Disabled person on Kilimanjaro Safari
  • On Sep 1, 2016
    Michelle from VA Asked

    Hello. WDW vacation in Nov. I will be using a scooter for mobility issues from my lupus. I cannot step in then step down (and step up then out). Are there rides I need to avoid because of this? Thank you. I admit I am very anxious about this.

    Hi Michelle, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us a question! 

    I’ve travelled with several friends and family members with mobility issues who’ve needed scooters and/or wheelchairs in order to get around. One of the best resources I’ve found is the Services for Guests with Mobility Disabilities webpage. There, you’ll find lists of all of the various attractions and the types of access that each one requires. 

    I’m not sure what your mobility level is but, based on what you’re saying about being able to step in and out of a vehicle, your “safest” bets would definitely be attractions that allow you to stay in your scooter (called an “Electric Conveyance Vehicle” or ECV in Disney-speak). Those are the attractions in the “May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV” list. 

    That being said, I wouldn’t cross the other attractions off the list yet! Even ones that require some kind of transfer may be accessible to you, depending on how the ride vehicle is configured. I would highly recommend speaking to the Cast Member stationed at the attraction’s entrance if you have any questions about how the loading/unloading process works. They may be able to accommodate you better than you’d think!

    I hope my answer helps put your mind at ease about your visit to Walt Disney World Resort this November. If we can help you plan your vacation further, or answer any other questions about how to navigate Walt Disney World Resort with a mobility disability, please don’t hesitate to come back and see us. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

    Lynne
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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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