Woman in wheelchair with man
  • On Jan 11, 2022
    Kimberly from MI Asked

    We are traveling for the first time with a wheelchair. I can transfer to ride cars by myself but what happens to the wheelchair? Does it go onto the car with us or will it be waiting after the ride is over? Sorry if this is a stupid question.

    Hello Kimberly!

    Welcome to planDisney with an excellent question!

    Your magical vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort is just around the corner. I am so glad to hear that you are putting the finishing touches on your trip with these details.

    I am a guest with mobility issues, and I use an Electric Conveyance Vehicle (ECV) whenever I visit the parks. Some several attractions and experiences will allow you to remain in your wheelchair and others will require you to transfer to a ride vehicle. Some attractions have different access categories for guests with mobility issues. Here is a list of Attraction Access Categories you can refer to when planning if you will need to transfer or remain in your wheelchair.

     I have found the Cast Members to be very helpful during the boarding process. Some attractions will have their loading and unloading areas in the same location. While other attractions will have a designated area for wheelchairs and ECVs to load and unload. Cast Members will assist you in boarding your ride vehicle and will park your wheelchair in the exit area for you. They will be there to assist you when you exit the vehicle as well. I would not recommend leaving any valuables behind with your wheelchair.

    I hope this helps with your planning. If you have any more questions regarding guests with disabilities you can reach out to Disability Services at (407) 560-2547 or via email at disability.services@disneyparks.com.

    See ya real soon,
    Andrea
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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