Rivers of light wheelchair/ECV access

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  1. SueM in MN

    SueM in MN combining the teacups with a roller coaster Moderator

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    I can confirm that DAS is not available at this point for ROL.
    Wheelchair seating IS available in the top and along the water for ROL.

    There are 2 Fastpass entrance doors, both in India. TOP row Fastpass area is just a few seats/spaces.
    Total mobility spaces = 12

    The remainder are down a switchback ramp down the right side as you enter the theater.

    The total number of wheelchair spots are 2 in a special area that looks like some kind of special area with lounge couches, 10 on the water along the front row and 2 on the top row to your right as you enter.
     
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  2. SueM in MN

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    Fastpass top row IMG_3761.JPG
     
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  4. SueM in MN

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    Switchback ramp in Fastpass area and some of the front row seats in Fastpass area.
    One picture is the regular seats. FullSizeRender.jpg
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    IMG_3769.JPG IMG_3770.JPG IMG_3771.JPG
     
  5. SueM in MN

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    The Standby area has 10 mobility device spots on the front row closest to water.
    There are switchback ramps at each side of the theater that lead to the front.

    I counted 10 mobility spots in the top row. There may be more - the area is just across from the Nemo show and is being used for stroller parking.
    Both the Fastpass and regular theaters are open for people to just sit during the day.
     
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  6. mamabunny

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    Thanks, @SueM in MN for all of those pictures - they are (as all of your pictures always are) excellent! :)
     
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    SueM, you rock!!
     
  8. Danislee

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    Any idea how early you would want to show up to try and get close? I'll hopefully have a Fastpass when I go.
     
  9. SueM in MN

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    if you have a Fastpass, I would plan to arrive at the beginning of your Fastpass window.

    If there are 2 shows, the second is likely to be less busy.
     
  10. Danislee

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    Thanks Sue, that's what I thought, but wanted to confirm.
     
  11. QTWO

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    We went to ROL this last week of April. I wanted to post about our experience, for others who are planning to visit the show.

    Like Fantasmic, seating is first-come-first-serve regardless of whether or not you are in an ECV/chair (though Fastpass does go first- it fills the right side of the theater- and the "premium" seating usually enters last because their seats are assured- in the middle of the theater). You cannot DAS the line. We were in the standby line on the left side of the theater.

    There is a sloping ramp to the bottom of the amphitheater where people who cannot transfer watch the show. There are fixed spaces for a chair and the companion seats are also fixed (in stone). Additionally, there is seating for those who cannot transfer at the very top in a fenced-in section, but you will be sitting in front of a fence. The premium seating has no-transfer seats next to companion benches at the top.

    If you "can transfer", you are escorted to the top of the theater to park your chair in wide niches in the walkway walls. Then, you are asked to walk up two steps (with handrails) which brings you to the top row of the amphitheater. From there, you can sit on a bench seat (like Fantasmic) or start walking down stairs to find the bench seat you like. The top three rows of benches are reserved for people with disabilities.
     
  12. QTWO

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    No... no different area. We lined up with everyone else. But, the cast members approached us and redirected us as we began to enter the theater. Then, we were re-routed to an accessible area.
     
  13. QTWO

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    The seats for the dining package are absolutely accessible (at the top of the theater) and they are great seats too... :) There are places for chairs and bench seats for companions.
     
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  14. gap2368

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    for the FP there are at lest 2 wheel chair set at the bottom not sure if there were more at the bottom they did save some set in the front for people to transfer too.
     
  15. mamabunny

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    We went tonight - and @QTWO covered it exactly! I came here to write up my experience, but you nailed it for me! :)

    Great show - so glad we got to see it!
     
  16. gap2368

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    was there too it was great show
     
  17. SueM in MN

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    There was an already existing thread about ROL which had multiple photos.

    3 new threads were started in the last few days asking the same questions.
    I merged all of the threads, so people will have access to all of the answers.
     
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  18. Talking Hands

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    I noticed handicapped seating at the top near Nemo.
     
  19. Tamaruny

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    we visited in beginning of March, I fast passed since it was new, and i wanted to ensure a spot, but it seemed like all of the wheelchairs line up at fp entrance, there were many of spots for wheelchairs, but they didfill up by the end of seating, so get there early if unable to transfer
     
  20. SueM in MN

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    See the photos I took. They show the accessible seating in the Fastpass area.
    The guests using mobility devices who have Fastpasses would go to the Fastpass entrance and be directed by the CMs there.

    There is also a similar amount of accessible seating in the Standby area. Guests doing Standby would get into the line. You might want to get into the line, then have a member of your group check with the CM at the entrance. That way, if guests using mobility devices are being pulled out of line, you will know. But if they are being told to get into the regular line, you won't lose your spot in the line.
     
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  21. sunset7132

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    im in a wheelchair and wondering the same thing
     

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