Woman in wheelchair shopping with friends; Disney Springs
  • On May 21, 2024
    Colton from WV Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Unfortunately I have fractured my ankle and have just recently started applying pressure on my foot. I am planning on renting a evc at the park, my question is would this allow me to be eligible for any disability services when it comes to waiting in line?

    Hi Colton,

    You will be happy to know that Disney World is fully equipped to accommodate an ECV alongside other guests in the attraction queues and theme parks. They have done a fabulous job making almost all of Walt Disney World Resort wheelchair or ECV accessible so you can immerse yourself in the magic with your family and friends.

    Renting an ECV at Disney World is super easy. Daily ECV rentals are available on a first come first served basis at each theme park and in Disney Springs. The rental station is located at the front of each theme park so access is convenient. The main thing to remember if this is the option you go with, is that you cannot leave the theme park with a Disney World-rented ECV. When you rent directly with Disney, your ECV must be returned before you exit the theme park. If you are going to another Disney destination, you can keep your receipt and pick up a new ECV without an extra charge at your next location. This does mean that while transferring to your resort hotel and to another theme park, you will need to be able to walk on your own.

    If you need an ECV rental for the duration of your trip including when you are at your resort and during transfers, then I recommend renting one from ScooterBug. They are the official provider for Disney World and as such have special privileges. The best one is that you can have them drop off your ECV before you arrive at your resort without signing for it. It will be there waiting for you and ready to go as soon as you arrive.

    Disney World has a suite of services for guests with mobility disabilities that may help make your trip easier. I recommend taking some time to review these before you arrive so you know exactly what to expect while navigating the theme parks. I think it is helpful to review the rides that require a wheelchair or ECV transfer and make sure to prioritize these rides earlier in the day before you are tired or your foot is sore. 

    Happy Planning,
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