Accessibility needs to be provided according to customer experience, as one theme park finds out.
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — A visit to Wild Waves Theme Park turned into a wave of disappointment for one Lynnwood man, who claims the slides and rides he wanted to enjoy weren’t accessible to him because he uses a wheelchair.
Mike Arendt came to the theme park last Friday with an able bodied friend looking to have some fun in the water.
Arendt said when he and his friend got to the top of one long ramp, they found two slides closed and others locked off to wheelchair users.
Arendt believes that lack of access violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.
“I’m thinking, ‘How can they be allowing this with all of the new ADA laws and rules, to have it all barricaded off?'” Arendt said.