GAC and shows
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How do we use the GAC at shows so mom can sit up close and see as much as possible?
Talk to the CM at the entrance to the queue, he/she will direct you what to do.
Sometimes that will involve waiting with the people who are using wheelchairs and ECVs. For some shows there are waiting areas for people with special needs so that the CMs can count the number let in and not let in more than the show will accommodate or allow those people to go into the theater first so that they can seated where they need to be.
In some cases, that waiting area leads only to the wheelchair/ECV accessible seats, which are in the back. In those cases, you will not be waiting in the same area with guests using wheelchairs/ECVs.
And do you take and old GAC with you to get a new one?
It is often helpful for the CM to see what was stamped on the card. You should be prepared to explain whether the accommodations you got with that card were helpful or not and whether or not the needs have changed.
Using your GAC at a show is no different than any other attraction. Speak to the CM at the entrance and explain to them your needs (as well as showing them the GAC) and you should have zero issues with whatever accomodations you need. I have a visual accomodation need and usually have my choice to sit either at the front, or at the back of theaters/auditoriums, depending on the show my needs are a bit different. All CMs have been decent enough to accomodate as best I need, and most attractions have both high and low seating areas for special needs guests.
Do tell the CM what you need since they will do their best to accomodate you. Some of the shows have an infrared system that can make for easier viewing/reading for those with visual impairments and those with stadium seating (think "Festival of the Lion King") do have special seating available for all kinds of disabilities. The trick is not to be shy and to speak up and make your needs known! Have a great trip.
Suzanne, in Rochester,NY
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