Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 7, 2013
    Meghan Asked

    Hi , My dad had a knee replacement and was just at the doctors and he gave a note stating he should have no prolonged standing. Is this something that can be accommodated and how do I go about this? Thanks

    Hi, Meghan!

    I can certainly empathize with your father's situation as I suffered a serious knee injury just a few weeks before my most recent visit to Walt Disney World Resort in May. I was unable to walk very far without severe pain and also couldn't stand for very long, so I ended up renting an Electric Conveyance Vehicle (ECV). A visit to Walt Disney World Resort requires a certain level of stamina -- there is a lot of ground to cover, particularly at Epcot and Animal Kingdom Park. I can honestly tell you that, if it weren't for the rental scooter, there's no way I would have been able to get around the parks each day. My ECV quickly became my new "BFF"!

    Your father may want to consider renting a motorized scooter or manual wheelchair to better enable him to enjoy the parks and avoid prolonged standing during your family's visit. ECVs and wheelchairs can be rented just inside the park entrances or from an outside company. The advantage to renting from an outside vendor is that your father would have access to the ECV or wheelchair outside of the parks as well, if this is something he feels he may need. Otherwise, he can rent either an ECV or wheelchair at the first park your family visits and, if you park hop to another park, he'll just need to present his receipt in order to avoid having to pay an additional rental fee. 

    Follow these links for more details on ECV Rentals and Wheelchair Rentals at Walt Disney World Resort, including contact information for reputable local private companies who will deliver directly to your Resort hotel for added convenience.

    I hope this information is helpful! Please let me know if I can assist you further with your plans.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!  

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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, New Jersey

I'm a Disneyphile and Type A planner! I'm also a writer and editor, wife and mom to an amazing daughter, age 7. I love helping guests of all ages and abilities plan their "Disney time" and make magical vacation memories at Walt Disney World!
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