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Comments for “Absolutely Disgusting,” Disabled Guest Warns Others to Avoid Magic Kingdom

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86 Comments

  1. Steve

    Uh, nobody matters to Disney. Stop thinking you’re special. Everyone is getting shafted.

    1. I was born with a bad hip and leg that requires me to use either a walker or a wheelchair just depending on how much it is bothering me. One time when I had gone to Disneyland with some family tò celebrate my birthday,as I was being wheeled through the security gate. A security guard had asked if there was any way that I could move quicker because I was holding up the line which is when I had replied “can you walk without using your legs genius?”.

      1. Stacey kimble

        I have never went there with wheelchair friendly experience the only thing I can give disney is the rooms are access friendly people are rude kids jump out in front of you and that is just to get to the fireworks now once you get there even if there’s spot most of the time the other guest family are standing and the person who’s disabled behind them like myself can’t see and when we ask the employee if they can say something polite to them they have said to me and my family I can’t do anything against disney policy and experience well what about mine I came for the fireworks as well so let’s just say I have cut my trips alot more recently

      2. Johnny

        False

        1. NO, Johnny it is NOT false. My partner and I went to Disney World November, 2019, both have scooters, I was recouping from chemo and we went for 6 days. Each night at fireworks, we were denied admittance (even with scooters) in handicap area as ONLY “certain” people were admitted (only 6 had scooters or wheel chairs). This was the 2nd time this happened, to us, at another visit, will NEVER go back. Between me & my partner, we’ve racked up 39 trips to Disney World, but it’s LOST it’s “Magic” and Mr. Disney MUST be turning in his grave to see what these “woke” idiots have done to his “DREAM”. This new CEO is a commie scumbag and we will NOT support his intimidation of the people who work there ever again.

      3. Today that would probably get you kicked out of the park for hurting the feelings of the employee Trying to rush you along

    2. Bud

      Enjoyed Disney years ago and then they went “woke”. 😝

      1. Lol

        Bye Karen

      2. Leslie

        Which has nothing to do with this article.

    3. Vince

      Hi Steve! There’s Steve!
      Hates Disney with every bit of his soulless body, but here every day to let us all know! Thanks Steve!

      1. Steve

        Hi Vince! Woke welfare rat that loves defending child groomers!

        1. Ava

          I absolutely love that you guys have formed a friendship over the comments section on this website!

        2. Steven S.

          It appears to me that the “Groomers” are in fact all part of your tribe Steve. Your right in bed with the likes of Getz….. Shame really, y’all could have been productive in life once upon a time.

    4. Sue

      Steve yes Black Lives Matter to them and gay lives. Bc that’s who they don’t want to offend. Now let’s see how many people jump all over me for telling the truth .

  2. Jim

    It’s sad the way a person is treated in all 3 parks in Disney. It’s hard to get around in a electric cart people walk in front of and stand in front of you. I was at the Disney parade and had been in a spot for over a hour and people just walk up and stand in front of us. Trying to get out of the park at closing takes over a hour. Just stop and think if it was part of your family being treated this way.

    1. Disabled cancer patient

      I have stage 4 cancer (ive had it for 8 years). I wanted to take my grandbaby to disney as my cancer journey is coming to the end…and not the happy ending I was so hoping for. I interviewed and got the DAS pass. It was sooooo wonderful. You don’t get to skip the line, but you get to set a time you want to ride so you don’t have to stand that long. So it may be 50 minutes before I could ride something, but I could go sit in the shade and not have to stand the whole time…then show them my DAS pass and I was on immediately. So that’s my positive about disney. The negative I have is about the fireworks. First they were just putting the rope up and refused to let me get through. Like people 10 seconds before me walked through. I asked the lady to please let me…I’m bald…on chemo. It was the end of the night…and she said nope you’ll have to walk all the way around the park. So then I walk all the way around the park…feeling like I’m about to pass out at this point and start getting screamed at by multiple employees about where I can or can not stand to see the fireworks. They were so rude my grandbaby started crying. We ended up just leaving without seeing the fireworks. And funny thing. When everyone met up at the end of the night (as our group consisted of 8 people that all broke out in groups of 2). So all 4 couples had the same story about the fireworks. They were all screamed at and treated horribly as well. 2 others in our group left before the fireworks too bc of how terrible they were treated. That’s pretty ridiculous. My 3 day tickets were $3500. That’s an awful lot of money to pay to be treated like crap. Do better disney.

