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:
- Guests can remain in wheelchair/ECV while enjoying the attraction.
- Guests must be able to transfer from wheelchair/ECV to the ride by themselves or with help of a family member.
- Guests using an ECV must transfer to a wheelchair (Cast Members at these attractions will have wheelchairs on hand.)
- Must leave ECV, transfer to a wheelchair to navigate the queue and then transfer to ride vehicle.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage
- Disney Junior – Live on Stage!
- The Great Movie Ride
- Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
- Muppet Vision 3D
- Voyage of the Little Mermaid
- Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream
- 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.
- 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
- Frozen Ever After
- Mission Space
- Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
- 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.)
- 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
- 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
- Toy Story Mania
- 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.
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Space Mountain
- Spaceship Earth
- Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
- Start Tours – The Adventure Continues
5. No wheelchairs or ECVs so the guests must be ambulatory.
- 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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