Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > disABILITIES!
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-20-2013, 10:04 AM   #1
mamabear0222
Countdown to 2014 trip
 
mamabear0222's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 906

Scooter Rentals at WDW

On our family trip we will be taking my 70 yr old Mom with us.
While in otherwise decent health, she will not be able to walk the day without renting a scooter.

1. Can we do this when we get to the park or does she need to do this in advance?

2. Where does she park it if she gets on a ride?

3. Towards the end of the day she wont be able to stand for long periods of time, (her hips bother her after sitting/walking for the day) .. what happens then for rides when she cant stand in line??

Thanks in advance!!
mamabear0222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 10:28 AM   #2
jdb in AZ
It could end up curdled
 
jdb in AZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 7,036

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamabear0222 View Post
On our family trip we will be taking my 70 yr old Mom with us.
While in otherwise decent health, she will not be able to walk the day without renting a scooter.

1. Can we do this when we get to the park or does she need to do this in advance? Either, but WDW often runs out of them. It's cheaper to rent off-site and the scooters are better quality and easier to maneuver, plus you can keep them overnight to ride around the hotel and Downtown Disney.

2. Where does she park it if she gets on a ride? With the strollers. She keeps the key.

3. Towards the end of the day she wont be able to stand for long periods of time, (her hips bother her after sitting/walking for the day) .. what happens then for rides when she cant stand in line?? She'll ride the scooter through most of the lines. Some of the rides that aren't scooter friendly will have a wheelchair she can use in line.

Thanks in advance!!
Have a great trip.
jdb in AZ is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 01-20-2013, 10:39 AM   #3
mamabear0222
Countdown to 2014 trip
 
mamabear0222's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 906

Thanks....we aren't staying onsite ...do they deliver to the parks??
mamabear0222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 10:55 AM   #4
disney david
DIS Veteran
 
disney david's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Hartsdale, ny
Posts: 3,537

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamabear0222
Thanks....we aren't staying onsite ...do they deliver to the parks??
No but they might deliver it to your off site hotel or where your staying.
__________________
www.mentalhealth.va.gov/suicide_prevention

Bring back Walter on the podcast we miss him
CHIP AND DALE ARE A LIST CHARACTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
disney david is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 12:44 PM   #5
SueM in MN
It's like combining the teacups with a roller coaster

 
SueM in MN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Twin Cities area,Minnesota,USA
Posts: 30,923
DISboards Moderator

Follow the link in my signature to the disABILITIES FAQs thread (you can also find it near the top of this board).
Post 2 of that thread is about renting ECVs and wheelchairs and has phone numbers and links to companies recommended most by DIS posters.

There are some other posts in that thread that will also be helpful to you - post 1 is an index that will tell you where to look for things.

As was already mentioned, most lines are accessible to both wheelchairs and ECVs. For the ones that are not ECV accessible, you can park the ECV with the strollers - if she doesn't think she an walk, ask the CM to borrow an attractin wheelchair. All lines are wheelchair accessible to the point of boarding.
__________________
SueM in MN
Moderator of disABILITIES
Link to disABILITIES FAQs thread

Spaceship Earth: We are all passengers together.
Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans......John Lennon
Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud. Dr. Maya Angelou
trip report link in Memory of eternaldisneyfan, who lived these words: Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses. Alphonse Karr
SueM in MN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 03:34 AM   #6
NYCrules
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 24

see my post Walker Mobility

you'll have a great time!
As for scooters be sure to read my post titled "Walker Mobility" may help with your decision.
Be sure to keep plenty of water with you as it can get pretty hot especially for a 70 year old. Also a few power or granola bars can prove a life saver in the parks on long days.
NYCrules is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 08:41 PM   #7
mamabear0222
Countdown to 2014 trip
 
mamabear0222's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 906

You guys are awesome
__________________
mamabear0222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 11:23 PM   #8
Piper
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Posts: 2,892

Just to be really clear, she won't need to park OUTSIDE the ride for most rides...they are mainstreamed. She will ride up to the boarding point and they will tell you where to park near the boarding--sometimes they will move the ECV so it is near the exit to make it easier for her. There are a few that she will need to transfer into a wheelchair, but they will tell you the best place to park.

There are very few attractions with places to sit while you wait for the ride...WDWs answer for that is to tell you to rent either a WC or ECV.

You would be much better off renting from an outside vendor because some of the resorts are huge. Getting to her room at the end of the day may be a problem. If you are staying onsite you can use the buses. The driver will help you.

Read the FAQs--you will learn a lot and there is a list of offsite vendors also.
Piper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 01:19 AM   #9
aubriee
Chocolate always makes things better
 
aubriee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: East of Dallas
Posts: 14,811

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamabear0222 View Post
Thanks....we aren't staying onsite ...do they deliver to the parks??
No, but they should deliver one to wherever you are staying. This past Oct/Nov we did a split stay at Westlake Town Center and then at RPR over at Universal. Apple Scooters had no problem dropping it off at bell services at Westlake, then picking it up over at RPR. When I called them, they acted like it was no big deal.
aubriee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 08:43 PM   #10
wisbucky
I'm feeling stalked
I'm still sitting by my computer and hoping
 
wisbucky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 1,625

I have known a couple companies to deliver at the gate. For Mk it was at the TTC. It is best to call the companies and ask.
__________________

You just got to love those Mickey Bars!



wisbucky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 10:07 PM   #11
mamabear0222
Countdown to 2014 trip
 
mamabear0222's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 906

Ty :-)

Sent from my Samsung S3 using DISBoards
__________________
mamabear0222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2013, 08:40 AM   #12
Bete
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Crawfordsville,In.
Posts: 4,752

On our last trip we picked our scooter up from Apple Scooters; because, we stayed off site. Their store front is close to Disney World inside a mall; so, it's pretty convenient to go there. I liked it better this way; because, we controlled the time of picking it up and dropping it off. We had to go pass the store to get to our hotel. It worked out perfect for us.
Bete is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:48 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: