If you or another loved one uses a wheelchair, then getting around Orlando becomes a bit more challenging. It does not matter who is in the wheelchair, it takes a little extra planning. While all the major theme parks are wheelchair accessible, the number of rides that are available varies. Here are some other fun activities that you might want to consider in Orlando for wheelchair users.
The Orlando Science Center is a great place to learn more about science while having a great time. You will want to take in the informative shows at the Dr. Phillips CineDome, which wheelchair users can access from level three of this eight-story domed theater. Accessible restrooms are available on each level. If someone has a sensory sensitivity, inform the staff ahead of time for special check-in procedures. Service animals are permitted, but you need to kindly inform the Guest Service Representative, so they can inform the NatureWorks team.
See over 400 animals from around the world by visiting the Central Florida Zoo. Pathways are either concrete or wood allowing for easy mobility. If you are bringing a service animal to the zoo, then ask about a special map allowing you to visit areas where the animals will not react to your animal. If you would like to visit other areas, then contact guest services as they will be happy to provide a worker to supervise your animal while giving you a special tour of the area.
The ICON Observation Wheel is wheelchair accessible if the wheelchair is not more than 36-inches wide. This park has over 40 restaurants to choose from and all are wheelchair accessible. Also, in the park is SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, which is completely wheelchair accessible, and service animals are warmly welcomed. The park is also home to the Madame Tussauds, and it is fully wheelchair accessible. Patrons who are blind or deaf can bring their service dogs with them when visiting this museum. Guests can also enjoy visiting the 40 exhibits at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, which is easy to get around in when using a wheelchair.
If some sunshine and fresh air are what you desire, then head to Wekiva Springs State Park. Accessible parking is located very near a barrier-free path at this park that is about 30 minutes north of Orlando. The water is 72 degrees year-round, and the great news for wheelchair users is that a lift easily allows you to access the water. Take a ride as far as you are able along the Walk Dry Trail as it passes through three ecosystems along its one-mile length.
If you need disabled transportation services in Orlando to get to these attractions or others, contact Comfort Ride Transportation. You will love the friendly professional drivers and the comforts of the handicapped vans operated by this disabled transportation service in Orlando.