Florida Wheelchair and Electric Scooter Rental Costs

Reliable Rentals at Universal's Islands of Adventure
Reliable Rentals at Universal's Islands of Adventure

If you need a wheelchair or electric scooter (ECV, electric convenience vehicle) to get around, in particular at the theme parks then you need to decide whether to bring one with you or rent one in Florida.

If renting a wheelchair or electric scooter then you can either rent them on a day by day basis from all the major theme parks or there are local companies who can rent one to you for a longer period of time.

One of the largest is Scootaround who have over 1,500 locations in North America with ten in Florida. They offer both rentals, repairs and sales with a door-to-door pickup service.

Daily rates are pretty much the same where ever you go but if renting for longer periods, then you can often get a discount.

Wheelchairs and electric scooters are designed for certain weight limits so if you are shall we say a little on the large size, check the weight limits before renting

For example, the day rate for a wheelchair is usually around $12 or around $80 for a week but for two weeks it will probably be nearer $120. Similarly an electric scooter will be around $35 per day but you may be able to rent one for two weeks for around $300 which is just over $20 per day.

Particularly if you rent an electric scooter from an external company, you need to think about how you are going to get it to the theme parks. Make sure you rent one that can be dismantled for transporting and that your rental car, mini van or SUV has room to fit it inside. There are also companies that will rent special vans.

External companies usually have different models of both wheelchairs and electric scooters to cater for different weight adults but the heavy duty models usually cost more.

Making Reservations

Theme parks have a limited number of electric scooters so it is essential that you reserve one before your arrival, most parks recommend making a reservation at least one week in advance.

Also note that there is a minimum age for renting an electric scooter, usually 16 or 18 and you will need to sign a rental agreement.

Renting Wheelchairs

You are able to rent lightweight wheelchairs at all the major theme parks. Note that they are strictly for one occupant only.

All prices exclude tax.

Park Price per Day
Walt Disney World Resort Parks
$10 per day for Length of Stay. Available on a first-come, first-served basis. Cannot be removed from parks, need to surrender and get a replacement if park hopping. Minimum age is 18 and weight limit is 350 lbs.
$12.00
Downtown Disney
Deposit of $100.
$12.00
Walt Disney World Resort Hotels
Deposit of $315.
Free
SeaWorld Orlando
Weight limit is 250 lbs.
$12.00
Aquatica
Weight limit is 250 lbs.
$12.00
Discovery Cove
Specially-designed outdoor wheelchairs with oversized tires for easy manoeuvring on the beach are available.
-
Universal Orlando
Deposit of $50.
$12.00
Wet ’n Wild
Not available
Gatorland
$10.00
Legoland Florida
$12.00
Busch Gardens Tampa
Weight limit is 250 lbs.
$15.00
Adventure Island Tampa
-
Kennedy Space Center
Free

Walt Disney World also offer a Length of Stay rental ticket which works out at $10 per day. If park hopping then hold onto your ticket to allow you to pick up another wheelchair at no extra charge if available.

Disney publish a Guidebook for Guests with Disabilities which can be obtained at the rental desks, via the website at www.disneyworld.com or you can write to: Walt Disney World Guest Communications, Box 10000, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830.

Renting Electric Scooters (ECV)

Most theme parks are able to rent electric scooters but numbers are limited. Note that scooters are not available at Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach or the Walt Disney World resort hotels.

All prices exclude tax.

Park Price per Day
Walt Disney World Resort Parks
Deposit of $20. Minimum age is 18 and weight limit is 450 lbs.
$50.00
Downtown Disney
Deposit of $100. Minimum age is 18 and weight limit is 450 lbs.
$50.00
Walt Disney World Resort Hotels
Not available
SeaWorld Orlando
Reservation required. Minimum age is 16 and weight limit is 350 lbs.
$50.00
Aquatica
Reservation required. Minimum age is 16 and weight limit is 350 lbs.
$50.00
Discovery Cove
Not available
Universal Orlando
Deposit of $50.
$50.00
Wet ’n Wild
Not available
Gatorland
$20.00
Legoland Florida
$37.00
Busch Gardens Tampa
Reservation required. Minimum age is 16 and weight limit is 350 lbs.
$45.00
Adventure Island Tampa
-
Kennedy Space Center
Not available

If park hopping at Walt Disney World then hold onto your ticket to allow you to pick up another scooter at no extra charge if available.

Only the designated person is allowed to ride on an electric scooter, you cannot carry passengers, even small children.

See also:- Enjoying Florida with mobility problems | Disney’s Disability Access Service Card

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