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  • On Mar 7, 2024
    Lisa from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have reviewed the list of WDW attractions for which guests must transfer from an ECV to a wheelchair to experience.Can a guest stay in their personal motorized chair (not ECV) to experience these attractions, or MUST they transfer to a Disney wheelchair?

    Hi there, Lisa! Welcome back to planDisney--so happy that you chose to be our guest once again. Like the Genie, I'm here to make some magic for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation plans, and you ain't never had a friend like me!

    Walt Disney World rolls out the red carpet for Guests from around the world, and that includes visitors with disabilities or mobility issues.  There is a wide variety of services and supports available for these Guests to make sure they don't miss a moment of the magic. Lisa, it sounds like you've already discovered the information regarding Attraction Access Categories--nice sleuthing! 

    I spoke to several Cast Members, who shared that Guests can usually remain in their motorized chairs for the attractions listed on the Attractions and Entertainment site (filter results for "May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV"). Certain attractions may have size restrictions for a chair or ECV that can affect whether a particular chair can be accommodated, so I suggest having the dimensions at the ready in case you need to speak with a Cast Member at an attraction to make sure you'll have smooth sailing.

    If you have questions regarding access or potential transfers for a specific attraction, the folks at Disability Services are available via email or phone and are a wealth of information and support! If the Guest in your party is unable to tolerate long waits in line due to their disability, they can register for Disability Access Service (DAS), which provides Guests with return times for certain attractions. They would need to schedule a video chat with a Cast Member between 2 and 30 days before your scheduled park visit to participate in a virtual registration process. 

    Lisa, I hope this information is helpful so your group can enjoy a worry-free Walt Disney World vacation in 2025. If our planDisney squad can help with any other vacation planning questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. 

    See Ya Real Soon!
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