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Posted: May 16, 2003 5:42 am/pm Quote

Can you get off and on the WDW buses, monorails and ferry boats with a folding wheelchair?  My son broke his ankle and is in a walking cast, but we are taking our own wheelchair for the parks.  I sure am hoping we can fold it up and board just like people do with strollers. Is this possible? Thanks for any advice.

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Posted: May 16, 2003 8:12 am/pm Quote

Yoo Hoo, Jasminnie!

I love that name you're using!
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First of all, welcome to the Disney Echo!
Here's a Minnie-style pair of Disney EchoEars for you . . . sorry, I don't have any Jas"Minnie" ones . . .


Now, on to your question. Here's what I found at the Disney Vacations - Guests with Disabilities website:


Transportation

Many of the transportation systems at the Walt Disney World® Resorts are accessible to Guests with disabilities.

All bus routes are serviced by buses which are equipped to accommodate various types of wheelchairs within the following guidelines: The wheelchair must fit the wheelchair lift without being forced (some motorized chairs and ECVs are too wide or too long for the bus lift), and the wheelchair must be securely fastened in the wheelchair restraints.

Watercraft access varies depending on the type of watercraft and the existing water levels and conditions. Please contact a host or hostess at the watercraft dock for information and assistance.

Guests may access the Monorail system by proceeding up the entrance ramps, or using the elevators provided at Epcot®, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Resort, and Disney’s Contemporary Resort.



So, if you don't fold up the wheelchair, they'll treat it just like any other one. I don't know how big the wheelchair is when you fold it, but if you call (407) WDW-MAGIC (939-6244) or you can email them and describe it.

Have a great trip and thanks for joining the Disney Echo, Jasminnie!


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Posted: May 16, 2003 11:23 am/pm Quote

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Rich Koster,

 Thanks for the e-mail suggestion and all the information. What a neat place to ask questions.  We leave in two weeks for the Poly.  This is our 4th trip with kids, but first to the Poly.  Tikiman is a HUGE influence! Thanks to you both for your information and pictures.  You have made planning so much fun!


Poly-bound ,
with Grandma, Grandpa,
Aunt M and Uncle B,
son with blue cast,
son without cast,
daughter, husband and me.(jasminnie)


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Posted: May 17, 2003 1:30 am/pm Quote

It's my pleasure!

Be sure to look at the guidebooks that Disney put at that link. It is filled with a lot of useful information for each park.

As a matter of fact, everyone should take a look at the scalable WDW map Disney provides at that link. It is quite useful whether or not you are a Guest with a disability.
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