When you visit Disney World, you can count on walking for miles and standing for hours in ride and attraction queues. For anyone who finds this idea physically challenging, or even painful, we strongly suggest renting a scooter or wheelchair. It’s usually the very best solution and it can make a huge difference to the quality of your trip. If walking and standing that much sounds difficult, or if you feel an aversion to using a scooter or wheelchair, we suggest you read this article:
Can I sit inside the Disney World ride queues?
We’re often asked if there’s seating inside the long ride queues, or if it’s allowed to bring a folding chair, folding cane chair or rollator with or without a seat. We’ll go over all of these options.
But for the ride queues, you won’t find seating provided by Disney. Guests are expected to stand or use a mobility device like a scooter. Realistically speaking, some people feel an aversion to using a scooter or a wheelchair. Also, some people don’t have a problem walking distances but find standing in one place difficult. We’re sometimes asked if they can bring in a stool or some kind of sitting device. Here are our thoughts.
Can I bring a stool or a collapsible stool into Disney World?
No. According to Disney’s Prohibited Items page, folding chairs including folding stools are not permitted in the parks.
Can I bring a cane into the parks (without a seat)
Can I use a cane with a seat at Disney World?
Maybe, with limitations. Although Disney’s rules don’t seem to prohibit these, we’ve heard of some people being told they could not take it into the parks. Here’s what one of our Disney World planning Facebook group members said about this:
“I know of people who got denied bringing a seat cane in so we had to take it all the way back to the hotel.” – Nacole Jackson
Still, we’ve heard from others who have been permitted to bring a cane with a seat into the parks. Regardless, even if you have it in the parks, you might be told that you can not use it as a seat in some of the queues. For this reason and a few others, it may not do you much good. Consider that most of the time lines are slowly moving, which makes a cane seat impractical even if it was allowed. Also, many of the queues have inclines and declines, which again makes a cane seat impractical.
Can I bring a rollator with or without a seat to the Disney World parks?
Can you bring a rollator into the Disney World parks? Yes. Rollators with or without a seat are allowed. And if you don’t have problems walking miles, this might be a better option than a cane with a seat. This is because they are always permitted. Also they tend to be more stable. And guests may be allowed to use them more often as a seat. However you still may have some of the same issues as with a cane seat. For example, your ability to use it as a seat will be impacted by constantly moving lines, inclines and declines, etc.
There are definitely advantages to using a rollator vs. a cane or no mobility device. Here’s what Nacole had to say about using a rollator in the Disney World parks:
“…if walking isn’t a problem for you a Rollator is great for a day in the park. It’s like taking a rolling seat with you. They are fairly inexpensive and it actually takes some pressure off your back while you’re walking. It holds all of your stuff in the basket which takes even more pressure off your back. You can take it in lines with no problem so you can sit down any time you need to (there are some lines that aren’t accessible which they give you a comeback time and you use an alternate entrance). You can also sit to watch parades or when you need to relax. It folds up nicely so it fits in most car trunks, and on transportation they usually just have you hold onto it while you sit in a seat. With using one I feel like I’m able to move as fast as everyone in my party, it fits into fairly small spaces and since it stands on its own my hands can be free if I want to hold things to look at such as when I’m shopping. Also when getting food you can place the tray on the seat to go to your table, when I used canes I had to get someone else to carry my food and I only had one hand free. Overall it made me more independent and addressed my back issues.” – Nacole Jackson
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