Cinderella Castle 50th Day
  • On Oct 7, 2021
    Angie from SC Asked

    We are going to Disney October 16th, and yesterday I was involved in a car accident. My knee is pretty banged up and swollen and I am worried I won't be able to do all of the walking involved. What are my options?

    Hi, there!

     Oh my goodness, Angie - I'm sorry to hear you were recently involved in a car accident. How awful! I'm so happy to hear that, aside from your banged-up knee, you're well enough to head to the Walt Disney World Resort in a few days. It's just the pick-me-up you need after such an ordeal!

     Exploring the theme parks certainly requires a lot of walking. Thankfully, you have a few options so that you're not on your feet all day. Wheelchairs are available from all four theme parks and Disney Springs. Additionally, Guests requiring assistance can rent Electronic Conveyance Vehicles, ECVs for short, from the theme parks and Disney Springs. The downside about the theme park rentals is that the wheelchairs and ECVs must be returned to the rental locations before exiting the parks. The walk from the park exit to the Resort hotel transportation can sometimes be a bit long, so you may want to consider renting a wheelchair or ECV from ScooterBug, Disney's Featured Rental Provider. This Central Florida rental company will deliver your rental right to your Disney Resort hotel, so you can keep it with you throughout your stay. How convenient is that?

     You'll be able to stay in your wheelchair throughout attraction queues. If you're in an ECV, there will be a few instances in which you'll have to transfer from the ECV to a wheelchair, depending on the attraction queue. In those instances, the Cast Members will bring you a wheelchair and transfer your ECV to the exit for you!

     If you have any other questions about your specific needs, I encourage you to reach out to Disability Services by calling (407) 560-2547 or by emailing disability.services@disneyparks.com. They'll be happy to assist you!

     I'm sure icing your knee throughout the day will be helpful. I suggest packing a box of gallon-sized Ziploc bags. You can fill the bag with ice from the ice machine at your Disney Resort hotel and relieve some of that swelling while taking a break from the theme parks. While you're at the theme parks, you can request a free cup of ice from any Quick-Service dining location. Toss the ice into one of those Ziploc bags, and you can ice your knee while you're enjoying pixie-dusted adventures!

     I hope this was helpful, Angie. I'm wishing you a magical visit to the Walt Disney World Resort - you deserve it!

    Ashley
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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