April 01, 2002
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts April 2002 Current Issue
April 2002
Short Cuts: Now everyone can go into the pool
Disney Ramps Water Gap


Walt Disney World in Orlando recently made three of its resort pools barrier-free. Instead of stairs, so-called zero-entry pools have ramps that descend into the water, making them accessible to those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility. The pools are designed to look like beaches or lakefronts to give the ramp a natural appearance, and they gradually deepen to a standard pool depth, suitable for diving and other watery fun. These innovative ramps are in place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s Polynesian Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.


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