ADA Live! Theme Parks and Accessibility

Event Date/Time: 

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
1:00 PM EST - 1:30 PM EST


Web - ADA Live! , Soundcloud, and Facebook; real-time captioning available in Zoom


Attendance at the top 20 theme parks in North America grew by 2.3 percent, setting a record of over 150 million visitors, according to the 2017 Theme Index, a study published by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and AECOM.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ensures equality for people with disabilities at places of public accommodation. This includes theme parks that must ensure that they are accessible, which is more than wheelchair access. Accessibility includes "but is not limited to" providing inclusive experiences in planning for and during a theme park visit, such as: ticketing, online reservations, web applications, alternate formats, listening devices for people who are deaf or have hearing loss, audio descriptions for people who are blind or have low vision, and more. This episode of ADA Live! features Judy Toth, the Safety Manager of Dollywood Parks and Resorts sharing how Dollywood ensures a memorable experience for all.

FREE and no registration is required.

To Listen to the Broadcast:

From the Sponsor: 

Region 4 - Southeast ADA Center


Architects/Contractors, Business, People with Disabilities, Code Officials Responsible for Physical Accessibility Requirements, Consumer Advocate, Family Member of Person With Disability, Industry Representative or Product Developer


Facility Access, Public Accommodations (ADA Title III), Accessible Parking, Effective Communication, Program Access


Not Required