It’s a Charleston tradition to ring in the holiday season by visiting the Festival of Lights. From aquatic animals to dinosaurs and everything in between, there is sure to be a light display that sparks your interest.
Driving through the park is one way to view the thousands of lights, but guests can park and take a train ride to explore the area. For a long time, the train wasn’t wheelchair accessible. However, this is the first year there is a wheelchair-accessible train car.
The train car has a fold-out ramp allowing one person in a wheelchair to ride at a time. My chair was tied down using the same style of tie downs used in vehicles. The 10-minute tour through the trails of the park provides a fun way to see the lights.
I’m always excited when accessibility improvements are made. The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission has done a nice job to improve the accommodations for people with disabilities.
The Festival of Lights ends January 3, so be sure to check it out. For more information, visit https://ccprc.com/1546/Holiday-Festival-of-Lights.