We are investigating our maiden voyage to Disney. I've been trying to read about the DAS, but also wondering if it would be beneficial for my husband to get a scooter. I want to enjoy this trip, but I don't think I can handle hours long lines. Will renting a scooter help get hubby through lines any faster? There will be 4 in our party. Me (anxiety), hubby (bad feet), 13 year old daughter and mother-in-law.
I had a hip replacement last summer that left me not able to stand on my feet for very long or walk a long way. So for the last couple of trips we’ve been renting me a scooter or as Disney calls them an Electric Convenience Vehicle (ECV).
We rent ECV’s in the parks because I don’t want to be tied to loading and unloading them on Disney transportation. It’s possible, but me, I like to have my car at WDW and there’s no way to load a scooter in a rental car.
You don’t get any special consideration for riding a scooter. You used to, but not since the DAS started. You’re not going to go to the front of the line but almost every ride allows you to ride the scooter right up to the loading area. It’s also great to have that basket for stuffing the backpack or things in.
We even use the EVC to help shield Mrs. Mom from the crowds. She’ll walk at the edge of the walkway and I’ll ride outside of her blocking the crowds from her. (Which could help with your anxiety.)
Dad's Bottom Line
- I hate it that I can’t walk around WDW any more, but renting a scooter allows me to still experience everything. I think your husband will really benefit from a scooter.
You won’t get to the front of the line but it will make going through the lines easier and more comfortable.
Do you have any experience with an ECV or the DAS. Tell us about it below in the comments. Thanks!