This week on Travel Agent Thursday, Shannon Bonadurer from Destinations To Travel, LLC shares her tips on renting a scooter or stroller at WDW. Take it away Shannon!
Scooters at WDW
Many times we plan a Walt Disney World trip and then realize someone in our party may need to rent a scooter. If you plan to use a scooter at Walt Disney World, there are several options that you can consider.
You can bring your own scooter to WDW as long as it falls within the 32” x 48” size required for use on the Disney Transportation System. All Theme Parks, Entertainment Areas, Shopping Areas and Resorts have wheelchair/scooter accessibility. You can also rent wheelchairs/scooters from Disney at any of the four theme parks or at Disney Springs. Wheelchairs/scooters are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Supply can be limited and reservations are not available. You must also be 18 years of age or older to rent a scooter.
Another option is to use a third party supplier. You can rent a wheelchair or scooter from one of the numerous outside vendors that service WDW on a daily basis. All these vendors provide delivery and pickup at your resort hotel free of charge. Make arrangements with the vendor directly as to which resort you are staying at and your desired delivery/pick up dates and times.
The are many advantages to renting from an outside company including having the scooter anywhere you go; minor parks, off-site, at the resorts, etc.:
- The scooter is available whenever you need it, not just during park hours.
- You are assured of having wheels even when the parks have run out.
- You can get a vehicle that meets your specific needs Disney parks scooters are “One Size Fits All”.
The disadvantages would be that you must transport the scooter. That can mean waiting for a WDW van or accessible bus, dealing with ramps to the monorails and boats, or getting the scooter into and out of your own car/van under your own power.
You can rent scooters from the following locations while on property.
The Magic Kingdom:
- Mickey’s Gift Station at Transportation and Ticket Center (limited quantities)
- Wheelchair shop to the right of MAGIC KINGDOM entrance (also rents scooters)
- Gift Stop just outside the EPCOT Main Entrance (limited quantities)
- Stroller and Wheelchair location inside Main Entrance (also rents scooters)
- International Gateway (also rents scooters)
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios:
- Oscar’s Super Service inside Main Entrance (also rents scooters)
Disney’s Hollywood Studios Replacement Locations:
- In Character Costume Shop
At Animal Kingdom:
- Outpost (limited quantities)
- Garden Gate Gifts inside Main Entrance (also rents scooters)
Animal Kingdom Replacement Locations:
- Creature Comforts
- Mombasa Marketplace
Scooters are $50.00 per day at the four theme parks with a $20.00 refundable deposit when the scooter is returned
Scooters are $50.00 per day at Disney Springs with a $100.00 refundable deposit when the scooter is returned.
Stroller Rental is another question that comes up a lot from our guests traveling to Walt Disney World, as is the question of which stroller works best at WDW.
With the luggage fees from the airlines and waiting for the baggage handlers to unload your stroller from the plane many guests opt to rent a stroller at the parks or from an outside vendor. Disney also offers for purchase an umbrella stroller. I have seen many guests purchase these then give them to a family at the end of their stay that was getting ready to purchase one.
A Single stroller is recommended for a child 50lbs or less. The daily fee is $15 a Multi-day rental is $13. A $100 credit card deposit is required for strollers rented at the DownTown Disney Area.
Double Strollers are recommended for children 100lbs or less. Daily rental is $31 Multi-Day rental is $27.
With length of stay rentals you will prepay the number of days that you will require a stroller and save. Purchase a length of stay rental ticket for less per day when rented for multiple days.
Stroller return and replacement strollers should be returned to a rental location before leaving the theme parks. Strollers cannot be removed from the parks. When visiting more than one park in a single day, simply present your rental receipt at another park to obtain a replacement.
Destinations To Travel Featured Stroller Providers are:
Orlando Stroller Rentals 800-281-0884
Kingdom Strollers 407-271-5301
Magic Strollers 866-866-6177