    2. Jarvis

      And I tell the fat people in rented scooters that others complain that you are blocking everyone around you and making them stand twice as long while you sit there eating ice cream on your WALL-E wide chair.

  3. SCOTT lee-ross

    The ADA requires public places to make accommodations for the disabled. It does not require them to make accommodations to give the disabled a better experience than any other guest. It does not require front of the line passes for the disabled, nor does it require making sure than a wheelchair guest has a better view than any other guest packed in for a fireworks show. In fact, it also does not require and exit method that gives preference to scooters or wheelchairs. Just that they provide the same access. So if it is a wait to leave after the fireworks with my child in a stroller, it does not and should not be arranged to make it better for you. The ADA is about giving everyone the same access.

    1. J

      I use a wheelchair a great deal of the time and I could not agree with you more. Let’s face it though, people whether with no visible disability, or using a motorized scooter to simply drive around on then hop off at their destination and leave it parked in front of where someone might want to take a nice picture or be able to sit down, are just plain, outright, rude anymore. There is a lack of respect for people around you, disabled or not. People are all about themselves, period. There are many, many people using wheelchairs, and especially who rent the motorized scooters with the blessed horns who act this way. I can not tell you how many times people have cross cut in front of me, or come up from behind and were walking so unnecessarily close that they kicked my cane right out from me and I nearly fell. They just keep going like it is nothing. Society is rude and disrespectful.

    2. J

      I use a wheelchair a great deal of the time and I could not agree with you more. Let’s face it though, people whether with no visible disability, or using a motorized scooter to simply drive around on then hop off at their destination and leave it parked in front of where someone might want to take a nice picture or be able to sit down, are just plain, outright, rude anymore. There is a lack of respect for people around you, disabled or not. People are all about themselves, period. There are many, many people using wheelchairs, and especially who rent the motorized scooters with the blessed horns who act this way. I can not tell you how many times people have cross cut in front of me, or come up from behind and were walking so unnecessarily close that they kicked my cane right out from me and I nearly fell. They just keep going like it is nothing.

    3. Melissa

      I have been to Walt Disney World in Florida several times using a scooter because my knees are terrible. I have always found cast members and the park to be super accommodating and kind. Sounds like a one off to me.

    4. Special needs mom

      I have had difficulty navigating crowds while pushing a wheelchair and can say that wheelchairs and other mobility devices do impose a safety hazard for non-mobility impaired guest. There have been many guests that have walked into the chair hitting my child, elbowed my child, tripped on the foot plates or stop abruptly and I accidentally end up bumping their ankles. No one is asking for special treatment in terms of a “better” experience, but non-disabled guests need to be aware that wheelchairs and scooters do need additional space to operate without issue or injury to the occupant or other guests. Your comment was rude and presumptuous for those people that are simply trying to have an enjoyable experience with their families, the same as any other guest. I assure you, most people would rather not need to rely on a mobility device to get around.

      1. Melissa

        Well said

    5. Renee

      My son is severely disabled and in a wheelchair and have been numerous times. I am happy to say we have nothing negative to say about Disney in that aspect. They were always FANTASTIC with him. In fact they would actually grab us and take us the easier routes! Just the park goers that would all of a sudden stop directly in peoples path without a care in the world. Instead of moving to the side as would be common courtesy.

      1. E.Chambers

        I’ve used both scooters & wheelchairs. Yet as I have scrolled thru the comments NOT. one person states that people; actually start lining up for “FIREWORKS” hours ahead. Yes this is disabled & abled alike. Now when it comes too rudeness that also goes to rudeness of all kind. People whom are :able, disabled, pushing strollers,young adults, strollers,etc. This if people actually had manners it would make a difference. Along with a better experience @WDW over all.

    6. Carol

      I agree with you. How about the small children who can’t see much because people stand in front of them? And then there are those who hold the kids on their shoulders blocking the view of people who are standing. It’s a vicious cycle.

    7. Ryan

      This!! Exactly. People feel so entitled because of certain disabilities. I had a heat stroke (thanks to the military) and can get the DAS pass due to intolerance to heat but I don’t throw a fit if I have to stand in the heat for some reason. I don’t have a physical, visible disability and I don’t demand special seating or anything. But too many time people think that ADA gives them the world. If it is reserved for the disabled, good for Disney but this guy makes it sound like there were just people without disabilities in there. I hate these stories because they blow it out of proportion.

