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Vacation Planning Tips & Tricks Discuss Disabled Park goers in the Vacation Planning forums; We are heading to Disney for 6 days in September and it appears that I have torn a tendon in my foot. Since this is the only time we can ...
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    aprilhendrix9 is offline B-Ticket Holder
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    Disabled Park goers

    We are heading to Disney for 6 days in September and it appears that I have torn a tendon in my foot. Since this is the only time we can go and our family is looking so forward to it, I'm just going to deal with the surgery after we return. Does anyone know the following:

    1. Do they have those motorized wheelchairs for rent in the parks? I will have a walking boot, as well, so I can still stand to get on rides, walk to monorail, etc., I just can't walk for long periods.

    2. Is there some type of special pass that my family and I can get since I won't be able to spend an hour standing in line for rides? My doctor has offered to write a letter if I need to submit it.

    Thanks for any help!
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    lilo88 is offline Lifetime Pass
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    They do have Motorized scooters in the parks for rent. And I think on most rides they have a handicap entrance. I think all you have to do is ride the scooter up to the entrance and a CM will help you from there or tell you were to go. Good luck with the surgery and I hope you have a wonderful time in WDW!!
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    If you are staying on property you might consider an outside agency for renting a scooter for your length of stay. We've used Care Medical and they were fantastic - delivered the scooter to the resort, and we just left it with the desk when we checked out, and it was a clean, jazzy red 3-wheeler that was nicer (and cheaper) than the park rentals and could fit in the trunk of a car or the back of a mini van with some minor disassembly (instructions included).

    With the boot you probably don't need one, but you can ask at Guest Services for a Guest Assistance Card. You just need to do this once, and it will be good at all the parks for your stay. It's a card that says what sort of assistance you need that you can show to the CM's at the attraction entrances. Almost all the time my Dad didn't even need to show it, but it is good to know about.

    Hope you are back on your feet soon!
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    Bubba88 is offline B-Ticket Holder
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    Disney Dame, is right. If you're staying for a couple of days, search online for an outside source to rent a scooter. They'll rent them to you cheaper and almost all of them won't charge to drop off and pick up at the hotel or resort. I take people with disabilities to Disney and have used Care Medical, they do work with you. Disney work so well with people with disabilities and there family or group, both you and your group should have no problem getting through to the hadicap enterance if need be without Guest Assistance Card once they see your boot on your foot. I've always noticed that castmembers try not to ask alot of questions with bringing people through the handicap line. But it certainly would not hurt to stop at guest services at ask for what assistance they can give you. Good luck with your trip.

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