Wheelchair/Handicapped Accessible Room Locations and Measurements

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  1. Amanda Leigh

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    Appreciate the info!
     
  2. Redqueen17

    Redqueen17 Earning My Ears

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    I booked this room for us this Sept. there are 4 of us, were there two beds or one (double)?
     
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  4. GetGlowing

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    That's my video from All-Star Sports from a few years ago. We just stayed in the same type of room at Pop and it has the same layout.

    THAT SAID, I took a meander over to the Pop sections under refurbishment, and it *appears* they are building out the room entrances for the HA rooms as has been done at POR and POFQ so that the door will be flush with the building facade and not angled like the rest of the doors. The rooms are being completely gutted and redone there, so one wonders if with the new bedding the new rooms will be able to accommodate 4 people even if wheelchair accessible. It will be a few more weeks still before we know the answer to that.

    Please when anyone gets assigned one of the new accessible rooms at Pop please post here so we all know what is going on there. I tried my best to peek around but those rooms were just in the gut stage so there was literally nothing to see yet.

    We just stayed at Pop one night. The remainder of our stay was at Wilderness Lodge Boulder Ridge in a 1BR with roll-in shower (formerly just Villas at Wilderness Lodge). I don't know if that unit was any larger than a non-accessible 1BR, but it was very spacious. It had one King bed and a sofa bed, deep soaking tub, and very large bathroom with a teeny, tiny shower w/ flip-down seat. The kitchen was more-or-less accessible, but I've been in some better villa kitchens. I will have a video to share shortly, still processing photos and videos.
     
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  5. StrwLady

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    I was at the Pop in May. We usually get the 1 king 1 double room.

    One night I stop by the front desk to pick up a package I was talking to the CMs about the new rooms. I asked about the 1 king 1 double catagory and was told they would no longer have this room type. I was also told there is going to be a lot less king rooms.

    The biggest thing im going to miss is the large roll in shower and I hope the rooms with in roll in showers are not as small as the AoA Little Mermaid room I stayed in last year. I pulled a groin muscle the night before we were to leave and was in terrible pain. We decided to stay a few days extra so I could rest and heal. The Pop had no availability for the extra days so we booked the AoA. I was excited to stay there until we got into the room. Because of the roll in shower so much was taken from the room for the bathroom. The closet was nothing more than a shelf and bar hanging on the wall next to the dresser. The beds were so close together. I felt so cramped in that room.

    We are going back to Disney mid August. This time we are booked in a roll in shower room 1 king bed. We requested the 80's building because that is the area we like. When we were there in May they were finishing up the 90's building and starting on the 80's. So maybe we will get our request fulfilled and it be in a new room.
     
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  6. Dubb

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    I booked the 1 king 1 double room at the Sports for our stay in January because I wanted to make sure we got this layout, for one, and also because Pop had none of those room types available. I checked this morning, and Pop now has 1 king 1 double rooms available for our dates. I am hesitant to make the switch, because I don't want to take the chance of getting a cramped refurbished room.
     
  7. lanejudy

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    If you booked that room type, that is the room you should get. I say should because if there are maintenance issues that take a room out of inventory, they may need to substitute. But other than that kind of situation you can rest assured that you'll get the accessible room you booked as I believe those are taken out of inventory as booked. There are relatively few of each type of accessible room at each resort -- which may be why you couldn't find one for POP and then did; either one that was refurbed has just been put back into inventory or there was a cancellation putting a room back into inventory. At POP, I don't think anyone as of yet has seen the refurbished h/a rooms, so I can't say what they look like or how it functions other than I believe the accessible part was the King room and there are a few pictures floating around of a king room (not h/a king) which were upgraded with the new furniture, etc. but not the murphy bed.

    Enjoy your vacation!
     
  8. dad0982

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    Just wondering if there are any updates about POP king/double rooms. We are going in January and are very excited!!
     
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  9. lanejudy

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    I haven't read much of anything about refurbished HA rooms at POP. To my knowledge, the king+double should still exist, as they provide an HA option that sleeps 4 guests, and as far as I know they haven't restructured any rooms. King rooms are refurbed with new furniture and soft goods, with a standard table and chairs (as opposed to the collapsible table in the new queen/murphy rooms.

