EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Apr 16, 2015
    Melissa from NY 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.

    My MIL is handicapped, we are looking at options in renting stroller/walker. Trying to determine which is best as it would also be good for our 5yo to sit at times. can either be brought in line at rides/attractions?

    Hello Melissa! Thanks so much for your question. It sounds like you are trying to find what would be the best option for both your child and mother in law. I won't have an answer for you, only you can decide which is best, but I can help you go over each option.

    If you go with the stroller option, you won't be able to take it through the attraction queues. All attractions (with the exception of Kilimanjaro Safaris) have a stroller parking area located outside of the attraction entrance. If you are still considering  a stroller, I suggest that you buy a cheap umbrella stroller and bring it with you. It will pay for itself if you plan on staying in the parks for over a day, and you can use it while walking to and from bus stations. If you rent a stroller within the parks they will not let you take it outside of the park, even if only to the bus stations.

    The parks also have the option to rent wheelchairs or ECVs (Electric Conveyance Vehicle). My mother usually rents an ECV and it works out well for her. You can take ECVs and wheelchairs through attraction queues, and when you are about to board the attraction you will go to the wheelchair/ECV entrance. There is a website page that details the attraction access categories so you can plan accordingly.

    In my knowledge there is not an option to rent a walker through Walt Disney World. However, you can bring your own, so if your mother in law owns a walker she is more than welcome to bring it.

    I hope this helps and if you need anything else, please stop in and ask. Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Indiana

I am a recent graduate from Ball State University and mother to my 5-year-old son. We love all things Disney and when we aren’t watching Disney films or planning our next vacation, we love to go to touring Disney shows. I also love to cook, listen to music, read books, and paint. With my experience planning vacations and navigating the parks from a single parent’s perspective, I hope to be able to add a little “pixie dust” to your vacation! Learn More About Sarah

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