Located in Orlando, FL, Disney World brings the magic of Walt Disney to life and creates dream vacations no matter whether you’re a toddler or a retiree. Made up of four theme parks –Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom – and two waterparks – Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, Disney’s Blizzard Beach – this is a huge vacation destination that you could spend weeks at and still never see everything. For a truly successful Disney World vacation, it is best to go with an itinerary in mind that appreciates the size and scope of the place, and realistic expectations about how much you can squeeze into one trip (although you must make sure to see a parade or two, and the fireworks display over Cinderella’s Castle at least once).
Disney works hard to create a welcoming environment for guests with disabilities and offers a Disability Access Service Card that you can apply for that enables you to skip long line-ups for rides within the park. There are rooms designed for wheelchair users in the resort hotels (staying on resort is a really good idea whether or not you have mobility issues as it cuts down on time getting in and out of the parks, and offers perks such as later access to the parks and special event access). By arranging for a wheelchair or electric scooter rental with Scootaround before you get to Disney World, you’ll have no issue with getting wherever you need to go while visiting the parks.
When it comes to planning for your Disney World trip, Scootaround can fix you up with whatever equipment you need with our unique Meet & Greet service. We can deliver equipment to any Disney World property and have one of our personnel give you an orientation with your rental equipment to ensure that you are completely comfortable using it before venturing into the parks. Call 1-888-441-7575 or email us to make your reservation.
As soon as you walk through the gates of any Disney park, you’re immersed in a playful world of fun and imagination. From your first spin on the Mad Tea Party teacups in the Magic Kingdom to when you spy Mickey Mouse for the first time, there’s plenty of vintage Disney magic to fall for. But Disney World offers so much more than that – there are thrill-rides galore, dining experiences and international experiences at Epcot, and you can go on safari in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
If you’re a first time visitor to Disney World, here are four attractions you’ll want to include on your itinerary:
This is just a small taste of everything you can experience at Disney World. The parks span a lot of ground, and to fully explore you’re advised to contact Scootaround to arrange your wheelchair or electric scooter rental in advance of your Disney trip. Call 1-888-441-7575) or email us for assistance.
You’ll need to show a recognizable disabled parking permit (from any state or country) in order to use the assigned spaces at Disney World hotels and resorts, but once you’re parked you wont really need to take your car anywhere else as getting around the parks is easy (and driving to each park would be more effort than using the transport provided). Some Disney Deluxe Resort properties offer complimentary valet parking to disabled guests.
I have used Scootaround 3 or 4 times and really enjoyed it. I would recommend it to anyone.
My Sister and I are thinking of going back to Disneyland in December and back East for the Fall Colors in 2015.M. Thomas
The rental was the best. I made my arrangements by phone. When I arrived at the Disney Hotel, I stopped at the Bell desk and picked up my scooter. When we were finished with our stay just parked it at the Bell desk.
It made my trip so effortless. I will do this again.D. Brown
You have great equipment!! It works well and everything one needs is included. Delivery and pick-up have been very smooth.J. Florito
I have always been pleased with your service and have used Scootaround several times.
It's so convenient and the scooters are in wonderful working condition.V. Rogers
It was wonderful to be able to get around so easily.
Sometimes when it is really crowded people get inpatient with us. But the majority of people are kind. Having the use of a scooter makes it a lot of fun and easier to keep up with the grankids.P. Lockwood
Excellent assistance when making the reservation. It was delivered as promised and fully charged.
Very happy with the service!!V. Thomas
The rental was awesome. By the time I got to hotel it was there. When I left I just left it in the front office. No problem whatsoever !!O. Baldazo
When you enter the Magic Kingdom you can’t help be wowed by Cinderella’s Castle towering above you, seemingly at the center of everything. By day, the Castle is pretty and serves as stage to the Dream Along with Mickey live show where characters dance and sing to the delight of kids big and small (and grown ups too), and by night the stunningly lit Castle glows, and is the centerpiece from which the epic nightly fireworks displays erupt from. Step inside the Castle to admire glass mosaic murals telling the tale of Cinderella, and there’s the Bibbidi Bobbedi Boutique beauty salon where girls and boys are made over as their favorite Disney princesses or pirates.
Another cool experience that takes part at the Castle is the Cinderella’s Royal Table dining experience. You ascend to the banquet hall via a spiral staircase (or gilded elevator if you have mobility issues), and are treated to a wonderful meal as classic Disney princesses mingle with guests. This is ridiculously popular and must be booked in advance (as in 180 days in advance), and you can meet the princesses for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
If you’ve always dreamed of going on safari, then the Wild Africa Trek offers you a three-hour semi-private guided tour through its animal habitats that will get you very close to the animals in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. You’ll see big cats, hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, and all manner of other impressive creatures, and learn about them from knowledgeable guides who are available to answer your every question.
Looking at pictures of this tour you’ll see there’s a rope bridge and various other parts that obviously are not going to be wheelchair friendly. Don’t worry, Disney World offers an adapted disability tour that will still ensure you get to enjoy Animal Kingdom up close and personal (just be sure to request this tour when you make your booking). There is an additional charge for the tour, but at $189 - $249 per person it’s a lot cheaper than heading to Africa to go on an actual safari.
Because you have to do at least one scary ride, you might as well make it an absolutely terrifying one. Located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is based in the infamous Hollywood Tower Hotel. The premise is that something went very wrong in the hotel, and you get trapped there. The ride hurtles guests up and down at great speed in a haunted elevator, and you feel your stomach drop as you go. If you haven’t been on a thrill-ride for a long time, this is a great one to break your dry spell with.
Relaying all the cool retro creepiness of the Twilight Zone TV show, the signature music and sound effects create the perfect atmosphere as soon as you enter the ride and there’s lots of cool memorabilia to look at as you go through to board. This ride, like most at Disney, is accessible. You just have to transfer to a standard wheelchair once you get to the ride.
First time visitors to Disney World may not even realize how much adults only entertainment there is to be found there, and if you’ve had enough of children after spending a long day in the parks, then Jellyrolls is the perfect place to head. This dueling piano bar sets two ridiculously skilled pianists against each other as they take requests and belt out hit after hit to a happy crowd of singing guests. There’s an extra element of fun as people try and stump the musicians with odd requests, but that’s hard to do as they seem to know every song requested (apparently requesting Benny and the Jets makes the crowd go wild every time). Want to make a request? You just scribble it down on a napkin and slide it over to the pianists with a few bucks, or however much you think that particular song is worth to you.
You have to be 21 to get in, and although there’s a cover charge and drinks aren’t cheap, you won’t care because the atmosphere is so much fun and you’re going to have an absolute blast. Jellyrolls is fully accessible to both wheelchairs and electric scooters.
Travelling to a conference or other event in Disney World? Here's a short list of confirmed events where you can rent Scootaround mobility equipment.
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