As a wheelchair user you may think that the possibility of an exciting and fun trip to Disney World or another amusement park may be out of reach. However, a recent article from the Travel Channel begs to differ. “Many wheelchair users find Disney World to be one of the most exciting, fun, and physically easy vacations they have ever experienced”, the article boasts. But as a wheelchair user, what can you expect from the most magical place on earth?
Holding true to their promise of a magical adventure for everyone, Disney World offers special services and access to many rides and attractions for guests utilizing mobility devices such as a wheelchair or scooter. From the time you arrive at Disney, you will be greeted with transportation services that are equipped to accommodate various types of mobility aids. Disney buses are outfitted with lifts to help load your device and onboard restraints to ensure a safe transfer from your vehicle to the park. All guests also have the option of accessing Disney World via their monorail system. These systems also employ the use of ramps and elevators to allow easy access for guests with mobility disabilities.
It is also good to note that if your vehicle or the vehicle you will be traveling to Disney in, is not wheelchair accessible that Disney does offer the option of renting a wheelchair or ECV (electric conveyance vehicle) during your stay at the park.
Once you have arrived at the park, Disney has made it easy to navigate among their numerous rides by displaying “Attraction Access Category” labels at the entrance to each amusement ride. These labels will easily show you which attractions you may remain in your wheelchair for, which rides you must be ambulatory to access, and whether there is the option to transfer from your device to the ride. While Disney’s policy states that employees are not permitted to lift you from your mobility aid to the ride, they are able to lend a helping hand to assist with transferring from your device to the ride. You can find more information about accessing rides here.
You will also find that many of the attractions at Disney World are great for those individuals who do not want a fast-pace ride. From water parks to theatre shows to fireworks and parades, you are sure to find something you love at Disney. While the initial thought of tackling an amusement park in your mobility device can be off-putting, it is easy to see that Disney World goes to great measure to accommodate any and all of their guests.
If you will be traveling to Disney and are in need of a new or upgraded mobility device to help you travel with ease and have a wonderful adventure, let Aeroflow Healthcare help you get a wheelchair or scooter. You may even be able to qualify for your mobility device through insurance at little or no cost to you. Simply complete our Qualify Through Insurance form and one of our Patient Care Representatives will contact you to discuss your coverage and options.
Don’t put off your mobility issues any longer; contact Aeroflow Healthcare today and let us help make your Disney experience magical!