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eternaldisneyfan
11-24-2004, 10:07 AM
I am going down to a city near Anaheim for an evaluation for assistive technology. An organization is paying for 2 nights in a hotel, 2 days food, and gas. I was thinking about going up a day earlier and paying for an extra night myself so I could ride Tower of Terror at California Adventure. When the Disneyland site was first advertising it, they said it was wheelchair accessible. However, I just went back to the site and it has been changed and the wheelchair symbols are no longer there. I looked at the mobility guide but Tower of Terror is too new to be in it. I know the one at WDW is NOT wheelchair accessible. I can't transfer from my wheelchair to ride thrill rides. I have always wanted to ride Tower of Terror and love thrill rides. Does anyone know if Tower of Terror at California Adventure is wheelchair accessible? Also how cold is it? Would a GAC let us wait in line inside since I am sensitive to cold? There are several other attractions I like that would fill up our day. This just seems like the perfect opportunity since part of the payment is covered. My appointment is December 2 so I need to make a decision fast. Thanks!


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Lani
11-24-2004, 10:25 AM
I know there is a way for a wheelchair to get through the queue, and there is a specific area that wheelchair users are sent to in the queue. I am not 100% certain that there are ride units with room for wheelchairs, but I'm sure someone here with that info can pipe in.

cstephens
11-24-2004, 10:33 AM
Given the configuration of the ride vehicle, I don't see how someone could ride it if they can't transfer out of their wheelchair. The wheelchair would have to be seriously strapped down, and I don't recall them having that kind of mechanism, not to mention it would seem awfully dangerous. Anyone have a DCA map handy? I thought I had one with me, but I only have a DL one. The wheelchair accessible symbol should be on the map to explain what's required. You could also try calling the resort to find out definitively, but I'm thinking you probably won't be able to ride it. Sorry.

PineapplePrincess
11-24-2004, 10:49 AM
You have to transfer out of your wheelchair in order to ride.

Darkbeer
11-24-2004, 02:28 PM
I have escorted someone in a wheelchair (Hi Purple Dove!!!!), the loading area is broken into two parts, the left side takes you up to the second level, and has stairs, so all wheelchairs (and those folks needing to avoid stairs) will be sent to the Right side room, which has no stairs.

The person in the wheelchair MUST be able to transfer... usually the guest is placed in the front row, to cut down the "distance" a person needs to move.....

The Wheelchair remains in the "hallway" and is brought back to the elevator when the ride is finished..... Not a problem if somebody can transfer.....

kbanmen
11-24-2004, 02:39 PM
Dark beer is right..you have to transfer (so you can sit in the seats in the ride) with the seatbelts... but it is wheelchair accessible

Mystik
12-02-2004, 11:58 PM
most likely placed in row 6 (if the cm working has any logic) due to the fact that the seat in row 6 is closer and more open by the main sliding safety door on the elevator. but again you would have to transfer to the seat, hope everything works out for you as ToT is one of the greatest rides :)