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Old 07-02-2010, 10:12 AM   #1
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This will be the first time I will be renting a scooter 24/7 from Walker Mobility. We are staying at BLT. Was I supposed to ask for a Handicapped Accessible room or can you take the scooter into a regular room to charge? Anybody out there stay at BLT with a scooter? Is it possible to scooter over to MK without taking the monorail? I hadn't made up my mind about renting 24/7 until last month when we went for a 4 day weekend. We went to MK at around 4:00 PM and they had no scooters. I have very bad arthritis in my knees and walking long distances is not an option. It was very very hot and humid and I didn't want to make my daughter push me in a wheelchair so I put myself on a waitlist to be called when scooters came back and said I would wait around Main Street. I waited 3 hours! I'll never take that chance again.
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:43 AM   #2
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This will be the first time I will be renting a scooter 24/7 from Walker Mobility. We are staying at BLT. Was I supposed to ask for a Handicapped Accessible room or can you take the scooter into a regular room to charge?Yes, you can take your scooter into the room to charge, I stayed at BLT for 4 nights, No trouble at all!
Anybody out there stay at BLT with a scooter? Is it possible to scooter over to MK without taking the monorail? Yes, there is a walkway to MK & it took me about 5 mins to "scooter" there..
I hadn't made up my mind about renting 24/7 until last month when we went for a 4 day weekend. We went to MK at around 4:00 PM and they had no scooters. I have very bad arthritis in my knees and walking long distances is not an option. It was very very hot and humid and I didn't want to make my daughter push me in a wheelchair so I put myself on a waitlist to be called when scooters came back and said I would wait around Main Street. I waited 3 hours! I'll never take that chance again.
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You can charge a scooter in any room at WDW, Space might be an issue at the values or the Moderates. You can easily get to MK on your scoooter in 5 minutes or so. Renting a scooter from Disney is a waste of time and money
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You will love the scooter! We rented from Walker Mobility also back in March for my Mom. She has bad arthritis and a torn miniscus in her knee, and COPD. So it was totally necessary and totally worth it!! She absolutely loved it and can't wait to go back to WDW in October. FWIW, we stayed at All-Star Music and although it was a tight fit, she was still able to drive right into our room and charge it at night. Enjoy!!!!
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My older DD is in a wheelchair. She and her DH are also DVC members at BLT. They love BLT because it is designed with Universal Access! The handicapped accessibility is almost impossible to ID if you aren't looking for it.
The smallest room you can get there will have plenty of room for your scooter and your family! You may need to move a table or a chair, but that's it.

And like others said, MK is a short "walk" away! Go out the front door of the resort, to the end of the drive, across the street, past the buses coming from the rest of the property and you're THERE!! 5 minutes at most. I think DD Samantha can make it in under 2, if the light is green for her and there aren't people slowing her down!
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Renting a scooter from Disney is a waste of time and money
Really? Can you give some details on how that compares?
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Really? Can you give some details on how that compares?
Renting in the park is a waste of time. Each time you go into a park you have to get in line and get the scooter. When you leave you have to get in line to drop off the scooter. It is much easier to rent from Disney's Buena Vista shop or from off site businesses. You do paperwork once, can practice before going to parks and have transportation to the parks.

Disabled rooms provide grab bars and a bench seat usually at the back of the tub. If at home you do not need grab bars and other special accommodations then get a regular room. Depending on the room and hotel you can park in room, in the hallway or lobby. Bell services should be able to store the scooter for you as well.
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You'll love having the scooter full time just to navigate the long distances around the resorts . And the MK path from BLT is fantastic. I loved being able to stay at MK for fireworks and not have to brave the lines for monorail and buses. Just an easy stroll and you're home.
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In addition to not having to wait in lines daily, and risking not having a scooter, renting from an outside vender means you have it with you all the time, a big help at spread-out resorts, and the cost is definitely lower. We have used Buena Vista twice, but others have liked Walker Mobility and Randy's, as well as Scooterama. All deliver to your resort and pick it up again when you are done.

Also, we have had no trouble fitting the Revo scooter into our value room at AS Music. We park it in front of the window and charge it up without having to remove the batteries. We most often take our own car to the parks; the scooter broke down into five pieces which fit easily into our trunk (Camry).

This year we will likely be bringing our own for the first time, but for those who need to rent, I would definitely recommend any of the above named companies to save time, money and possible disappointment.
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Can the scooters go on the monorail or on the boats from MK to the GF or Poly?
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We most often take our own car to the parks; the scooter broke down into five pieces which fit easily into our trunk (Camry).
That's what I was thinking of doing for the parks other than MK since we can scoot from BLT. Walker Mobility says the scooter breaks down easily (per video) and we were figuring instead of going on a bus or the monorail to other parks, just driving.

I've made up my mind to rent from Walker Mobility and thanks to all of you feel more confident about getting around the resort with it.
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Can the scooters go on the monorail or on the boats from MK to the GF or Poly?
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Just be sure to have someone tell them at the other end of the monorail ride to get the ramp for you. Sometimes you may not be seen & will end up going around the loop again
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They cannot go on the GF & Poly MK boats. The WL boats are accessible, but you may hit a day when water levels make them not so. The other boats, from TTC are completely accessible.
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Can the scooters go on the monorail or on the boats from MK to the GF or Poly?
Yes and no - There is no problem with them on the monorails. They'll use a portable ramp to access it, and ask where you're getting off so they can call ahead to let that station know. It helps to have a family member stand by the door and let the station know you're there and ready to get off.

The boats to GF and Poly - no, under no circumstances.
The big boat to TTC - yes, easy as pie.
The boats to FWI and FWCG - yes, depending on the level of the lake. If the lake is very high or very low, you can't use it, but otherwise you can.
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I traveled alone last December & just asked another person getting off the monorail to let someone know I needed a ramp, Had no trouble at all..
Yes, water levels can effect the boats, That said I have never encountered not being able to get on a boat. I have never used the small boats that go to GF & Poly, Just the big one that goes to TTC. Have been on the Friendships that are out of EPCOT, the boats from resorts to Downtown Disney & WL to MK..
I own a REVO scooter.. They are the same as a lot of the rental scooters form many of the outside rental companies..
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