ECVs and wheelchairs at Disney.....how about umbrella or sunshade?

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  1. Carlos A Cabrera

    Carlos A Cabrera Earning My Ears

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    So it turns out that certain strollers are not allowed at Disney, I purchased a stroller for nephew, that looked more like a wagon than a stroller. These are not allowed at Disney unless you can push them, you aren't allowed to pull the unit. With that being said, when I go to the parks I usually grab an ECV as i can't walk for very long due to my severe asthma (literally have to take my neb to the park and everything). On Amazon I found an umbrella that I can mount to the ECV to beat the summer heat in FL, you think ill have a problem bringing it into the park and mounting it?
     
  2. gap2368

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    You can not pull anything behind you or with an ECV I would make other plans
     
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  4. Mrsjvb

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    not permitted to attach anything to the ECV at all.
     
  5. Carlos A Cabrera

    Carlos A Cabrera Earning My Ears

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    Does Disney offer a ECV add on cover canopy thing?
     
  6. gap2368

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    No you can not pull anything behind the ECV. Is there someone else going with you
     
  7. UncleMike101

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    I don't believe that the Disney ECV's can have any accessories but this thread,
    https://www.disboards.com/threads/gold-mobility-rental.3684929/
    Goes into some detail concerning the accessories that this particular vendor offers.
    The accessories are free and the ECV's are about 1/2 the price of a Disney ECV rental.
     
  8. Carlos A Cabrera

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    I'm not trying to pull anything......
    I need a small roof attachment for an electric wheelchair, so the sun doesn't beat on me. I need to know if disney offers add ons to there electric wheelchairs in which the have some with a chair cover?
     
  9. UncleMike101

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    The canopy is not pulled behind anything.
    It's a small roof.
     
  10. gap2368

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    No but off sight venders do they really are not as helpful as you think
     
  11. Carlos A Cabrera

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    UncleMike101 the problem that i have had with companies outside of Disney is that that rent you the chairs, charge a lot to deliver the chair to the park.
     
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    Did not see canopy when I first read that post
     
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    It is cheaper then the Disney ones to rent
     
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    The Gold Mobility vendor that is discussed in the thread that I linked does not charge for delivery or pickup and they will deliver to almost anywhere in the Orlando area including all of the Disney Resorts.
    The linked thread goes into detail about the services offered by Gold mobility and has received a lot of good revues from DIS members.
     
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    Not all companies charge for delivery. Get a Disney approved company and they will deliver to the park or any Disney resort for no charge.
     
  16. Carlos A Cabrera

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    Thank UncleMike101 and themommy ill check out Gold Mobility
     
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    Here is a list of ECV vender most have sun shade that can be added
    ++ power wheelchairs for experienced renters
    This is a list of the Featured Vendors in alphabetical order:
    • Apple Scooter
      321-726-6837
      http://www.applescooter.com/
      Apple rents scooters, manual wheelchairs, single and double strollers.
      They do rent smaller, 16 inch wide wheelchairs, suitable for smaller people (and children) between 80 and 135 pounds.
      Apple has many good reviews from DIS posters and is a long time favorite. There have been some recent (2015 and early 2016) negative reviews.
    • Best Price Mobility
      321-402-5955
      Toll Free: 866-866-3434
      http://www.bpmobility.com
      Best Price rents scooters, manual wheelchairs, single and double strollers. Little feedback from DIS posters
    • Buena Vista
      (407)938-0349 or toll free (866)484-4797
      www.buenavistascooters.com
      Buena Vista rents scooters, manual wheelchairs, transport chairs, single and double strollers, lift chairs, knee walkers and some respiratory equipment.
      They also service and repair personal equipment.
      Buena Vista has many good reviews from DIS posters and is a long time favorite.
    • CARE Medical was a Featured Vendor, but is closing (changed 5/2/17)
    • Scooterbug
      1-800-726-8284
      Scooterbugmobility.com
      little feedback from DIS posters.
      They rent ECVs, standing ECVs, manual wheelchairs, single and double strollers (weight limit to 60 pounds).
      From what I can tell, this company provides strollers, wheelchairs and ECVs for the WDW parks; and probably pool chairs. They also rent the large grey ECVs that can be rented in the parks, plus a form of Standing ECV that guests can drive from a standing position. Here is a link to a thread about them, with pictures.
    Vendors not on the Featured Provider List:
    The specific companies are listed because DIS posters have used and recommended them over the years. The companies with little feedback are listed along with that information.
    We will NOT list a company on the FAQs thread without a significant number of recommendations from established posters. Also, some companies encourage/promote allowing children to ride as passengers on scooters. We will not knowinglypost a link to any company that encourages behavior that is unsafe and companies that manufacture ECVs specifically warn against in their instruction manuals.
    • Randy's Mobility
    • According to information from Randy, they have a London, England phone # that connects directly to their US. Office.
      US. & CAN. (321-281-6603)
      UK. (02030062368)
      http://randysmobility.com/randysmobility/rentals/
    • Randy's has been a long time favorite of DIS posters.
    • Randys rents ECVs, manual wheelchairs and Joovey strollers, including Joovey Caboose where one child can stand behind. Randy's will sometimes rent ECVs to older teens on a case by case basis.
    • Walker Mobility:
      1-888-726-6837
      www.walkermobility.com
      Walkers rents ECVs, manual wheelchairs, Power wheelchairs ++, single and double strollers.
      They do rent smaller, 16 inch wide wheelchairs, suitable for smaller people (and children) between 80 and 100 pounds.
      Walker is a longtime favorite of DIS Board posters and Walker Mobility is also a wdwinfo.com sponsor
    • Scootarama
      877-736-8328k
      http://www.scootarama.com/
      Scootarama rents scooters and power wheelchairs (which they, confusingly, call another type of scooter).
      Not as much feedback as Randy's, Care and Walker, but people who did post about them reported they had no problems.
    • Scooter Vacations
      866-778-4748
      UK 02079 932302
      http://www.scootorlando.com/index.html
      Scooter Vacations rents scooter of various types (which they confusingly call 'electric wheelchairs')
      Not as much feedback as Randys, Care and Walker, but people who did post about them reported no problems. Their website lists them as "Disney Premier Providers" and "Universal Premier Providers". Neither Disney nor Universal has any listing for "Premier Provider".
    • Scootaround
      1-888-441-7575
    • https://locations.scootaround.com/orlando
    • Not as much feedback as Randy's, Care and Walker. Scootaround rents ECV, wheelchairs and walkers/rollators. They also rent power wheelchairs.
    • They are a nationwide company.
     
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    Believe it or not, they are getting very lax about the wagon/stroller deal. I have seen many pull along wagons at the parks on our last few trips. I don't have any idea why or how they are getting by/in but no one is stopping them. It was just one or two but now it's quite a few. It's always the types that have a folding frame and canvas outside, not the red old fashion wagons.

    I hope you've seen now that this is not the case. Almost 100% of the time, off site rentals are cheaper. Plus, you get the ECV for getting to and from the resort, not just in the parks. When I needed one for my mother, a rental company was a much better option than an on site ECV, both for connivence and price. Just like with strollers. In case you weren't aware, many of these same companies rent strollers too. Apple is one I've used for both strollers and ECV
     
  19. Carlos A Cabrera

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    off topic and im sorry, but how do you do that blue bubble thing with my posts?
     
  20. Carlos A Cabrera

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    You guys are incredible at answering questions, this site is great!
     
  21. AngiTN

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    It's the Reply or +Quote links.
    Look at the lower right hand corner of the box for each post

    Reply is a single quote
    +Quote will let you quote multiple posts
     
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