The Walt Disney World Resorts offer so many activities and attractions to enjoy. Many of these attractions are found scattered throughout the four different Disney theme parks. Thus, making for a lot of walking just to be able to see everything on your Disney-vacation to-do list. All of this walking can make for tired feet, soar legs and in some cases, a lot of pain.
There are many different reasons why you may not want to, or unable to, walk the long distances required to truly enjoy the Disney World theme parks and resorts. Here are some tips to help minimize the walking distance while at the Walt Disney World Resorts and Theme Parks.
Rent an ECV (Electric Convenience Vehicle), aka scooter or electronic wheelchair. You can rent one of these for the day at all four of the theme parks. This will help alleviate some of the walking you will be required to do during your day. If you need an EVC for your entire vacation, including during your time at the resort, you can look into renting from a local company. There are many companies who will deliver one of these right to your resort and/or you can rent one for the day at any of the Disney theme parks.
If you did not drive to Disney, rent a car from the airport or other local car rental location. This will limit the amount of walking you have to do from the front of the resort at the bus stop to your room. The walk after getting dropped off from the tram is generally shorter than if you walked from the bus stop at your resort.
Use valet parking. Some of the higher end Disney resorts, such as Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Disney’s Grand Floridian, offer valet parking for resort guests. For an additional fee you can take advantage of getting out of your car at the front doors of your resort and having your car brought to you when needed.
Stay at a monorail resort, such at Disney‘s Polynesian Resort, Disney‘s Contemporary Resort or Disney‘s Grand Floridian. Best bet is to stay at the Contemporary in the main building where the monorail goes right through it, but the others are just as good.
Hope these tips help reduce some of the walking you will be experiencing during your Disney vacation.
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