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Old 02-22-2013, 10:58 PM   #1
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I am going to Disneyworld with my family and will need to rent a scooter for my father. He had some medical issues with his leg this year and can't walk too much. I have been looking at scooter rental places. Is the portable scooter a good choice? My father is 215lbs and not driving a scooter before. We will have our own vans, but may use disney transportaton some. Are their rain covers like strollers have in case of rain? Is their insurance for the scooter when we rent it. I saw Beuna vista has rental insurance, but I can't find how much it is. Any tips would be great.

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Old 02-23-2013, 02:31 PM   #2
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Use a poncho as a rain cover for the scooter. With the weight of your father a portable scooter will work fine, especially if using own transportation. Have your father drive the scooters in the stores like Walmart or Target before going so he has a feel for how they will work. If he handles them just fine, then the one that you rent will be a breeze to use, but I would allow him time to get comfortable with the one at the resort before heading to the parks. Have him back it up, practice parallel parking and making tight turns.

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Old 02-23-2013, 02:38 PM   #3
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A portable scooter gives you more options - you can choose to use WDW transportation or to break the scooter down into pieces and load it into your van. Many of the websites have instructions or videos on how to do that.

At his weight he doesn't need a heavy duty scooter.
Most people pick up driving one relatively quickly, especially if they are used to driving a car. If he is concerned, he could try driving one at a story - Target, Walmart and most grocery stores have them.if he can drive one of hose, he will have little problem driving one at WDW.
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