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Old 05-01-2013, 01:39 PM   #16
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I just wanted to share my experience from 2011 in case it's of any help. I injured myself the first day of my trip, and rented a manual wheelchair from Walker Mobility because I was scared of using an ECV.

There turned out to ba a lot more slopes, hills, and ramps in the parks than I had expected, and the friend pushing my chair was worn out after one day. We called Walker, and they brought an ECV to our resort first thing the next morning.

I obviously don't know your mother or the severity of her illness, so it's possible she may not have the coordination for an ECV for all I know. But if you find that whatever option you select isn't working out, it's certainly possible to change your plans midstream and go with something else.
Thanks for sharing your experience- I am planning to switch if the first day is too exhausting. I am a little hesitant with her using the ECV. What was your experience in using the ECV the first time- was it a lot easier than you thought? If it's pretty basic I think she'd be okay.
I think the drivers will even park it for you on the bus if needed, I'm pretty sure I've seen that in the past. That's always been my worst fear- getting the thing on and off the buses!!
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Thanks for sharing your experience- I am planning to switch if the first day is too exhausting. I am a little hesitant with her using the ECV. What was your experience in using the ECV the first time- was it a lot easier than you thought? If it's pretty basic I think she'd be okay.
I think the drivers will even park it for you on the bus if needed, I'm pretty sure I've seen that in the past. That's always been my worst fear- getting the thing on and off the buses!!
Yes most drivers will help park it but if some don't it not that their being rude or a bad driver Disney policy is that their not allowed to touch the guest ecv. But most drivers will go against the policy to make a help a guest they don't like watching you having trouble parking it so they will help. Or at least give you verbal tips on how to park it.
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It WAS a lot easier than I had thought it would be.
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