at 09:24 PM.
SueM in MN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2006, 10:35 AM   #2
SueM in MN
It's like combining the teacups with a roller coaster

 
SueM in MN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Twin Cities area,Minnesota,USA
Posts: 30,817
DISboards Moderator

All Star Resorts - report and measurements

Kathy's report about All Star:
Quote:
Originally Posted by dclfun
For those who are mobility challenged and were looking for measurements, I've decided to bring my tape measure along to any resort we visit and will post measurements/heights here. We stayed this time at All Star Music but the All Stars are the same- don't want to say the same about Pop Century and assume that they are too. We requested an accessible room with roll in shower. Here are the measurements:
King bed:- height :24 inches
Area between bed and wall: 33 inches
Area between bed and armoire/table/chairs: 38 inches
Bathroom door width: 35 inches with sliding door
Roll in shower removable bench: 14 inches high/20 inches wide, 11 .5 inches deep
Shower stalldepth: 36inches Bars around both left side and right. Shower seat has back and is a little unstable- need to move it forward if using the removable hand held shower independently.
Toilet height: 20 inches, bars on side of toilet and space to transfer
Outside sink with space underneath for wheelchair access
No refrigerator in room ( had been removed)

Hope this helps someone else. In mid August we will be staying at Wilderness Lodge Villas and Old Key West, both in a studio and I'll be measuring there also so let me know if there's anything else anyone wants to know.
Kathy
__________________
SueM in MN
Moderator of disABILITIES
Link to disABILITIES FAQs thread

Spaceship Earth: We are all passengers together.
Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans......John Lennon
Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud. Dr. Maya Angelou
trip report link in Memory of eternaldisneyfan, who lived these words: Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses. Alphonse Karr
SueM in MN is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 07-30-2006, 11:50 AM   #3
dclfun
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Moved to Orlando!
Posts: 5,670

The measurements above were taken in room 9424 ( Jazz building- All Star Music). I use a power wheelchair, adult narrow, which is very long due to attached ventilator and battery tray. Thanks Sue for updating this for me.---Kathy
dclfun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2006, 11:08 AM   #4
BillSears
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Baltimore MD
Posts: 4,229

OK here's a long post with lots of pics. It's probably overkill but I had some fun taking the pictures and wanted to share them.

Wilderness Lodge Room 6098 connected to room 6097. Room 6098 had a king sized bed with a roll in shower. Room 6097 had a queen bed and a set of bunkbeds with a normal bathroom. The room was close to lobby elevators. It was considered a "woods view" but I felt it really should have been a standard view room since the view wasn't that good.

The room was fairly roomy. It had alot of room on the side of the bed closest to the door and the bathroom worked out great for me. The balcony was bigger then the normal rooms balconies but it was still abit tight. The worst part for me was the king sized bed. It was a very soft bed which made it abit tougher for me to roll over and to get dressed in.

Overall I was happy with the room. The second room(6097) was abit odd because of the bunkbeds but it did work out ok. My Aunt slept in one of the bunkbeds.

Measurements:
Armrails in the bathroom are all 36 inches high.
Shower seat is 18 inches off of the ground.
Toilet seat is 18 inches off of the ground.
From the front of the toilet to the wall is 36 inches.
Side of the toilet to the close wall is 11 inches.
Side of the toilet to the far wall is 33 inches.
Under the sink has 29 inches of clearance.
Bed is 21 inches high.
The bed is on a frame and has about 3 1/2 inches of clearance under it.
There is 57 inches of clearance between the bed and the wall on the bed's right side.
There is 36 inches of clearance between the bed and the wall on the bed's left side.
There is 37 inches of clearance between the front of the bed and the chest of drawers and 29 inches of clearance between the front of the bed and the table.
The table has 26 inches of clearance under it.
The balcony door is about 31 inches wide.
The balcony is 64 inches by 100 inches. The furniture on the balcony reduces the 64 inches to 32 inches in the area in front of the furniture.



































__________________
CR-77, Travelodge(DTD)-81, Poly-92, SOG-96, Offsite-97, ASMu-98, POR-03, Vistana Resort-04, WL-Sept 2006! CSR-December 2006, Pop-May 2007(first solo trip!), CSR-Sept 2007(Solo trip), and offsite-May-2008 visited Universal, SeaWorld, KSC and a couple of days at WDW. WL-March 2009 I turned 50 in WDW! May-10 Pop, Oct 2010- Pop for first F&W, Dec 2010-Pop for Christmas stuff, May 2011-POFQ. Pop Aug -14, Pop Sept-14, Pop Dec-14 and Pop May-15! Trip report from 1997:http://www.mouseplanet.com/dtp/trip....97/sears97.htm
BillSears is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2006, 01:14 PM   #5
SueM in MN
It's like combining the teacups with a roller coaster

 
SueM in MN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Twin Cities area,Minnesota,USA
Posts: 30,817
DISboards Moderator

Cool. The more pictures, the better.
__________________
SueM in MN
Moderator of disABILITIES
Link to disABILITIES FAQs thread

Spaceship Earth: We are all passengers together.
Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans......John Lennon
Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud. Dr. Maya Angelou
trip report link in Memory of eternaldisneyfan, who lived these words: Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses. Alphonse Karr
SueM in MN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2006, 08:42 AM   #6
dclfun
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Moved to Orlando!
Posts: 5,670

Old Key West

Here are measurements from Old Key West, accessible studio.

