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Rude Woman Shows Why a Lot of Disney Guests Don’t Like Scooter Drivers

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Credit: Gold Mobility Scooter

It is no secret that a day walking around a Disney Park is physically exhausting. Most guests walk miles per day, which is something their feet are not used to. However, some guests have physical limitations that make it impossible for them to walk from sun up to sundown.

For those guests, Disney has more than one option — traditional wheelchairs or electric scooters (or ECV). Even though electric scooters are incredibly helpful for many guests, they have become a point of contention between those who find them useful and those who find them annoying.

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Credit: Theme Park Tourist, Flickr

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Over the years, a heated debate has developed around whether or not Disney should let just anyone rent a scooter.

No training or license is required to rent the scooter, which can lead to some erratic driving in the theme parks and multiple lawsuits.

Some guests feel that people on those scooters are aggressive and think that they own the walkways and everyone just needs to move out of their way. Conversely, guests who utilize the scooters think that others are not careful enough, completely ignore them, and cut them off.

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While both sides make valid points, one woman visiting a Disney Park did not make a great case for the scooter side.

TikToker Disney Stuff! shared a video of a woman on a scooter making her way down a crowded Main Street, U.S.A., at night. The woman rides behind guests and lays on the horn, and doesn’t let up.

It’s clear that the crowds are heavy, and the other guests are also trying to get where they want to go. The woman wants to make her presence known and for everyone to clear a path for her.

You can watch the video below:

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The video was flooded with people recounting their own horror stories about dealing with people in mobility scooters on their Disney vacation.

Some defended the woman, saying that maybe she just wanted to let people know she was there, especially those with family who need them when they visit. Others commented that traffic was moving along fine, so there was no need for the horn, especially because the scooters don’t move quickly as it is.

Whenever you visit a theme park, being aware of your surroundings is important. There may not be people in your direct line of sight, but always be looking around.

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Credit: Golden Mobility Scooter

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These electric scooters do not stop immediately, so looking out for them is always a good idea. It is also important to never think you can just cut in front of one. It is dangerous for both you and the driver of the scooter.

No matter which side you are on, it’s clear that the theme park scooter debate will not be settled anytime soon.

Do you think this guest was acting appropriately? Or was she just trying to get people out of her way? Let us know in the comments. 

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

6 comments

  1. i use a scooter when in Disney. It allows me to make it around the parks, Otherwise I wouldn’t be able to walk around. I try to be courteous but people walking are oblivious, They often just step in front of you. The scooters can not stop. That being said, the woman in the video WAS super rude.

  2. The woman was acting entitled and extremely rude.

    Due to severe trouble with both of my knees, I have had to use a scooter for many years. It certainly isn’t my first or second choice of getting around Disney. PROBLEM IT seems people is scooters are invisible and I am tired odd people cutting in front of me and then giving me the evil eye as I have to slow down (I never use the max speed!) so I don’t clip them.

  3. The rental company should set the speed knob and lock it at a fixed speed. I own a scooter and see people drive with the speed knob at full speed. Have seen them trying to get on a bus and crash into the other side of the bus.

  4. lot of people that use them is for the 1st time and weather they need them (or not) don’t know how to control them. Disney should require some sort of training before allowing them to be rented

  5. The woman in the video was incredibly rude. Laying on the horn is rude. My friend and I were recently in Disneyland and she requires a scooter due to multiple neck, back and knee surgeries. The problem with the scooters is no brakes. People cut off a scooter it doesn’t stop on a dime. So generally if you are diving in front of a scooter you may get run into. Everyone needs to be aware of people around them. We all want to get around so we can have a good time.

  6. I use a scooter when I am at Disney. People generally try to stay out pf the way. I did have one woman jump in front of me to try to get in line at a attraction and I couldn’t stop and ran into her ankles. I apologized, She started yelling at me and trying to get the crowd against me. Ran to a cast member and who ignored her. It was her fault. I continued and a man started yelling at me to learn how to drive.

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