You might need a wheelchair, but that won’t stop you from having the most magical of Disney trips! Here is some advice for both those who need to sit in the wheelchair and those who need to push it.

To Rent or Not To Rent

Standard, extra-wide wheelchairs are available for rent for $12 and, Electric Mobility Scooters are also available for $50.

Renting is a good deal, especially if you do not already own your own wheelchair or mobility stroller. However, if you do own a wheelchair or mobility scooter and transport it to the parks yourself, that could be a better idea. If you are accustomed to your chair, have your own necessary accessories or the wheelchair is specially designed for the patient, it is much better to use your own. It is also completely allowed.

How the Wheelchair System Works at Disney

The newer US parks (Disney’s California Adventure, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom), are wheelchair accessible. That means that there is no need to go through a special line–unless told to do so by a cast member–or through the exit of any attractions.

However, most of Disneyland was built before wheelchair accessibility was popular or even thought about. So while some newer attraction queues, like the Princess Fantasyland Hall and attractions in Galaxy’s Edge, are wheelchair accessible, some rides are not. For those attractions, you will need to go to the exit of the attraction or the front of the attraction and speak to a cast member. They will give you a wait time comparable to the standby wait time for that attraction. Let’s say you get a return time for Big Thunder Mountain in 60 minutes. You could go ride something with a shorter line, go take a break indoors somewhere, eat, etc. and then come back to the exit after the allotted 60 minutes and go through the exit with a shorter line. You are still waiting the same amount of time as everyone else, just not necessarily in the physical queuing area. This is done so nobody can just ‘fake’ a broken leg to get to the front of every line unfairly.

If the wheelchair user has another disability that requires more than a wheelchair to experience the parks like a ‘healthy’ person, talk to Guest Relations. Explain the situation to see what they can do for you. You might be eligible for a Disability Access Service Pass, which we are posting about soon.

For most rides, guests in wheelchairs must be able to transfer from their wheelchair to their ride vehicle safely. The vehicles can be stopped or slowed and you can take your time if needed.

If you aren’t able to leave your wheelchair at all:

If you aren’t able to leave your chair at all to transfer, don’t worry. There are still some attractions that will strap the wheelchair into the ride vehicle for your convenience and experience. These are:


  • Disneyland Railroad (Frontierland, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland only. No access at Main Street)
  • Main Street Cinema
  • Mark Twain
  • Jungle Cruise
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh*
  • It’s a Small World*
  • King Arthur’s Carrousel*
  • Monorail
  • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters*
  • Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
  • Frontierland Shootin’ Exposition
  • Big Thunder Ranch
  • Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island (some areas are not wheelchair accessible)
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh*
  • Goofy’s Playhouse
  • Mickey’s House and Meet Mickey
  • Minnie’s House
  • Captain EO
  • Enchanted Tiki Room
  • Innoventions
  • Stage Show at the Golden Horseshoe
  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage (Alternate Experience)
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough (a very limited wheelchair-accessible alternate experience is available)
  • Main Street Parades
  • Fireworks
  • Fantasmic

California Adventure

  • Little Mermaid*
  • Toy Story*
  • Aladdin Show
  • Muppet Vision 3D
  • Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!*
  • Disney Animation
  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail
  • King Triton’s Carousel*
  • Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar
  • The Bakery TourVarious Parades
  • World of Color

* Note: Some of these rides may not be accessible to some ECVs because the ECVs are too large.  Generally, electric wheelchairs are considered the same as manual wheelchairs on Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAV) rides.

Disney World

  • Jungle Cruise
  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Raft to Tom Sawyer Island
  • The Hall of Presidents
  • Liberty Square Riverboat
  • Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor®
  • Advanced Training Lab
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends® The Circle of Life
  • House of Whispering Willows
  • Wildlife Express Train
  • Flights of Wonder
  • Maharajah Jungle Trek®
  • Conservation Station®
  • Tike’s Peak
  • The American Adventure
  • America Gardens Theatre
  • Bijutsu-kan Gallery
  • Gallery of Arts and History
  • Impressions de France
  • O Canada!
  • Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Indiana Jones™ Epic Stunt Spectacular!•
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure
  • Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid
  • The Magic of Disney Animation
  • Disney Junior – Live on Stage!
  • Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage
  • Tree of Life Garden
  • Discovery Island® Trails
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug!®
  • Festival of the Lion King
  • The Boneyard
  • Dino-Sue
  • Fossil Fun Games
  • Finding Nemo – The Musical
  • Pangani Forest Exploration Trail®
  • Journey Into Imagination with Figment
  • ImageWorks – The “What If” Labs
  • Captain EO
  • Stave Church Gallery
  • Reflections of China

We hope these tips help make your Disney dreams possible despite your need for a wheelchair. Nothing can stop you! Really!