8.0 #12768 (DL Qual #6450

Jun 19, 2012 9:46 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
I'd like to get your opinion on my trip next week! I'm not new here (I just don't post a lot) and being disabled is new to me. I am going next week for two days, I am going to get an electric scooter. Does anyone know if they run out quickly? I figured since its Summer they might, and I'm worried I'd have to be on crutches all day. (I had ACL Reconstruction with Medial Meniscus Repair almost a month ago) My leg is in a full brace. I know I'm not going to be able to ride many rides, but I can't ride the "easy" ones. Can't be any jerky rides where I have to brace myself, kind of like IJ. For DCA, I'm thinking I should do the early entry, buy I'm worried people are going to trample me &/or not let me through. It's only my mom and I going, so it's not like there's a whole crowd. I do plan on doing a lot of sight seeing, since when I normally go, it's all about the rides! There are quite a few things I've never done. I do have an AP & this will be my first time going to DLR TWO! Yes two days in a row!! I'm anxious, excited, and nervous( about my knee)! Any input or suggestions are welcome! Also I do know I can get a Disabled Paper from City Hall which I plan on doing upon arrival! Oh! And I have concerns about getting from my car to the tram and from the tram to the park. Is there a place I can leave my crutches? Or should I keep them with me or should I leave them in the car? Anything helps guys! Thanks!

They don't usually run out of ecv's early, later in the day yes they have run out. You don't need a special paper since CM's can see you need special boarding assistance. Be prepared to bring your patience, people will jump in front of your chair like you aren't even there. Every attraction at DCA is accessible meaning you wait in line sitting in your chair. Bring your crutches with you. *my husband had torn Achilles and we survived a week at the parks, take your time and enjoy!! Oh and ignore the looks you might get when getting on some rides, what those people don't understand is sometimes you will wait even longer then them because only a certain number of special assistance riders are allowed on at a time. - Linzee  1188.6 #146 9:56AM
Ok. Thank you. Ive been reading on a few other posts, that I'm supposed to go through FP line on RSR. But honestly I don't even know if I'm going to be able to ride this at all. Is it jerky? I know SM - theKASIENTE  8.0 #12768 10:11AM
Hi...I forgot to add always ask a CM if you have any boarding questions or concerns, they are *amazing* and deal with special circumstance people daily. Enjoy your trip!! - Linzee  1188.6 #146 10:59AM
Even though all attractions in DCA are wheelchair accessible if you are not comfortable doing that you can get a return pass based on the current wait time to get in the FP line later. - Coaster  19178.6 #1 12:08PM
@coaster a return pass? Hm and I just ask a CM at the ride for that? I'm so nervous to see how my knee can handle it. :-/ - theKASIENTE  8.0 #12768 12:54PM
Yes. TSMM does this as well. Just ask a CM at the front entrance and the'll tell you where to go back in line and what time. - FantasmicFan82  195.0 #2061 2:16PM
Screamin too. They just take the current time add the standby for your return time. - Coaster  19178.6 #1 2:31PM
If for some reason they do run out of chairs there are a few rental  places in the area.  - LovePiglet76  39.2 #5259 10:00AM
Not jerky. Very smooth. Yes if Disney runs out they have contract w vendor across the street (which is a litlke cheaper if you want to go straight there). You could go to vendor first, get scooter. Mom could go park and meet you at entrance (you would skip the tram). At end of day you could drop off scooter and Mom could meet you at vendor :-) - Melody_CM  13474.2 #3 10:16AM
Hmmm that sounds pretty easy! When you say across the street, which street? Maybe I'll call guest services and find out where it is. I know DLR charges $50.00 - theKASIENTE  8.0 #12768 10:20AM
Google Scooter Village Anaheim. They have a website. 1650 S Harbor Drive. Across St from main entrance - Melody_CM  13474.2 #3 10:26AM
Thank you so much!!! - theKASIENTE  8.0 #12768 10:29AM
You are MWelcome - Melody_CM  13474.2 #3 10:36AM
Just ask for what you want. :) that sounds bad, but honestly. Tell them what you need them to do and they will make it happen. It's the happiest place on earth! :) - Raeofsunshine  12.6 #9567 10:51AM
Really? Like if I need a ride from the parking lot to the park? - theKASIENTE  8.0 #12768 12:09PM
My son did Disneyland in a cast once. He broke his ankle the night before we had tickets to the Halloween Trick-or-Treat party. He got the cast that morning (we didn't realize he had broken it the night before, we only realized something was wrong in the morning) and we left for the parks when he got back. They gave him a walking cast so no crutches but it was raining and they said he could not walk on it that day anyway so it could cure all the way. We rented a wheelchair(the non-motor one) but found it hard getting to and from the car etc. He was 9 at the time. My husband ended up giving him a piggy back to the tram when we got there and to the rental place which was difficult. On the way back he ended up riding in his sisters stroller so we could walk back to the car because the line for the trams was horrible. I would bring your crutches so you can get to the car to the trams and back. You will also need them to get from the rental place to the trams themselves, you can not take them into Downtown Disney. - Autoalice  161.4 #2545 11:24AM
Extremely helpful! Thank you! I am 22 so my mom can't give me a piggyback ride! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚so I'll bring my crutches and like zip tie them to the wheelchair if I have to. I'll of course bring scissors to cut it off. :) best idea I have. So my mom doesn't have to carry them. - theKASIENTE  8.0 #12768 11:48AM
They won't let scissors in use small bungee cords for your crutches - Missymoo  742.2 #262 12:02PM
Hmm I brought them before. But bungee cords are a better idea. Thanks! - theKASIENTE  8.0 #12768 12:13PM
You may want to consider renting one for the entirety of your visit from a medical supply company. That way you can use it going back and forth to the hotel as well. There used to be a company that delivered to the hotels. I rented a non-motorized wheelchair (transport chair), last summer after I had surgery. I had to pick it up in Huntington Beach, but it was $20/week compared to $12/ day, and I could use it going back and forth to the hotel, which was very helpful. I would assume it would be cheaper to rent an ecv off site as well. I found this website that might be helpful: http://tinyurl.com/7sqjlzn - PrincessKristin  780.8 #240 12:42PM
If I was staying AT the resort I would consider it. But I'm not. Thank you though!!! - theKASIENTE  8.0 #12768 12:52PM
usually they can break down and fit in the trunk of a car. This would be good if you wanted to explore downtown Disney or not have to worry about waiting to rent one. - Linzee  1188.6 #146 2:03PM
I spent 18 months in a wheel chair after three reconstructive surgeries. We would go to Disneyland Resorts and a few times they would be out of the electric scooters as early as noon and we would have to go with a wheel chair instead which was more difficult in a crowded area. You should make sure you get a Guest Assistance Pass at City Hall. When I couldn't go on rides I would bring a book, hunt for hidden Mickey's, look at the detail and artistry of the landscape, and people watch. DCA is much easier to get around in but you can have a great time and discover some hidden rides that you may overlook. - butternard  27.8 #6213 1:07PM
There is at least one hotel across from Disneyland (On Harbor) that rents electric vehicle carts. I dont know the prices but it seems easy to cross from there and enter the park just not sure where you would park your vehicle. If I find out more info I will post more. - PyraLynne  3.1 #38089 2:59PM

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