Sorry - I didn't read all the posts, but here's my trick when I use an ECV. I bring my folding cane and keep it in the basket. Then when I get out to go on a ride/attraction, I snap that cane open and use it to walk through the line, etc. Plus I am usually really stiff from sitting so the cane is very useful. It does avoid any of those annoying stares. I don't care what others' think, but I realized the cane was a pr "crutch" for those judgemental idiots. I have RA and understand how you feel.