2 quick questions re: wheelchair vs monorail and theft of wheelchair

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  1. blackberrybunny

    blackberrybunny Earning My Ears

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    Hello again

    I just have 2 quick questions, please.

    My mom and I are bringing in our own wheelchair to the Magic Kingdom. If we want to ride the monorail for fun, can we bring the wheelchair on the monorail? What do we do with it then? Are you required to fold it up and store it on the monorail, or to sit in it?

    AND.....

    I see most, if not all rides, are wheelchair accessible somehow. But when you get to the ride, you have to get out of your chair and board the boat or ride seats. What do you do with your wheelchair then? Do you leave it at the entrance of the ride? And how do you prevent someone else from (inadvertently??) stealing your wheelchair?
    Do you tie a ribbon or write your name on it or something else so you'll know which one is yours?


    Guess that was more than 2 questions, sorry! :rotfl:
     
  2. Cheshire Figment

    Cheshire Figment <font color=red><marquee behavior=alternate>Friend

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    1. All of the monorail trains are designed to allow several (4-6) wheelchairs and/or ECVs to be on board at one time. And you can remain seated on it. If you do want to fold it up and walk on you can go into any of the cars.

    2. Most attraction queues are wheelchair accessible, you go through the regular line with everyone else.

    3. If you are going into a show there are spaces (usually the front and/or last row) for wheelchairs with regular seating next to them for people accompanying the people in the chair.

    4. Some of the rides do have a special car when a person in a wheelchair can stay in their chair. If not, the chair will be held right at the boarding area for the person to return. Or, if Load and Unload are in different areas, the chair will be taken from you at Load and will be waiting for you at Unload when you get off.
     
  3. blackberrybunny

    blackberrybunny Earning My Ears

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    Thank you so much!!
     
  4. ttintagel

    ttintagel DIS Veteran

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    It certainly couldn't hurt to put something on the chair to identify it more quickly when you get off a ride.
     

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