Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 10, 2010
    Jennifer from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Are there many ECVs available at each park? My Mom would only need one while at the parks. Thanks!

    Hi Jennifer,

    ECVs are available for rent at each of the four theme parks. I don't know the exact number available but do know that they are limited and sale out early.  Advanced reservations are not accepted - they are available on a first come basis. I'd recommend getting to the parks early to ensure your mom is able to obtain one. The cost for rental is $45 per day plus a $20 refundable deposit (prices are always subject to change).

    Keep in mind that ECVs cannot leave the park. If you rent an ECV at one park and hop to another park the same day, retain your receipt to show at the next park to get another ECV - if there is one available.

    If you'd like to guarantee that she will have an ECV at the parks, you may want to consider renting one from an outside source - it may even safe your a little money. Buena Visa Scooters is one such vendor (www.buenavistascooters.com ) .

    If your mom has never used an ECV before, they take a little getting used to - especially in crowds like at WDW. I'd suggest she go to a store that offers them for customers and practice. It will make things go a lot more smoothly once she's at WDW.

    There are some attractions that she will be able to remain in the ECV to enjoy. Others require that guests transfer to wheelchairs. There are some attractions that require guests to be mobile to board the ride vehicles. For a list, visit the Mobility Disabilities section on the WDW website by clicking here. Also keep in mind that Cast Members are not allowed to lift guests while boarding or getting off of attractions.

    Wishing you many magical memories :-)
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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