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Everything you want to know about Renting ECVs and Wheelchairs (in the Parks and from Off-Site)
I already have a list of names to check out (I'm using an off-site company) but was wondering if you can put one on hold and then pay with a credit card later? I need to rent one for the week we are there and am not sure of the procedures. I'm thinking they are all pretty close to the same.
We used Randys last week and LOVED LOVED LOVED them get the 15 buck a week sun shade addition its WELL worth it trust me.
there was no charge to reserve one and they will meet you at your hotel and show you how to use it (very very helpful) then they charge your CC upon delivery. if you want anymore info drop me a line im happy to help
We used http://www.scootarama.com/ on our last trip and will use them again.
They do require a credit card to hold your order.
You will be charged for the length of rental on the day it is delivered to you.
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We have used Care Medical Equipment (a Passporter suggestion) twice for my aunt and have been pleased. They deliver to your hotel. As far as payment, you give them the credit card number when you make the reservation but they don't charge it until 2 days before your arrival.
We used Scootarama in May, And they charge less than most all the others.. They Deliver and Pick-up no charge. The ECV was ready and waiting when we arrived.
When we go in January I am bringing my own ECV
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How do you get the ECV to the different parks? Can they be put on the buses?
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ECVs can be put on the buses; almost 100% of the buses are equipped with lifts or ramps (depending on the age of the bus - the older ones have lifts). After it's loaded onto the bus, the driver will fasten it down with tiedown straps. A total of 2 wheelchairs or ECVs can be loaded on one bus.
ECVs can also be put on the monorail. The cast member will direct you to a particular monorail car; they have a small portable ramp they can put down for you to drive right in. When you arrive at the next stop, they will put another small ramp down for you to drive off.
ECVs can also go on most of the boats (they have a small ramp for those just like the monorail). They can't go on the smaller motor launches that go between MK and the MK resorts. Sometimes (when the water level is either very high or very low) the boat going to WL is not accessible because the boat is floating too high or too low compared to the dock. The boats that go between Epcot and the Studio are wheelchair/ECV accessible.
I wasn't charged until the actual rental was delivered. The off-site rental is the way to go and yes, it is fairly easy to get the ECVs on most of the Disney transportation. If, by chance, a bus does arrive that isn't equipped, just askthe driver to radio ahead and send one to the stop- it is usually quite quick. Use the "search" feature on this site and you can gain a lot of valuable info on ECVs and WDW. Enjoy your trip [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/zwavin.gif[/img]
I rented a Scooter from Randy's today for my trip in May. I got the heavy duty one with the sunshade. It cost me 215.00 for a week. They put it through my card today. I have a late check in about 9:30. I was given a name and number to call when I arrive said I can call before 11pm. That the scooter should be delivered by 8:00 am the next morning. I'll let you know how it goes. I would never have thought to do this if I had not read these boards. Just wanted to say thanks.
I have found anther company with a web site that allows you to view their prducts and to then "rent" the scooters and have them delivered to your hotels anywhere that you might be staying. They even have several models for the "Poooh-sized" among us! I actually own a small ECV from this company so I can vouch for the product itself, but, of course, this is not an endorsement of any kind. The web-site is: Amigo Mobility International - Amigo Home
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I had unexpected major surgery two weeeks before my scheduled trip to WDW last Nov. When we arrived at our resort my scooter was waiting for me. I used it on all the transportation and at the resort and was even able to use it up until the time I had to board my bus to leave. They were terrific and delivered all they promised!
I will say that there was not a lot of consistancy with the wdw bus drivers on loading and unloading. Some would do it for you, others would guide you. others would partialy assist you. All were pleasant and regardless of your ability to "park" I was able to navigate my entire trip with ease. I cannot say about others but for me this was the way to go !
We have traveled to Disney World since 1976
Next trip May 2013
I Love Disney! Sharon
My last trip to WDW in Jan 06 I rented an ECV from AA Tourist Rentals. It too came with a canopy. They are a awesome company. I found them on a intenet search, they are in Kissimmee right out side WDW they dropped off my ECV at the hotel before we arrived and picked it up after we left. We where at WDW for 10 days and the cost was reasonable, While at WDW My parents came to visit as they live in Florida and both have mobility issues, needless to say I call this company and they delivered 2 more ECV's the next day ,they where very accomodating. I have already reserved my ECV for this trip and becsue I am a return customer recieved a discout.
This company is awesome in my opionion.