The irony of Disney's Avatar Land for wheelchair visitors, plus other thoughts on theme park attractions
Published: March 1, 2014 at 8:01 PM
Concept art courtesy Disney
If I only had known that Transformers was coming to Orlando, I would have skipped the one at Universal Studios Hollywood. People in wheelchairs have to take an elevator and then wait for a shuttle bus that takes one to the lower lot. That transition kills the theme park experience; there is no theme in the waiting areas for the bus. How about having a meet and greet with Marylyn Monroe while waiting for the shuttle and the Frankenstein monster as the bus driver?
My hands are very weak, so most interactive rides have become pointless to me. The only one that I’m still able to use my hands is Toy Story Midway Mania. It has by far the easiest shooting device to use (the pulling the string option is what makes the difference.) In addition, the loading of the wheelchair into the ride’s vehicle is much smoother than in other interactive rides. And it’s fun.