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Old 09-24-2013, 09:53 PM   #196
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Thanks for the info! You've helped to ease my worries.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:07 AM   #197
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Re: All star accessible room - Great video!

Thank you for the extremely helpful video. Shows much more than you can in photos. It's sooooo hard to get reliable HC info about hotels rooms, disney or otherwise.

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Old 09-27-2013, 05:36 AM   #198
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Animal Kingdom Lodge Disabled Rooms

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Can anyone tell me the location of the disabled rooms at Animal Kingdom Lodge? Do they have Savannah views and are they close to the lobby? I am travelling next year in a party with my brother in law who has MS and very little mobility. I would appreciate any help on this?

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Old 09-27-2013, 07:48 AM   #199
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Anyone?
Can anyone tell me the location of the disabled rooms at Animal Kingdom Lodge? Do they have Savannah views and are they close to the lobby? I am travelling next year in a party with my brother in law who has MS and very little mobility. I would appreciate any help on this?

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The accessible rooms at all resorts are spread out, there should be some on all floors and different views. HA rooms are not necessarily closest to the lobby, restaurants, buses/transportation, etc. Will he have a wheelchair or ECV, something to help him get around the resort? You may be able to book a preferred location which is closer to the main public areas, but that probably won't provide the best Savannah view -- you'll have to decide which is more important for your party.

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Old 09-27-2013, 08:28 AM   #200
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Anyone?
Can anyone tell me the location of the disabled rooms at Animal Kingdom Lodge? Do they have Savannah views and are they close to the lobby? I am travelling next year in a party with my brother in law who has MS and very little mobility. I would appreciate any help on this?

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If you check the site AKL has HA rooms in all categories Savanah included in various configurations 2 Q's, King w/daybed, shower or tub etc.

I booked the Std view since Std rooms are located on floors 1-4 on the Ostrich and Giraffe Trails which is close to Lobby and Elevators

Pool view HA rooms would be fairly close too but I should think Savanahh HA would/could be located far from lobby

Hopefully someone who has stayed there will offer more help.
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:33 AM   #201
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I have stayed at AKL Kidani in a roll in shower H/A 1Br Savannah view 3 times. The rooms were all located off the hallway behind the check in desk., beyond the elevators. I scoped out the other hallway and did not see any H/A double peep holes. My rooms were on different floors but in the same area.
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:42 AM   #202
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Video tour of our preferred Accessible 1 King + 1 Double at Sports in April - http://youtu.be/HM4UjW1bG4Y
That's not a public video.

Message me if you have questions about it, but I think the video will show you what you need to know.
I have seen the King +1 Double listed and doubted the accuracy as I could not see how thy could fit them in the room. I normally book a king HA with the tub option and the King only has a daybed or pullout chair

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Old 09-27-2013, 03:43 PM   #203
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Thanks for all your help. My brother in law will be using a wheel chair, however, it has an electronic attachable device. The most important thing will probably be the savannah view as it is his first visit. Really appreciate all the advice.
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:27 PM   #204
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Thanks for the nice comments on the Sports room video! Here's a video of our HA room in the Lion King section at Art of Animation.

We had a roll-in shower. These rooms have a slightly different configuration from the standard rooms in that the living room is the first room when you open the door from the hallway with the standard bathroom on the left, the dining area and table-bed are straight ahead, and then the bedroom and HA bath are to the right.

This one's a public video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv7a8y65HFs

I didn't get the living area or the standard bath in the video, so here are photos:



The kitchenette is not really HA:


Standard Bath:


Queen bed in Master - I didn't measure it, but it looks lower? Don't quote me on that one.


So cute!


The roll-in shower:
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:36 PM   #205
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I will be renting a ECV, staying at POFQ, family of 4. Roll in shower not needed, is it nessasary to have a handicap accessible room? Thanks for any info.
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:55 PM   #206
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I will be renting a ECV, staying at POFQ, family of 4. Roll in shower not needed, is it nessasary to have a handicap accessible room? Thanks for any info.
No.
The room doors are the same size, so you will still be able to get in.
The rooms with roll in showers are the same size, but are arranged differently. In order to make room for the roll in shower, the bedroom part of the room is smaller and the bathroom is larger.
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:36 PM   #207
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we are going at the end of december and staying at CBR . we booked waterview with a roll in shower and with a king and a double. does any have any experience with room type or locations. thanks
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:44 PM   #208
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Animal Kingdom Lodge and Scooters

Hi! My grandmother is joining us for short weekend vacation to Disney. We are staying at the Disney Animal Kingdom lodge Arusha view 1 king bed and 1 queen pull-out. After looking at some pictures I am having second thoughts about our room choice. We normally rent a scooter from an off-site company and it will be in the room. Will it fit through the door of the room and be able to charge somewhere out of the way where we can be comfortable?
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:42 AM   #209
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Using hoyer lift in bcv room.

Just bought BCV. Can I get a hoyer lift under the king bed in 1bedroom suite?
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:40 AM   #210
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Lowered beds

Tried to search this first. :-)
We have always booked a room and requested a lowered bed. Using the online booking system it seems that every room that fits our needs is booked, but I'll keep trying.
Are the rooms with lowered beds only a fixed number of rooms? Or can a bed be lowered once it is booked?
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