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    hello, earlier this month i hurt my lower back pretty badly. the pain is starting to seep into my leg, and we're not sure how long it's going to last. i'm going to disney world aug. 12th-19th. does anyone recommend i get a wheelchair if the pain doesn't subside? what do i need in order to get a wheelchair and what are the benefits?
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    Re: wheelchair

    Having arthritis myself, I completely empathize with you. I take my cane just in case on any trip. I'm so bull headed anyway that I hate taking the cane anyway, so for me, a wheelchair would be worse. I just wouldn't use it.

    But I use my cane sometimes when pain is just too much. In WDW, I'd really advise a wheelchair for back pain. WDW is huge and it's a lot of walking. Wear very comfortable shoes for you.

    Benefits of wheelchair would have to be mobility, comfort, and overall enjoyment of your experience.

    Cons to a wheelchair is grumpy people who don't know why you need a wheelchair so they think you're just lazy, getting the thing on and off busses, finding parking for it if you choose to stand and wait in queue.

    I don't know what exactly it takes to get a wheelchair, but I'd imagine it'd be a quick trip to City Hall or a phone call before you go.
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    Re: wheelchair

    i completely agree... if you think you might need it... use it... and just think... you can get to the front of lines too...!
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    Re: wheelchair

    Quote Originally Posted by JNota0005DakMC View Post
    i completely agree... if you think you might need it... use it... and just think... you can get to the front of lines too...!
    That's a common misconception. From what I have heard all of the queues in WDW have been mainstreamed. Most other amusement parks have those privileges, however.
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    Re: wheelchair

    My mom used to have to get one for her knees after she had knee replacement. I would recommend you getting one, it will make the trip a lot easier for you to enjoy. Just rent a wheelchair from the parks that way you don't have to worry about it when getting on the bus. When your walking from the park to the bus and back to your resort, try taking it easy and hopefully your back will do okay. I don't remember having to show anything to get a wheelchair so it shouldn't be a problem. I hope you have fun and enjoy your trip!!
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