Hello everyone… I read up on ECV rentals months ago for our upcoming trip, as I am renting one due to a foot injury/illness that has been plaguing me. I was originally planning on only using the ECV to get around the parks, then walking through lines. There would have been no issues with doing that.
However, we are now 11 days out from our trip, and this weekend I inadvertently re-injured my foot, and I am really starting to worry about my mobility and how I will feel. The airport walks alone (I will not have an ECV for that) at this point will be a lot for me to handle that first day.
I’ve downloaded the disabilities guides for each park to brush up on which rides require you to transfer from an ECV to either a regular wheelchair or to walk. But I still have a question about the lines/queues. That is what I am now most concerned about.
When the guide says that you must “transfer to a wheelchair”, is that just for the ride itself or is it also for the queue? Or is is only when it says “transfer to wheelchair, then to ride vehicle” that is when you have to be in a wheelchair for the queue?
I’m really hating the idea of being a burden to the people I’m traveling with, and I know I don’t have the strength to push myself in a standard wheelchair, so I’d like to be prepared for my own sake and for theirs which and how many rides will require them to push me through a queue and/or through the ride itself.
I really appreciate your help. After having gone through this struggle, I have so much respect and empathy for those who are disabled permanently now than I ever have before. It’s so much more painful emotionally than it is physically.