Orlando is the leader in mobility scooter rentals due to the number of visitors to the area and more specifically Walt Disney World and the many other theme parks and tourist attractions no to mention cruises sailing to and from Port Canaveral. Mobility scooters can be used at all Walt Disney World theme parks, hotels, resorts, campgrounds, shopping areas, nightlife venues, water parks and so on. They can be ridden onto Walt Disney World transportation such as their buses, monorail, boats and even right up to some of the rides inside the parks.
With the many miles of walking that makes up all of what Walt Disney World has to offer, a mobility scooter rental is sometime not only a convenience but a necessity. Even the most capable of us can benefit by arranging for a mobility scooter rental. Expect pricing to start around $25 per day which should include free delivery and pick up to any Walt Disney World hotel or nearby accommodation. And to be sure you get the mobility scooter rental model that best suits your needs, make your reservations as far in advance as possible. Make sure your scooter of choice is waiting for you when you arrive for your Walt Disney World vacation.
There are many, many mobility scooter manufacturers that offer a wide variety of scooter types. Some are small and some are large. Some are lightweight and some are so heavy it takes two or more large men to move it. There are 3 wheel and 4 wheel versions. So how do you decide which mobility scooter to rent for your vacation?
The key factor that determines what options you have is weight capacity. Weight capacity determines which scooters are in your option pool. Weight not only is considered for size of scooter but the amount of battery power needed is directly correlated to riding time.
A Mobility Scooter Vacation Rental company should offer a variety of scooters, we don’t all wear the same shoe size and neither should we be comfortable with the same scooter. Their scooters should be newer models with advanced designs and looks and of course sturdy yet light weight and easily breaks down or folds up for transport in a car trunk.
The last thing to ensure is that the scooter battery power will last for the amount of time you anticipate using it daily. If you are traversing somewhere large like Walt Disney World’s EPCOT and plan to see all that you can get in, then the scooter battery must accommodate a 15 hour day for your weight capacity. If the mobility scooter rental company doesn’t upgrade the typical batteries provided by the manufacturer you may find yourself running short, in others words, running out. A good back up that should also be provided by the mobility scooter rental company if outfitting their mobility scooters with fast charger systems. They should be small and light weight enough to carry right with you and provide you about 20% more power if you plug in for an hour while at lunch or dinner.
Make your reservations for your mobility scooter rental as far in advance as possible to ensure you get your choice of scooter types and from the best scooter company particularly when visiting such popular scooter rental destinations as Orlando.
Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of a wheelchair rental versus a Mobility Scooter Rental also known as an Electronic Convenience Vehicle (ECV).
A Wheelchair rental is typically $18-20 a day and can be rented from either a medical supply shop or pharmacy whereas a mobility scooter is rented from a company that specializes in mobility scooter rentals and pricing usually is about $25 per day. While the cost is pro wheelchair, the mobility scooter rental pro is that the mobility scooter rental company delivers directly to your hotel and typically for a minimum 3 day rental, at no additional charge.
The mobility scooter rental definitely gets the pro when it comes to use-ability. No one has to “push” and the rider has freedom and the power to go on their own making the additional cost of $5 a day, that’s only $35 for a week long vacation, a no-brainer.
Another important aspect is portability. In the past, a wheelchair was the only option for fitting into a car or even sometimes on a bus or taking on a cruise however advancement in mobility scooter design and engineering has made portability, with the right mobility scooter rental selection, a breeze. The best mobility scooter rentals are units that easily breakdown into 4-5 lightweight, manageable pieces or even better simply fold up for transport and fit into a compact size rental car trunk.
Overall, when weighing price, use-ability and portability the mobility scooter rental wins hands down.