  4. Eleanor

    I cannot walk so I rented a scooter at Disney and went in. It was so crowded that I could not move my scooter. They did not have any special access to rides at the time I went. I was unable to get on one ride all day due to the extreme crowds. I had my grand baby with me. She was 10 and was so utterly disappointed that it broke my heart. Can you imagine being 10 and not getting one ride all day. I was unwilling to let her go alone. She was 10 but looked 20 and thought like a little girl.

    1. CM

      Just because you rented a scooter does not give you special access to rides. All ride lines are scooter and wheelchair capable. I also find it hard to believe you only got on one ride ALL day – did you make a plan for the day? Did you purchase Genie+ (or if this was before, get Fastpass) if you were so worried about ride lines? I would suggest planning accordingly to maximize your day next time, especially if you want to make sure your granddaughter has a good time. There are a ton of blog and website resources on how to plan a Disney trip.

      1. You strike me as the type of jerk I see day to day as an AT&T tech…everyone is equal in my eyes, but everyday I get the “I work from home” jerk demanding some kind of special scheduling to fix their services…if they prepared properly they wouldn’t be stuck like jerk chuck……

      2. JG

        Not every person visiting the parks have the extra $$ to buy the genie + and it is a huge pain to have to plan every ride, meal, park etc ahead of time! Sadly, it just keeps getting more and more difficult for people to have a pleasant experience with all this nonsense they expect people to take care of and pay extra for ahead of time….I myself am done with going back as if I am going to pay all that money, the only thing I want to plan ahead or pay extra for is to to really enjoy myself, not deal with paying more and still waiting in long lines, rude people and poor service!

      3. C.C.

        On a DL visit in 2005, parking was limited to the Lion King lot and the tram driver told a family with a wheelchair “we’ll get you on the next one”. The family protested that this was the third tram that had refused to load them. I don’t know if they ever did get picked up.

        Do better, Disney.

        1. Dawn

          Only tram at DL is from the parking structure, which in 2005 was Mickey and Friends…. From Simba or Timone and Pumba it would have been a bus. There are a constant flow of buses….

          1. Dawn

            And actually, Simba is walking only… you walk through DTD.

        2. Jarvis

          I bet the tram driver is black. I see them not wanting to get up and load a wheelchair.

      4. Jarvis

        No. People using scooters can be incredibly cheap, so they don’t want to actually pay for getting special treatment, they want it paid for by YOU.

    2. Ryan

      All rides require you to get off the wheelchair or scooter. They even ask if you can get off and if you can’t you can’t ride. I had to have a wheelchair in June due to hurting my ankle and they asked before we got on Small World if I could walk. I said yes and got out and limped to the boat (which was wheelchair accessable). The rides are not designed for scooters and wheelchairs so to say that you only got on one ride because of your scooter is wrong. If you can walk, you need to park the scooter and get in the ride and then disembark and the get on the scooter again. The lines are the only part of the ride that is wheelchair accessable and if you didn’t ride then that’s on you. sorry but that’s how it is.

      1. AH

        Small world has a boat that accommodates a wheelchair or ecv.

      2. Dawn

        Quite a few rides (such as The Many Adventure of Winnie the Pooh, Monsters Inc, and Little Mermaid) have wheel chair accessible cars where you stay in the chair and they lock you in place in the ride.

        1. Jarvis

          Yeah, but then they complain that it isn’t as good as the others, or they want their other 15 sweaty family members with them. The victim hood complaints never end. Better not to go down that road to begin with

    3. Elizabeth

      I don’t think people in wheel chairs & other devices are asking for special treatment or better than anyone else but common courtesy is lacking when people stand in front of someone who can’t stand, thus not being able to see or enjoy the fireworks and castle. Apparently since people can’t be compassionate to others, perhaps Disney cast needs to police better and have a roped off line for standing room and an area for those that are sitting in wheel chairs or mobility scooters. There has to be a way that everyone can be accommodated.

      1. Jarvis

        Elizabeth, you want policing to make sure everyone sitting down gets a view that they want? You are delusional. Disney would do that if YOU want to pay $500 per person for your special roped off area complete with a personal security guard. You really don’t have a clue.

  5. Hazelnut

    November of 2018. Disabled in an electric scooter.

