Family on dock at Grand Floridian; AA; mickey balloons; Father; Mother four kids
  • On Jun 18, 2024
    James from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I wanted to know the height of the bed in the grand Floridian resort? and if we can get a bed with a few more inches make a wheelchair transfer easier?

    Hi there, James! Thanks for stopping by planDisney--we're so glad you found us! I'm happy to help with your vacation planning question to ensure everyone in your party can have an unforgettable adventure at Walt Disney World Resort

    Getting a good night of sleep is necessary when you're on the go at The Most Magical Place on Earth! After all, you've got to be well-rested to rope-drop the parks and power through to watch Happily Ever After from a prime viewing spot at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa!

    James, I spoke with Guest Services regarding the bed height at the resort-- if you booked an Accessibility Room designed for Guests requiring wheelchair access, the height at the top of the mattress is between 20 and 23 inches, while the bed frame is 6 to 7 inches off the floor. 

    Some of the wheelchair-accessible rooms come with roll-in showers and some with tubs. The shower rooms offer an adjustable showerhead and have grab bars, with shower benches available upon request. For the tub rooms, you may have a seat in the tub or can request one, as well as a tub transfer bench. Other available mobility aids include bed rails, tub transfer benches, and portable toilet seats with handles. You'll find room for a wheelchair to fit under the sink, as well as many other features to make navigating the room a breeze, including special handles to close the curtains from a wheelchair and lowered switches. 

    If you didn't initially reserve an Accessibility Room, you have plenty of time to modify your reservation before your vacation in March. I usually like to call and talk to a person to make a change like this so I can get all of my questions answered. When you check in at the Grand Floridian, I recommend going to the Front Desk rather than using Online Check-In to confirm that your assigned room meets your needs. If you are a Disney Vacation Club Member and booked your reservation with your Membership, simply contact Member Services to update your booking. 

    One other helpful tool for your planning purposes is the Services for Guests with Mobility Needs site. This will give you all of the details on the procedures for wheelchair users to experience the amazing attractions at Walt Disney World so you're prepared and don't miss a minute of the magic!

    James, I hope this information is just what you need to make sure that your entire 'Ohana has a wonderful experience on your vacation. Wishing you a trip full of sunshine, Mickey-shaped snacks, and many special memories...

    Stay Magical!
    Susan 
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Hi there! I'm Susan, a pixie-dusted pediatric nurse and Disney Vacation Club specialist. I'm married to my own Mr. Incredible and we have two fantastic teenage daughters. Our family has been making Disney memories for four generations, and I'm so excited to help you plan your own magical adventures as part of the planDisney panel. Welcome home! Learn More About Susan

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