• On Jan 15, 2019
    Amanda from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello DP Moms Panel, We have a multi generational trip coming up in April. Since booking the trip Moms mobility is an issue (knee issues). We will rent a wheelchair but what do I need to know about traversing Disney World with a wheel chair. Thanks!!

    Hi Amanda,

    My family has been blessed to enjoy multi-generational visits to the most magical place on earth together, and I'm really excited to hear that you'll be able to do the same! You'll make memories together that you'll cherish for years to come!

    We had a similar issue recently in that one of my family members was struggling with arthritis pain. We found that renting a wheelchair made a world of difference and allowed her to really enjoy the trip! She was still able to move about independently for short periods of time, so we would use the wheelchair if we were going very far, but she was able to wait in most lines and walk short distances. We'd simply park her wheelchair at the appropriate location if we were heading into an attraction and pick it up when we were done. If your mom needs to use her wheelchair all the time or for longer periods of time, you'll find this page with services for Guests with mobility disabilities, especially the transfer requirements for each attraction to be helpful.

    Do note that if you choose to rent a wheelchair directly from Disney, you'll need to return it at the theme park before you leave. While there are complimentary wheelchairs available to help with accessing the parking lots, you may want to consider renting a wheelchair from a Disney Featured Provider if you'd like to keep the wheelchair with you even at your Disney Resort hotel.

    Thanks so much for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Amanda, and definitely let us know if you have any other questions as you're planning your trip. I hope that you and your entire family have a truly magical vacation together!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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