    Leaving Epcot one night, bus driver refused to let me on in my scooter. Said he doesn’t have that capacity. He did and was also rude. In the week we were there this was the only night this happened. And it was one of those days that started out quite warm and by park closing it was 43 and very windy. I was not dressed for and had trouble finding shelter as other people huddled under the bus stops. Finally a few people made room for me. Bless them. We were all cold but not being able to move around to keep warm didn’t help. It took an hour for another bus to show, maybe 45 minutes. But I was frozen by then, frustrated and a bit scared. The driver squeezed us all on the last bus at night. Not cool. I’m not asking for specially privileges, just decent service will do. My other complaint is not at the park but foreign patrons, especially Magic Kingdom. Mom and child (children) frequently using the handicap wheelchair bathroom stall and not the family friendly stalls. Then they flush diapers down the stall and it backs up and floods. In several bathrooms in the park there might be only one or 2 wheelchair stalls. And to have them out of service so often is a big problem to be solved. I talked to so many bathroom cast members. Believe me I feel for them 100%. But I need a bathroom I can use, not have to go around half the park looking for a serviceable bathroom. It happened at least once a day. Again. Mostly Magic Kingdom. Once at Epcot, and the hospital was kind enough to let me in to use theirs. Education and better signage or enforcement might help. I’m not the answer person.

    1. VLM

      ….there is literally nothing to enforce about mother and child using accessible stalls, nor about non-disabled people using them. They’re required to EXIST, not be left pristinely untouched by anyone not in a wheelchair. You can wait your turn like everyone else.

      The only thing I agree with you on is the flushing of non-flushable materials such as diapers, but how exactly does one go about “enforcing” that? It’s not exactly legal to follow a stranger into a stall and monitor their bathroom behavior without consent, after all.

      1. Dawn

        I have been told numerous times (by CM’s) that those with a wheel chair or other mobility device that makes using the small stalls extremely difficult have precedent for use of the handicapped stalls. The best way to make sure you are able to use them is to wait at the stall instead of in the line. Since if you wait in the line you will most likely be waiting even longer and people after you will go ahead of you when the smaller stalls open.

    2. Dee

      the bus driver can only take 2 wheelchairs at a time.. he most have already had those two spaces filled up. is he suppose to ask them to get off so you can get on? and Disney can’t control the weather…should have brought a shawl to cover up with. can’t blame disney for being cold. they have no control over the weather

    3. Jarvis

      Hazelnut, they are hiring NOW. YOU stand outside in the heat, humidity, and blazing sun in Florida with thousands of sweaty, fat people wanting to sit down, go first, cut in line due to their disability (and 16 of their family members from God knows where for a 10 hour shift and you cannot sit down.

      See how easy it is genius, sorry to tell you you are one of a billion people, so if you got to where you needed to go then shut up and be happy. You do the job not collect a check from those that do.

  6. Peggy

    We had an experience where there was plenty room for at least 6 or more wheelchairs and they would not let us in. Told us to get there 2 hours early. Next time we went 2 hours early they tried to make our girls in wheelchair s sit behind the fountain. I refused to go
    That far in they left us alone. I have 3 fractures in my spine and use a seat Cain. My husband always crouches between the girls. They are not handicap friendly anymore. Use to have 2 areas one on both sides street now it’s down to one . Why desert package cost money. They get the good view. Just have to accept it. Thank God for the good souls who moved in a circle around us to give the girls a view when we were not allowed in

    1. Peggy

      We also had the bad experience where we were waiting for crowd to thin and they removed the ropes leaving us crushed against the cement wall. With people trying to block us by taking a photo op at that spot. Then pushed us into the crowd where people could not move tripping on our chairs. They should make a exit lane for the mobility devices and one companion to the inside by the fence. Use to have a entry gate for handicap.

  7. FYI .,too many able body people abused the system / whole family’s could avoid lines . An get access .. (so now everyone has to deal with the new normal .. check it out for yourself .. selfish people made this a reality . .. it did not used to be this way

    1. VLM

      And too many people like you assume that if it doesn’t conform to your ideas of what a disability “should” look like, it doesn’t actually exist. I’ve got arthritis in both knees and one hip, a sciatica, and plantar fasciitis. Some days I’m fine. Other days I can barely crawl to the bathroom. Yet I’ve had people SCREAM at me for using a mobility scooter on a bad day because I was able to stand up briefly and get something off a shelf at the grocery store.

      This whole “able bodied people abused the system en masse” crap is exactly that. It’s pure ableism, and it’s disgusting.

