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    Wheelchairs allowed ON rides?

    Since our last trip to DL my dad unfortunately suffered a stroke. He has limited use of his left leg and no use of his left arm. Fortunately he did not suffer any brain damage. My question is this....are there any rides that he can go on without getting in and out of his wheelchair? He has never been one to ride on any of the thrill rides-mostly we're thinking Pirates, Haunted Mansion, Buzz Lightyear, and Jungle Cruise. He can get in and out of his wheelchair-it just takes a long time and a lot of effort.

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    Re: Wheelchairs allowed ON rides?

    Check out the following sites for more information:

    http://www.mouseplanet.com/tag/

    http://www.laughingplace.com/Info-ID...t-Disabled.asp

    I hope this helps

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    Re: Wheelchairs allowed ON rides?

    I'm sorry to hear about your dad's stoke!
    Pirates - Not sure but I'd have to say no. Due to the two drops in the ride I cannot image the Disney team to attach a wheelchair to the back.
    Haunted Mansion, I've seen a wheelchair access Doombuggy, but that doesn't mean it is still there. I don't see why it would be an issue getting him onto the ride other than the moving belt.
    Buzz Lightyear - I don't think it would be an issue.
    Jungle Cruise - I couldn't tell you..due to the space between the boat and the dock I am not sure they have something that could help lower him down.
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    Re: Wheelchairs allowed ON rides?

    Let me do this off the top of my head, and we are talking about a standard wheelchair, these rides will not accept ECV's.

    Winnie the Pooh
    Jungle Cruise
    Mark Twain (also will accept ECV's)
    "it's a small world"
    Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
    Monorail
    Railroad (3 out of the 4 stations, not available at the Main Street Station)
    Submarine Lagoon (Alternative viewing room only)
    King Arthur Carrousel

    At DCA

    Monsters, Inc.
    Sun Wheel
    King Triton's Carousel

    And of course, the movie based attractions and stage entertainment.
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    Re: Wheelchairs allowed ON rides?

    I know Jungle and Small World & the Disneyland Railroad can accommodate a wheelchair. Mansion is one where you MUST be able to transfer. Now, they have the ability to get the wheelchair right up next to the ride vehicles, stop the ride, and allow you to step on if that's what's necessary for a transfer, but they cannot put the wheelchair on the attraction. Not positive on Pirates, but I'm 95% that it's also a "must transfer" attraction.
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    Re: Wheelchairs allowed ON rides?

    Speaking of Wheelchairs and Jungle... is the Uki even back yet?

    I heard it's been in refurb for the last few months because it was taking in water.
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    Re: Wheelchairs allowed ON rides?

    Well, there's always King Arthur's Carrousel. I saw a man riding on it in an ECV last visit. Though there's usually not much fun riding a carrousel if you don't get your own horse, it's still a one-of-a-kind experience if you can time it so you get to ride with the Pearly Band or a face-character.

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    Re: Wheelchairs allowed ON rides?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Dark Lady View Post
    Well, there's always King Arthur's Carrousel. I saw a man riding on it in an ECV last visit. Though there's usually not much fun riding a carrousel if you don't get your own horse, it's still a one-of-a-kind experience if you can time it so you get to ride with the Pearly Band or a face-character.
    My daughter rides both carousels in her chair every trip, of course she would rather be up on a horse (or sea animal), but she still enjoys herself.

    Darkbeer's list is right on. Just remember that you can't board or disembark the railroad at the Main St. station.

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    Re: Wheelchairs allowed ON rides?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goin2DL View Post
    My daughter rides both carousels in her chair every trip, of course she would rather be up on a horse (or sea animal), but she still enjoys herself.
    I'm so glad she doesn't let having to ride in a chair ruin the experience for her. I LOVE carrousels, so it makes me happy to see others so committed to enjoying riding on them no matter what.

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    Re: Wheelchairs allowed ON rides?

    I know for sure because I worked it is that Buzz Lightyear has a cruiser designed especially for a wheelchair. Just ask for the "WAV." He doesn't have to get out, he can just roll right on in, it has to be a regular manual wheelchair though, or the electrical wheelchair has to have controls on the sides, nothing obstructing operating the guns.

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    Re: Wheelchairs allowed ON rides?

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkbeer View Post
    Let me do this off the top of my head, and we are talking about a standard wheelchair, these rides will not accept ECV's.

    Winnie the Pooh
    Jungle Cruise
    Mark Twain (also will accept ECV's)
    "it's a small world"
    Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
    Monorail
    Railroad (3 out of the 4 stations, not available at the Main Street Station)
    Submarine Lagoon (Alternative viewing room only)
    King Arthur Carrousel

    At DCA

    Monsters, Inc.
    Sun Wheel
    King Triton's Carousel

    And of course, the movie based attractions and stage entertainment.
    add
    Piratate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Isands
    toontown house

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    what the Park guide map say.
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    Re: Wheelchairs allowed ON rides?

    Correction:

    Monorail allows ECV's. Just not Disney ECV's or Disney wheelchairs, unless accompanied with a loan agreement.

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    Re: Wheelchairs allowed ON rides?

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    Re: Wheelchairs allowed ON rides?

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkbeer View Post
    Let me do this off the top of my head, and we are talking about a standard wheelchair, these rides will not accept ECV's.

    Jungle Cruise
    Darkbeer please don't kill me. Unless they have changed the policy, which very well might be the case, Ucy was designed for standard, double, and ECV. Which is why it has a double sided ramp to allow for driving in, and out.

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    Speaking of Wheelchairs and Jungle... is the Uki even back yet?

    I heard it's been in refurb for the last few months because it was taking in water.
    Technically all boats take on water but that is a different story entirely. I know there has been problems with the engine, lift, pump, lift again, electrical shorting out, front guide... not sure what the current problem is but if you ask me the majority of it is one large design flaw. A huge part of the problem was the decision to raise and lower an individual into the boat vs. using a roll on design similar to Small World... I actually got into it with the designers over this, they didn't like me too much either.

    I think I already mentioned that Ucy prototype #1 actually sank in Boat Storage didn't I.... best $10 I ever won in a bet!
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    Re: Wheelchairs allowed ON rides?

    I'm sorry to hear about the stroke. One of the nice things about being a guest in a wheelchair, though, is that when you want to go for a spin on the Haunted Mansion, you get to ride the Doombuggy all the way through from the unload area back to the loading zone, and then you exit by going back up the stretching room. Make to sure to take photos as you go from the unload area to the loading area!


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