Thank you malcom10t. I was not directly relating to you, but I did assume from your first response something and I should have clarified. I assumed you have not seen then used because you stated you would never use them, which is each owners choice. And I did make an attempt to apologize since dealing with Disney this month is very frustrating. It was a last minute 13 day vacation thrown together and I keep hitting road blocks.
So let me clarify a few things also, I was separated in the line, we got our DAS fast pass time to come back to cars, unlike others with a disability we can not then got on other rides, we have to just wait. We went thru the FP line and then was separated to the w/c line for boarding. Just like people with w/c, so far no problem, except the equal is not equal because other disabilities would be on the ride by now because they went straight in Line WBA we went to w/c boarding but okay. We wait another 20 to 30 minutes because only two cars are for w/c use, so it moves slower. When it is our turn is when we hit a problem, they pull us out of line and tell us to wait, taking the next several w/c people who where behind us and allowing them to go and then and I am sorry for saying this this way but out of frustration I can not think of a better way. Then like idiots they come and tell us the dog can not go, REALLY, I did not get a PHD for stupidity. Do you really have to tell me the dog can not go. So we say fine we will go three and three. And three of us go. This ordeal just wasted twenty more minutes. Then when we get off we assume the next group gets to go, but no, we have even asked and they tell us we have to get at the end of the w/c line all over again. And wait another 20 to 30 minutes. Then when finally up to front, it is all different people working so again we are told to stand aside and wait, so again someone can tell us the dog can not go, and again 5 w/c groups went before us as we stood over to the side to be told the dog can not go. Then the other three go. So we wait one hour for our fast pass time, or our DAS fast pass time I should say. We then have to get in the w/c line that moves slower, and not just walk up. We then get pulled out of that line and told to wait, not once but twice and by the time we are all done the ordeal is 3 hours for the one ride. And I won't even go into the time the ride stopped in the middle and no one but the 6 year old I was with was able to direct a blind person out of the ride and over all the props.this happened every time we rode it for the 5 days we were in Disney. We basically have the same thing at toy story but it is a little faster. I don't go on screaming. So I don't know about that one. At Indy, I try to go only in the morning, because I am told I have to use the w/c even though the line is accessible, I don't want to use it because it is a very good line to have for tactile information and I don't want to miss that. So if I go first thing they don't seem to have as much of an issue if I bring the dog, but again it is not on for three people and then on for three people, we usually have to wait. We also do space differently, we use fast passes, because we leave the dog outside and just walk on with human guide, because the w/c line is so crowded, but also because the space is so limited down in the on off area and so many w/c the paws have been run over so, for her safety we use fast pass and split the group outside. Splash I have done so many different ways, because it really depends on the happenings and the crowds. This has been our experience with DLR, and a lot at WDW, we have had some of the same issues at trek, soaring at both parks, and a few others.
I hear what you are saying, but it was taking the comments from both boards, this board starts saying that my dog is a child, which seems insensitive. My dog is valuable, and in many ways more important to me than any two year old, but at the same time if I was ever in a situation, save an infant or save my dog, I would save the infant. On the other board which agreed and I apologies some, they where referring to the kennels as a place to stress dogs out. My dog like your is trained, and my dog like yours knows commands and also knows what a crate is for, they have been trained to view than as a relax, chill out time and are happy for them. The way you explain it is different, than wdw, and I still need answers that don't seem to be out there. Those inferring that I am somehow bad for wanting to use it is unfair. I need answers to make an informed decision. No I don't want my dog unsecured, left for others to feed, or poked at, and I have an option I said, one leave her at home, hard on me needing a human guide. Leave her in on site kennels, that are not close or fees able, or use the kennels at rides, if save and secure. I feel attacked by asking, what are they like and everyone saying I wouldn't leave a two year old alone so why my dog, a dog being left alone for a five minute ride in a secured kennel, out of the way is not at all like leaving a two year old alone for five minutes in Disney. I am looking for educated relivent conversation about a dog not a two year old. Yes he is valuable and no I won't put him in harm, I misunderstood when you said yo did not use then, you did not say you saw them used, so I thought you had not. Not that anything else you said was wrong, it was after that that things went off onto children.
As for the rooms, just to clarify again, it was not the person who got us the room who had a problem, it was the person who was suppose to have the answers about the rides and kennels that had the problems. And the person who I called to get the right accommodation for room location. But to make the reservation and ask that the service dog be in the room I had no problem.
If you find out any information on the main kennel and taxis over to it, I would love to know. It is across from POR and we are staying pofq, and thought we could walk but no way, it is a no walk since there are no cross walks, no lights and such even though it is about half a mile. And I am sorry if you thought I meant you. It was just everyone and all the negative as if I don't want or love my dog or I don't baby her and treat her like a live person.
If the case you explain is the way it is, my dog will probably stay home. Once again because Disney even after a suit is unable to give reasonable accommodations at wdw, at dlr I use the main kennel for a few hours each day, total three and go with family on main rides he she can't go on. That is not an option at wdw. If the kennels are as bad as you say that is not at all what Disney agreed to in the law suit, they were to be placed in a secured location, away from crowds and people. So Disney has not followed the letter of the contract but I am not sure how long they had to put it in place so we may be under the timeframe by a bit. On top of that, I am hearing that no blind people are getting DAS cards, so no accommodations there. I can ask for front row seating, but even with a GAC I never go it even if it said to, and I am not sure what front row seating would do for a blind person, a visually impaired yes, blind no. I can ask for a straight line access to a room but Disney will not give it. So as I say, out of luck with all accommodations at Disney. Lesson is if you can pick your disability don't pick blindness.