  8. Mary irvine

    We were at walt disney world on april 17th through the 24th we were suppised to get access to the parks 30 mins before everyone else we were told we had to wait in line with everybody else,

    Plus i had to ride a scooter due to my ankle messing up im not allowed to walk much yet the employees acted like they did not care we were already on a exscluive trip of a lifetime, and yes crowds were so bad people did not care for us being on scooters , again staff at magic kingdom seemed not to care

    1. Mary irvine

      Plus we were staying at the grand floridian then

    2. Ryan

      Um that probably didn’t have anything to do with your disability. If you were not in the correct line then, no, you couldn’t get in. We’ve never had a problem with extra early hours. We always follow the lines that say “resort guests” while others are waiting. I seriously doubt the made you wait due to you having a disability.

  9. Lawrence Lewis

    Unfortunately Disney allows family members to accompany the disabled guess on rides and attractions and they seem to bring the entire town. Of course this leaves little room for disabled guest. What’s the cast member supposed to do?

    1. Kelly

      Some of us disabled people need the assistance of family members to get on the rides. I had a great experience at Disney world and the cast members were all wonderful and very accommodating. The guests on the other hand are rude and insufferable.

      1. Dee

        yes, you need help from family. I get that. when my mom had cancer, she needed such help. but we didn’t bring 12 people to help her…just dad….I too have a DAS pass for an unseen disability, so I went in line with them..but I didn’t help her..she only needs the one person…its the big families that hurt the line…when only 1 or 2 need to go with them

        1. Leslie

          DAS passes aren’t only for people in the family who need to help. The DAS pass covers a maximum of 6 guests in a group.

  10. ROMO

    On top of all the bad things that happen to persons using wheelchairs or ECV, add kids on shoulders to the formula.

    I know they are small and their view is blocked, so why not carry them so their head is as tall as yours? That way the visibility of the people behind you is not blocked.
    If we could stand for a show, we will not be on a mobility vehicle. .

    Also, if the stalls on the restrooms have a disabled sign, there must be a law about it, just like the handicapped parking. People are just rude.

    I have a sign on my ECV -Jungle Book themed- that says “Ooh ooh ooh, I want to be just like you. I want to stand like you, walk like you, run like you.”
    My message is clear, I cannot walk.

    1. Kari

      That’s so cool…my scooter is a Doom Buggy…

    2. DianeMRL

      No, there is no law against a non-disabled person using a handicapped restroom stall. The ADA requires all businesses to furnish at least 1 stall, but anyone can use it, IF, there is no handicapped person needing to use it at that time.

      1. Dawn

        Key word “If”…. at the parks there are ALWAYS handicapped people in need of the stalls. It’s best for others to just not use them, so they are accessible for those that need them. I can’t stand up without the bars, so I end up having to let a number of others go ahead of me in line while I wait for a stall with rails.

  11. R.

    Can I also add any elevator on a Disney Cruise Line?!!
    Disabled people that can’t get in the doors fast enough as the last person runs off elevator; may wait for another 6 times before having access to an elevator.
    It’s EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING!

  12. Mickeymouse3

    Let the disabled up front. Keep their standing families behind the lines with the rest of the standers. Unless the nondisabled family members feel they should be able to stand next to their disabled family. What purpose does that serve then?

  13. usedtolikeMickey

    I am confined in a scooter and have had both good and bad experiences at the parks. Unfortunately the bad always seems to out weigh the good. We spent the extra money one year to attend the Christmas party and that was money not well spent. I was not able to get on any rides as the lines were too long, and forget about the parade! When a blind standing person is pushed ahead of me to be able to ‘see’ the parade that was the last straw. I was so disappointed. Restrooms are another issue. Waiting in line for a family restroom is so aggravating, especially when three able bodied teenagers come out before you can go in. Roped off disability areas are a joke as I’ve seen families ‘move in’ and leave coats, strollers, etc to mark off their space. They leave 1 person to guard their stuff while all the others go to the rides until the event begins. Cast members don’t do anything about it so where does that leave me…a person who could actually use the spot?

