on December 1, 2013 at 4:55 PM
It's awesome that theme parks are ADA compliant when it comes to almost everything, but Disney should bring back their old Guest Assistance Cards. Sure, they had to prevent people from abusing it, but think about the people with autism, Down syndrome, etc. that genuinely need it. I'm still boycotting Disney Parks and Resorts until positive changes are made.
on December 1, 2013 at 9:44 PM
Interesting concept. I wonder about the new rides lately because they have had pretty specialized seats. Without being too insensitive, I would like to know your views on the Tower of Terror. My grandmother, who is in a wheelchair, got on that ride. It was really her only thrill ride!
on December 2, 2013 at 8:57 AM
Anthony, I haven't ridden ToT since I was left in a wheelchair. I should ride it again some day.
on December 4, 2013 at 12:00 PM
Very well written article. I agree 100% that making attractions accessible to everyone a goal that always needs to be kept in mind. There is a fine line that needs to be walked between accessibility and keeping the riders safe. I feel like with new technology coming out there will only become more and better ways to provide accessibility such as alternative loading platforms built into ride systems to allow for more accessibility while keeping the ride safe and always moving. With a focus on new thrilling effects the industry has to keep accessibility in mind. I hope the future is bight so everyone can enjoy these amazing works of engineering and creativity.