Wheelchair/Handicapped Accessible Room Locations and Measurements

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  1. BabyFu18

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    This year is my first time needing a handicap accessible room, we needed the roll in shower specifically so what we booked at the GF was an outer building garden view, wheelchair accessible with roll in shower and option for hearing accessibility. My question is, does anyone know what buildings this type of room might be in at the Grand Floridian. Everytime I ask a Disney representive on the phone I get a different answer. If these rooms are in multiple buildings I might like to request a certain building, but I'm having trouble finding where these rooms are located throughout the resort.
     
  2. mamabunny

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    Wilderness Lodge: Stayed September/October 2015 and January 2016

    Room 1026, first floor (keep going past Roaring Fork, the bathrooms, the elevators... LOL)

    Queen bed + bunk beds. Our daughter (who is 5'2") "fits" in the bunk beds, but doesn't care for them much LOL

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    There is plenty of room to maneuver a chair or ECV between the beds, and by the window as well.

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    Roll in shower - bench on the left inside the shower.

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    Hope this helps! :)
     
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  4. mamabunny

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    Poly, January 2016. (An ill-advised "split stay", we started at Poly & moved to WL. Never again will I split stay; it's simply too much hassle to move.)

    Room: 1703, in Niue. Please note that the "grab bar" next to the toilet, while lovely, is NOT attached well, and appears to be a decorative towel bar that has been repurposed. Roll-in shower, with a full open side. Very "wheels friendly" room overall, and excellent location, very close to lobby, QS, etc. You could walk out the patio door, and almost straight over to the Dole Whip window... SO MUCH DOLE WHIP LOL

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  5. SandiR2

    SandiR2 Earning My Ears

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    Does anyone have current information regarding bed height in standard (non-accessible) club level rooms in the main building at the GF?
     
  6. tinkerbell7737534

    tinkerbell7737534 Earning My Ears

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    ok so I read through all the posts here and still confused. I have booked an accessible room with a roll in shower at POP, my understand from here is that only king size beds are in those. I have 4 people in my party, me, my mom, and my two sons (9&7). Would they make us all stay in one room or have connecting rooms? and if two rooms will they make me pay for 2 rooms???
     
  7. lanejudy

    lanejudy Moderator Moderator

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    What kind of room did you book? There are accessible roll-in shower rooms available in each of the bookable categories -- including rooms that sleep 4. As long as you listed your full party on the reservation, the online system would not have allowed you to book 4 guests into a room that won't sleep that many. I suspect your room is for "1 king bed, 1 double bed" but the description on your reservation should indicate for sure.

    Enjoy your vacation!
     
  8. tinkerbell7737534

    tinkerbell7737534 Earning My Ears

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    That's correct, it said 1 king bed, 1 double bed. that was the only available room with a roll-in shower for our travel dates when I booked. I was getting confused by all the different answers on here. lol
     
  9. Dubb

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    Hey all, I booked an accessible room at Pop. It was listed as having 1 king bed and 1 double bed. Now reading on Touring Plans, those rooms are listed as 1 king bed, with room for a double cot if requested?! Anyone know exactly how these rooms are arranged? Are there actually two beds? I cannot sleep on a cot for two weeks!
     
  10. lanejudy

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    If you look back on this thread to post #195. That poster stayed at an All Star resort, but the room is the same just different theming. It is not a double cot.

    Enjoy your cruise!
     
  11. Dubb

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    Are you speaking of the video? I found that interesting, as it was really two connecting rooms - one with a king bed and another with two double beds. Is this typical for people booking a 1 king bed 1 double bed room with roll in shower?!? If so, that would be amazing for us.

    Edit: after a lot of digging, I was not really able to get a straight answer, and it appears I may be touching on a subject that appears we should not be speaking about publicly? If so, feel free to delete my posts, and perhaps maybe help me out via pm?
     
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  12. disneyfantotheend

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    I have a kind of odd question and not sure if I should put it here or elsewhere. My Mom will be traveling with us and we will be staying at Art of Animation. We will be in the Lion King section and her in the Little Mermaid. It is just her, so no need for the extra expense or room in a suite. Most of the time we will be able to go to her room and let her out when she needs to get out and we will go with her at the end of the day to let her in room. BUT what happens if she decides to stay at the resort for a day or go back early cause she is tired. Does anyone travel alone with a scooter? How do you get yourself in and out of the door??
     
  13. stephy1225

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    I too used to use a scooter, but now have moved to using a power wheelchair. Honestly, opening the door while driving a scooter is tricky! How are her driving skills? <--seriously b/c some are not as good with moving the scooter or are newbies. I used to swing the door open and let the door rest on the side of the scooter so I could then move the rest of the way into the door. I am not shy though so if I need help, I'll ask someone nearby and most times people are more than willing to help. Hope this helped even if just a little :)
     
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    I take a large rubber doorstop with me---open the door, put in the doorstop, drive out (or in) then go take the doorstop out and close the door. Those doors are REALLY heavy. Years ago I heard that you could have the hotel disengage the automatic closing device but I don't know if they do that anymore.
     
  15. babydoll65

    babydoll65 I need a Dole whip

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    Probably booking the bounce back offer this September and taking my mom next September at Port Orleans riverside. We booked an accessible room back in 2013 with a roll in shower and we were placed in the alligator bayou section, building 17. I would like to try one of the mansions but not sure which building would be best. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
     
  16. DonoMoose

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    Has anyone stayed at the Finding Nemo Suites with roll in shower? Would love to see the layout. Someone mentioned the Lion King with roll in shower have a different lay out- room wise. Wondering if this is so, with the Nemo ones too?
     
  17. Michy

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    I stayed in the finding nemo suites when we stayed in October 2015. I forgot to take pictures but it's the area with the sofa is right as you enter and the non roll in shower bathroom across from that then the dinning room area as you keep looking straight and in the bedroom is where the bathroom that has the roll in shower is. We had four adults for our stay and it still worked out good.
     
  18. DonoMoose

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    Thanks for the reply!
     
  19. bobbiwoz

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    If I am lucky enough to be able to book an accessible Grand Villa with a roll in shower at SSR, is that Villa on two floors? I have only been in a non accessible GV, and I remember it being on 2 floors.
     
  20. teukie w.

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    Hello! I'm looking for information about the bed clearance at the Poly (Deluxe Studio) and the BLT 1 BDRM Vacation Home. I'm traveling with someone who uses a hoyer lift so we need 6" clearance under the bed. She can use the sofa bed in a pinch but would be more comfortable on the bed. We were going to go for a roll-in shower room, but if the non accessible rooms had better bed clearance it might be better for us. Any info is appreciated, thanks!
     
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