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  • On Mar 19, 2011
    Tiffany from TX Asked

    We are planning a trip to walt diney world this 3/22/11 and staying on property, our daughter is in a wheelchair. I know the trollys are wc accessible. but arer they crowded this time of yr? Would we be better off renting a car to drive to the parks?

    Hi Tiffany,

    I am so excited about your trip! SO close! The buses, monorails & most watercraft are wheelchair accessible. The buses drop you off super close to the Main Entrances of all the parks so they are very convenient. Its now spring break season so chances are they will be pretty crowded. 

    I think your decision to rent a car or take a bus may depend on a few things & one may work better than the other depending on which park you're visiting that day.  If you're staying in a resort along the monorail line, that is a great way to get to the Magic Kingdom (MK) or Epcot.

    If you take a bus, there are times when there may a bit of a wait especially first thing in the morning. If your daughter doesn't do well with waiting (or being in crowds), you may want to rent a car. You'll also need to consider which resort you are staying at & where the nearest bus stop is to your room. Some of the resorts are really big & could add to your wait time.

    Also consider what time you plan to leave the parks. If its right after the nighttime parade, fireworks or at park closing, lots of Guests will also be heading back to their resorts so the wait for a bus could be longer. Driving your own car could get you back to your resort faster.

    Handicapped parking is located near the front entrance of each theme park with the exception of MK where parking is near the Ticket & Transportation Center (TTC). From there, you will need to take the monorail or ferry boat to the MK - both of which are handicapped accessible. Taking a Disney bus would allow you to bypass that & would drop you off near the park's entrance. 

    There is a link of the Disney website for Guests with Mobility Disabilities that you may find helpful. Wishing you magical memories :-)
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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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