According to the 2018 AARP Travel Trends survey, this year will be a big year of travel for boomers. Many say they want to travel to relax and rejuvenate…and not bring work along on the trip.
Granbury is one of the most vibrant and popular tourist areas in Texas with wonderful restaurants, stores and attractions. The charming square boasts beautiful old buildings to which people flock all year round. The senior population, comprised of both locals and tourists, is extensive and therefore modifications were made to ensure comfort for those with mobility disabilities. Interesting old areas seldom provide accessibility, but Granbury works hard to make this population comfortable while maintaining the old world feeling.
Travelling, and journeying in general, can be challenging for wheelchair users. Getting into and out of a normal car can be difficult, uncomfortable and even painful, and many cars do not have a convenient space into which a wheelchair enters, even folded up. This means that many wheelchair users are reliant upon public transport, or costly taxis, to get out and about. While the bus and rail services both provide for wheelchair users sometimes there simply is not a public transport option going where you want to go to when you want to get there.
Morgan’s Inspiration Island, the world’s first ultra-accessible splash park,is coming to San Antonio! The splash park is the most recent expansion of Morgan’s Wonderland, the first theme park designed with individuals with special needs in mind. The new area provides a place for guests of all ages and abilities to stay cool, get wet and have fun together.
originally appeared Access Advocates August 2015
Are you a fan of a particular major league baseball team? Or are you, like so many other people, a fan of the fabulous game itself – regardless of the particular team? If so, you’re not alone. It IS the American pastime. The “American Pastime” starts in earnest in early April and continues until the end of September, during which time a whopping 2430 games are played in thirty stadiums. Though all new facilities are required to comply with the accessibility rules in the Americans with Disabilities Act, how well do the three oldest stadiums measure up when it comes to wheelchair access?
From our nation’s capital to the sunny beaches of California, the United States of America is packed with scenic and historic destinations suited to every whim you can imagine. This month we make our way from coast to coast, exploring five unique, accessible, affordable places you’ll want to visit on your next vacation.
Guest Author: Zac Wilson
Disney vacations are our family tradition. I proposed marriage to my now wife at Walt Disney World inside Cinderella’s Castle in 2001. Our son Alexander received his first haircut in the Magic Kingdom at the barbershop on Main Street USA. Our other son also loves Disney and sometimes extended family members join us on our trips. Most of our vacations are in Walt Disney World in Florida where I was once a Cast Member, but this year we ventured to Disneyland in California.
Do you or a family member have a mobility issue that makes you hesitant to plan a vacation? I get it. Actually, I’ve lived it. Vacations should be fun and relaxing, but in reality can be quite challenging when you travel with a disability.Taking a cruise is an excellent option for individuals needing accommodations.
The American Airlines Center in Dallas offers great entertainment. The state of the art venue hosts major sports events, concerts, arts, theater and more! And it is accessible to everyone!
Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio, TX is the only theme park in the world where every single ride is completely accessible to guests with disabilities. The park attractions were created based on principles of sensory integration and inclusion for all.