Video: Disney Creator Shares How Disney Attractions Accommodate Wheelchair Transfers

Walt Disney World Wheelchair Transfers
Credit: @connerlundius (left), Disney (right)

Theme park fans everywhere often note that Walt Disney World is very accessible when it comes to allowing as many Guests as possible to experience all different types of attractions around Disney theme parks. In terms of accessibility, Disney is often at the forefront of creating attractions with wheelchair accessible seating, but what about cases when a wheelchair-outfitted ride vehicle isn’t possible, and a Guest needs to make their way through the entire queue and onto a ride without leaving their chair?

Disney creator Conner Lundius has been taking to TikTok to share videos of how Disney has made it possible for her to transfer to a number of attractions in each Disney Park as a wheelchair user, and her videos can truly be an invaluable resource for Guests unsure of what their options are.


It’s funny how transferring feels like it takes 3 minutes but it’s really 30 seconds #disneyworld50 @disneyparks #disneycreators #transfers

♬ Sunroof – Nicky Youre & dazy

Many attractions, including Mad Tea Party in the Magic Kingdom shown above, feature a transfer device that attaches to the seat of the ride vehicle making for a smooth transfer for wheelchair users. Of course, the way a Guest transfers into an attraction ultimately depends on what they feel most comfortable with. Just like a wheelchair itself, there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution for accessibility, and Disney Cast Members are trained to assist Guests in whatever way works best for them.

In the video below, Lundius shows what the wheelchair transfer vehicle at Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in EPCOT is like, but she also notes that this attraction has a fully wheelchair accessible ride vehicle, too, that allows Guests to stay in their chair without transferring:


The cutest ride #disneyworld50 #remysratatouilleadventure #hosted @disneyparks #transfers #epcot

♬ As It Was – Harry Styles

Guests who are not regular visitors to Walt Disney World may feel some apprehension over experiencing attractions while transferring from a wheelchair, and without knowing what the process is like, it’s totally understandable. That’s why we think Lundius’s videos could be a great resource if you are looking for transfer details while planning your next Disney vacation.


Just one of the many transfers I did this week at @disneyparks #hosted #disneyworld50 #transfer #bigthundermountain

♬ Tom’s Diner – AnnenMayKantereit & Giant Rooks

Even if you are not using a chair during your next Walt Disney World vacation, it never hurts to educate yourself on the best etiquette for helping to make other Guests feel comfortable, too. In the above video where Lundius shows how she transfers out of a roller coaster car at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, she notes that the Guest loading into her vehicle could have waited until she was fully out of it before moving in.

At a theme park, it is easy to rush in and out of ride vehicles because everyone is so focused on moving things along, but really Disney Cast Members have it all under control. It is totally fine (and polite even) to wait an extra moment or two for the Guest in front of you to exit the vehicle before you load, and don’t worry, you won’t miss the ride and the other Guests will appreciate it!

Aside from official information from Disney that often simply states when a transfer is possible, this kind of detailed look at ride accessibility is not always easy to come by. Guest Relations is always a great starting point if you are unsure of your options, but seeing these videos firsthand before you even arrive at a Disney Park can certainly help. So whether you use a wheelchair and are hoping to gain some insight into the process before your next trip, or you simply want to learn more about accessibility at Disney Parks, we recommend checking out the rest of Lundius’s videos.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."

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