Leg room on attractions is an issue for riders with disabilities
Written by Daniel Etcheberry
Leg room in a ride vehicle is something that anyone with no mobility with their legs cares about when deciding which attraction to ride. If the space for the legs is too narrow, it could mean a very hard transfer. I will give some examples of wide and narrow leg rooms.Tweet
Splash Mountain has a very narrow leg room; so much so that even ambulatory people have to put their feet over the seat to get into the log. Pirates of the Caribbean, on the other hand, has a much wider leg room, so getting in is much easier.
New rides tend to have more leg room than old ones; Tomorrowland’s Speedway has a very narrow seating, but Radiator Springs Racer and Test Track is wider. Although, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train’s seating looks like it was made for dwarfs.
The best rides are the ones that don’t have space limits for the legs; Soaring and Forbidden Journey comes to mind. The worst are the log flumes as mentioned above.
As someone with no mobility on my legs, sometimes I wish I didn’t have them – that way I could ride Splash Mountain, but of course that is a crazy thought.
If you are interested to know if the leg room will be a problem for you before going to a Disney park, go to allears.net where there is a link to the attraction’s seating photo gallery.
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