We recently had the opportunity to try out a
scooter rental from Scootaround. We have noticed that this company has a
good reputation in Orlando with Disney visitors. When we were planning a
trip to Las Vegas we learned that Scootaround also serviced that area.
We decided to use them there, and it was a good call! Since we
understand that the same service we received in Vegas is what you'll
receive in Orlando, we decided to tell you about our experience.
In addition to our Vegas experience that we'll tell
you about, we test drove one of Scootaround's scooters in Orlando
recently at a SATH conference (Society for Accessible Travel and
Hospitality). It was held at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Scootaround
had brought in several of their scooters for attendees to try. They were
extremely comfortable, fast, and easy to use. They were quite impressive
with a sleek design, great speed, stability and maneuverability.
When we booked our scooter for Vegas, we loved that
Scootaround gave us several options. We were able to choose the type of
scooter that would best fit our needs. First we had the option of
requesting a 3 or 4 wheel scooter. The 4 wheels can add stability, but
we chose three wheels because they have a better turn radius which makes
it easier to navigate in tight spaces.
We also had the option of having a larger scooter
or a smaller Pride Go-Go Elite scooter. The Go-Go Elites can be easily
taken apart and for transport. We recently purchased one of these to use
at Disney, and we can take it apart and have it in the car in under two
minutes. The heaviest piece is just over 40 pounds on our scooter.
However in Vegas we were going long distances and over terrain that we
were unfamiliar with. We felt we should pass on the smaller Go-Go and
choose a larger scooter for greater comfort, distance and stability.
The scooter was delivered in advance to our hotel,
and was there waiting for us when we arrived. We understand that
scootaround has other types of scooters as well, but ours was a Pride
Celebrity X three wheel. The scooter was in excellent condition, was
comfortable, and had the battery power for long distances. We discovered
that this was very necessary in Vegas, and it would also be great for
the Disney parks. We had no problem riding miles on the strip as well as
visiting inside the mega-resorts. We still had plenty of charge left
over at the end of each night. The tiller was very easy to reach, handle
The scooter was very powerful and fast! To tell you
the truth it was fun to dart around when there weren’t people around! It
was comfortably able to take hills, and to quickly pick up speed when
necessary. There was a lot of work being done on the sidewalks on the
Vegas strip, and we went over some rough and uneven ground. The scooter
was very stable and well able to handle the challenges. The scooter was
a good size that made it comfortable and very stable going over rough
and uneven ground, yet the turn radius was excellent. It was easy to
adjust, and easy to use. At the end of our vacation, we just left
the scooter with the hotel's Bell Services for Scootaround to pick up.
We had an excellent experience with Scootaround,
and we’d definitely use them again! Everything went smoothly and we were
really happy with the scooter. As I mentioned, we recently purchased our
own scooter for use at Disney, but if we ever need to rent again, we
would be comfortable using Scootaround.
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