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Old 09-06-2019, 10:07 AM   #61
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Hmmm, my chair goes 5mph and is much more maneuverable. Like driving a sports car vs those clunky scooters. Do you think I'll get a speeding ticket?
You know - I saw several chairs this time around and wondered what the difference is between in practical terms regarding mobility needs. Are the scooters more stable for a newbie or easier to maneuver? Is one better than other if you can get out and walk a bit but need a device for a full park day?

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You know - here's an odd thought. What if Disney offered a 30 minute trianing/orientation for scooter users like they did with Segway tours? If you complete the training, you are eligible to use a scooter without limitations. If you don't complete the training, you get turtle speed.

I don't know how easy it is for vendors to limit scooter speeds, but I could see a situation where you send a pic of a Disney certificate to the vendor and get a scooter with limitation.

Disney could definitely make it worth while by giving the attendee a couple of FPs for their time or one free anytime/anywhere ADR. I'd be all over it.

To avoid abuse, require that you come with your own scooter (personal or rented) and limit attendance to once every five years.

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Old 09-06-2019, 10:23 AM   #63
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You know - here's an odd thought. What if Disney offered a 30 minute trianing/orientation for scooter users like they did with Segway tours? If you complete the training, you are eligible to use a scooter without limitations. If you don't complete the training, you get turtle speed.

I don't know how easy it is for vendors to limit scooter speeds, but I could see a situation where you send a pic of a Disney certificate to the vendor and get a scooter with limitation.

Disney could definitely make it worth while by giving the attendee a couple of FPs for their time or one free anytime/anywhere ADR. I'd be all over it.

To avoid abuse, require that you come with your own scooter (personal or rented) and limit attendance to once every five years.

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That is a great idea. It could also include a fast lesson on
parallel parking which is handy for positioning scooters in a bus . Also how to turn around and not take out five children while doing it. It does not take long to learn to use a scooter and practice makes perfect .

I always tootle around the resort when I first pick it up as I donít use one at home.

I would be glad to take a class.
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:38 AM   #64
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That is a great idea. It could also include a fast lesson on
parallel parking which is handy for positioning scooters in a bus . Also how to turn around and not take out five children while doing it. It does not take long to learn to use a scooter and practice makes perfect .

I always tootle around the resort when I first pick it up as I donít use one at home.

I would be glad to take a class.
I've only used a scooter twice, 5 1/2 years apart. My first use was at POFQ. The very first thing I did was drive it around the resort, practicing corners, elevators, turning radius in open areas. Once I was comfortable, I gave myself a test of going through the gift shop. Bad idea. I cam out $100 poorer and with a bashful of stuff. But I intentionally stayed on the scooter for the duration and maneuvered perfectly. Gave me perfect confidence for MouseGear on December 30!

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I've only used a scooter twice, 5 1/2 years apart. My first use was at POFQ. The very first thing I did was drive it around the resort, practicing corners, elevators, turning radius in open areas. Once I was comfortable, I gave myself a test of going through the gift shop. Bad idea. I cam out $100 poorer and with a bashful of stuff. But I intentionally stayed on the scooter for the duration and maneuvered perfectly. Gave me perfect confidence for MouseGear on December 30!

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Stores and ladies bathrooms are the trickiest . I make a point of using the lobby bathroom at BC or BWV as soon as I get the scooter. It give me the confidence I need. I also roam the resort stores. I go out up and down ramps too. It does not take long to get used to the scooter again.

The worse drivers are the ones who rent a scooter at the parks. They do not have a learning curve.
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Stores and ladies bathrooms are the trickiest . I make a point of using the lobby bathroom at BC or BWV as soon as I get the scooter. It give me the confidence I need. I also roam the resort stores. I go out up and down ramps too. It does not take long to get used to the scooter again.

The worse drivers are the ones who rent a scooter at the parks. They do not have a learning curve.
Both times I've used a scooter I've been mobile enough that I could just park the scooter and run (limp, hobble) in to a bathroom, attraction, or tight shop.

Surprisingly, I found the SSR studio entry and exit much harder than the OKW studio entry/exit the last time I had a scooter. Managing the door and the scooter by myself seem to take more coordination. Plus, I parked the scooter parallel to the glass door by the couch so turning there was a challenge to. In OKW, it fit perfectly between the bed and the window right when I came in. So I'd pull in, go right, then back into my parking niche for a quick exit the next morning.

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As long as I can go as fast as the goof run-pushing the jogging stroller to Seven Dwarfs who keeps yelling "on your left".

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You know - here's an odd thought. What if Disney offered a 30 minute trianing/orientation for scooter users like they did with Segway tours? If you complete the training, you are eligible to use a scooter without limitations. If you don't complete the training, you get turtle speed.

I don't know how easy it is for vendors to limit scooter speeds, but I could see a situation where you send a pic of a Disney certificate to the vendor and get a scooter with limitation.

Disney could definitely make it worth while by giving the attendee a couple of FPs for their time or one free anytime/anywhere ADR. I'd be all over it.

To avoid abuse, require that you come with your own scooter (personal or rented) and limit attendance to once every five years.

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My cynical mind says, "No, Disney would never do that! Why? Because it makes too much sense!"
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We wear panther vision hats in the park. They are ball caps with LED lights in the brim. Lowe's or Amazon has them.
Never saw this before. Awesome idea. Just ordered a pink one for Mom. Thanks for the info!
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Never saw this before. Awesome idea. Just ordered a pink one for Mom. Thanks for the info!
You're welcome.
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