• On Mar 31, 2020
    Deborah from Merseyside 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 mum and dad are in a separate room to myself, hubby and our boys. We booked x2 rooms at the carribean beach resort but their was no disabled rooms left. Which resort do you advise is good for ECV users!?

    Greetings Deborah! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. We're so glad you've brought your planning question to us today, and I'd be happy to assist you.

    How exciting that you have an upcoming multi-generation visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth! As an adult, I love sharing a Walt Disney World vacation with my parents; they get so much joy experiencing the magic of the Disney parks with their grandchildren. My husband and I also appreciate a few extra sets of hands to help with our Mouseketeers. Win-win! 

    I'm so excited to hEAR you're considering a stay at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort. Now that the Disney Skyliner magically transports guests from here to both EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios, a vacation to this resort is more convenient than ever. For accessibility purposes, the Disney Skyliner is ECV friendly; guests do not have to disembark their mobility device to fly the Disney skies. 

    My grandmother has visited with us in the past while traveling with an ECV, and I'd be happy to share some tried and true ideas regarding resort choice. In my opinion, there are three main considerations: resort size, elevator availability, and transportation. 

    When traveling with my grandmother, we prefer a resort that is more compact than sprawling and has common areas and transportation situated near all guest rooms. Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter is a fantastic choice that meets this criteria. All buildings at this resort have elevators, and bus transportation is available at a central location just outside the lobby. The resort's idyllic location on the Sassagoula River offers a tranquil respite from the hustle and bustle of a day at the theme parks. Don't forget to try the Mickey Mouse-shaped beignets over at Scat Cat's Lounge; they are a must-eat snack!

    Another consideration for your ECV traveler is resort room size and access. Deluxe resorts offer more square footage than moderate resorts, and many feature interior hallway access to guest areas, which can be quite nice during those afternoon rain showers. At Disney's Wilderness Lodge, for example, you can visit the lobby, dining, and guest rooms without venturing outside. A stay in the main tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort will provide a similar experience, as well as access to the monorail, which is an added convenience when vacationing with an ECV.

    My final suggestion is to consider Disney's Riviera Resort. This resort features large guest rooms, elevators, and interior amenities, and is located right next to Disney's Caribbean Resort. As a Disney Skyliner Resort guest, your ECV family member can conveniently travel to two theme parks while remaining seated in his or her mobility device. I recently had the opportunity to stay at this resort, and I fell in love with the beauty, theming, and understated elegance of Disney's newest resort.  

    I hope this gives you some ideas for accommodations as you continue to plan your magical vacation. If there is anything else we can do for you as your visit approaches, please come back and see us again; we love to help!

    You've got a friend in me,
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Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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