Disabled person on Kilimanjaro Safari; wheel chair; service animal; Animal Kingdom; cast member
  • On Jun 28, 2024
    David from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello We will be renting a wheelchair from three Walt Disney parks next week. Due to my recent back surgery I will need to go back to the Port Orleans Resort to rest, mid day. Where can I leave the chair so I can use it upon my return in the afternoon?

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney, David!

    I suspect you're living the dream at Walt Disney World Resort right now. If so, I hope every second has been magical! I can't think of a better way to celebrate a successful medical procedure than with a giant Mickey hug. That's the best medicine ever! Let's look at how mobility services can help your visit "roll along" smoothly.

    Wheelchair Rentals are located just inside each theme park entrance, and my tip is to rent yours for one length of your stay. You'll save a little money this way; I'd use the extra cash for a Mickey Pretzel! Your rental is transferrable between theme parks, so please hang onto your receipt if you plan to use the Park Hopper Option.

    I chatted with a helpful Cast Member who recommended letting the rental location know you plan to spend some time at Disney's Port Orleans Resort each afternoon. They can advise you of the best procedure to ensure you'll have a wheelchair waiting when you return later in the day. One option is to park the chair in a designated spot, such as near a stroller area before you head out for your break. Your wheelchair will have a nametag, so please leave that securely attached. You could also bring a colorful ribbon to distinguish your chair and make it festive!

    A few months ago, my husband needed the First Aid center at EPCOT, and we found it to be a convenient oasis staffed by caring Cast Members. If you feel tired or overheated, don't hesitate to head to First Aid so they can check you out. My husband relaxed on a cot until he felt better, and I was impressed with how professional and concerned they were. It gives me great comfort knowing these stations are available for guests.

    David, I hope you make some magical memories on this visit. May the road be smooth sailing under your wheels! Please stop by planDisney anytime.

    Magic awaits,
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Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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