Everything’s Rosy for New Year’s Trip To L.A.
Saturday, September 29th, 2012
My daughter and I are flying into LAX for the Rose Bowl parade and Disney, Universal and other little jogs along the way.
My daughter is mentally and physical challenged. She does walk some but on this trip will rely on her wheelchair.
Do you have any suggestions on transportation and places to stay?
Consider staying at Courtyard Los Angeles LAX, which is conveniently located near LAX and has wheelchair accessible accommodations. It might be a good hub for you to be based if you don’t want to hotel hop.
The hotel is less than a block away from the airport and offers free shuttle service to and from LAX every 15 minutes. Here are some public transit & shuttle options that will take you to Disneyland, Universal Studios and the Rose Parade.
For instance, The Disneyland Resort Express provides the most convenient mode of transportation between LAX and the Disneyland Resort area.
To easily get to Universal Studios Hollywood, consider springing for a ride on Star Line Tours, with door-to-door service from Los Angeles-area hotels plus 1-day admission to the park.
The Rose Parade has an early start, so if you want to consider a hotel closer to the route, contact the Pasadena Convention and Visitor’s Association.
The theme for the 2013 Rose Parade is “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”
There are three viewing areas for those with disabilities. You will have to fill out an application form to reserve the special seating; more information can be found here. The applications are now available and seating fills up by December 8.
A useful resource for travelers with special needs is the Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality or SATH.
According to their website, those using wheelchairs may be asked to cooperate in security searches of those devices. They urge that travelers with special needs contact both the airline and airport prior to their departure to ask for additional assistance.
Have a safe and wonderful trip!