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Old 08-24-2008, 09:57 AM   #61
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Yes, that makes sense.
The area with the whirlpool tub is open to the bedroom, so it is kind of a separate room, but not a separate room.
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Just so I have it right, was the tub/shower in the room with the toilet and a sink?
I'm sorry, yes, that's correct. I'll update my post to be clear about that. I wish it had the shower like the one in your photo, instead of the traditional step-in tub/shower.
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:15 PM   #62
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Hi everyone can anyone tell me if they know what the cabins set up is like for handicap? does anyone have pictures?? we are going in 9 days and just wondering Thanks
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:35 AM   #63
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Just returned from a stay at the Polynesian...

We had a fully HA (roll in shower), Lagoon View room reserved--which is the first floor room in Tahiti that is located second from the end. Even though this is listed as and priced as a LV, we actually had an unobstructed view of the castle and fireworks (MK View). We needed to rent a reclining chair for my disabled Father to sleep in, and this was situated next to the sliding glass doors at the patio end of the room -- from there he was able to see the 'iced' castle all night long, and enjoyed watching the ferry boats and fireworks all from the comfort of his recliner. The only thing we could not see from inside of the room was the EWP ('Sunset Point' blocked our view for that, so we had to go outside and over closer to Hawaii & the volcano pool in order to watch the EWP). The bathroom and roll in shower in the Poly HA room were both HUGE, and we all found it very convenient to use. Only draw back was a lack of countertop space in the HA bathroom, as compared to the regular guest rooms in Tahiti (which all have the long counters with double sinks). The room itself was sufficiently large that we were all completely comfortable and never felt even the least bit crowded (even though we were a party of 5--4 adults and 1 teen boy--traveling with an ECV, a wheelchair, and the rented recliner all in one room).



Here is a photo of the view from just outside of our room, looking out over the lagoon towards SM and the CR. While you can not see it in this shot, the castle is located just to the left, and we did have a clear view from both inside of our room & from the patio seating area also. The grounds at the Poly were easy for my Father to navigate with his ECV, and trasportation to MK or EPCOT using the monorails was very convenient. After a bad experience with using the bus on our arrival day (rude guest reltated, not CM related--a woman allowed her kids to climb all over my Dad's ECV & handle his personal belongings that were in the basket)... we took our car and his manual wheelchair to DHS and DAK. The HA parking at both of those parks was easy to get in and out of, and was located nice and close to the gates, so we had no issues with driving our own vehicle to those two parks.
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:52 PM   #64
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Thank for the report

Your view looks like a postcard!
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Old 01-12-2009, 06:03 PM   #65
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We just returned from our 1st trip at Saratoga Springs. I wish I had taken pics of the room, but we had a very busy trip. (Trip to Daytona 500)

We stayed in room 5112 in the Paddock area. The room was somewhat cramped especially for a DVC room. Don't know if this was a remodeled room but it sure felt like it. There was a closet not 12 inches away from the bed. I pretty much had to turn sideways to get to the closet, there was no way DH could have gotten near it in his chair. Here is a pic of that area of the room.


There was a smaller closet near the entrance but it had the vacuum, broom, ironing board filling it.

This resort is very spread out and had we not had our own vehicle we would have probably been miserable. DH's batteries would have been worn out getting back & forth to the Carriage House (main lobby/rest./pool areas).

This room location was very conveniently located near the HA parking & close to the quiet pool & bus stop.
I think this is the same room that they gave my Mom on our trip in November--it really should not be designated as "accessible" because that one closet is totally unusable--and the other closet isn't really large enough. I don't know how someone who was alone could use that room when using a wheelchair or a walker (my Mom was on a walker). And I think the area between the bed and the wall/closet was more like eight inches! We put up a fuss and after several hours were moved--but it ruined our first day. And we had reserved an accessible room with a roll-in pretty much at our 11-month window. It had a roll-in shower--just the rest of the room wasn't accessible--LOL!
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:16 PM   #66
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Pop and only king size beds

I never noticed this before but POP only has handicapped accessible rooms with one king size bed in the room. If you move to a standard room they can give you a bath bench but the shower is not a hand held.

(When I talked with Special needs disney reservations. They said I could have a room with a bath bench and a hand held shower) Seems they is confusion there.

You can get a rollaway in the kingbed room but this is not practical. You will have to fold it up each time you want to go to the front door.

I have no idea how a family handles this. Has anyone delat with this before. Also has anyone stay at POP with a hand held shower that is not in a king size bed room.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:07 AM   #67
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CR MK View rooms...

Does anyone have any information on where these handicapped rooms are located?
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:57 AM   #68
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We are a family of 5, so we booked 2 rooms at the CBR!!!!!!!!!! My DD will be 16 at the time of travel she uses a wheelchair full time. My DS wanted a pirate room he is 10. I requested a wheelchair acc. room. Anyone with info. on that would be great!!! What are the chances of the rooms to be connecting? I also requested that. I sure had alot of requests! My oldest DD is 20!

Can't wait for the trip!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:02 AM   #69
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Hi does anyone have pictures or know about Fort Wilderness Cabins? I know the set up is pretty nice just wondering if they have handicap accessable showers and ramps to get into the cabins? Thanks also if anyone knows where are the handicap cabins located and are they near the bus stop? thanks for all the help
I stayed at the cabins 2007! We had a great time! Yes we had a roll in shower and a ramp to get in and out! The bus stop was close. I think the num. was 2700?? I will ask my DD she is 20 to post a few pics. for you if you like. We had no problems with the cabins. We just wanted to stay at a different resort!!!
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:15 AM   #70
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We are a family of 5, so we booked 2 rooms at the CBR!!!!!!!!!! My DD will be 16 at the time of travel she uses a wheelchair full time. My DS wanted a pirate room he is 10. I requested a wheelchair acc. room. Anyone with info. on that would be great!!! What are the chances of the rooms to be connecting? I also requested that. I sure had alot of requests! My oldest DD is 20!

