For many people, visiting Disney World is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. From little toddlers to kids at heart, everyone is welcome in Disney World! Disney has a great Disability Services team that helps guests navigate the parks and resorts more easily, so there’s no need to stress if you need special accommodation.
If you’re planning a trip to the parks, you might be in a situation where you need to rent a wheelchair or ECV/scooter during your stay. There are several options and things to think about, so come with us as we discuss everything you need to know about wheelchair rentals in Disney World!
There are a couple of different ways you can get ahold of a wheelchair in Disney World. Of course, you can always bring your own wheelchair from home, but if you’re in a situation where that isn’t possible/preferable, you can rent one in Disney World.
Disney offers two of their own suggested wheelchair rental methods, but there are several third-party rental companies that you can use, too!
Renting Directly Through Disney World
For guests in need of a wheelchair, Disney provides a wheelchair rental service at all four Disney World parks and water parks, and even Disney Springs.
To rent a wheelchair through Disney, the price is $12 per day. If you would like to rent a wheelchair over multiple days, you can purchase a Length of Stay ticket, which drops the price to $10 per day. Keep in mind that a refundable $100 deposit is required at select locations in Disney World.
How it Works
There are a few key benefits and drawbacks to renting through Disney World. The good news is that daily rentals are transferable, meaning you only need to pay once for the day to have access to a Disney-owned wheelchair no matter how many parks you visit.
Disney wheelchairs cannot leave the park where you rented them. If you plan of visiting multiple parks in one day, you will need to return your wheelchair to the rental counter, then present your receipt and pick up a new wheelchair at your next location.
Don’t forget to hold onto your receipt! It’s the only way to get your deposit back.
When returning a wheelchair, note that Disney is very strict about rental return times; you might not get your deposit back if you fail to return the wheelchair on time.
Typically, Disney’s wheelchair rental locations are located near the front entrance of the parks. You can use the My Disney Experience app or check a map for exact locations.
Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios each have one wheelchair rental location, and EPCOT offers two rental locations at each entrance. Note that wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and guests must be 18 years old (with a photo ID) to rent a wheelchair.
For more information, you can contact Disability Services at (407) 560-2547 or email [email protected].
Renting Through a Third-Party Service/Bringing Your Own
Guests are also allowed to bring their own wheelchair to Disney World or rent one through a third-party service.
Disney recommends their preferred provider, ScooterBug Rentals. This company can deliver your wheelchair to your Disney hotel and does not require a guest to be present at the time of the dropoff. Instead, they will leave your wheelchair with bell services.
Prices range from $12.50 per day to $13.75 for a 4-day rental through ScooterBug.
If interested, pre-orders and deliveries are available through scooterbug.com/orlando or you can call (800) 726-8284.
Other rental companies, like Buena Vista Rentals, will require a face-to-face meeting to pick up the wheelchair if you are staying in a Disney hotel.
The prices will range from service to service, so make sure to do your research and compare the prices of those third-party providers! Every family has their own preferences depending on their situation — there’s no one-size-fits-all option.
We hope this little guide to wheelchair rentals helps you out during your next trip to Disney World! If you’d preferred a motorized assistance vehicle, we have a whole post on the Electronic Conveyance Vehicles (ECVs) HERE. We’re always sharing planning tips and tricks, so be sure to stay tuned for more!
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