From the first day Memphis Kiddie Park opened, it has been especially attentive to children with special needs. And, as the laws have changed and communities have become more aware, our policies have changed to include all persons with disabilities.
Many children who visit Memphis Kiddie Park have disabilities which are not readily apparent, and it is totally inappropriate for our ride operators to inquire if a child is having an issue due to special needs. Therefore, we rely on parents to inform the ride operator of any special need and, if necessary, how to respond (e.g. speak quietly, don’t touch, provide special assistance in getting on and off the ride, etc.).
All our rides pre-date any concept of an ADA and are therefore grandfathered. Still, most people will find them manageable, perhaps with a little assistance required.
Food allergies are also something that have become a greater concern and hence we have adopted a food and beverage policy that has been accepted by the State of Ohio and is consistent with most amusement parks. A copy of the Food and Beverage Policy can be read here.