When you’re visiting theme parks, the last thing you want to worry about is how you’ll get around. You should enjoy your vacation and not stress over how you’ll navigate the park. For those with mobility concerns, though, this is understandably one of their main worries.
Fortunately, you can rent a scooter to help facilitate your movement around the park. To help you plan your mobility-friendly theme park trip, here’s a beginner’s guide to mobility scooter rentals at a theme park.
Rent From the Theme Park or an Outside Source?
The first question that often comes up is this: Should I rent my scooter from the theme park directly or from an outside vendor?
The answer really depends on your personal preferences or budget. Renting from inside the park is often more expensive for a longer trip. Bear in mind that it also comes with a few more restrictions.
Scooters from the theme park are limited to that park. You can’t take the scooter between theme parks or even out to the parking lot. You can only use it while you’re in the park. For large theme parks with multiple smaller parks inside (such as Disney or Universal), you’ll have to return your scooter before moving on to the next park and picking up a new scooter.
When you rent a scooter from a third party or outside vendor like us, you don’t have these same restrictions. We’ll drop the scooter off at your hotel so that you can use it right from the start. This means you’ll have it when navigating the parking lot, hopping between parks, and at the end of the day if you decide to do more.
If you plan on visiting the theme park more than once or twice, then renting from a vendor like Scooter King Orlando will most likely be cheaper. If you want to park hop, a third-party scooter will ensure that you have a scooter for the whole day.
What to Look for in a Scooter
If you’re new to scooter rentals, you may be at a complete loss as to what you should look for in a scooter. You may be under the impression that any scooter will do, but this is often wrong.
For theme parks, you’ll need a scooter with a long battery life. The last thing you want to do is have to put your fun on hold because your scooter battery has run out. You also don’t want to worry about if or when your battery is going to die out. You won’t always have access to easy charging, so it’s safest to assume that you’ll need a scooter that will last you the entire day.
Another thing to keep in mind is water and rain resistance. You can never be certain about the weather, and the last thing you want is to damage your scooter by getting caught in a sudden storm. While no scooter will last submerged in water, you should look for a scooter that can at least withstand rain.
Some other things to look into include weight capacity, any additional carriers or baskets, and headlights. You’ll need the scooter to be fully capable of holding your weight. If it’s likely that any kids you have with you will also sneak aboard every now and then, double-check to ensure the scooter can hold them too.
Carriers and baskets make packing essentials and water bottles a lot easier. They aren’t necessary, but they are a useful accessory to have. Additionally, headlights can be beneficial if you end up staying at the park past dark. Not only will you be more visible to others, but you can also avoid running into others as well.
Rent Your Scooter with Scooter King Orlando
Theme parks are great fun, and thankfully, they are mobility accessible these days. You don’t have to miss out on a memorable trip with your loved ones just because of mobility limitations. When you rent a scooter, you won’t have to worry about walking all day, standing in long lines, or any aches and pains you may get during the day. Call us today to ask us more about the range of scooters we have for your needs!