Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Sep 25, 2014
    Vicki from TN 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.

    Can u get a wheelchair if you park in the handicap section that u can take to park entrance?Mom can't get from the monorail/boat dock to entrance w/o wheelchair. Will rent EVC inside park. Is this best route or taking tram?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel Vicki ~

    You are super sweet to plan ahead for your Mom. There are blue courtesy wheelchairs in the handicapped parking areas to assist Guests to and from the entrance of the theme parks but you are not allowed to take them inside the theme parks. You will need to bring your Mom's handicapped parking placard to park in the handicapped areas.

    Trams do not service handicapped parking areas. If your Mom is able to walk a short distance, you could park in the regular parking areas and take a tram to the front entrance of the park.

    ECV Rentals are available in all four theme parks and Downtown Disney. These are available on a first come first serve basis and reservations are not accepted. ECVs must remain in the parks in which they were rented. If you visit other parks on the same day, you can show your receipt at the next park to obtain another ECV depending on availability.

    If you think it will be helpful for your Mom to use an ECV outside of the parks, you could rent an ECV from a local private company that offers ECV rentals. You can find a list of some companies at the bottom of the ECV rental link above. This may be a cheaper option than renting each day in the parks. These companies will deliver and pick up ECVs to many area resorts.

    Here is some information regarding attractions for Guests with Mobility Disabilities including those that allow Guests to remain in their wheelchairs or ECVs, those that require Guests in ECVs to transfer to wheelchairs to board, and those that require Guests to be mobile to enjoy.

    Please feel free to visit us with all of your planning questions. We are hEAR to help you!

    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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