"How easy is it to get a motorized scooter into the parks? My mother is handicapped with a walking stick, but most likely will need to use a powered scooter to get around, as it will be too much walking."
There is plenty of room to get into the parks - Photo by Judd Helms
I agree with the too much walking thing. In fact, Mrs. Mom and I are planning to share a scooter during our trip because of our recent knee and hip surgeries and everything. We're getting to where it's kind of hard for us to get around, too, so we do plan to get a scooter.
The good thing about Disney and Disney World especially is it is designed for people that have mobility issues especially, but Disney is really good about people with disabilities, with helping out people with disabilities. If you bring a scooter, if you rent a scooter and drive it around all over the place, very easy to get into the parks.
All the parks are set up ... the ticket booths are set up to let strollers and scooters in. They've got a place where ... well, in between the little places where you put your magic bands and get in the parks, there is room to get a scooter through, so very easy to get around with a scooter. Not a problem at all. Disney is very good at handling scooters.
You don't have to keep a scooter for the whole stay. You might want one because it is a long walk, sometimes, in the resorts, depending on where you stay. And Disney's Transportation works very well with that. But if you want ... like Mrs. Mom and I are going to do, if you want to rent a scooter in the parks, each park as a location where you can rent scooters. They're $50 a day with a $20 returnable deposit, so only really $30 a day. Pretty good price.
But if you use them for the whole week, if you want one for the whole time you're there, yeah, that's fine. There's a lot of companies in Orlando that will deliver them to your hotel. They're Disney approved, and they deliver them right to your hotel, and they'll have them ready for you when you get there.