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Old 03-20-2013, 08:47 PM   #1
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Renting a wheelchair van

We are coming to Disney for a very short trip maybe for two days in May. We are planning to stay in Disney and then leave Orlando and driving to Georgia for a wedding. Any suggestions where to rent a handicapped wheelchair?
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:22 PM   #2
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Do you mean a wheelchair or a wheelchair accessible van?
Your title said van and your post says a wheelchair.

Follow the link in my signature to the disABILITIES FAQs thread (or look for it stuck near the top of this board).
Post 2 of that thread has information about renting wheelchairs, and if you scroll down toward the bottom of that post, there is some information about renting wheelchair accessible vans.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:34 AM   #3
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Sorry I was not clear. We need to rent a wheelchair accessible van. We need an van with a ramp to put him and his wheelchair in
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Sorry I was not clear. We need to rent a wheelchair accessible van. We need an van with a ramp to put him and his wheelchair in
Thanks for the clarification - what you need is in post 2 of he disABILITIES FAQs. The thread is near the top of this board or you can find a link in my signature.
There are several companies listed at the end of post 2.

Be prepared for 'sticker shock'. Regular vans are expensive compared to renting a full size car and wheelchair accessible vans are much more expensive thn regular vans.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:01 PM   #5
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Accessible Vans to Rent

You can go to accessiblevans.com and select the city where you need to rent a van. They have dealers all over the country.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:16 PM   #6
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thank you

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Old 04-06-2013, 01:13 AM   #7
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They are very expensive - in fact, my wife and I discovered it was cheaper to upgrade to the most expensive category in the most expensive monorail hotel than to rent a wheelchair van and stay in the moderate resort. In fact, the van would have cost more than our entire week long stay in the moderate resort.

I am not even sure if there are one-way wheelchair van rentals, so you may also want to look into train options (since I know flying with chairs is obnoxious)
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:36 PM   #8
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Thanks Katy for your response. Yes they are expensive. We do not need the van for the time we are in Disney we need it to drive to Georgia for a wedding. Once we get back from the wedding we will stay in Disney for a couple of days.
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