What Disney World Theme Park Attractions are Accessible to Wheelchair or ECV Users?

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Q: What Disney World theme park attractions are accessible to wheelchair or ECV users? 

A: When it comes to accessibility for guests visiting with mobility disabilities, there are varying degrees of access depending on the attraction.  These essentially fall into five categories:

  1. Guests can remain in wheelchair/ECV while enjoying the attraction.
  2. Guests must be able to transfer from wheelchair/ECV to the ride by themselves or with help of a family member.
  3. Guests using an ECV must transfer to a wheelchair (Cast Members at these attractions will have wheelchairs on hand.)
  4. Must leave ECV, transfer to a wheelchair to navigate the queue and then transfer to ride vehicle.
  5. No wheelchairs or ECVs so the guests must be ambulatory.

Guests using a wheelchair or ECV should stop by Guest Relations at the theme parks for a Guidebook for Guests with Disabilities as its full of helpful information.  In the meantime and to help you with your upcoming Disney plans,  here’s a breakdown of what rides across Disney World’s four theme parks fall into each of these categories.

1. Guests can remain in wheelchair/ECV while enjoying the attraction. 

Magic Kingdom

  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • The Hall of Presidents
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Liberty Square Riverboat
  • Mickey’s Philharmagic
  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

Epcot

  • The American Adventure
  • The Circle of Life
  • Impressions de France
  • Journey Into the Imagination with Figment
  • O’ Canada
  • Reflections of China
  • Turtle Talk With Crush

Hollywood Studios

  • Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage
  • Disney Junior – Live on Stage!
  • Fantasmic!
  • The Great Movie Ride
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
  • Muppet Vision 3D
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid
  • Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream

Animal Kingdom

  • The Boneyard
  • Conservation Station
  • Discovery Island Trails
  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Finding Nemo – The Musical
  • Flights of Wonder
  • Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail
  • Wildlife Express Train

2. Guests must be able to transfer from wheelchair/ECV to the ride by themselves or with help of a family member. 

Magic Kingdom

  • Astro Orbiter
  • The Barnstormer
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Main Street Vehicles
  • Prince Charming Regal Carousel
  • Splash Mountain
  • Tomorrowland Speedway

Epcot

  • Frozen Ever After
  • Mission Space
  • Soarin’

Hollywood Studios

  • Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Animal Kingdom

  • Expedition Everest
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Primeval Whirl

3. Guests using an ECV must transfer to a wheelchair (Cast Members at these attractions will have wheelchairs on hand.) 

Magic Kingdom

  • Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • it’s a small world
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Stitch’s Great Escape
  • Under the Sea- Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • Walt Disney World Railroad

Epcot

  • Behind the Seeds
  • Ellen’s Energy Adventure
  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros
  • Living with the Land
  • The Seas with Nemo and Friends
  • Spaceship Earth

Hollywood Studios

  • Toy Story Mania

Animal Kingdom

  • Affection Station
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Tricera Top Spin

4. Must leave ECV, transfer to a wheelchair to navigate the queue and then transfer to ride vehicle. 

Magic Kingdom

  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Space Mountain

Epcot

  • Spaceship Earth

Hollywood Studios

  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
  • Start Tours – The Adventure Continues

5. No wheelchairs or ECVs so the guests must be ambulatory.

Magic Kingdom

  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover
  • Tony Sawyer Island

For further information regarding disability access please visit www.disneyworld.com.

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