Interest in renting an ECV (mobility scooter) for Universal Orlando? Here is some useful information on the two theme parks, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, plus four on-property resorts and CityWalk with a movie complex and mini-golf that makes up the Universal Orlando Complex.
What are the handicap policies for Universal Studios?
Most all ride lines can accommodate a wheelchair. ECV users have the option of parking and walking through the line or transferring to a wheelchair for the ride line. Wheelchairs are provided for each attraction. Just ask the attendant.
Some rides can accommodate a wheelchair on the actual ride. They do not allow ECVs on any rides.
Universal Orlando has a fully detailed Rider’s Guide for Rider Safety and Guests with Disabilities available on line here: https://www.universalorlando.com/Images/Riders_Guide_tcm13-26195.pdf
Does Universal Studios offer special passes for mobility impaired patrons?
No special pass is needed nor do you have to provide any proof as to the reason for your use of a mobility scooter. Whether you need it due to a short-term or long-term issue or simply cannot or do not want to make the long walk, you are allowed to use a mobility scooter in any location that is open to the public.
How much does it cost to rent a mobility scooter or wheelchair for Universal Studios?
You have two choices, rent directly from Universal Inside their complex once you arrive or from an outside company. To rent a mobility scooter from Scooter Vacations, we deliver to your hotel, resort, timeshare, etc. Our scooters range in price from $25-$40 a day depending on the model. We offer multi-day rental discounts for longer rentals and have many special partner discounts and special coupon offers on our website.
Transportable models for up to a 450 Lbs. capacity are $25-35 per day and luxury on-property only models (meaning you cannot put them in a car to transport them) are $35-$40 a day.
If you rent from Universal it is a $100 deposit and $50 a day for a mobility scooter (ECV) and $12 a day for a wheelchair. If you use a credit card for the $100 daily deposit at Universal you must return the wheelchair or ECV to the location you picked it up from to get your deposit back. You cannot pick up at one park and leave it at another upon departure. You can reserve in advance but they do sell out quickly and you MUST be there by 11 am to pick up your rental. Also, they do not rent ECVs for nighttime events due to battery re-charging issues.
Most area hotels provide transportation to the theme parks and therefore are required by law to provide transportation for a mobility scooter with 24 hour notice. So even if you are staying off-property and do not have a car, or want to use your car, ensure your hotel offers transportation to Universal and advise them 24 hours in advance that you will need accommodation for transportation of your mobility scooter. Remember, IT’s THE LAW! They must provide you transportation for your scooter or wheelchair to anywhere they offer transportation to.
How does my rental scooter get delivered to me at Universal Studios?
Except in pre-arranged, specific needs cases, scooters are delivered to where you are staying and you transport them with you to Universal.
How do I get assistance if I have a break down inside Universal?
Scooter Vacations will come INSIDE the theme park to service you.