The following are a series of excerpts from Havewheelchairwilltravel.net:
We find the exhibits provide easy viewing for BJ from his wheelchair. Large floor to ceiling windows, low fences and unique under water viewing platforms mean BJ doesn‚Äôt miss out on anything. Ramps lead to and from viewing areas at Polar Bear Shores and the Aquarium.
Accessible seating is available in the front row of the seal show and staff will guide you on arrival at the theatre. Staff happily opened a gate which was wheelchair accessible to allow BJ to sit up front.
We‚Äôve been lucky enough to have BJ participate in the special needs dolphin experience at Sea World on two occasions. On our latest visit I was thrilled to see Sea World has taken access to a new level with a newly installed (new since our last visit) hoist to allow easier access to the dolphin encounter for guests with a disability. We found the trainers who do this experience to be excellent and the dolphin has been hand-picked for their suitability to work with children with special needs and people with a disability. The special needs dolphin experience is available for a maximum of four people including 1 carer/companion who is free to assist the person with a disability and two other friends or family members can participate. The cost is $124.99 and it must be pre-booked by phone.
Castaway Bay is home to Battle Boats, an interactive water play ride which has a wheelchair accessible boat. Guests may stay in their wheelchairs for this ride but I suggest wearing a poncho or covering the wheelchair with plastic or you‚Äôll be sitting on a wet chair for the rest of the day. The monorail has a designated wheelchair and pram compartment at the rear of the monorail. There‚Äôs ramp access at all monorail stations. Parent Swap and Queue Proxy services are available within the park for guests who are unable to stand in a queue for extended periods, or have children unable to experience a particular ride or attraction and require supervision. Visit Guest Services for specific information regarding this service. The all new fully accessible interactive splash area features an array of water cannons, spouts and life-sized animal sculptures.
Sea World has several stand-alone accessible bathroom facilities. If you are looking for a large bathroom we recommend the one beside the water park. If you require adult change facilities you can access the First Aid facility at the park. Medication which requires refrigeration may also be stored at First Aid. An assisted listening service which amplifies sound through headphones or induction loop is available at specific attractions for guests with hearing difficulties. A limited number of devices are available for hire from Guest Services for a refundable cash deposit of $25. Assistance Animals are welcome at Sea World with the exception of restricted ride areas. Contact Guest Services for assistance. Due to Sea World‚Äôs quarantine status vaccinations must be current.
Guests who have an Australian Companion Card are entitled to 1 free of charge Companion Ticket so that their companion can provide care and support during the visit. Discounted single day entry admission rates are available to guests holding a State or Commonwealth issued Disability Pension Card.
Wheelchairs may be borrowed and are complimentary however a $20.00 refundable deposit is required. The deposit is refunded upon safe return of the wheelchair. ID is required to hire the wheelchair. As there are a limited number of wheelchairs available, it‚Äôs advisable to pre-book with Guest Services by phoning (07) 5588 2178.
Accessible parking is available at the front of Sea World in the main car park.
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