Channelside is definitly on my list.
I didn't realize they had an elevator. also I think they have dinner cruises that leave from there. I'll have to check into that.
The beach chair thing is cool too. We tried to rent one for the weekend but they wanted some crazy 200 bucks for the 3 days. no way. lol. I did manage to get him to the beach during memorial day though. Some friends carried him down to the water for me. It was really sweet but certainly a rare treat.
I hear what you're saying about restaurants though. Even though they are suppose to meet requirements, they usually don't. Hooter's is the worst for a wheelchair. The tables are just low enough that you can't get the arms in under them properly and the tall ones are a little too tall. Besides, the few times we actually tried to go there (Brandon location) the girls were kind of crappy about it. Hooters is not on our favs list. lol.