    1. Dee

      and none of what you’re describing is Disney’s fault. that is the people visiting fault…Disney can’t not control the behavior of its guest and make them do the right thing when it comes to they disabled and saldy, now days, all any cares about is themselves. not respect for others..and that you can not blame Disney for

  14. Edward

    I agree that no one is special but when you’re sitting in a wheelchair that you are CONFINED to Steve there is a certain courtesy that should be observed by those who CAN STAND on their own! I am disabled and have had a few horrible experiences at the Disney World Parks. And No one there seemed to care. I was staying at The Grand Floridian and after a day of being bumped, Inexcusably cut off after waiting in line as long as the others, had items spilled and dropped on me my Son was pushing me off the Monorail entering Grand Floridian and two guys who were in a rush to get past me pushed my son and I off the exit ramp and I toppled out of the wheelchair. I had some cuts, bruises and abrasions but Luckily nothing was broken. The cast members who witnessed this did and said nothing to the individuals who caused this and didn’t even attempt to help my son get me back into my chair. Instead leaving the work to a couple of good Samaritans Who assisted my Son in getting me up and back in my chair. Disney has No Clue and I have refused to go back except once in the past 5yrs due to this experience. I was an Annual Passholder for 20yrs but never again. I never even received an apology from Disney

    1. sam

      sadly, the cast members (and employees of any establishment) are instructed to not help. it becomes a liability. thanks to a society that is happy to litigate, you may not do anything should a cast member help you into your chair, but someone else may see dollar signs and find some injury that may be attributed to the handling by the cast member.

    2. denise

      I use to work for Disney. they are not allowed to help you. that could lead to a lawsuit…the only thing they are allowed to do it ask if you need medical assistance. you have the sue Disney for everything people to thank for that…and no, they can’t say anything to people who did that to you..again, you have those sue happy people to thank for that too. this is not Disney’s fault, this is the fault of us humans who have lost comment decency for each other. sad what we have come too

  15. sam

    this is kind of what happens when you can’t ask people to prove they are disabled, non-disabled folk who are looking for advantage of a better viewing location will pretend to be disabled to get in there, and then when it’s too late they’ll just stand in front of you.

    we did the disabled area once, never again.

    it’s a moral question. do you make a truly disabled person feel embarrassed by having to prove they are actually disabled, or do you compromise the disabled person’s experience.

    the government says we can’t ask, so it’s actually not even a question of morality, it’s a question of law.

    1. dee

      they do ask. every time I reapply for my DAS (I’m a local pass holder and go once a week) they ask me a ton of question as why I think I need a DAS pass..yes, why I think…not why do you need one. I have to jump through hoops to keep it. even a doctors note don’t carry any weight. its up to the person asking the questions if you get it or not.

      1. Wouldn’t it be a violation of HIPAA law that they are asking you about your disability? They asked someone I know, he told them he was 100% Disabled Veteran, which is true and had recently had major back surgery.. it shouldn’t be 20 questions. If you or someone are disabled you are disabled.. I can’t stand the people that always try to “game the system” that is what makes it worse for the actuality..

  16. Melissa Turner

    The Disney Park system has always had the same problem. Too many people all wanting a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The most sought after attractions have one to two hour waits. If a visitor buys Genie+, they may only get to use it for one or two attractions before everything else becomes unavailable. As for fireworks, parades, etc., everyone is jostling other people to get an advantage. Tall people crowd in front of short people and aggressive mama bears will rudely push in front of other people’s children to get the best viewing position for their own children. The last thing these frustrated crowds will do is accommodate a disabled person to ensure that THEY get the best view.

  17. Paul W

    Well duh. Difficulty navigating crowds is hardly a new thing at Disney, whether you are disabled or not. I learned the first time, 8 years ago, to NEVER try to leave any Disney park immediately after the fireworks show, it’s the worst of thr crowd crush times. Transportation lines are absolutely insane, the monorail line alone stretches all the way to the bottom of the ramp and beyond. Plan to stay another hour, or better yet, leave before the show and watch them from your resort. Some places, like the back beach of the Polynesian, will even pipe in the music for you. Others have set viewing spots you can go to see them even if you can’t from your window. I found it a much better and nicer experience than the park crowds.

  18. Roger Stevens

    My wife and myself had the same issue. People would stand in front of disable people. Some put there kids on their shoulders. I ask them to please move over and they told us we could move. I do not blame Disney for these pricks. Sone people are just rude by nature.

  19. Terry

    It is unfortunate that there is a problem with people not being very considerate to the people unable to stand for the event. Maybe the solution should be area only for wheelchairs and another for other disabilities that can stand. My son is disabled and we have had both good and bad experiences at DW. (Been going for many many years) It is true that it is very hard to find a suitable place for someone in a chair to see the evening events. The Disney experience has gone downhill in the past 5+ years. We have not had the level of service that they used to have. Sad but it’s still better then most other parks

  20. Joseph Kurt Weydemann

    I would think the people standing are with the disabled guests.

