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Disney World Wheelchair Rental – Everything to Know

If you need more information about Disney World wheelchair rental, you’re in the right spot! Disney offers both wheelchair and Electric Conveyance Vehicle (ECV) rentals at all four theme parks as well as Disney Springs and the two water parks.

Disney World guests who need special accommodations often have questions before visiting the parks. We are here to help answer many of those questions before your visit. We want to help your Disney World experience be second to none!

Right from the onset we want to assure you that Disney has a wonderful Disability Guest Services team that helps guests navigate not only the parks, but the hotels and property as well.

If you have additional questions after reading this post you can contact Disney’s Disability Services at (407) 560-2547 or email [email protected].

Disney World Wheelchair Rental - Everything to Know

Guide to Renting a Wheelchair at Disney World Parks

Wheelchairs can be rented from each of the theme parks at Disney World. There are a few important things you need to consider.

Cost

Disney charges $12 a day for wheelchair rental. If you choose the Length of Stay (multi-day) option, it drops to $10 a day.

For the two Walt Disney World water parks and Disney Springs, wheelchair daily rental costs are $12 with a refundable $100 deposit is required at these locations.

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Limited Availability

Wheelchair rentals are on a first-come first-served basis. Unfortunately, Disney does not accept reservations in advance to rent a wheelchair.

If you arrive to the park and there aren’t any wheelchairs available, you will either need to wait until one arrives (turned in from a guest who has already used it), or simply go into the parks without one.

Parks do have a limited number of wheelchairs but if you are arriving early you should have little problem securing one.

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Daily Rentals vs Length of Stay Disney World Wheelchair Rentals

Disney offers two options when it comes to wheelchair rentals. One is Daily rentals and the other is Length of Stay rentals.

Daily Rentals

As is implied in the title, guests can rent a wheelchair for one day only and pay a one day fee.

Length of Stay Rentals

Length of Stay rentals can be purchased for the entire length of time you plan to visit Disney World them parks. This can save you money and time.

Please note that during peak times, this offer is not always available and is only transferrable between Disney Theme parks. This means you CAN’T use this option at Disney Springs or the Water Parks.

The photo below is of Dave’s dad (in the wheelchair), Dave, his two daughters, and his son at Disney World way back in the late 1980s!

family at disney world one in wheelchair

Tips for Renting a Wheelchair at Disney World

  • You will need to be at least 18 years of age and a photo ID is required. Note: the person renting the wheelchair does not need to be the person using it.
  • The maximum weight for a wheelchair is 350 pounds.
  • You can’t make reservations for wheelchair rentals.
  • Because there’s a limited number available, we highly recommend arriving early to ensure you get what you need.
  • Contrary to popular opinion, you do not need a doctor’s note in order to rent a wheelchair.
  • If you are driving to the the theme parks, disability parking is available close to the park entrance. Disney provides a complimentary wheelchair from your vehicle to the wheelchair rental station as well as the regular trams.

Guide to Electric Conveyance Vehicles (ECVs) Rentals at the Disney World

Electric conveyance vehicle (ECV) rentals are available at all Walt Disney World parks on a first come, first serve basis just like wheelchairs. Quantities are very limited so it is recommended to come early in order to secure one.

evc wheelchair at magic kingdom

Cost

Disney charges $50 a day for ECV rental at the theme parks and guests are required to pay a $20 refundable deposit.

For the two Walt Disney World water parks and Disney Springs, Disney charges $50 a day for ECV rental and guests are required to pay a $100 refundable deposit.

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Limited Availability

Just like wheelchair rentals, ECV rentals are on a first-come first-served basis. Unfortunately, Disney does not accept reservations in advance for any of their wheelchair or ECV rentals.

Important ECV information you need to know:

  • Cost is $50 for daily rentals and guests are required to pay a $100 refundable deposit.
  • There is a weight limit of 450 pounds for Disney ECVs.
  • ECV’s need to be stored in your hotel room as opposed to outside your room in the hallway or corridor.
  • Length of stay rentals are not an option with ECV rentals.
  • Since there are limited quantities, we highly suggest getting to the park early.

Park Hopping and Multi-Day Visit

If you plan on going to multiple Walt Disney World Theme Parks in one day, you’ll only need to pay for one wheelchair (or ECV) per day. When you return your wheelchair to the ticket counter you will be given a rental receipt.

Don’t lose the receipt! You can present this receipt at the rental counter at the next park for another Disney wheelchair.

For example, if you will be in the Magic Kingdom on the first part of the day and then touring Epcot on the second part of the day, you will rent a chair in the Magic Kingdom in the morning. As you are leaving Magic Kingdom, you will receive a transfer that will allow you to pick up a wheelchair in Epcot without paying an additional time.

