Best Knee Scooter for Disney World
- With us being located in the greater Orlando area, one of the most popular questions we get is, "what knee scooter should I take to Walt Disney World?"
Many are planning trips and vacations again here at the "Happiest Place on Earth" with traveling ramping up again.
But sometimes, life gets in the way, and you find yourself with a foot injury and are looking to get a knee scooter.
The benefits of using a knee scooter in Disney parks
When visiting Walt Disney World, you will be walking for miles. You need to make sure your knee scooter is comfortable and able to handle long distances as well as rough terrain.
The ride will not be as bumpy because your body won't have to take all of the bumps in stride.
For a knee scooter to work best at any of the parks (Universal, Sea World, Legoland), it needs to handle concrete and another rough and uneven terrain without any issues.
Our knee scooters allowed at Disney?
Knee scooters are allowed in all of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks.
Whether or not you can go inside a ride is something you will have to discuss with your doctor.
Everyone's situation is different, but you should always be on the safe side and be cautious.
Further Reading: Are Knee Scooters Allowed At Theme Parks?
Choosing between a knee scooter and a wheelchair
There are many benefits to using a knee scooter (also called knee walkers) instead of a wheelchair.
The first one is having the freedom to move around on your own without any assistance. With a wheelchair, someone has to push you and navigate around.
Moving around by yourself using an easy-to-use knee scooter will allow you to enjoy yourself more. You can move in your own space and go wherever it is that you want to go.
There are also some drawbacks that come with using knee scooters as opposed to wheelchairs.
Just like walking long distances required some physical endurance, riding a knee scooter will take a bit of physical effort as well.
Additionally, some folks may have trouble balancing or have weak knees. In this case, with would make a knee scooter uncomfortable to use. A wheelchair is best for these situations.
It is essential to think about what your needs are when it comes to using a knee scooter. If you need significantly more stability and support and less physical exertion, then you may want to use a wheelchair instead.
The best knee scooters for outdoor theme parks
The knee scooter you choose to take with you to Walt Disney World will be the most crucial decision of your trip. You want to get a knee scooter that will work with you, not against you.
For the best knee scooter to take on this trip to Disney, you will need something with all-terrain capabilities.
This means that it can handle both rough ground and concrete sidewalks, so you are never at risk of getting hurt or having discomfort while walking around the park.
An all-terrain knee scooter has pneumatic wheels (as opposed to solid wheels) that will help absorb the shock of the rough terrain. This will allow you to have a comfortable ride as you ride along the park.
Further Reading: Solid Tires VS. Air-Filled Tires
It is also important that the knee scooter you take with you has a design that will help it be as portable and easy to use as possible.
You want something lightweight, foldable, and durable so you can easily carry it, especially if you're hopping around parks and in-and-out of the hotel, shops, etc.
Which are the best top-rated models, and why they're worth it?
There are many different types of all-terrain knee scooters. However, not every one is right for everyone and every situation.
Our two most popular models are the Orthomate All-Terrain Knee scooter and the KneeRover All Terrain Knee Walker.
They are both great outdoor knee scooters, each having its unique features that excel in particular situations.
With that being said, the model we recommend taking to the theme parks in the Orthomate.
Why the Orthomate?
The Knee Rover has very big pneumatic wheels that can power through the most challenging terrain. The problem is that it's not very good in indoor spaces, and can be cumbersome to transport throughout your day.
The Orthomate is designed to be a hybrid indoor and outdoor knee scooter. Its wheels are a perfect size, so you can use it indoors without bumping into things, and it has a good turning ratio.
Remember, you'll be spending a lot of indoor time as well throughout your visit.
Knee Rover is a great choice for outdoor use, but the Orthomate has more versatility. For this reason, we recommend it as your best option to take with you on vacation and see Mickey Mouse (or Darth Vader or The Avengers) in style and comfort.
Additional accessories we recommend getting
There are some accessories for your knee scooter that we recommend taking.
The first is a knee pad cover to make your ride extra comfortable. Several folks have had success with the TKWC Comfy Cushion because, aside from the extra padding, it absorbs sweat from your leg.
Secondly, we recommend having a safety light so others can see you. We recommend Twist On LED Light.
Lastly, remember to stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids, so remember to bring a cup holder with you.
How to rent A knee scooter?
If you are flying into the Orlando area, we can arrange to have the knee scooter delivered to your hotel when you rent or buy with us.
Read more on how to do this here: How to Rent a Knee Scooter for Theme Parks in Orlando
Additionally, you can also call us today at 877-520-3708 or email us with any questions.
As you can see, there are a few but critical things to consider before choosing the knee scooter that will work best for your Walt Disney World visit.
Consider the terrain, comfort, and safety before choosing your knee scooter.
We hope this information will help you figure out which one would be perfect for your needs and lifestyle when traveling!
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