  21. Deb

    First of all anyone trying to get out of MK with a stroller or ECV right after the fireworks is nuts. Pull off to the side if possible and wait until the crowd dies down. Nobody is going anywhere fast. Disney created this mess by having projections, but hey people love them. And perhaps if Disney was smart and limited entry to MK before the fireworks this might ease some of the problem. I saw a stream where the line to get into MK 15 minutes before the fireworks was unbelievable. This has to be a liability issue for Disney. As far as people with disabilities goes, you have no idea what the issue is. Be thankful that you and your family don’t have to deal with it

  22. Ed Dart

    I have rented an electric wheelchair the last two times that I went to Disneyland. It is the only way to go, you do get to skip the line a bit, but more importantly you get to sit down ALL day. By the end of the day, I wasn’t tired at all, no walking, no standing, just sitting and talking and watching everything. Best ride (wheelchair) at Disneyland.

  23. My story is a BACKFIRE! Check it out:
    I respect all, getting the Come-Back-Later appointments for rides, and everything to make it fair. I have no problems with watching for kids, etc. But one night, when the Electrical Parade was going to start, we started for the disabled area to view it. (Understand that I put a 4-5 foot stick of silk flowers and lights on my scooter to be easily seen by cars on the streets.)The cast members who do the People Wrangling (My term) with their flashlights were telling us to “Go That Way” and did so for about 3-4 cast members as if they weren’t sure how to get us to the right spot. The next thing I knew, I was the pre-show for the Parade! My lights were going and as I traveled the route (remember, I didn’t try to do that!) and as I went, the crowd cheered a little, then more, and then a LOT!! I started to wave to the crowd because it looked like I was stuck, like it or not, so, what the heck! I wish it was on video… People were telling me later that I helped to make the show! Too funny… Life: Go figure!

  24. lorraine

    I understand what you are saying , BUT you have to have patience at ANY park these days…..No one is entitled . You can leave a few minutes early or even be at the back of the park at the train station so you can get out better. Today at the magic kingdom several people in scooters dead stopped right in front of us and pretty much blocked the whole walking isle………..so it goes both ways……….I rode a scooter in that park one time when I had surgery on my ankle , its not fun, but its not fun when people stop in front of you with no warning to use their phone or whatever. Just take your time , and like I said, if there is a next time for you, park at the back of the park, you can see the fireworks just fine and you can leave just as the finalie starts .( thats what we do) Most places Disney is very accomodating , so just have patience

  25. tripichick

    those who choose disney know they’re powerless . i’m,agile with a walker but would fear being trampled by normies. Sadly my need to manage post-stroke incontinence by peeing q2h would be a challenge while trapped in lines surrounded by bare-faced plague rats.

    Thanks. I can think of hundreds of more pleasurable outings for a fraction of cost.

  26. Bxmamipr712

    It definitely seems like the person in this article has some entitlement issues. Things have to be accessible. They don’t have to roll out a red carpet and provide you with VIP treatment that people in this country have gotten used to. That is why they system is so heavily abused. I have some crippling disabilities, but my disabilities aren’t “visible”. I’ve accepted the fact that unfortunately things will never be the same as before I became disabled, but I can still go places. There are just some things I can’t do anymore. I can’t demand that the places make things that are almost impossible happen. I also don’t feel like I am entitled to bring a large entourage, and all of us go to the front of the line, and get the best seating at shows and restaurants. It seems like this person was complaining about having the “right” kind of disability. They were saying other people in the disability area could stand, and that’s not fair. They are still disabled, and just as entitled to be there. Disney can’t say only these types of disabilities can use this area. One woman on a scooter was saying her last straw was a blind person standing in front of her scooter to “see” the parade. What a nasty ass Karen. People could tell you that you need to lose weight. The majority of the complaints are about other park goers. That is not Disney’s fault if people are rude, walk in front of you, or use the large bathroom stall. Do you want them to screen everyone who uses that stall? Do you want them to roll out a red carpet that has a path only you can use?

  27. kathy atwood

    No help here when I had cancer…

  28. Jarvis

    Once you cater to a group of people over others, this is what you get, a slippery slope of entitlements, victim hood, exclusions, special rights scales, fights, demands…. to hell with it. Don’t go if you can’t get around on your own.

    The worst is when the other 10 family members (usually black) demand the same treatment.

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