Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On Feb 28, 2012
    Cassandra Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    HI! I am visiting DW in Oct with my 7 yo Autistic son. We have been many times before and used the pass; however, I am worried this time because I know my son is bigger and he has a lot of issues with walking too far. Could we get a wheelchair if needed?

    Hi Cassandra,

    There are no special requirements needed for renting a wheelchair at Walt Disney World. There are simply rented first come, first served. If you feel that this will improve your son's park experience due to a medical condition, then by all means go ahead and rent one. Also, I assume that you've considered renting a stroller at WDW. It's not uncommon to find tired children as old as eight or ten riding in Disney strollers, but given your son's situation, he may not find them comfortable enough.

    I will tell you that there are no child-specific wheelchairs available at the parks. There are, however, several independent mobility and child-care equipment rental agencies that serve the Disney parks area. They generally pick up and deliver supplies directly to your hotel. You may be able to find a wheelchair or larger more comfortable stroller that will better suit your needs. For example, a website called caremedicalequipment.com rents strollers suited for larger children with medical challenges. 

    Good luck with your planning. Please let us know if we can provide additional help. 

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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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