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  • On Jan 22, 2024
    Marie from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    May I rent an adult wheelchair? We arrive at Old Key West on Jan. 31st depart Feb 5Th.

    Welcome Home, Marie! Like one of Cinderella's helpful mice, I'm ready to scurry into action to help with your question today. Hopefully, no wicked stepsisters interfere!

    It is always a treat to meet a fellow Disney Vacation Club Member, and in a very fun coincidence, we'll be arriving at Walt Disney World Resort on the same day next week! We have a paper chain going to count down the days and I know we'll be there before we know it. I'll be spending most of my time at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex cheering on my favorite high school dance team, but perhaps we'll run into each other at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, where I'm hoping to spend an evening or two!

    It may not be an enchanted coach, but a wheelchair is certainly a magical addition to your vacation if someone in your party has mobility issues. My older daughter had a badly-timed injury on a recent visit to Walt Disney World and swapping her crutches for a wheelchair allowed her to be a part of all the fun without tiring herself out. All that to say, Marie, that I've got just the details you'll need to rent a wheelchair and keep things rolling!

    If you would like to rent a wheelchair exclusively for use in the theme parks, you can do this at the rental counters at any of the theme parks, water parks, or Disney Springs. These wheelchairs do not leave the park where they are rented, but if you plan to park hop, just take your ticket to your second destination and you'll be able pick up a chair there. I recommend investing in a Length of Stay rental, which will give you a discount on the rental cost per day--just pay on the first day of your visit at the first location you visit and you're good to go!

    Another great option is to rent a wheelchair through ScooterBug, a local company and a Disney Featured Provider. This ensures that you have a chair if you're navigating a large resort or traveling between destinations. Rentals from ScooterBug can be delivered directly to your Disney Resort Hotel. Bell Services will hold the wheelchair for you, so there's no need to be there in person when it arrives. 

    Marie, I hope this advice is helpful so you don't miss a minute of vacation fun next week. Please reach out to me directly with any other questions that come up--I'm more than happy to assist! Thanks again for visiting planDisney. 

    Have Courage and Be Kind!
    Susan 
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Meet the Panelist: Susan, Michigan

Hi there! I'm Susan, a pixie-dusted pediatric nurse and Disney Vacation Club specialist. I'm married to my own Mr. Incredible and we have two fantastic teenage daughters. Our family has been making Disney memories for four generations, and I'm so excited to help you plan your own magical adventures as part of the planDisney panel. Welcome home! Learn More About Susan

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