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  • On Sep 28, 2015
    Cynthia from TN 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.

    Nov/Dec 2016 I plan to bring my quadriplegic veteran husband to WDW for his 1st visit. He has his own Wheelchair. The rides stating must transfer to WC. May he stay in his own WC or is he required to transfer to WDW WC?


    First of all, many thanks to your husband for serving our country and to you for his care.

    When I took my father who is a paraplegic and in a wheelchair to Disney last year, I did a lot of research beforehand like you are. It's a must for travelers with mobility disabilities. I applaud you for looking ahead, and can assure you that you and your husband will find Disney World to be one of the most mobility-friendly vacation destinations.

    Your husband will not have to transfer to a Disney wheelchair but can enjoy the convenience and familiarity of his own chair. The designation of a ride requiring a guest with disabilities to "transfer to a standard wheelchair" is to denote attractions where an ECV (Electric Conveyance Vehicles) or oversized wheelchair cannot fit. For example, your husband will be able to wheel right onto a special car for Buzz Lightyear, lock himself in place and enjoy the attraction. Scooters, which have larger footprints in many cases, would not work. 

    If you have any more mobility questions, feel free to come back and visit us!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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