Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 23, 2009
    Gretchen from CA 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.

    My 89 yr old grandma is traveling with us. Are there plenty of motorized scooters available? Is the staff helpful with assisting the elderly?

    Hi Gretchen,

    Our exciting to be sharing this trip with your grandmother. I also have taken my grandmother with us to Disney World a number of times. While she loves sharing in the memories with her great grandchildren, it is hard for her and her knees to keep up with us throughout the parks.

    We have not had any problems being able to obtain an electric scooter for her use, however we are often there early. There is a limited number available, although I do not know what that number is and it seems to be quite high. It does seem from experience that the electric scooters go much faster at Magic Kingdom then the other parks There are of course manual wheelchairs for rent in the event the electric scooters are gone.

    If you are not interested in using a manual wheelchair, and are concerned about the availability of the electric scooters, you may want to consider renting a scooter from a local company during your stay. There are a number of companies in the orlando area that you can contact and they will arrange for a scooter to be dropped off at your resort for her use. You can find a full listing by searching on Google for electric wheelchair rental in Orlando. While I have never used them myself, I have heard good things about or 866-778-4748.

    Hope you and your grandmother have a magical time!
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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