scooter accessibility on disney transportation

Discussion in 'disABILITIES!' started by captflo78, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. captflo78

    captflo78 Earning My Ears

    Apr 10, 2012
    We rented a scooter for my 87 year old Dad from an outside vendor and we are staying inside the park. My biggest concern is using the transportation from the hotel to the different parks. Are all the buses accessible for scooters? He can walk short distances and he wears a brace on his leg. Would we be better off renting in the park?
  2. pugdog

    pugdog DIS Veteran

    Aug 19, 2000
    All of the buses have ramps to get on.
  3. SueM in MN

    SueM in MN combining the teacups with a roller coaster Moderator

    Aug 23, 1999
    As pugdog posted, all the buses are accessible. The monorails and most boats are also accessible - there is more information in the disABILITIES FAQs thread, which is located near the top of the disABILITIES Board. You can also follow my signature to get there.

    This was posted on the disABILITIES Community Board, so I am going to move it to the disABILITIES Board, which is more about Disney trips.

    I would suggest keeping your reservation for an ECV from off site. That way, he will have it also to use at the resort - which would be very helpful. If you rent at the parks, there is no guarantee one will be available, plus you have to get from the bus or parking area to the rental place at the park.
    So, renting from off site is better.
  4. SteveMouse

    SteveMouse DIS Veteran

    Oct 6, 2002
    You/he may want to practice driving one prior to your trip if you don't have experience with one- many big box (walmarts, etc.) have them for customer's use. It can be a little tricky parking them in the right spot on the bus, but the Disney drivers are usually quite helpful.

    It also helps, if possible, to have a small ECV.
  5. disney david

    disney david DIS Veteran

    Apr 7, 2010
    As pp said all disney buses can handle two ecv/wheelchairs some can handle three and their a few that can handle four. the drivers will help you get on you be boarding threw the back door through a ramp and making a right to an open slot that the driver made before you got on. then he/she will tie down your ecv they will ask you to transfer to a seat for your safety they are bottom heavy and can tip even with them being tied down.

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