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Mr. Haunt
05-09-2007, 09:17 PM
I know that this might sound a little funny, but I wanted to know if any of you have ever seen a hayride that accomidated wheelchairs?

I believe that there are no hayrides that accomidates wheelchairs, but I thought I would ask. I would not do it, it just sounds un-safe.

Thanks to thoughs that respond.

Brian

Duke of Darkness
05-09-2007, 09:55 PM
Actually, I have. It was at a farm that specializes in using horses at therapy for paraplegics. I don't know how practical that it would be for a normal Halloween hayride, but it certainly possible.

It would probably be more practical to have a save place for people to sit outside of their chairs. Since they don't need to move about on their own, this is a perfectly legitimate alternative.

Dave

Mr. Haunt
05-10-2007, 11:17 AM
WOW Dave,

I had no idea this could be done. Would'nt an insurance company be against this?

I am still not sure how we would make a special device of some kind to buckle a wheelchair(s) to a wagon. Would'nt this have to be approved?

I wanted to know, this is a subject the Recreation Director brought up.

Thanks Dave

Brian

Mr. Haunt
05-10-2007, 11:21 AM
Maybe this would have to be a special event day just for those who are in wheelchairs, and have addmission free.

Brian

Randy Bates
05-11-2007, 04:58 PM
We have been accomadating handicapped people for years on our hayride. It takes more time and effort, but it impresses our customers. We have a smaller wagon that can be moved to a special loading area, and will not interfere with our throughput.

Randy Bates
The Bates Motel

Ironman
05-11-2007, 05:53 PM
If you had the room and the means, you could try an idea like Reaper's Realm in Canada does with chop topped busses.
http://www.reapersrealm.canadianwebs.com/index_2.html
At least that way the chairs could be secured, yet they would still have that great outdoors effect of the wagons. Just a thought.

Jim Warfield
05-11-2007, 07:12 PM
If you are a genuine "performer" and you like to do more than just make people scream, you will have the amazing opportunity entertaining crippled and handicapped customers who very well may give you the best, most sincere positive feed-back of anybody that you have ever tried to entertain.
There but for the grace of God go you or I.

Nightmaretony
05-11-2007, 07:29 PM
pathways will be ground down, cant go level since my farm is gently rolling hills. Trailer has a mesh tailgate which drops down so I do think I can accomodate wheelchairs by buckling in. will have to experiment before allowing it, of course. Will have to see how it all works out...

Jim Warfield
05-11-2007, 07:38 PM
..and of course pay attention to ground conditions, subject to change with rain, making mud, making wagons slideing sideways.
"No extra charge for the sideways wagon thrill-ride Folks!"

Greg Chrise
05-11-2007, 08:17 PM
Reaper Mobiles look pretty groovy. Of course there are ones already modified with chair lifts and such but usually the rig is not somthing that could be totally topless, perhaps window less.

One of my half baked ideas was taking old stretched limos and cutting off the top and putting off road seats in it. The bus idea would be much cheaper. I might take out every other row of seats so the capacity wasn't so jammed in there and the weight. There is a big difference in weight between 200 pound adults jammed in there and 50 kids.

I also wanted some type of roll bars, not that it will roll over but that tree branches don't take everyones head off. It would add to the road warriors look. These might have lights on them to illuminate some things. Even strobes and speaker systems.

Jim Warfield
05-11-2007, 08:38 PM
Bright enough Strobes and hearses and busses could be swapped out for wheelbarrows propelled by muscular mutants from Myopiea.
When the strobe effect wore off and they get to see who their rickshaw Captain is, that is when the fear finds them!

Greg Chrise
05-11-2007, 09:44 PM
It takes the word top less and truns it into hello my children?

So it brings mamaries into the schemes of chopping off roofs...Hmmm.

A tip for Mamorial Day tours.

Mr. Haunt
05-11-2007, 10:26 PM
Well the bus thing is a cool idea, but the paths are to wooded and there is not very level.

Brian

Greg Chrise
05-11-2007, 10:39 PM
Half a mile of slip and slide?

Hoverround mobility scooters?

Goat carts?

ATVs with chariots?

4 slaves to carry an egyptian pole chair?

Elephant gondolas.

Outdoor darkride cars.

Hypnotism.

Drug induced euphoria.

Video of what the tour could be like with tree branches and action figures.

Teleportation scares.

Just drag people around in sacks.

Mr. Haunt
05-12-2007, 10:34 AM
Lots of good ways to do it Greg. Though with the price of gas, they can supply their own ride through the attraction. LOL

Brian