Traveling as a disabled person can be a challenge, especially when it comes to finding out if places provide facilities and services that make accessibility possible. Services like special parking areas that are near the entrance, ramps designed for wheelchairs, and access to seating in theatres are all important but are usually very hard to come by.
Thankfully, many modern locations are now catering much better for disabled people, including Las Vegas. Everyone knows that Vegas is a famous tourist destination known for its beautiful casinos, enthralling shows and endless choices of entertainment. The good news is that the City of Entertainment has become a disabled-friendly city with many services and accessible attractions, which we’ll cover in this article.
- Fountains of Bellagio
The Fountains of Bellagio are one of the most famous landmarks of the city. It’s a choreographed light and water show that dances to the beat of popular music tracks. Songs like Viva Las Vegas and Luck Be a Lady are performances that are Vegas’ favorites and, of course, amplify anyone’s Vegas experience. There is no charge for the fountain show, and all spectators are free to walk around the perimeter of the man-made lake, which makes it easily accessible for disabled people in wheelchairs. Whether viewing from the side of the main entrance, the exit near the Bellagio shops, or from the center of the lake on the Strip – a wheelchair can pass through every part of the walkway, making photos with the fountains as a background possible from any location.
Big casinos are what Vegas is known for, and many of the modern ones have designed their property with the proper facilities that make them friendly places to visit for our physically challenged visitors. For instance, Aria Resort and Casino has rooms that are suitable for disabled travellers as they are equipped with a wheel-in shower, shower seat, as well as a folding shower chair. After getting settled in, it also has one of the best poker rooms in Las Vegas that’s known for hosting poker tournaments and live-action games, like No Limit Hold’em and 7 Card Stud, among others. For slot enthusiasts, there’s a plethora of slots to choose from and even slot tournaments with up to a $200,000 cash grand prize. The main floor is accessible and wheelchair friendly, making the Aria the place to go all-in!
- Live Theatre Shows
While free shows, like the Fountains of Bellagio, are great, the live theatre shows are amazing! Shows and performances occur every day throughout the city and offer numerous options to choose from, depending on your liking. For music lovers, iconic stars like John Legend, Adele, Rod Stewart, and Sting perform live in theatres. For fans of Cirque du Soleil that appreciate storytelling and imagination, the shows O and KÀ are among the most popular theatrical shows on the Strip. These shows are wheelchair accessible and have ramped access that makes them great places for disabled guests to enjoy entertainment, just like everyone else!
- High Roller Ferris Wheel
One of the most iconic structures of the Las Vegas skyline is the High Roller Ferris Wheel. People can take a ride in one of the 28 cabins, and of course, each cabin of the observation wheel offers wheelchair access to accommodate every type of guest. Visitors will enjoy a 30-minute ride to the top until they reach a maximum height of 550 ft to see a spectacular 360-degree view of the Las Vegas Strip. After the ride, players can pass by the Linq Casino and sit at a poker table or try out some slots. Lady Luck is everywhere throughout the city, sometimes players just need to sit down and double-down!
Las Vegas is still the destination of choice for tourists, especially for those that are looking for a city that offers numerous disabled-friendly attractions to choose from. Now that you know about these attractions take your wheels for a ride and raise the stakes on your next visit to Vegas!
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