DVC With Disabilities: Disney Resorts

Right after my Animal Kingdom excursion, I could not feel to get enough of Disney! Then not extended thereafter, we became DVC members at  BoardWalk Villas and Riviera. 

No matter whether booking a place at eleven or seven months out, Disney Holiday Club offers you the possibility to choose disability accommodations. These rooms ordinarily consist of seize bars in showers, seize bars about bogs, increased bathroom seats, wider doorways, and greater bathrooms to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers.  As for hearing impairments and other types of disabilities, I, however, do not have expertise with those people styles of rooms.

The challenge with these rooms is that availability is really restricted, leading me to take a look at how I could manage daily life in a standard DVC home or villa.

If you should really uncover by yourself in this situation, in this article are some of the matters you may assume dependent on my personalized working experience:

DVC Resorts


The showers in the Riviera tower studios are substantial!  I never recall them acquiring get bars having said that, they have crafted-in shower seats and sprayers that detach from the wall, earning showering substantially nicer for all those with mobility troubles.  The home is significantly scaled-down, so be conscious of this if you have a scooter or wheelchair that needs to fit in the room with you.  My scooter folds up, so this has never ever truly been a difficulty for me.  The doorway to the bathroom was an ample sizing to fit a walker. 

Deluxe Studio: Animal Kingdom KidaniAnimal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village

Polynesian Villas

We have stayed in a Polynesian studio twice as of spring split.  These recently renovated studios have two bogs, one with a rest room and a single with out. There are situations, even though I am disabled, I do not sense like I will need to reserve a room with disability lodging, and I come to feel like this is a person of them.  The studios at the Poly are spacious, and the two-rest room set up helps me greatly.  The lavatory closest to the home has a significant wander-in shower with a removable showerhead and a developed-in shower seat.   Then there is a good deal of home to suit a wheelchair, if necessary, in the toilet future to it, closest to the door.  I feel the size of these villas supplies enough place for wheelchairs and scooters. 

Non-DVC Resorts

Art of Animation

Let us acknowledge it! Often soon after spending all of our details, the urge to go back again to Disney is so wonderful we whip out our wallets and spend money.  Am I appropriate?  Or we merely want to increase our continue to be for some individual reason, so we shell out hard cash to increase a night at a non-DVC vacation resort.  If that is your strategy and you have a mobility situation, do not reserve Artwork of Animation with out requesting disability lodging.  The toilets in the Little Mermaid suite are the lowest bathrooms I’ve at any time observed!  And on leading of that, there are no seize bars to assistance.  This could be for the purpose of accommodating children considering the fact that this resort is a favored for mothers and fathers with tiny children.  Even so, if you have a mobility concern, stay away from at all prices! 

Disney's Art of AnimationDisney’s Art of Animation Resort

All Star Resorts

Our final stay at an All-Star resort was a pleasant a single.  We wanted to include a evening at the commencing of a journey.  We asked for a handicapped space, and there have been seize bars by the rest room and a walk-in shower with grab bars as nicely.  There was a big sliding door broad plenty of for wheelchair accessibility even so, the sliding doorway was amazingly large and challenging to shift.  The room was roomy and was a lot large enough to healthy mobility equipment. 

Swimming Pools

Right until not too long ago, I have shied away from swimming swimming pools.  Within just the last pair of a long time, however, I have observed it needed to do the job in some pool time for the needs of rest and warmth management!  The DVC Resorts, which I am specific have zero entry swimming pools, contain Polynesian, Grand Floridian, Animal Kingdom Lodge, and Riviera.  I actually savored applying the pool at Animal Kingdom Lodge since a person side of the zero-entry segment is from a wall that I could hold to maintain my equilibrium.  It was pretty practical for me. Nevertheless, acquiring a poolside chair near the zero entry is not certain.  This is something I imagine DVC Resorts could fix to make pool time far more accessible for their friends with mobility difficulties.   Anytime I use the swimming pools, my husband has to help me to the zero entry and into the water. 

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