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  • On Oct 30, 2011
    Daniel from CT Asked

    Hello We are planning on visiting Disney with my Mom who is mobility disabled. We ant her to have as much fun as the rest of us and were considering a mobility scooter. Please send advice on how best to accomidate her. Best Resort for the disabled?

    Hi Daniel!

    You can rent a scooter or Electric Convenience Vehicle (ECV) at any of the theme parks.  You can also rent them from an outside company and have it delivered to the Walt Disney World Resort.

    The advantage in renting from an outside company include having the scooter anywhere you go at Walt Disney World.  That includes having it at your hotel, at the water parks, Downtown Disney, if you go off site, etc.  The scooter is also available whenever you need it, not just during park hours.  Also, sometimes the parks run out of scooters and by bringing your own you are sure to have one.

    The disadvantage in renting from an outside company is that you have the transport the scooter when you want it somewhere.  For example, suppose you really only want the scooter in the theme parks and you don't need one at your hotel.  Well you can't leave a non-Disney scooter at the parks; you'll have to take it with you when you return to your hotel.  That can mean waiting for an accessible bus and dealing with the ramps to the monorails and the boats.

    I do recommend staying in a Magic Kingdom monorail resort.  Doing so will provide you with easy and quick access to the Magic Kingdom, and via the Epcot monorail line, to Epcot as well.  Also, if you are going to use a scooter at your hotel, be sure to note that on your reservation and mention it again upon check-in. 

    Have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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