One rainy afternoon during our last Disney vacation we decided to head over to Splitsville at Disney Springs. I hadn’t been bowling since I was a kid and never in my wheelchair. I was a little nervous but we had a great time.
We got to Spiltsville around 11:00 am. Since the lanes downstairs were the only ones operating we had to wait for around 20 minutes. They gave us a pager to let us know when our lane was ready. There are also tv screens in various locations to let you know how many people are ahead of you.
While we waited we decided to take a look around. The upstairs wasn’t open but they lets us head up there to take a look around. I loved the retro decor. And the Disney touches were very cool. The murals next to the lanes were beautiful.
When our pager went off we headed back to the check in area. They gave Drew his shoes and then escorted us to our lane. It already had the wheelchair bowling ramp which was nice. I decided to use it because I have enough back problems I figured tossing a bowling ball wasn’t the best idea. 🙂
Our server showed up a few minutes later to take our order. I have a weakness for souvenir cups so I couldn’t resist ordering one to commemorate our first visit. It was $10 but came with unlimited refills for the day (there is a nifty little chip on the bottom) at their Coke Freestyle machine. That meant I could make my own cherry cokes! It also meant we could come back after shopping in Downtown Disney for a refill. I think the cup is in the shape of a bowling pin now which makes it even cooler.
We also decided to share a Margherita pizza. It had Mozzarella, Roma tomatoes, basil, and tomato sauce on a honey wheat crust. It was really good.
We paid for an hour of bowling and got two games in. Using the wheelchair ramp was a little difficult at first but I finally got the hang of it and ended up doing a lot better than I thought I would. I’m a little (or really) competitive so getting a couple of strikes pretty much made my day.
Splitsville was a lot of fun and we will definitely be heading back in the future. It is very wheelchair friendly and I appreciate that they made the entire building accessible. The staff was also really friendly and helpful. It’s a great spot to hang out on a rainy afternoon and I’d love to head back with a big group of friends.
For more information and pricing check out the official Splitsville website.