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Old 11-02-2017, 09:22 AM   #1
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Waiting to close on our first contract at BLT. We travel with my adult daughter who has some physical limitations and a bathroom with bars for shower/tub makes it safer and easier on us. When looking for rooms is there an accessible option like when you make cash reservations? Are they more difficult to get?

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Old 11-02-2017, 09:33 AM   #2
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When looking for rooms is there an accessible option like when you make cash reservations?
Both the Resort Availability Tool (RAT) and online booking engine have checkboxes to search for accessible rooms. AFAIK, the option is required by law.
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Old 11-02-2017, 12:17 PM   #3
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Before I purchased I spoke with a guide and member services. Accommodations can be made for mobility issues. Just like when you call guest services for a shower chair and devices added to a regular resort reservation. They did say it is better to call member services directly. There is a phenomenal book by passporters called open mouse I found it to be a tremendous help when planning.
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I carry the type of bar that attaches by suction. I ask for a room with bars on the tub. They are not always where I need them. Last year at Boardwalk no bars at all.

They have rolll in showers and rooms with tub and showers . Most of the handicapped rooms have no tub .

Request when you book.
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I carry the type of bar that attaches by suction. I ask for a room with bars on the tub. They are not always where I need them. Last year at Boardwalk no bars at all.

They have rolll in showers and rooms with tub and showers . Most of the handicapped rooms have no tub .

Request when you book.
Was able to have guest relations add the suction cup bar onto a reservation for my family at AKV...Double checked before we bought in MS can do the same. One less piece of luggage I need to keep track of. For me at least it opens up more options.
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Old 11-02-2017, 01:18 PM   #6
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Waiting to close on our first contract at BLT. We travel with my adult daughter who has some physical limitations and a bathroom with bars for shower/tub makes it safer and easier on us. When looking for rooms is there an accessible option like when you make cash reservations? Are they more difficult to get?

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Yes they do have that option.
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Old 11-02-2017, 02:50 PM   #7
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Waiting to close on our first contract at BLT. We travel with my adult daughter who has some physical limitations and a bathroom with bars for shower/tub makes it safer and easier on us. When looking for rooms is there an accessible option like when you make cash reservations? Are they more difficult to get?

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As Michael mentioned it is a check box when you go to book that will search for accessible villas and reserve it if available. There are not many so it's best to try and book at 11 months but they can be available longer than that. It just depends on how many other people need them at the time you want to go.
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Old 11-02-2017, 11:07 PM   #8
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We have not had luck getting an accessible room at 7 months - Id recommend booking at your home resort at 11 months and then checking back at the 7-month mark if youre interested in the possibility of switching resorts. Best of luck!
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Old 11-03-2017, 06:37 AM   #9
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I would assume that availability is like everything else DVC in that it depends on which resort, which room category and the time of year. With fewer HA rooms, I would expect those availability issues to be exaggerated and room category may be different (non HA rooms studios are the firstare to go, I would not be surprised if larger villas are more popular for HA).

I definitely recommend booking at 11 months in your home resort. I was able to get HA 2 BR for my mom at SSR at only 2 months out, so it's not impossible, but I would not count on short term availability.

On a side note, I had no idea that you could request the suction cup bars from the resort. MO is the absolute best place on the net to learn about all things Disney!
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Old 11-03-2017, 07:18 AM   #10
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Thanks everyone. Great advice, never even heard of the suction cup bars, I will look into it.
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