Published on Tuesday, April 03, 2012 16:05
Written by Disabled TravelingMom
The Disney Fantasy
has 37 handicap accessible cabins, which Disney calls "ADA cabins". These cabins are spacious and can easily accommodate a traveler with a disability and their family. From the cabin door to the restroom, these are well designed staterooms
with amenities that help make your stay on board carefree. Handicap Cabin Amenities
Don’t expect an institutional feel to your handicap cabin. In fact, Disney goes out of its way to create the feel of a luxurious cabin. The only way to know that you are indeed in an ADA room is to try to open the cabin door on its own – it’s heavy. Instead push the button near the door (after tapping your Key to the World card) and watch it open automatically, same for the bathroom door.
The door is also wider than other cabin doors to allow access for your wheelchair or scooter. The cabin is so large that you can easily turn your mobility device around to get in and out of your room – no bumps or scratches to be concerned about.
Everything is at reach including the desk, light switches, drawers, trash cans; even the closet has a pull down rod for the hangars and your clothing. The restroom is large and user-friendly. Grab bars were everywhere, which aids with safety
, especially if the ship rocks. You can roll into the shower, use the pull down seat and effortlessly close the shower curtain and the shower head to your best angle. Both an emergency call button and cord are located in the restroom as well. Reserve Your Handicap Cabin
ADA cabins vary in category, the area of the ship, and the number of people the cabin can hold. You can make your request online for a handicap stateroom, or to make special requests, call Disney Cruise Line Special Services at 407-566-7735.
Even though the Disney Fantasy
is not registered in the United States, it follows all ADA rules and regulations to be sure that guests with disabilities
don’t face obstacles and hurdles while cruising. The goal of the Fantasy is to make the ship and the handicap cabins accessible for all types of disabilities. Connie Roberts is a professional blogger who makes it her mission to advocate for people with medical issues. Travel with a disability is not a struggle, but an opportunity to see the world and let others see that it’s possible and a lot of fun. Tweet with her @ConnieFoggles.