May 17, 2017

Disabilities & Disney: Accessibility at Animal Kingdom!

Hello, friends! Today we are finishing up the Disney & Disabilities series, and I just wanted to thank you for joining me! Today we’re talking about the accessibility requirements at Disney’s Animal Kindgom! Keeping in mind that all of the animal “exhibits” are wheelchair accessible, this list might be pretty short! Animal Kingdom is more about the animals then it is about rides. In any case, let’s jump in!

 

Guests may remain in wheelchair

It’s tough to be a bug

Wildlife Express Train

Kilimanjaros Safaris*

Festival of the Lion King

Finding Nemo- The Musical

Flights of Wonder

Character Meets

Rivers of Light

Tree of Life Awakenings

 

 

 

 

 

 

*guests in ECV’s must transfer to a wheelchair, and can ride in a wheelchair. Sidenote- it’s very bumpy, so you should take into consideration if you might be more comfortable in the regular seat or in a wheelchair!

 Accessibility at Animal Kingdom

Guests must transfer to Ride Vehicle

Dinosaur

Expedition Everest

Kali River Rapids

Primeval Whirl

NEW! Avatar Flight of Passage*

NEW! Na’vi River Journey

TriceraTop Spin

 

 

 

 

 

*guests in ECV’s must transfer to a wheelchair, then transfer to ride

NEW- Pandora- The World of Avatar opens May 27th!

Accessibility at Animal Kingdom

 

I have to say I am excited for Pandora to open, from what we could see when we went in November, it’s going to be pretty cool! As you can see, the accessibility information for the two new attractions is already on the website, which is great! I also watched a from The Tim Tracker where he goes into Pandora before it opens, so if you are interested in seeing inside, check out the video here. He and his wife give really honest feedback, and do a great job of showing you around. Spoiler alert: Pandora is gorgeous!

Animal Kingdom is such a fun park to wander and explore! If you think of this park as a half day park, try staying all day next time! With the Tree of Life Awakenings, and Rivers of Light, I think you’ll have a great time! There are so many trails and paths to explore, and everything is so lush and beautiful! I always notice new things.

Accessibility at Animal Kingdom

Other posts in the Disney & Disabilities Series:

Disney & Disabilities: A GREAT Relationship

Disney & Disabilities: Accessibility at Magic Kingdom

Disney & Disabilities: Accessibility at Epcot

Disney & Disabilities: Accessibility at Hollywood Studios

Disney & Disabilities: Accessibility at Animal Kingdom (you’re here!)

If there’s something accessibility related you’d like to see on the blog, please let me know! I’d love to help share as much information as possible, because it might help someone. If you know someone who might find this information helpful, please help to spread the word!

Thank you again for joining me this week!

 

 

Kelsey
May 10, 2017

Monthly Favourites- April 2017

You guys. It’s May. Where is this year going?! I can’t believe how fast the months are flying by, but I’m so happy it’s finally getting warm! Although it hasn’t been warm the past few weeks. Come on summer! It’s monthly favourites time once again, and I’m sharing some of my favourite things from the past month in entertainment, beauty, clothing, and more! Okay, let’s get started!

April 2017

Entertainment

13 Reasons Why on Netflix- Guys. This show is brilliant. If you haven’t watched it already, go now! I won’t give any spoilers, but I watched it in less than 2 weeks, which is fast for me. (In my defense there were 4 of us watching, so having everyone home at the same time was an important factor!). After a fellow student commits suicide (Hannah), Clay finds a box at his door. The box contains 13 tapes, which Hannah used to record the 13 Reasons why she did what she did. Each episode covers a tape, and slowly things become a little more clear. That’s all I will say, but the message is so important, especially in high schools today. I really can’t say anything bad about it! It just reminded me of how badly I wanted to get out of high school back in the day, not that anything horrible happened, just I can identify with Hannah wanting to get out.

Monthly Favourites April 2017

The Search for everything- John Mayer’s newest album was completed this month (he released in it “waves” of 4 songs at a time), and I love it! To me it feels like he’s getting back to some of his older stuff, but at the same time it sounds new. Does that make any sense? Plus, he dances in his new music video. I’ve linked it here because it’s the best.

Ellie & Jared– I found a new YouTuber family this month! I think it came up in my suggested videos because they built a house about 6 months ago. We aren’t doing a custom build like they did, but it’s nice to watch the process. You can read more about our house here. Anyways so I watched some of those videos, and then they went to Disneyland so of course I watched that! They seem like really nice people, and I’ve enjoyed what I’ve watched so far.

Clothing

Old Navy Cami Tunics– I stocked up on some of my favourite tank tops from Old Navy! I wear them underneath everything! And they were like $2. A steal!

Fabletics “Megan” top– This top actually goes with the pair of leggings I mentioned a few months ago! I’ve  started running outside (yay!), and while it’s still a little cold this sweater keeps me warm! It also has thumb holes that keep my hands warm on colder days.

Monthly Favourites April 2017

Asics Running Shoes- Since I’ve been running more regularly and it’s finally warm enough to wear running shoes outside, I thought I would share what I’m wearing! Both pairs are Asics, and I love them! Previously I tried Saucony’s, and they hurt my feet, so now I’m sticking with what works! I don’t believe they are still available, but newer versions are most likely available. I use the GT 200’s for running (below), and the Gel Pursuits for walking. I give a bit of a better look in the video near the end of the post!

Monthly Favourites April 2017

Beauty

Tartiest™ Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Birthday Suit– This was actually part of the birthday gift from Sephora, but I love it so much I’ll probably get the full size at some point! This lip stain is nice because it’s very subtle, but gives my lips some colour and keeps them moisturized. It feels very creamy, which I really like. I would definitely recommend!

Polish Up brush Cleaning Pad– I got this on the same trip to Sephora, and it makes cleaning my brushes SO MUCH EASIER! Before I was using the tiny little thing that comes with the beauty blender solid cleaner, and it took a while to get my brushes clean. This one I just throw in my sink, and it’s big enough to do a great job! Plus it was under $20. Score! It is currently out of stock, but you can always sign up for a notification!

Monthly Favourites April 2017

Recipe

Guacamole!– This recipe is from AllRecipes.com, and it’s pretty foolproof! Since we buy the bags of avocados (because it’s cheaper) and I eat avocado toast every morning, we have a few avocados left at the end of the week. So, I started making guacamole! So yummy. And easy!

 

 

If you’d like to hear a little more about my April monthly favourites, check out the co-ordinating video below!

 

 

* please be advised some of the links provided are affiliate links, and I receive a (very) small commission if these links are used when purchasing . This does not cost you anything extra, and I greatly appreciate your support in my blog by doing so!*

 

Thank you for joining me for monthly favourites this month, and I’d love to know what you enjoyed in April! Let me know in the comments below! As always, thank you for reading!

Kelsey
May 3, 2017

Disney & Disabilities: Accessibility at Hollywood Studios!

Hello everyone, Happy Wednesday! Today we are continuing on in the Disney & Disabilities post series, and we are going through the attractions at Hollywood Studios and their disability requirements. It might be short and sweet, but I’ll be sharing which rides require guests to transfer from their wheelchair to ride, and which ones they can remain in the wheelchair.

Hollywood Studios is a little bit different than the other parks because of the number or shows, but it’s great in that way for people with disabilities! My sister loves entertainment, so it’s one of her favourite parks to hang out at. And she also loves the thrills! Okay, let’s get started!

What's Accessible at Hollywood Studios

Guests may remain in wheelchair

The Great Movie Ride

Muppet*Vision 3D

Star Wars Launch Bay

Star Wars: Path of the Jedi

Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream

Toy Story Midway Mania*

Beauty and the Beast: Live on Stage

All Character Meet & Greets

Disney Junior: Live on Stage

Fantasmic!

For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-a-long Celebration

Indiana Jones™ Epic Stunt Spectacular

Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple

Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectaular (fireworks)

*guests in ECV must transfer to wheelchair, and ride in wheelchair

 

What's Accessible at Hollywood Studios

Guests are required to transfer

Rock’n’Rollecoaster Starring Aerosmith

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

What's Accessible at Hollywood Studios

If you watched the Disney Vlogs, you may have seen the vehicle used for wheelchairs on Toy Story Mania, and it’s still interactive! If you haven’t watched that vlog, you can find it here. We only spent a few hours at Hollywood Studios because of that state it’s in right now (aka all of the construction!), but we still had fun there!

I thought I would also note something that happened on our last trip when we went to see Fantasmic! While we were entering with the regular crowds, because we had a wheelchair with us we got to go to the accessible seating with the FastPass+ seating. Your mileage nay vary with this, and we weren’t expecting anything, but we definitely got a better view. I guess my advice is to walk closer to the inside of the path where you might be more visible 😉

 

Check out the other posts in the Disney & Disabilities series:

Disney & Disabilities: A GREAT Relationship

Disney & Disabilities: Accessibility at Magic Kingdom

Disney & Disabilities: Accessibility at Epcot

Disney & Disabilities: Accessibility at Hollywood Studios (you’re here!)

These posts are short and sweet, but I hope they are helpful for those who need it! If you know someone who might benefit from these posts, share it with them! Also if there are any other disability-related posts you’d like to see here on A Disney Obsession, let me know in the comments!

As always thank you for reading!

Kelsey