Disabled man with family at parade
  • On Jan 26, 2021
    Angela from IL Asked

    With capacity limits for each park, should I worry about renting a motorized wheelchair/scooter? When we went a few years ago, they were all taken and we couldn't get one until 4pm! It made it a really tough trip for the grandparents :).

    Hello there, Angela! Welcome back to planDisney! Thank you so much for taking the time to reach out once more and ask another wonderful Walt Disney World Resort vacation question! 

    As someone that experiences chronic illnesses that impact my mobility, I totally understand your concern! Fortunately, Walt Disney World Resort does a phenomenal job assisting Guests with disabilities with access options and helpful services throughout their vacation! 

    As you mentioned, Guests have the ability to rent Wheelchairs or Electronic Conveyance Vehicles (ECVs) at all Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, water parks, and Disney Springs. Daily rentals are transferrable between locations and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. With this in mind, ECVs may not be removed from the destination they were rented and will need to be returned prior to leaving that specific location. If you need to rent an ECV at a separate location, simply present your previous rental receipt to receive another ECV at your next destination. 

    While it is true that the theme parks may be less crowded, ECV rentals are still available on a first-come, first-serve basis and may be unavailable at various points throughout the day. If this is a concern for you and your family, I would recommend renting an ECV through a third-party provider for the duration of your trip. ScooterBug, the Disney Featured Provider, is a private mobility rental company in Central Florida that can deliver directly to Disney Resort hotels. Guests staying at Disney Resort hotels can even arrange for their rental to be delivered without being present. This also allows you to keep and use your ECV outside of the theme parks, water parks, and Disney Springs. 

    I also highly recommend checking out the “Services for Guests with Mobility Disabilities” page to identify any other resources that may be helpful! In addition to services, this page also specifically lists attractions and their level of accessibility. This is incredibly helpful when figuring out if an ECV may be used during an attraction or while waiting in the queue! 

    Best of luck continuing to plan for your upcoming vacation to Walt Disney World Resort! Please let us know if we can answer any other questions for you!

    ~Wyatt
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Meet the Panelist: Wyatt, Colorado

Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

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