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Old 05-10-2014, 10:30 AM   #1
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Hurt Foot...Need Advice

My family and I have been to Disney many times over the past 10 years. Our next trip is coming up in less than a week. (May 16-21)

A week ago today, I fell and badly sprained my ankle. I'm still barely hobbling around and am starting to realize that it is going to greatly impact our Disney trip.

I'm looking for tips/advice on touring Disney with a scooter or wheelchair. I'm leaning towards the scooter because I don't want hubby or kids having to push me around.

All comments and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 05-10-2014, 12:27 PM   #2
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If you use a wheelchair you will be able to take it in all the lines with you. If you use a scooter there are rides like buzz, pirates and some others you will have to park the scooter outside and use a park wheelchair to go through the lines.
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I had a similar situation years ago after I broke my foot but it wasnt fully healed when we got to Disney. Get the scooter - your family doesn't get worn out pushing you, and you will enjoy your trip so much more with less pain. I found most rides are accommodating most of the way thru the lines. If you skip a ride or two as the PP mentioned because of the ECV, as long as that is not a huge issue for you, then go with the scooter.
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:19 PM   #4
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You don't have to skip any rides because you are using an ECV (ok, maybe skip The Swiss family treehouse). For the rides like space and buzz that do not allow ECVs in the line, there are always WDW wheelchairs that you can hop into and have someone push you through the line. I've even used a combo of feet shuffling and arm propelling to get through those lines....well, maybe not space, those hills inside are killers.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:53 AM   #5
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Thanks so much for all of your advice. I went to the ortho this morning and am now in a cast from my toes to just below my knee. We have decided to rent a scooter to make life easier for everyone. I'm a little discouraged and worried that our trip will not be quite as magical, but not so much so that I'm willing to cancel. If you're there next week and see me wheeling around in my scooter and bright pink cast, say "Hi".
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:49 AM   #6
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make sure to contact your resort to your change, esp if multi floor and need not use steps. plus rent scooter from off site if you still can as it will help you at the resort as much as the parks. have a great trip
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:12 PM   #7
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Thanks so much for all of your advice. I went to the ortho this morning and am now in a cast from my toes to just below my knee. We have decided to rent a scooter to make life easier for everyone. I'm a little discouraged and worried that our trip will not be quite as magical, but not so much so that I'm willing to cancel. If you're there next week and see me wheeling around in my scooter and bright pink cast, say "Hi".
Just think of the scooter as your royal carriage -- they really are fun to drive.
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