• On May 14, 2018
    Jan from PA 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.

    Hello, I have a question about seeing Disney World using a scooter. My husband has some difficulty walking distances. He is able to walk to get in and out of rides but can not stand long or walk throughout the park. How is it to use buses, boats, monorail?

    Hi, Jan! This past summer, I injured my ankle before our Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Rather than hobble across the Resort with a cast and crutches, I rented an Electric Convenience Vehicle (ECV) from a local vendor and actually had one of my most favorite trips ever! I am happy to tell you that your husband will definitely be able to enjoy all Walt Disney World Resort has to offer while zipping around on his scooter!

    All of the Disney transportation buses are equipped to accept ECV users. When the bus arrives, the driver will lower the bus, swing out a ramp, and assist your husband in guiding his ECV onto the bus. I thought it would be hard, but it was really quite easy.

    The monorails are ECV-accessible. The Cast Members working the area will direct you to preferable cars and will load a ramp for loading and unloading ease. Ramps are also used for accessing most boats across Walt Disney World Resort; however, note that there are a few water ferries that are not ECV-accessible. The majority can accommodate them, such as all Disney Springs area water shuttles and the Friendship boats that run within Epcot and between Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

    Two of the water ferries in the Magic Kingdom Park area are ones that are not accessible.
    *The Gold Flag line that runs between Magic Kingdom Park, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort. To reach these resorts, please use the monorail and buses.
    *The Blue Flag line that runs between Disney's Contemporary Resort (use the monorail), Disney's Wilderness Lodge (use buses or the Red Flag line from Magic Kingdom Park to this resort), and Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground (use buses or the Green Flag line from Magic Kingdom Park to this resort).

    I hope this information helps you and your husband plan a pixie-dusted adventure!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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