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  • On Oct 11, 2010
    Kim from NS Asked

    In order to rent an ECV unit at Disney, do you have to have a disability pass??

    Hi Kim,

    I think you'll find that Disney World is a great place for people who require any type of assistance. You will not be required to present any type of documentation to rent an ECV at Disney. 

    A limited number of ECVs are available for rent on a same-day basis at all four of the theme parks as well as Downtown Disney (ECVs are not available for rent at the water parks) on a first-come, first served basis (reservations are not accepted). I'd suggest arriving early to ensure availability.

    ECVs may only be used in the theme park where they are rented. ECVs are held if you leave a park and plan to return to the same park on the same day - just make sure you inform a Cast Member at the rental location when you return the ECV.  If you park hop to another park, you should retain your receipt from the first park you visited to obtain an ECV at the next park at no additional charge. Keep in mind that ECVs may not be available at the second park as quantities are limited.

    Check the link on the Guests with Disabilities section on the WDW website for Guests with Mobility Disabilities. There you'll find a list of the attractions which allow Guests in ECVs to remain in them, ones that require Guests in ECVs to transfer to a wheelchair (they will have some courtesy ones on hand for this) & which attractions require Guests to transfer from ECV & wheelchairs to board.

    Wishing you many magical memories :-) Allison

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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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