Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On May 22, 2008
    Wanda from KS 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.

    If you have to ride in a scooter to get around the parks, for the rides do you have to wait in line?


    This is a big misconception about Disney.  A scooter will be accommodated so you can ride and enjoy what you would like, but it's definitely not going to skip you to the front of lines.  I know a lot of people have heard otherwise and are surprised when they arrive in the park and that isn't the case, so be prepared.  :)

    The parks are all different.  Magic Kingdom, for example, was built before the Americans with Disabilities Act so some of the rides there have different handicapped entrances.  Sometimes this means entering through the exit, for example.  This can allow you to have a somewhat shorter wait, but not much and definitely not always.  You'll still have a queue to go through, an elevator to ride, a line to navigate, etc, and then you'll have to wait behind other guests in wheelchairs.  Because there are a limited number of handicapped accessible ride vehicles we often found we were waiting longer than we would had we used the 'regular' line.

    In a park like Hollywood Studios the chair will not affect your line waiting at all.  It was built after the ADA and is already wheelchair accessible.

    Be sure to stop into guest relations and get your guest assistance card, and address any specific concerns with them.  The most important thing to know is the location of the wheelchair viewing areas, so you can see the parades and shows.
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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