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Theme-Park Access Guide
Accessing theme parks for those with disabilities
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Tony Phoenix and Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, editors

Welcome to the Theme-Park Access Guide

I try to cover all areas of disabled access at the parks, what changes are in the works, how to make your day more productive, as well as problem areas you may encounter. While TAG is most useful for mobility-impaired guests, as that is the area of my experiences, I try to include other information as appropriate.

The scope of TAG is enormous. I try to ensure information contained here is accurate and compete, but changes happen quickly in the theme park world, so I make no guarantees. Let me know if information is inaccurate or outdated, or if you have suggestions or comments based on your experience. Contact me here. — Tony


Articles

Ruffing It – Puppy raiser Adam Stone shares some advice on visiting Disneyland with a service dog.

Golden Ears – Shoshana Lewin offers tips for seniors visiting DCA.

Puppy LoveMagic Years teen writer Jewel visits Disneyland with a service dog.

TAG visits Disneyland Paris – A look at Disney's European park.

TAG guide to DCA – The comprehensive guide to Disney's newest park

Roll with us through DCA – A quick overview of the highlights and lowlights in the new Disney California Adventure park

Reader Mail for August 31, 2000 – Feedback from our readers

Mary Poppins Sing-Along – Join the TAG team for this popular event

Beat the Summer Heat – Stay cool with these tips


Disneyland

Introduction – Walt's pride and joy

Directions – Getting from your vehicle to the park entrance

Getting Around – General accessibility information

Shows – Where to see the shows, and where not to

Main Street USA – Visit a turn of the century small town

Adventureland – Watch out for wild animals, and be especially careful of snakes!

New Orleans Square – Celebrate Mardi Gras every day of the year, but beware of pirates

Critter Country – Visit Bear Country Jamboree

Frontierland – The Wild West isn't so wild anymore

Fantasyland – Where a person of any age becomes a kid again

Toontown – Visit your favorite characters in their home

Tomorrowland – The world of tomorrow, today


Disney's California Adventure

Introduction – An introduction to Disney's newest park

Roll with us through DCA – Highlights and lowlights

Directions – Getting from your vehicle to the park entrance

Getting Around – General accessibility information

Hollywood Studios Backlot – Movie-making magic 

Golden State – Bugs, gold, and history

Paradise Pier – A classic seaside adventure


Legoland

Introduction – A comprehensive look at this unique theme park

Getting Around – General information for your visit

Beginning, Lake, Miniland – The gateway to the park

Village Green & The Ridge – A beautiful view of the park

Fun Town – Where kids rule

Castle Hill – Watch out for sneaky mice!

Imagination Zone – You build the future


Universal Studios

Guide – Step into the magic of movies


Miscellaneous

Horror Stories/Hall of Shame – The bad and the ugly

What's New Archive – See the evolution of this site


TAG SECTIONS

Main page

Disneyland

Disney's California Adventure

Universal Studios

Legoland

Archives

Horror Stories

Walt Disney World – coming

Knott's Berry Farm – coming

Six Flag's Magic Mountain – coming

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ABOUT THE TAG TEAM

Adrienne and Tony developed the concept for the Theme-Park Access Guide after several long discussions with friends about disabled access issues at Disneyland. We all felt that communication needed to be improved for guests with disabilities. 

Tony was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis several years ago. We have seen the parks in almost every imaginable way: walking with no aids, a cane, crutches, and a wheelchair. We have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly, and everything in between. It is our hope that this guide helps you make the most out of your visit to California or Florida.

Disney parks usually do many things right in providing access to guests with disabilities; however, they still have a long way to go in making the parks truly accessible for everyone. We have detailed some of the more egregious problems in the Horror Stories/Hall of Shame section of this site.

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