Mom And Son Safari
  • On Jan 26, 2009
    Nichole from MA Asked

    Well my wdw vaca for 3 has quickly turned into a vaca for 7.lol.my mom who has M.S is traveling with us uses a wheelchair to get around and eliminate all the walking..only thing is its a motorized wheelchair. Is there a place she can recharge it?help

    Hi Nichole!  The more the merrier for a wonderful Disney vacation!

    Disney is very aware of their guests needs and has done so much to help make every guest comfortable during their stay.  You will see many ECVs or motorized wheelchairs in every park.  Pick up a Disney Guidebook for Guests with Disabilities at Guest Services in the parks.  This will help outline the attraction restrictions and options for the various rides.  Some will allow your mother to remain in her chair while others will need for her to transfer from the chair to the ride vehicle.  Knowing this in advance will help the entire group be more comfortable and prepared for their days in the parks.

    You will not visibly see outlets for you to recharge the ECVs but if you ask cast members what you need they will direct you and assist you to get this taken care of when needed.  Often it is suggested to do this during a theater type attraction if possible so you are not losing time seeing things in the park.

    There is a book called, "Passporter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line" by Deb Wills and Debra Martin Koma that can be found at all major bookstores and amazon.com.  This book is an excellent reference and sourcebook for guests with unique problems and needs.

    Have a great vacation! 
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Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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