[QUOTE=CleveRocks;946643]Just to clarify a few things …
Definitely no guest elevators at CBR. And no, it’s not any kind of requirement. The Americans With Disabilities Act, which was signed about 2 years after CBR opened, requires that public places (such as hotels, etc.) be accessible to people with disabilities.
Fully half of CBR’s rooms are accessible, since they are on the ground floor. There are no rooms on the second floor of any building that have anything not available in a first floor room. Therefore, Disney isn’t compelled by federal law to install elevators.
Yes, POFQ has elevators, but it’s only one group of them per guest building, and the buildings are rather large, meaning that it could be a huge walk to get to an elevator in the geographic middle of the large building, just to have to double-back on a higher floor.[/QUOTE]
This question is mostly just for my own curiosity…does the “Americans with Disabilities Act” require that elevators are installed in all new buildings more than 1 story in height? Here, we don’t have a separate act for accessibility, it is actually something that is written directly in our Provincial Building Code. It requires that all new buildings must be “Barrier Free” (our term used) accessible, but an elevator is not a requirement. Only the main floor is a requirement to be accessible unless an elevator is opted to be installed. If the elevator is installed, then each floor that the elevator accesses, must be Barrier Free accessible. In cases like hotels where elevators are almost always provided, each floor is required a percentage of Barrier Free rooms.
Anyway, a bit off-topic, just interesting to me to learn about the different codes/acts in another country.
While it is more guest-friendly for Disney to offer elevators in their new buildings, are they actually a requirement?