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Old 09-04-2019, 10:09 AM   #11
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They must be putting a lock of some sort on the control lever. I wonder how long before that gets vandalized? If you rent from Disney aren't you restricted to park use? The 2 times I have rented a scooter for injuries I have rented from outside vendors so this would not effect me if needed again.
The preferred or authorized venders are also required to put speed controls on all rental scooters . The wdw scooters have had those in place for several months now. Buena Vista said all their scooters have been modified as of Sept 1 .
They are notifying clients . The reasons are park safety .


The outside venders who are more independent such as Golds are not required to add the speed controls .
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Old 09-04-2019, 10:09 AM   #12
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Is Disney increasing liability restrictions on offsite vendors?
They should if guests are expecting Disney to be liable and this will increase your renting costs.
I guess it has become serious enough to create this new restriction because Safety for all is a fair expectation on Property.
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Old 09-04-2019, 10:13 AM   #13
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I absolutely would not recommend renting from a Disney approved source if this is true.

There's no need for an experienced scooter user to be limited, particularly outside the parks. Slowest speed is below a walking pace, that's not right, and it makes life really difficult at the resorts, particularly the larger ones.

At SSR, I could count on one hand the number of people I passed while using an ECV over the course of five days.

Besides, compared to Gold's, the Disney approved vendors have crappier battery maintenance and more expensive rentals.

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We agree completely on this Dirk. I would not have to ride to the studios from Epcot on turtle speed. Even turning around is harder on the lowest speed.

It is fact at least for now . I expect there will be a lot of complaints . Golds told me they were getting new reservation from those who had just canceled .
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I'm not sure I see the problem. No one really needs to go faster than that anyway.
Yes, it is necessary in many cases out of the parks .
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Old 09-04-2019, 10:35 AM   #15
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The preferred or authorized venders are also required to put speed controls on all rental scooters . The wdw scooters have had those in place for several months now. Buena Vista said all their scooters have been modified as of Sept 1 .
They are notifying clients . The reasons are park safety .


The outside venders who are more independent such as Golds are not required to add the speed controls .
I loved Gold's.
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Yes, it is necessary in many cases out of the parks .
I get what you are saying but last trip my aunt never went above turtle. We lived. Just walked slower with her.
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I get what you are saying but last trip my aunt never went above turtle. We lived. Just walked slower with her.
I go by myself . Turtle is fine for parks but not out of parks.
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:28 AM   #18
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Is Disney increasing liability restrictions on offsite vendors?
They should if guests are expecting Disney to be liable and this will increase your renting costs.
I guess it has become serious enough to create this new restriction because Safety for all is a fair expectation on Property.
Disney can't increase anything on an outside vendor. There is zero difference between owning my own scooter and bringing it or renting from an offsite vendor who delivers to my resort and whom I meet. Unless, of course, Disney wants to require all guests to use only Disney scooters or those provided from vendors Disney controls. I doubt they could do that under the ACA.

The Pride Victory 10, the most popular and highly recommended scooter, has a top speed of 5.25 mph. A brisk walk is about 4 to 4.5 mph. There should be no reason to regulate down from 5.25 mph.

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I get what you are saying but last trip my aunt never went above turtle. We lived. Just walked slower with her.
That's fine, but there is no reason to be limited to turtle inside or outside of parks if someone knows what they are doing.

Your aunt doesn't want to go over turtle? No problem. Don't limit others.

I would even challenge the legitimacy of such a limitation. The purpose of a mobility device is to be able to restore as much as possible the mobility lost by the injury or condition the necessitates the scooter.

To require a scooter user to maintain a crawl that can't even keep up with a walking pace could be construed as humiliating and against the spirit of the ACA.

Now, maybe Disney can require this for their approved vendors, but I doubt they can require this for offsite vendors and those who own their own scooters.

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I go by myself . Turtle is fine for parks but not out of parks.
Except for a few wide open paths in AK, I generally kept to what I'm sure was 2-3 mph in speed (middle-setting).

Disney's best option is to simply require scooter users to maintain a safe speed that matches the flow of the crows. This regulation business for non-Disney scooters that are already maxed at the pace of a brisk walk is for the birds.

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