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Treehouse Accessible Villa - Entrance Ramp

Jack Spence provided a great overall blog about Disney's Treehouse Villas.

I'll be providing a series of blogs about the Treehouse Villas.

This first blog beings a multi-part series on the accessable villas. Of the 60 Treehouse Villas, 4 are ADA compliant. These 4 are grouped in pairs, #7006 and #7007; #7047 and #7048.

These villas are unique in that each pair shares the main portion of the entrance ramp and then splits off at the top. There are no elevators in any of the villas. If the electricity went out, persons requiring an elevator would be unable to exit.

Each of the 2 villas has a handicapped designated parking space.

Treehouse Villas Accessable Villa Ramp

The ramp for each pair is rather long. I will first show a series of photographs and then a video so you have a good idea of what is involved.

This is the ramp for #7006 and #7007

Treehouse Villas Accessable Villa Ramp


Treehouse Villas Accessable Villa Ramp


Treehouse Villas Accessable Villa Ramp


Treehouse Villas Accessable Villa Ramp


Treehouse Villas Accessable Villa Ramp


Treehouse Villas Accessable Villa Ramp


Treehouse Villas Accessable Villa Ramp

Looking back at the ramp split to the other villa.

Treehouse Villas Accessable Villa Ramp



Here is the entrance ramp for villas #7047 and #7048:

Treehouse Villas Accessable Villa Ramp

Treehouse Villas Accessable Villa Ramp


Treehouse Villas Accessable Villa Ramp


Treehouse Villas Accessable Villa Ramp


Treehouse Villas Accessable Villa Ramp


Treehouse Villas Accessable Villa Ramp


Treehouse Villas Accessable Villa Ramp


Treehouse Villas Accessable Villa Ramp


Treehouse Villas Accessable Villa Ramp

The previous post in this blog was All Ears Meet and Greet - Disney's Hollywood Studios - May 30, 2009.

The next post in this blog is Treehouse Accessible Villa - #7047.

Comments (9)

Jo VanDeWal:

Before I leave Disney, no matter what resort I am staying at, I have to go to Port Orleans French Quarter and get my beignet fix. I do this every year.

Walt Graham:

Deb

Our family cannot wait to go we have book the Treehouse for 11/29/09 - 12/04/09. The pictures look great cannot wait to see them in person.

We have been waiting since we heard they were going to refurbish them. We use to do alot of tent camping years ago so staying at the Treehouse will bring back some of those memories.

Thanks

SARAH:

I am so excited to see this! I was wondering how they were going to make this accessible and leave it to Disney to find a way! I can't wait to try them!! THANKS!

Alison Jordan:

This is so cool! Thanks for the photos, we are booked at one of these four units in January with my parents and spouse (who needs a scooter to get around WDW), so it's really neat to see how Disney has met this challenge!

Dawn Leigh Bessette:

I can comment on the ADA questions - for a standard ramp, the federal code states the rise must be 1:12. Therefore, you can only rise 1 inch every foot. ADA compliant ramps cannot be steeper than that.

You also must provide a landing point for every 30 feet of length. So you do have a resting point every so often.

The ramps probably seem unusually long, because they are accomodating a building that was built before the code was implemented. The long ramp is the only way to get from point A (the parking area or driveway) to point B - the entrance to the Cabin. They probably chose the four closest they could find.

And you cannot rely on elevators for emergency exiting; elevators do not operate when there is a fire because the fire could spread up the shaft. Therefore, they would still have to use a ramp in case of emergency, so it would be unnecessary to install an elevator for such a small building.

Dennis:

I was wondering if they were going to make some of the treehouses wheelchair accessible. Now I know my family and I can stay there if we want to push a wheelchair up a ramp that has to be at least 100 feet long. How long did the ramp seem to be and how steep did it seem?

DEB: Not sure what you are asking. There are 4 ADA accessible villas. There are no elevators. The ramps had a very slight incline. The ramp was fine for me, but I was not pushing a myself in a wc or a wc. Perhaps someone ready this who is in a wc can respond?

Cheryl:

I think they look really neat, it would be fun to stay at a place like that. Definetly Different! I think I will look into that for our next trip 2010. I already have my place for this year 2009 booked.

Beth:

Love this Deb! Of course Disney as usual always smart....thinking about electricity going out so no elevator.

Can't wait to see more of the Villas. We're staying there Sept 26-Oct 3.

Deanna:

Thanks for the great pictures, Deb! I am staying in the THV in September, so I looking forward to this series!

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