    Enjoy your vacation!
     
  10. happymommy

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    I had been wondering the same thing. In August of 2016 we were told that room type was "going away", as we had requested a high floor but the only one they had was ground floor pool view (not ideal but it's all they had when they called me about it). Turned out okay for us, but with my kid sleep is essential so pool view is not something we would have wanted. They offered us to have a rollaway in a king room with a roll in, but I said no we needed roll in shower and two real beds so that was not an option. I was surprised when I actually got a call about it - sounded like they wanted us to take another room! Um, no, we need a roll in shower and the beds.
     
  11. Cindy&Rebekah

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    Has anyone been in or stayed in room 0451 of building 10 yet? This was one of the rooms with a King bed & full bed plus the roll-in shower? I am very interested to see what changes/upgrades have been made.
     
  12. Bearshouse

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    Is the 1 king plus 1 queen set up at the moderates exactly like the rooms at All star Music's 1 King 1 double ?
     
  13. lanejudy

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    I don’t believe the moderates offer king+double (or king+queen). Those rooms are bigger and have space for wheelchair accessible with a regular set-up. The moderates offer accessible rooms as king or 2 queens, and some offer an extra murphy bed in as well for a 3rd or 5th guest. I believe CSR also offers suites.

    Enjoy your vacation!
     
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  14. happymommy

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    I see Port Orleans Riverside does list a room with one king bed and one queen bed. I am guessing it may be like the All Star resorts. So does Caribbean Beach? One king and one double? Coronado Springs also lists one. I put in a random date in May, although none of them show availability.
     
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  15. lanejudy

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    Interesting! King+double does not show when I search POR for Feb., nor POFQ or CSR. I didn’t look at CBR last night, but it shows now as “not available” for several different dates. That resort is under construction, so I wonder if it’s due to the construction. Maybe they lost some regular wheelchair accessible rooms. I haven’t heard of that option at moderate resorts before.
     
  16. mamabunny

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    Yeah... we have stayed extensively at POR and POFQ, and have never encountered the King + Double room... However, Andre' (who has his own fan site for the Port Orleans Resorts at PortOrleans.org) might be able to shed some light on that room type; he has contacts at both Resorts, and tends to have very reliable info.

    I know that starting in January, POFQ will start it's soft goods/new hard floors reno; but according to what Andre' learned, all rooms in all buildings will be available except for the floor(s) where the crew are actively working, and I don't remember a new bed configuration being announced.

    It could be possible that somehow the King + Double now shows at POR due to changes made for the dog situation? But again, Andre' will be the best source of info on that; he hangs out here on the DISBoards in the POR/POFQ forums and also on his website. He's from the UK, so his response times are "shifted" a bit compared to US time zones.
     
  17. tjkrk

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    Has anyone stayed in a Wheelchair Accessible room at the Grand Floridian in the Sugarloaf building? If so, what floor was your room on? Did it have a roll in shower?
     
  18. happymommy

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    I have not, but they do specify on Disney's website which rooms are roll in shower versus just having other things like grab bars. We also need a roll in shower for our youngest. Seems hard to find availability sometimes for those rooms.

    Good luck to you! I'd love to stay there (that's a concierge level right?).
     
  19. dismom57

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    I don't see a roll in shower in Sugarloaf, only Boca Chica (5), Big Pine (2) or the Main Bulding (1). But you should call to confirm, my information might be dated. But I am always looking for roll in showers.
     
  20. dad0982

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    Hi, I just returned from a week at POP. I reserved a room with a roll in shower and king/double. Upon check-in I was given a renovated room with a roll in shower but with a Queen and Queen table bed. I was not happy because i specifically reserved a king because my disabled daughter needs to sleep in between Mom and Dad for safety reasons. If when booking i was advised rooms were being changed, i would have booked elsewhere. I went to front desk and firmly and politely explained that i required what i booked and i did not need a renovated room and they could look anywhere on WDW property to find the room type I had paid for and double checked on. Thankfully after a bit of searching and moving things around the POP manager was able to find a room in building 1 with everything i had booked.
     
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  21. happymommy

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    Glad that you were able to voice your displeasure with them not providing the correct room type! Also that they rectified it.
     

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