Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Aug 17, 2014
    Morgan from MS Asked

    Can we rent a wheelchair for a really big kid who is not handicapped at Disney World? My son is almost 5 feet tall and won't fit in a stroller, but he's still a 6 year old boy with a 6 year old's average stamina. No one would rent us a stroller last year

    Hi Morgan,

    I too have children who are tall for their age and quite often appear older than their chronological age. Young children of 6 often do become tired and need more rest than adults and I often recommend that parents to take this into consideration when planning their vacation.

    Since your 6 year old son is already 5 foot tall, he will not fit into the conventional strollers. However he will fit into the brand "Special Tomato Jogger" which is rented through some of the Disney featured stroller providers. The Special Tomato Jogger is 14" wide, has a 25" tall seat back, and can accommodate children up to 110 pounds. This stroller also has a canopy and reclines, which are features you will not find by renting a standard manual wheelchair. To find a Disney Featured Provider for Stroller Rentals, click on this link and scroll down the page to find a list of stroller providers. Not all of the providers stock this stroller, but at least one of the providers does rent the Special Tomato Jogger.

    If for some reason the Special Tomato Jogger is unavailable and you cannot locate one in your area to bring with you, there is no rule that you cannot rent a manual wheelchair for your child. However since the number of manual wheelchairs in each theme park is in limited quantity, I do ask that you choose to rent a wheelchair from an outside vendor. This way your child will not be shortening the supply of wheelchairs in the theme parks for Guests who have physical mobility impairments. Here is a link to access Disney Featured Providers for Wheelchair Rentals.

    Have a MAGICAL vacation!
    Brenda ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Brenda, Missouri

I fell in love with Walt Disney World on my very first visit, which took place during my honeymoon. Since then we have added 4 "mouseketeers" to our family and have come to appreciate what a great value a Walt Disney World vacation can be on a budget. As a Physical Therapist and a mom of a large family, I would love to help you plan your next magical trip! Learn More About Brenda

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