Mom And Son Safari
  • On May 14, 2014
    Maureen from NC 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.

    We are traveling with an 80 yr old grandfather this summer. He doesn't require a wheelchair all the time but may need it at the end of the day, especially when heading back to the buses. Can we carry our folding wheelchair on the buses to the parks?

    Hi Maureen ~

    It sounds like you are planning for a wonderful birthday celebration for your Grandfather this summer. It is super nice of you to plan ahead for his needs. It will make your trip a lot smoother once your reach Disney World.

    You are welcome to take his wheelchair on the bus. If you do not want to fold it, he can remain in the wheelchair while he is on the bus. There are ramps to assist Guests with getting on and off the buses who are traveling in wheelchairs or ECVs. The bus driver will assist in securing the wheelchair if your Grandfather wishes to remain in it during the ride. You know your Grandfather better than I do, but it may be easier for him to remain in the wheelchair during the ride. He won't have to step onto and off the bus and if he is in the wheelchair it is one less thing for you keep up with for the trip.

    Guests may also remain in their wheelchairs on the Monorails and some larger watercraft. You can find more information on the Services for Guests with Mobility Disabilities page on the Disney Website. Once there, scroll down to the bottom of the page for information regarding Wheelchair and ECV Accessibility with Walt Disney World Transportation.

    Please feel free to visit us with all of your planning questions. We will be hEAR for you up until you embark on your pixie dusted trail!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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