Question about ECVs and DLR security
We're thinking of planning a trip to DLR which would include my 74 year old father who is very mobile and his wife who requires use of an ECV for long distances.
His question for me, and not having had ECV exprience before I don't know how to answer, is what is security like for someone with an ECV? He said they went through TSA recently and TSA had a coniption about a tear in the seat of ECV that had been reparied with duct tape. They thought something might have been hidden in the seat.
Can anyone who has gone through DLR security with an ECV tell me about their experience, how thorough are they? Do you have any tips or advice on how to make it a fairly quick and easy experience for my dad and his wife? I don't want dad worn out from stress or worrying about what it *might* be like and since he's her primary care-giver, I want it to be easy on him, too.
06-03-2012 06:59 AM
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Its VERY simply. Basically, it is just like you going through security. If she has a purse or bag, they need to look inside. They will look at the basket in the front, and if there is a bag on back, they will look in there if it looks like there is something there. I'm usually through bag check faster than my kids.
Originally Posted by Karin
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Mals experience is the same as mine. The bag check folk glance at the platform to see if you have a cooler, but basically it's easier than if you were walking thru, open the bags, check the basket and back pouch and roll on thru.
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They are right-it is nothing like going through airport security. Airport security is so much more particular because of 9/11 and they want to make sure you are not trying to hide anything that could possibly be explosive. They even question the batteries in my motorized wheelchair. Disneyland is a breeze compared to airport security.
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DITTO! Karin I'm sure you've already researched this--but are you just coming for the day or staying overnight? The reason I ask is whether you are renting an ECV from off-site or from Disney (or maybe she has her own?) Just remember if you rent from Disney you cannot take the ECV into Downtown Disney or to your hotel.
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Thanks, Toocherie, I do remember that fact. They are bringing hers.