Sensory Inclusion at Viking Pavilion
Sensory Inclusive Bags Available at Viking Pavilion
For those with sensory processing needs, Viking Pavilion has partnered with KultureCity to help provide a seamless experience for all guests. We offer sensory bags, lap pads and access to the KultureCity App so everyone can enjoy their experience at Viking Pavilion.
Sensory Inclusion Options We Offer
Sensory Inclusive Bags: Sensory inclusive bags containing special VIP badges, fidget tools, noise-canceling headphones and other resources. Bags are available for checkout (at no cost by leaving an ID) at our Guest Services office on the concourse level, south side of the Pavilion.
Weighted Lap Pad: Weighted lap pads are also available upon request (at no cost by leaving an ID) at our Guest Services office.
Social Story and KultureCity All-Inclusive App: To help you further your visit, download the KultureCity All-Inclusive App and get Viking’s social story. It’s available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.
FAQ: Learn More About Sensory Inclusion
Q. What is the sensory inclusion initiative?
The sensory inclusion initiative is designed to help arenas, zoos, aquariums, museums, restaurants and other places of public attraction better entertain their guests that might have sensory needs/sensory processing issues.
Q. What is a sensory need/sensory processing issues?
A sensory need/sensory processing issue is one where the guest affected by this finds noises, smells, lights, and even crowds not only overwhelming from the sensory perspective but also sometimes physically painful. Because of this, these guests often find themselves isolated from the community.
Q. What is the difference between sensory inclusion and sensory-friendly?
Sensory-friendly is one where the location has had all the potentially noxious stimuli removed. Because this is sometimes a difficult task, accessibility is therefore limited to the day and location of the sensory-friendly event. Sensory inclusion liberates that. It creates daily accessibility with training, tools and other modifications that although do not remove the noxious stimuli. help the guest cope with this potential sensory overstimulation better thus ensuring an accepting and inclusive experience for all.
Q. What are some groups that are affected by sensory need/sensory processing issues?
These could be guests with PTSD, autism, early-onset dementia, anxiety, and stroke patients just to name a few.
Q. What is KultureCity?
KultureCity provides the necessary training to better entertain guests with these needs. It also provides signage, weighted lap pads, and sensory bags to create a welcoming experience for these guests.
Q. What is the end result of the initiative?
It helps all guests feel welcome and included. It also helps reach a portion of our community that has long been isolated.
Q. How many people have a disability in the USA?
1 in 5. With 16 percent having visible disabilities and the remanding 84 percent with invisible disabilities like PTSD, autism, dementia, strokes, etc. The common denominator for these groups is sensory issues.