Can't wait for the trip!!!!!!!!!
Sounds wonderful!!

Do call WDW Resort Special Needs and they will be sure you have a first floor HA room and a connecting room. They are wonderful! Special Resort Reservations: 407-939-7807 #1 -They will be sure all of your needs are met and you will not have to worry about anything!

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Old 03-17-2009, 04:47 PM   #71
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Hmm... so I'm reading here that handicapped rooms at the Pop are only available with a king bed. That's not going to work for me -- I'm traveling with my sister and she kicks in her sleep. :P

Does anyone know how high the toilet seat is in a normal Pop room? I have trouble with low seats and I'm really not liking the fact that apparently I can't get a double bed AND a useable toilet in the same room.
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:48 PM   #72
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We stayed in room 5112 in the Paddock area. The room was somewhat cramped especially for a DVC room. Don't know if this was a remodeled room but it sure felt like it. There was a closet not 12 inches away from the bed. I pretty much had to turn sideways to get to the closet, there was no way DH could have gotten near it in his chair. Here is a pic of that area of the room.
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I think this is the same room that they gave my Mom on our trip in November--it really should not be designated as "accessible" because that one closet is totally unusable--and the other closet isn't really large enough.
No. PLEASE tell me Saratoga Springs has more than one accessible studio with a roll-in shower. This is the same room I ended up in - after first being mistakenly assigned to a regular unit.
Based on my couple of hours in the wrong place, I can tell you all the studios have the same footprint; it's just that the sleeping/living area in this one is smaller because the bathroom has to be larger. But there's only about a foot between the bed and that closet in a regular studio.
I agree, that closet is entirely unusable to anyone needing mobility assistance - I was able to kneel on the bed and pull the closet door open justbarelyenough (words run together intentionally to demonstrate lack of space ) to pull out some extra linens.
On the other hand, the kitchenette is unbelieveably more wheelchair accessible that the comparable units at Old Key West.
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No. PLEASE tell me Saratoga Springs has more than one accessible studio with a roll-in shower. This is the same room I ended up in - after first being mistakenly assigned to a regular unit.
Based on my couple of hours in the wrong place, I can tell you all the studios have the same footprint; it's just that the sleeping/living area in this one is smaller because the bathroom has to be larger. But there's only about a foot between the bed and that closet in a regular studio.
I agree, that closet is entirely unusable to anyone needing mobility assistance - I was able to kneel on the bed and pull the closet door open justbarelyenough (words run together intentionally to demonstrate lack of space ) to pull out some extra linens.
On the other hand, the kitchenette is unbelieveably more wheelchair accessible that the comparable units at Old Key West.
Well, on this trip Mom had an HA studio and I had the regular studio-and they were in Grandstand, so I was mistaken that this was the unit she had originally-I didn't have the access problems to the closet in the regular Grandstand studio that existed in the HA studio--and the three different engineers who came to inspect all "said" that they had never seen an HA studio like that. So there must be more that are "better positioned" somewhere. Just not in Grandstand! (or apparently Paddock)

They ended up moving us (for the same points) to a dedicated two bedroom HA unit for our stay. That was in Paddock which is why I was confused. Very nice. But I would have been happy with a usable HA studio and a regular studio in Grandstand (in fact, would have preferred it). And it ruined one day of our stay.
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have pictures of the SSR fully accessible one bedroom.
By the way, the doors are the same in the accessible ones as in the non-accessible, so all are wide.

The master bathroom area. The door is the same, the space is arranged a bit different, but is the same size as a non-accessible room. The tub room is to the left and the bedroom is beyond that. The stacked washer and dryer are in a closet just to the right of the picture and the kitchen is across the hall to the right.
I have managed to get loads of info on the sticky thread re the dimensions of the toilets but here is where I am stuck and unsure where to get info

we are from the UK and we are shipping over a specialist shower chair needed for our son. I know the chair need to be 19 inch from the ground to the seat to clear the toilet but the frame part just above the wheels isnt as wide as the bowl of the toilet

how do I find out the dimensions of the base to see if the base of the just chair will slip in just under the bowl part

worried i ship it out and it doesn't fit so trying to make sure I get everything right
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Thumbs down Howard Johnson Maingate East

For off Disney accomodations, don't stay at the Howard Johnson Maingate East. The water was scalding hot (in 3 of the rooms where they put us) when the faucets are in what is traditionally the "lukewarm" middle position. (In fact, we had 2 burns before deciding that I was the "keeper of the faucets," and in charge of turning on the water and adjusting the temp for the family.) This was for multiple rooms. Overall, the bathrooms were difficult to navigate in a wheelchair, and the rooms had regular bathtubs, instead of roll-in showers.

In room 1119, the bathroom has an iron and ironing board projecting out from the wall, keeping a wheelchair from reaching the bathtub. The iron is low enough to cause injuries to the lower extremeties, especially for those in a wheelchair. There is no towel bar near the bathtub, but there is a plugged-in hairdryer where you'd expect to hang a towel. The sink faucet wiggled back and forth at least an inch. The wheelchair would not fit underneath the desk. And we had to rearrange the room in order to find room to park the chair at night. And the doorbell did not work (for the hearing impaired). Plus, there were long, loose extension cords underneath the desk, which were tripping hazards to those not in wheelchairs.

There also aren't enough handicapped parking spots for the rooms. So we had to park off to the side of the building, far away from our room, as the 2 handicapped spaces in front of our room were taken when we got back from Disney one day. Those 2 handicapped spaces appeared to serve 6 handicapped rooms...2 each on 3 floors of the hotel.
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