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  • On Jul 11, 2009
    Dyneen from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have read that you can rent wheelchairs from the resorts. My question is can you take that wheelchair into the park or is it only for use at the resort?

    The ECVs and wheelchairs at the Disney theme parks cannot be reserved in advance. They are first-come first-served, they may not leave the theme park (to go to your hotel for example), and they can be pricey.

    As a first step, I would go to the website allearsnet.com. Click on the search button (near the top right) and search for an article called "Wheelchair/Scooter/Electric Convenience Vehicle (ECV) FAQ." This will give you some good basic information on the mobility assistance situation at Disney World.

    If the Disney option does not seem right for you (because you need the ECV at the hotel), there are many private companies that rent ECVs in the Orlando area. Most will pick up and deliver right to your resort. I personally do not have any experience with any particular company, so I can't make a specific recommendation. However, I will tell you that many of the non-Disney scooters I've seen in the parks are from Buena Vista Scoot Rentals (buenavistascooter.com). That's probably a good place to start your investigation. Then if you Google "Disney wheelchair rental" you'll find many more options.

    Another resource you should look for is a book called PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World. This is the definitive guide for anyone visiting WDW with any sort of physical issue. The potential challenges with each attraction are described in great detail. You can get this book at Amazon.com or from major booksellers.

    Good luck and have a great trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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