Scooter Question

Discussion in 'disABILITIES!' started by Mish, May 2, 2012.

  1. Mish

    Mish DIS Veteran

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    I ususally rent a wheel chair for my son when we are in Disney and push him around, he has a hip problem and all that walking is tourture on him by the end of the day. This year I am thinking about renting him a scooter. He is 14 and I really dont feel like pushing him in the hot sun in August. Is this possible. Michelle
     
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  3. deegack

    deegack DIS Veteran

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    Most places will not rent a scooter to someone that young nor should they IMO.
     
  4. utterrandomness

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    It wouldn't hurt to ask the company. Your son might be mature enough to handle it. Companies don't usually rent scooters to people under 16, but again, it wouldn't hurt to ask. Teenagers can be very responsible.
     
  5. Tonka's Skipper

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    As stated the best thing is to call the rental places and ask......if your signing the actual contract.....it should be able to be worked out. This can't be the first time this type of situation has come up. ::yes::

    I would suggest that your rent one for a day before the trip so your son can practice. They are not as easy to handle as they look.

    AKK
     
  6. SueM in MN

    SueM in MN combining the teacups with a roller coaster Moderator

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    Randy's will [/i]sometimes[/i] rent for use by older teens under the age of 18. The Disney park rental ones and most of the other companies will not rent for use by someone under 18 yrs old.
    The difference with Randy's is that they deliver the ECV to your resort, will instruct and assess the teen's ability and maturity. I have heard of Randy's renting to 16 yr olds- not sure about 14, but would not hurt to ask them if he is a mature 14 yr old.

    As the adult, you will need to sign the contract and will be responsible for any damages or injuries.
     

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