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  • On Feb 4, 2024
    Maxine from NB 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 am going soon & walk with a cane but can’t walk “distance” so I rent a wheelchair when there,use it as a walker until I have to sit (which is often). Would I qualify for DAS? I didn’t think so but have been told by several people to “ask”! Thank you

    Hi Maxine,

    I am so excited for your upcoming trip to Disney World! You will love how accessible the parks, resorts, and experiences are for people utilizing a wheelchair. We have navigated the parks several times with a wheelchair and can confirm that all lines are wheelchair accessible.

    The most important thing to review would be the guide for guests with mobility disabilities. Some rides and attractions like Peter Pan's Flight and the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover require you to be ambulatory and walk onto the ride platform. Several thrill rides require you to transfer from a wheelchair to a ride vehicle. Some of these are my must-do attractions like Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. We always try to prioritize these towards the beginning of the day to ensure that our party is not too tired or hurting too much to transfer from the wheelchair to the ride vehicle. There are lots of rides and attractions where transfers are not required so leave those for later in the day so you can sit back and enjoy them. 

    Renting a wheelchair at Disney World is super simple. There are convenient locations at the front of each theme park and at Disney Springs. I highly recommend going ahead and paying for wheelchair rentals on the first day of your visit for the entire length of your stay to save time and money! If you are not familiar with this service, you can utilize wheelchairs at all of the theme parks even if you park hop for the duration of your trip. One thing that is great to remember though is that you can not take a wheelchair with you out of the theme park where you rent it. You must return it before leaving the theme park and then get a new wheelchair when you arrive at the next location. 

    Disney's Disability Access Service is a great option for guests who can not wait in line. There is no specific list of disabilities that qualify for this service but the expectation is that you can provide an adequate reason why you can not wait in a line for a long period of time. This does not normally apply to mobility disabilities only since the ride lines are wheelchair accessible. If you have questions or would like to confirm ahead of time if you qualify, you can do a pre-arrival video chat to discuss if you would qualify and get the service set up on your account before your trip.  

    Happy Planning

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