Using a Stroller as a Wheelchair at Walt Disney World

Photo Courtesy of Without A Care in the World

Walt Disney World allows parents of special needs children to use a stroller as wheelchair. To help Cast Members differentiate your stroller from others, you can stop by Guest Relations at any of the parks and get a tag. This tag in conjunction with your Guest Assistance Card, will insure that your stroller is treated like it is a wheelchair allowing you to use special entrances as needed. It also means your child can stay in the stroller in queues when other strollers have to be parked. It also gives you access to the wheelchair seating at attractions and at parades.

If you are planning on using a stroller as a wheelchair for your child at Walt Disney World make sure you:

  • Stop by guest relations and pick up a Guest Assistance Card. The type of card you get will depend on the needs of your child.
  • Also ask for the red stroller as a wheelchair tag.
  • When you come to attractions that have stroller parking, just show the tag and your Guest Assistance Card to Cast Members.
  • On attractions where the loading and unloading areas are in different places, the Cast Members will take your stroller to unloading area for you.
  • If you have any questions don’t be afraid to ask a Cast Member.

Special thanks to Without a Care in the World for the photo.

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About Rolling with the Magic

Melissa is a Disney enthusiast who writes about her experiences at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and on the Disney Cruise Line from the perspective of a wheelchair user. She started her blog, Rolling with the Magic, to not only share her love for all things Disney but to give tips and advice to others who visit the Disney Parks with physical limitations.
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3 Responses to Using a Stroller as a Wheelchair at Walt Disney World

  1. Mary at Capturing Magical Memories says:

    You know so much Mel. I have never noticed this before and it is a great tip for children that need it.

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  3. Kim H says:

    We’ve done this for the past 4 years. My son is 15 and his stroller has the feet rests and we’re asked if “that’s a stroller or a wheelchair”. No problem here. I love that when we are approaching a ride and a cast member sees us coming they are ready to direct us to where we need to go. Disney is the best place to go with people with special needs!

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