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What's a privy and where are the restrooms?

Renaissance festivals call their bathrooms "privy," even the porta-potties. We have put a handicap potty everywhere we have portables. Those in need of the handicap facilities get priority for their use, BUT the handicap facilities can be used by anyone if they are not in use AND no one in need of its "accessible" features is waiting. Those in need include people whose costumes take up too much space for a regular privy -- those wearing a hoop skirt, or excessive accouterments (swords, jacket, cloak, vest, cod piece, and more).