Woman in wheelchair boarding WDW bus
  • On May 25, 2024
    Jennifer from NE Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Help! My 9 yo broke her foot yesterday and is in a full cast below the knee. She can hobble around but there is no way that she will be able to walk long distances or stand for extended periods of time. We leave for WDW in 2 weeks. How to manage?

    Jennifer, have no fear, planDisney is here! 

    I am so sorry to hear about your daughter’s misfortune. There is no need to fret! Your visit to The Most Magical Place On Earth can still be as magical as you had initially planned!

    Over the years, Disney has taken significant steps to accommodate as many Guests as possible. As a part of that process, it has designed the majority of attraction queues to accommodate Guests with mobility issues. I suggest entertaining a wheelchair rental or Electronic Conveyance Vehicle (ECV)/Scooter rental to make your daughter more comfortable and keep her off her feet. Both options can be rented daily at the Theme Parks and are subject to availability, but can only be used at the theme park where they were initially rented. If you plan on park hopping, you will take your receipt from the original park to the next park to continue with your daily rental. It is important to note that wheelchairs can also be rented for the length of your stay but will still be subject to returning the wheelchair before leaving the park and heading back to your Disney Resorts Collection hotel or another park. If renting a wheelchair or ECV/Scooter that you can use to/from your resort to the parks and not have to worry about availability, I would point you to the bottom of the ECV page for the Disney Featured Provider that would be able to deliver a wheelchair or ECV/Scooter to your resort on the day of your arrival and your daughter could use it on the majority of the complimentary transportation options from your room to and throughout the parks.

    I hope this puts your mind at ease, Jennifer. If you decide one of these options will enhance your experience, another pro tip would be to pack a colorful ribbon, bow, or glow-in-the-dark bracelet to wrap around the handlebars of your wheelchair or scooter to help it stand out from all the other Guest rides when disembarking from attractions. 

    If you have any other Disney vacation planning questions or would like more recommendations and suggestions, let me know. I would happily share more Disney knowledge with you to make your upcoming trip memorable!

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