Two beds:- height of each 26"
width of each 60"

Space between wall and bed- 22"
Space between the two beds- 39"
Space between sliding door and bed- 39"

Space between armoire and bed- 46"
Kitchen counter height- 35.5"
Bathroom door width- 34"

Toilet height- 19.5"
Bars behind toilet and to right side of toilet

Shower bench- 17" wide X 16" deep
Width of shower stall- 59"

Nice features- double shower head easy to reach
Low bars for clothing
Problem features- cupboard and microwave too high to reach from w/c

Travelled in power wheelchair
dclfun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2006, 08:47 AM   #7
dclfun
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Moved to Orlando!
Posts: 5,670

Wilderness Lodge Villas

This is from the villas side of Wilderness Lodge and is a report for a studio unit, first floor accessible.

One bed, one sofa sleeper
Bed height- 26"
Bed width- 60"

Area between wall and bed- 24"
Measurement of sofa sleeper- height 18"
width- 60"

Area between armoire and bed- 50"
Kitchen counter height-35.5"
Bathroom door width- 33" ( sliding door)
Toilet height- 17.5"
Bars behind toilet and to right side

Shower bench- 18" high X 32" wide X 13" deep with cutout section
Width of shower stall-62"

Room very easy to navigate with plenty of space. Could only transfer from one side of the bed due to lack of space between bed and wall on one side. Counters in kitchen had microwave/coffee pot/utensils too high to reach.
dclfun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2006, 06:42 AM   #8
jdremann
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Honey Brook, PA USA
Posts: 30

This is great! Keep it up. If anyone has floorplans to add, I'd love to see them as well. The one key item for us is whether the bed has clearance under it for a hoyer lift so if you happen to notice that, please include it like BillSears did at the Wilderness Lodge. Thanks.

I'm working on a visit to the Dolphin late next year so I will get pictures, measurments, floorplan, etc then. This is still a ways off though.
__________________
Lurker in SE PA
CBR - Nov-Dec 2000; Dolphin - Nov 2001
jdremann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2006, 12:09 PM   #9
shovan
DIS Veteran
 
shovan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: metro NOLA
Posts: 8,349

2 pictures of HA bathroom @ BCV studio rm 528

Here is a link to a couple of pics of the bathroom.

This is great! I'm going to go try to figure out how to put pics on the board! We just returned from Beach Club Villa Studio room 528. It had a roll-in shower with a drop down seat , clearance under sink ( no vanity space to place stuff ! ) The bathroom had plenty of room to move around. Regular hotel type bed with a base underneath ( no clearance under bed ). My DH uses a smaller power wc. I did have to move the night stand away from the bed to have room to get him in the bed but that was no problem. We used a transfer board to the bed & shower. This room also had a really big balcony that looked out on the quiet pool! But in reviewing our pics that balcony looks like a rarity. We'll be going back in January with family and getting a One Bedroom Villa. If any one as info. on that we'd appreciate it! Overall this room worked great for us!
http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/dat...9331-thumb.jpg
http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/dat...9341-thumb.jpg
__________________



Last edited by shovan; 10-14-2006 at 10:46 PM. Reason: Added link to pics
shovan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2006, 10:09 PM   #10
shovan
DIS Veteran
 
shovan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: metro NOLA
Posts: 8,349

Here's a couple of photos of Beach Club Villa Studio Room 528
Sorry, I didn't take measurements.









__________________


shovan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2006, 06:30 PM   #11
sunshinetigerlily
Disney Faerie
 
sunshinetigerlily's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Malibu,California
Posts: 6

Ya know, you can see you in the mirror pic.. yea.. haha
sunshinetigerlily is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2006, 09:48 AM   #12
shovan
DIS Veteran
 
shovan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: metro NOLA
Posts: 8,349

Oh...yeah, but doesn't the room look great!

Never claimed to be a photo-journalist!
__________________


shovan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2006, 03:03 PM   #13
vonpluto
DIS Veteran
 
vonpluto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Ocean City, NJ
Posts: 625

While not a HC room, here are the dimensions for a one bedroom at SSR.
All doorways are minimum 35" clear (some are 36"), except the closet which is 34". In this unit (2134) the refrigerator door swing allowed access from outside the kitchen area, which was great for DW in her WC.

All furniture marked "M" is movable.

__________________
Frank
DVC1994-2010
vonpluto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 12:56 PM   #14
monami7
DIS Veteran
 
monami7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Long Island
Posts: 1,763

what buildings are WC accessable at OKW?
__________________
ME, DH, DD(6) DD(8), DD(16)
monami7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2006, 04:36 PM   #15
Mason7AK
Mouseketeer
 
Mason7AK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Spring, Texas
Posts: 164

Question Por?

Does anyone have information about accessible rooms at POR, Mansion side? We booked through SPecial Reservations and were told that we would have a room on the Mansion side (as we requested) but she could not tell us what building. She also said if there were no rooms available with double beds (we are two adult friends, traveling with our two children, both in wheelchairs) they would assign us a king accessible room with the roll in shower (which we need) and then assign a connecting room. Is this standard policy? I was amazed - thought that was going above and beyond! This is why I love Disney!
Thanks for any info!
Angela

Traveling to DW Feb 24th - March 3rd, 2007
Mason7AK is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:19 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: