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!

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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 transferย 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 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 Jonesโ„ข 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

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
April 5, 2017

Disney & Disabilities: Accessibility at Epcot!

Hello friends! Continuing on in the Disabilities & Disney series I started a few weeks ago, I’m sharing all of the attractions at Epcot, and whether or not guests are required to transfer from their wheelchair. If there isย something ย you’d like to see added to this post, please let me know in the comments below! Okay, let’s get started!

Accessibility at Epcot

Guests may remain in wheelchair

Living with the Land*

Ellen’s Energy Adventure*

Gran Fiesta Tour*

The Seas with Nemo and Friends *

Journey into Imagination with Figment

Turtle Talk with Crush

The American Adventure

The Circle of Life

Impressions de France

O Canada!

Reflections of China

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*guests in ECV’s are required to transfer to a wheelchair, and may ride the attraction in a wheelchair.

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Guests are required to transfer

Soarin’ Around the World

Frozen Ever After

Mission: SPACE

Test Track

Test Track at Epcot

Entertainment

For Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, simply show us to the accessible seating area before the show to view the fireworks, and guests can remain in ECV’s or wheelchairs as always. Also for all character meets guests may remain in their wheelchair. You can find the location of the accessible seating on the park map, or from the My Disney Experience App.

Other posts in the Disney and Disabilities post series:

Disney & Disabilities: A GREAT Relationship

Disney & Disabilities: Accessibility at Magic Kingdom

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

As you can see, Epcot is a very accessible park because of the limited attractions and large amount of shows! It has a special place in my heart, and has one of my favourite attractions that I love riding with my sister. Before giving that away, I’ll give you a hint. It’s something that my sister wouldn’t be able to do because she’s in a wheelchair, and I love watching her face when we’re riding it! Okay, if you didn’t guess, I’m talking about Soarin’!

at Epcot

Thank you for joining me today as I talk more about accessibility at Walt Disney World!ย  I have a lot of experience travelling there with my sister, nd I’m really doing my best to spread the word! It means a lot to me that you stopped by today! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Thank you for reading!

 

Kelsey