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Florida Wheelchair and Electric Scooter Rental Costs

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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 to $15 or around $80 for a week but for two weeks it will probably be nearer $120. Similarly an electric scooter will be around $50 to $60 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.

ParkPrice per DayNotes
Walt Disney World Resort Parks$12.00$10 per day for Length of Stay. Available on a “first come, first served” basis. Cannot be removed from the parks, need to surrender and get a replacement if park hopping. Minimum age is 18 and weight limit is 350 lbs.
Disney Springs$12.00Deposit of $100.
Disney Water Parks$12.00Deposit of $100.
Walt Disney World Resort HotelsFreeDeposit of $315.
SeaWorld Orlando$15.00Reservations must be made before day of visit. Weight limit is 250 lbs. Deposit of $50.
Aquatica$15.00Reservation required. Weight limit is 250 lbs. Deposit of $30.
Discovery Cove-Specially-designed outdoor wheelchairs with oversized tires for easy manoeuvring on the beach are available.
Universal Orlando$12.00Deposit of $50.
Holy Land ExperienceNot available
Gatorland$10.00Rented on a “first come, first served” basis.
LEGOLAND Florida$14.00Rented on a “first come, first served” basis.
Busch Gardens Tampa$20.00Reservations must be made before day of visit. Weight limit is 250 lbs.
Adventure Island Tampa$15.00Rented on a “first come, first served” basis. Weight limit is 250 lbs.
Kennedy Space CenterFreeRented on a “first come, first served” basis.

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.

ParkPrice per DayNotes
Walt Disney World Resort Parks$50.00Deposit of $20. Minimum age is 18 and weight limit is 450 lbs.
Disney Springs$50.00Deposit of $100. Minimum age is 18 and weight limit is 450 lbs.
Disney Water Parks$50.00Deposit of $100. Minimum age is 18 and weight limit is 450 lbs.
Walt Disney World Resort HotelsNot available
SeaWorld Orlando$60.00Reservations must be made before day of visit. Minimum age is 16 and weight limit is 350 lbs.
Aquatica$60.00Reservation required. Minimum age is 16 and weight limit is 350 lbs.
Discovery CoveNot available
Universal Orlando$50.00Deposit of $50.
Holy Land ExperienceNot available
Gatorland$25.00Rented on a “first come, first served” basis.
LEGOLAND Florida$56.00Rented on a “first come, first served” basis. Reservations recommended at least 7 days in advance.
Busch Gardens Tampa$50.00Reservations must be made before day of visit. Minimum age is 16 and weight limit is 350 lbs.
Adventure Island Tampa$45.00Rented on a “first come, first served” basis. Weight limit is 350 lbs.
Kennedy Space CenterNot 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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