when we used to take my sister to dlrp before she was too poorly to travel we stayed in hotel cheyenne in a 'disabled' room. We had quite a few problems with our room, the bed was very high which required my sister to be lifted out of her wheelchair and lifted into bed which was a back breaking challenge as she was 16 at the time and 5'7. We had no cot sides to put alongside the bed to cushion her and to prevent her from falling out of the bed. To which she did do, she lost her balance and fell head first down the side of the bed between the bed and the window/wall. It was just lucky that i was quick to jump up and pull her to safety.
The bathroom was a let down too, there was tiles on the floor that get slippery when wet and one grab rail to use to steady herself.
My grandparents were staying the next room to us and our rooms were basically the same but we had one double bed, one chair and a grab rail, not very disabled friendly.
on the other hand, when we were in the parks the characters could not do enough for her, posing for pictures, signing autographs and taking their time with her. We managed to get her onto her favourite ride -its a small world which made her trip!
on my last visit in dec 06 my grandmother got an assistance card and it was only valid for her and my grandfather. Where as in the past they were for the whole family so you didnt get split up!
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