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  • On Apr 19, 2021
    Carrie from IN Asked

    Hi. I am trying to reserve a 3 night, 2 day park visit. Our main concerns will be accessibility to car rental at the conclusion of our stay, transportation from the airport, transportation to and from the parks, and wheelchair accessibilty.

    Hello there, Carrie! Welcome to planDisney! We appreciate you taking the time to reach out and asking your wonderful Walt Disney World Resort vacation question! 

    First of all, I would like to say that as a fellow mobility device user, Walt Disney World Resort does a phenomenal job providing services and accommodations for their Guests with mobility disabilities! You will find that the vast majority of transportation options are accessible for both manual wheelchairs and Electrical Conveyance Vehicles (ECVs). I use my personal wheelchair during my own family vacations to get to the theme parks and across the property with no issues at all! 

    The accessibility of your rental car does largely depend on the type of mobility device you will be using throughout your stay. Since I use a rigid frame manual wheelchair and am able to transfer, I often will rent a larger sedan or SUV to fit in comfortably. It may be more difficult to rent a vehicle that can accommodate an electric wheelchair or ECV, though. 

    If you and your family intend on using Disney’s Magical Express to receive transportation from Orlando International Airport to your Disney Resort hotel, you can easily arrange for an accessible motor coach as well! All you will need to do is let a Cast Member know the level of accessibility you require when making your reservation. There are even motor coaches that come equipped with a lift ramp for those using electric wheelchairs! 

    If you plan on using any other form of transportation that is not operated by Disney, you can potentially run into some troubles with accessibility. Typically, whenever we need to arrange transportation outside of Walt Disney World Resort, I will call the company directly and explain my personal accessibility needs. This way, they can give me a better explanation of their services and potentially better accommodate my needs! 

    I hope this information assists you as you continue to plan for your visit to Walt Disney World Resort this summer! Please let us know if we can answer any other questions for you!

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Meet the Panelist: Wyatt, Colorado

Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

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