• On Mar 24, 2017
    Charlene from IL 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.

    We're looking at our first cruise in 2018 for Mother's 85th bday. She gets around okay....but arthritis in her spine makes it hard for her to go for long. Is there a place to rent a wheelchair for just port adventures? Thanks again!

    Ahoy, Charlene!

    It is wonderful to hEAR from you again! I can't think of a better way to celebrate your mom's 85th birthday than on a Disney Cruise! It is truly a vacation for Guests of all ages. You'll want to have her birthday noted on your cruise reservation so your dining servers can recognize her at dinner, and you'll also want to stop by Guest Services on Deck 3 to pick up a birthday button for her to wear. If you would like to celebrate with stateroom decorations or a birthday cake, be sure to check out the Gift and Amenities section of the Disney Cruise Line website for fun options to purchase for your mom. 

    I reached out to Disney Cruise Line about your question and was informed that wheelchairs are only available for Guests during the embarkation and debarkation process. The only wheelchairs onboard are for emergencies only. Guests who need wheelchairs during their cruise vacation can rent one from a Medical Supply Vendor that delivers to your departure port. If it doesn't fit in your mom's stateroom, there are designated locations around the ship that it can be stored when she doesn't need it. 

    Charlene, we thank you for continuing to use the Disney Parks Moms Panel for your vacation questions and hope you'll come back to "sea" us as you continue to plan!

    Have a WONDERful day!

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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