UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management: Student Accessibility Comments
UCF ROSEN COLLEGE STUDENT TRAVEL TIPS: If you are looking for a hotel for the whole family to enjoy, look no further than Disneys Art of Animation Resort. Located at the Walt Disney World Resort, this hotel showcases that magic and creativity of Disney animation with its three pools, beautiful courtyards, and world-class guest rooms. The best thing is, it is completely wheelchair accessible. Although the resort is 21.4 miles from Orlando International Airport, it is located in the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort just minutes away from the theme parks.
When traveling, make sure to book your reservation with Disneys Magical Express, which serves as the resorts complimentary transportation between the airport and the hotels. During the reservation process inform the employee that you will need accommodations for your wheelchair, and they will be more than happy to assist and accommodate you. After arriving to the resort, guests will be able to travel throughout Walt Disney World by way of bus. When queuing for the bus, make sure to utilize the section in the line dedicated for wheelchairs and electric convenience vehicles. You and your party will be able to board the bus prior to the rest of the guests, allowing you to have priority seating and ample time to get situated before the bus fills up.
While every building at the resort has rooms that are wheelchair accessible, only a few of them (one building per theme) have rooms with roll-in showers. The rooms with these kinds of showers are: building 2 from the Cars theme, building 4 from the Finding Nemo theme, and building 6 from the Lion King theme. When booking your stay, it is suggested that you request a Finding Nemo suite, since this themed area is the closest to the lobby, restaurant, gift shop, and feature pool. The second closest building would be Lion Kings building 6, and the furthest is Cars building 2. Everything considered, Disneys Art of Animation was built with ADA compliance in mind. You will find that all areas of the resort are easily accessible, and the staff is willing to assist in any way necessary in order to make your family vacation extra magical.