Please remember, guests cannot leave any park with a rented wheelchair. Before leaving the park, whether to go home, to your hotel, or to another park, guests must return the wheelchair before exiting.

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Wheelchair Rental Locations at Disney Parks

The wheelchair rental location is located just inside the entrance of the park you are going to visit. After you go through the turnstile to enter the park, move to the rental area and a Cast Member will help you with your rental.

Magic Kingdom Wheelchair Rental Location

Wheelchairs are located at Mickey’s Gift Station at the Ticket and Transportation Center (the Magic Kingdom parking lot) as well as the Wheelchair and Stroller shop located to the right of the turnstiles when entering the park.

Magic Kingdom entrance

Epcot Wheelchair Rental Locations

Epcot has two wheelchair rental locations. Wheelchairs are located at the rental location inside the Main Entrance to the left of Spaceship Earth. The other is right inside the International Gateway entrance next to the World Traveler shop.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios Wheelchair Rental Location

Wheelchairs in Hollywood Studios are located at Oscar’s Super Service to the right inside the Main Entrance.

Oscar's Super Service Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Wheelchair Rental Location

Wheelchairs are located just inside the Main Entrance at Garden Gate Gifts. Go the right when you get inside.

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Other Disney World Wheelchair Rental Locations

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Renting a Wheelchair Through a Third-Party Service

Disney has made renting a wheelchair, ECV or transportable scooters from a 3rd party rental company quick and easy. There are two great companies that are recommended by guests.

ScooterBug Rentals

The first is ScooterBug Rentals. They are Disney’s featured provider and will deliver your wheelchair to your Disney hotel and they do not require a guest to be present at the time they drop off the chair.

They will drop your rental off with Bell Services and when you arrive at your Disney Hotel, you can pick it up there. Below is a look at a rental delivery from ScooterBug at the Contemporary!

a group of scooterbug wheelchair rentals

Their prices are between $12.50 – $13.75 a day on a 4 day rental. The nice thing about ScooterBug is you can rent ECVs, wheelchairs or strollers. It’s a great option if your traveling with a multi-generational family.

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You can book ScooterBug Rentals online or by calling 1-800-726-8284.

Buena Vista Scooter Rentals

Another company that many vacationers have had a good experience with is Buena Vista Scooter rentals. They have a wonderful selection of ECV’s, wheelchairs and more.

They’re a bit more expensive starting about $15 a day for a 4 day rental. However, they offer a 20% discount for pickups in Orlando.

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If you decide to go with Buena Vista Scooter Rental you can also book online or call 866-755-0241.

You can view the rental fee for the exact wheelchair or ECV you prefer from each company and decide the best route for your needs but either company will provide great customer service.

If a guest has mobility issues we strongly recommend one of the rental companies to make sure your trip will run smoothly.

Doing so will move you past potential long rental lines, you are not dependent on a specific return time and overall just the best option for most people.

Bringing Your Own Wheelchair or ECV to Disney World

You’re also welcome to bring your own wheelchair or ECV to Disney World! You can use your own wheelchair on all Disney transportation as well as throughout all the Disney parks.

If someone in your party is reliant on a wheelchair to get around, we highly recommend either renting from a third party or bringing your own wheelchair or ECV with you.

Disney Disability Access Service

Disney does a great job of providing a welcoming and inclusive experience for all their guests. They have a program called, Disability Access Service or DAS for short.

Guests who are eligible can pre-register for DAS Advance with any Cast Member prior to arrival. Please contact Disney for more information on how this can assist with your park experience.

Disney World Wheelchair Rental FAQ

Do you need a doctor’s note to rent a wheelchair at Disney World?

No, you don’t need a doctor’s note to rent a wheelchair at Disney World. You may have to explain your situation to a cast member so they can best help you.

Do wheelchairs skip the line at Disney World?

No, wheelchairs don’t go to the front of the line at Disney. Most rides are wheelchair accessible through the regular lines.

How much is a wheelchair at Disney?

Disney charges $12 a day for wheelchair rental. If you choose the Length of Stay (multi-day) option, it drops to $10 a day.
For the two Walt Disney World water parks and Disney Springs, wheelchair daily rental costs are $12 and a refundable $100 deposit is required at these locations.

Can I bring my own wheelchair to Walt Disney World?

Yes, Disney allows guests to bring their own wheelchairs into the theme parks, water parks, restaurants, Disney Springs and Walt Disney World resort hotels.

You can expect to have a wonderful time at Walt Disney World if you or someone in your family is using a wheelchair. As with all things Disney, a little bit of planning can make your trip as enjoyable as possible! We have a full list of wheelchair accessible attractions at Disney World here.

Many things on our list of hidden things to do at Disney World are handicap accessible – be sure to check it out!

Also, anyone in your party can keep an eye out for hidden Mickeys! It is one of our favorite things to do!