It was a short one but our first stay in a wheelchair accessible room at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter was a fun one. We booked a standard view accessible room with roll-in shower and two queen beds. Here’s what you can find in the room and my thoughts on the accessibility.
While moderate rooms are bigger than rooms at value resorts, it can feel a little tight since there is an added wardrobe. In non accessible rooms the closet is in the bathroom area next to the sink. Since the accessible bathroom is so much bigger there is no room for a closet so you get an extra piece of furniture. That leaves just enough space between the end of the beds and the wardrobe and dresser to roll through.
The wardrobe itself is great. There’s room sit a suitcase in the bottom, a lowered shelf, and spot to hang some clothes. It was a little awkward trying to open and close it on my own. There is not enough space between the bed and the wall. The best way is to position yourself in the bathroom door so you are out the way enough to get the door open.
There is plenty of room around the door and where the table and chairs are. Which brings me to something I wish they would change. Since there are two beds, one bed was a little lower than the other. That made it easier for me to get into the bed closest to the bathroom. There was just enough space for me to get my wheelchair between the beds and no way for me to get between the bed and the wall.
It would make so much more sense for the lowered bed to be the one closest to the door. That way there is more that enough room on one side of the bed. Maybe it is in some rooms (let me know if that’s the case) but I’d love to see that change.
There is a nightstand between the beds that was easy to reach. The switch for the lights above the beds and an outlet are located right above it. It was a good spot to charge our phones since we also use them as an alarm.
The bathroom was good. There is a pocket door that is easy to use and there is plenty of space. Shelves are located along the wall next to the sink for some extra storage. The sink was easy to roll under but was placed further back so it wasn’t the easiest to use. I didn’t have any problems but closer would be better.
The shower was also great. I prefer the roll in showers in the moderates over the value resorts. The benches are nicer and there is an actual shower and not just a curtain separating it from the rest of the space. Everything I needed was well within reach. We didn’t have any drainage issues either.
Even with the few things I would change, I still loved the room. Getting in and out of the bed was easy and having enough space in the bathroom is always welcome. We also really loved the resort so I see another stay in an accessible room at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter in our future. If you have any questions just leave a comment below!