SANTA ANA, Calif. — A California Appeals Court told Disneyland it must consider allowing use of two-wheel Segways by disabled people.
Disneyland currently allows disabled visitors to use wheelchairs and scooters at the Anaheim theme park, but the justices of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said it’s time for ‘‘The Happiest Place on Earth’’ to study the idea of adding Segways.
The case now returns to federal court in Santa Ana.
The ruling comes in the case of Tina Baughman, who uses a two-wheeled Segway to get around because she has limb girdle muscular dystrophy, which makes it difficult to walk or rise from a seated position.
She explained her disability but said Disneyland refused to allow her to use the Segway at the theme park. Baughman sued Disneyland under the Americans With Disabilities Act.