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  • On May 15, 2019
    Kim from PA Asked

    I will be staying offsite w/my 70 year old mom & 5 kids. We will have a ECV & a stroller & will be driving to the parks. How do we get from the car to the parks with the ecv? Especially at MK. Also do we just take the ECV in lines with us?

    Hello Kim! Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. 

    A few months ago my daughter had broken her foot and we had several trips to Walt Disney World planned during that time of healing for her. It was the first time I had really paid attention to visiting with mobility issues and I learned a lot. Disney does an amazing job of making sure each Guest has a wonderful vacation, no matter the circumstances. When you park your car, your mother will be able to ride her ECV to the entrance of Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. The rest of your party can either walk with her or you can fold up your stroller and ride the tram from the parking area to the entrance of each park to meet up with her. When you are parking for Magic Kingdom Park you'll actually be leaving your car at the Transportation and Ticket Center. Your mother will need to use her ECV to go to the main area there and again you can either walk with her or take the tram. After you all go through security, from there you all can board either the monorail or the boat that will take you over to Magic Kingdom Park. She will be able to stay seated in her ECV for either one of those options the entire time. 

    Each attraction offers several different options to provide Guests with mobility issues the best experience possible. For some attractions and shows your mother will actually be able to remain in her ECV, if that is most convenient for her. For other attractions, she might be asked to park her ECV and transfer into a wheelchair. The My Disney Experience mobile app actually has this information already available to you for each attraction. Be sure to have that downloaded on your smartphone. When you want to view this information open up the My Disney Experience app and select the park you'd like more information in. Then select an attraction. You should then see a pop-up. Once you've selected the pop-up it should take you to a new screen where you'll see all kinds of information about that attraction. Scroll down to the bottom and this is where you'll find the accessibility information so you know what to expect for your mother. I love using the My Disney Experience app, it's amazing!   

    I hope this helps Kim. If you have any other questions before your trip, please feel free to come back and ask. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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