This table highlights the sections of the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards discussed in the amusement rides guide.


   ADA Standards* ABA Standards 
Definitions  106.5 F106.5 
Amusement Attraction  106.5 F106.5
Amusement Ride 106.5 F106.5
Amusement Ride Seat   106.5 F106.5 
Cross Slope 106.5 F106.5
Curb Ramp 106.5 F106.5
Facility 106.5 F106.5
Ramp 106.5 F106.5
Running Slope 106.5 F106.5
Transfer Device 106.5 F106.5
Wheelchair Space 106.5 F106.5
Amusement Rides (where provided) 234 F234
Existing Amusement Rides – load and unload areas 234.4.1 F234.4.1
Existing Amusement Rides – wheelchair spaces (minimum number) 234.4.2 F234.4.2
Load and Unload Areas (new areas) 234.2 F234.2
Mobile and Portable Rides (exception) 234.1 EX F234.1 EX
Signage – type of access 216.12 F216.12
Wheelchair Space (minimum number) 234.3 F234.3
Wheelchair Space (exceptions) 234.3 EXs 1 to 3 F234.3 EXs 1 to 3
Accessible Routes (where required) 206 F206
Amusement Rides (specific provisions) 206.2.9 F206.2.9
Load and Unload Areas (accessible route connection) F206.2.9.1
Wheelchair Space, Ride Seat Designated for Transfer, and Transfer Device (accessible route connection) F206.2.9.2
Elevators (types allowed) 206.6 F206.6
Platform Lift (new construction use) 206.7.7 F206.7.7
Accessible Routes Components (typically used)    
Curb Ramps 406 406
Doors and Gates 404 404
Elevators 407 & 408 407 & 408
Handrails (exception) 1002.2 EX 2 1002.2 EX 2
Platform Lift (when accessing rides) 410 410
Ramps 405 405
Ramps (slope exception) 1002.2 EX 1 1002.2 EX 1
Walking Surfaces with Running Slopes of 5% or less 403 403
Technical Requirements for Amusement Rides    
Amusement Ride Seats Designed for Transfer 1002.5 1002.5
Loading and Unload Areas (turning space) 1002.3 1002.3
Transfer Devices for Use with Amusement Rides 1002.6 1002.6
Wheelchair Space in Amusement Rides (surface, slope, gaps, clearances, ride entry, approach, and companion seats) 1002.4 1002.4
Other Scoping Requirements    
Dining surfaces 226 F226
Employee Work Areas (exception) 203.9 no similar exception
Parking 208 F208
Passenger Loading Zones and Bus Stops 209 F209
Sales and Service Counters 227.3 F227.3
Signage 216 F216
Toilet and Bathing 213 F213
Vending Machines 228 F228

* The guide uses the term ADAAG (Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines) as the basis of the requirements discussed.  The recreational provisions of these guidelines were adopted into the 2010 ADA Standards without changes, so the ADAAG section numbers correspond to the same section numbers in the ADA Standards (as well as the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards).