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Pros and Cons to Using a Sunshade With Your Scooter

Posted on May 16, 2014 by David Wolf

There's a reason that Florida is called the sunshine state. The sun is shining down the majority of the time. It's for that reason that many people who decide to opt for a scooter rental in Orlando consider using a sunshade to protect themselves from the harsh UV rays while they are out and about enjoying the theme parks, shops, and restaurants. The question is: should you?

Pros and Cons of Sunshades

Pros

  • When you leave the scooter parked to go into a restaurant to eat or to ride an attraction, sunshades protect the handles and seat of the scooter from taking on the full heat of the sun. This means that when you return to the mobility scooter, the seat and handles won't be so hot to the touch.

  • A sunshade can protect you from the harsh rays of the sun and offer shade. When you're out and about on your vacation, you may not have to worry about getting sunburned.

  • The sunshade will keep you cooler while you're using your scooter rental in Orlando. It will provide you with the necessary shade you need to enjoy your time outdoors.

Cons

  • The sun continually moves throughout the day, and that means when you're riding your scooter rental in Orlando, the probability that the sunshade is able to protect you fully at all times is very low.

  • Sunshades can get in the way and become a hindrance when you're enjoying your vacation. They may become caught on items sticking out from shelves in a shop or become caught on items that are hanging nearby. This not only leaves a trail of destruction behind you, but it may be a trail of destruction you have to pay for.

  • Sunshades are often screwed directly to mobility scooters, and this may not be possible when you're renting. You could be asked to pay for the damage caused by the screws. In addition, if you need to transport the mobility scooter, you'll need to unscrew the sunshade and screw it back again each time. This can be tedious and may not be worth the effort.

So What Should you do?

While sunshades do offer a few benefits, their disadvantages outweigh their advantages. Instead of purchasing or renting a sunshade for your vacation in Florida, consider other options instead. Carry sunblock with you at all times to prevent sunburns, wear a heat to protect your face and keep your head cooler, and spend as much time as possible in the shade. In addition, if you're going to park your scooter and walk anywhere, be sure to park it in the shade so the seat and handles aren't as hot when you return. If this isn't possible, consider investing in a cover for the scooter to keep it out of the sun.

Looking for your next scooter rental in Orlando? Florida Mobility Rentals has exactly what you need for a relaxing and fun vacation. Check out our scooter rental options today and give us a call to see which one will be the best option for you.

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Not Sure You Need a Mobility Scooter for Your Disney Vacation? Here’s Why You do

Posted on April 18, 2014 by David Wolf

In this day and age, many of us do everything we can to save an extra dollar or two. We clip coupons, we avoid eating out, and we wear the same wardrobe for years until it’s obvious we need to update our clothing. Being frugal isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it can help you save back money to put toward the items you really need- or want. Like the Florida vacation you’ve been working towards for the last few years. Now that you’ve saved enough money, you’re ready to go enjoy yourself.

If you have limited mobility, your fun may be limited as well, especially if you’re still in the frugal mindset and refuse a mobility scooter rental. A mobility scooter rental can allow you to experience everything you want to experience in Orlando, though, and can keep you from needing frequent breaks or having to cut the fun short so you can go back to the hotel room and rest.

Not sure if you need a mobility scooter? Here are a few facts that may change your mind.

Why You Need a Mobility Scooter

  • The average number of miles a person walks in ONE day while visiting Disney World is 13 miles. This doesn’t count the hours you’ll probably spend waiting in line so your daughter can ride her favorite ride for the fifth time.
  • Planning on getting a room at a Disney resort? While this may get you closer to the theme park, you should still expect to walk about 15 minutes before arriving at a bus that will take you to the park.
  • Thinking that staying at another Orlando resort will better appeal to your frugal mentality? While you may save a little bit of money by booking a room outside of Disney, that doesn’t mean you’ll be doing any less walking. There are an average of 20,000 rooms in each Orlando resort.
  • What time of year are planning on visiting Orlando? In January the average temperature is about 72 degrees, but from April to October, you can expect to be walking in temperatures as high as 80 to 100 degrees.

What’s the Solution?

A mobility scooter rental is the smart solution when your ability to walk is limited, and you want to get the most out of your Orlando experience. While it may cost a little bit extra to use a scooter, it will allow you to get anywhere you want in Orlando and keep you from being in pain from too much walking or becoming too tired.

With the help of Florida Scooter Rentals, you can rent a scooter a reasonable price and have it delivered right to your hotel room. You’ll then be able to fold it up when you need to take your car or a cab, and you’ll be able to use it in any theme park and have access to a number of attractions. Contact us today for more information on how we can help you enjoy your Florida experience.

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Tips for Planning a Florida Vacation When You’re Disabled

Posted on January 03, 2014 by Robin B

When you’re thinking of taking a vacation in Florida, you have to plan your trip well to ensure you hit all the top sights and attractions. This is even more important if you’re disabled. While Florida is extremely accessible to individuals with disabilities, if you want to experience the best of cities like Orlando, you have to start the trip with a plan in place that will allow you to do so. Not sure where to start? We can walk you through each step of the plan, from your Orlando scooter rental to utilizing your hotel concierge.

 

Planning an Orlando, Florida Vacation

  • Think Ahead- Planning a vacation when you’re disabled takes much more forethought than when you’re not. You have to consider things other people don’t, like where you’re going to use the restroom if you’re out sightseeing, whether or not the hotel you’re staying at will have a place to plug in your Orlando scooter rental, and whether or not that outlet is close to your bed. When you book your trip, ask questions and obtain the answers you need so that your trip is one you’ll enjoy.
  • Scooter Rentals- If you have difficulty getting around, consider a scooter rental while you’re in Orlando. Walking around or even pushing yourself in a wheelchair can be exhausting. Instead of wasting your time and energy, let a mobility scooter do all the work. This way, you can spend every moment of your vacation doing exactly what you want to do.
  • Talk to Friends- Do you have friends that live in the area that are also disabled? Seek them out for advice on the best locations to go on your visit. They’ll know where to park at Disney World, which restaurants have the best access, and which shops you simply can’t pass over. If you don’t have a friend in the area, consider going online to find a community of travelers with disabilities. One such membership site, the Travelin’ Talk Network, will help connect you with other individuals in Orlando that are willing to share travel information with you.
  • Utilize Your Concierge- A hotel concierge is your best friend while you’re staying in Florida. He will not only be the one who accepts your Orlando scooter rental when it arrives, but, if he’s knowledgeable about the area, will be your guide to fun in the city. He’ll help you find adequate public transportation, provide information about accessible attractions in the area, like Disney World and Sea World, and help you find a restaurant that is not only disability-friendly, but serves your favorite food. Don’t be afraid to seek your concierge out for information. They are there to help you have the best time possible during your stay.

Orlando Scooter Rentals, Concierges, and Friends: The Perfect Vacation

If you want your vacation to Florida to be perfect, start planning it now. The earlier you begin researching scooter rentals, accessible parks, restaurants, hotels, and shops, the more organized and fun your trip will be.

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Disney World Scooter Rentals | Bringing A Scooter To Disney

Posted on November 29, 2013 by Robin B

Orlando scooter rentalsPeople from all walks of life travel far and wide to get a taste of the Magic Kingdom with their friends and family. Within this melting pot of guests, are people who see Disney World as more of a challenge than a cheerful, enchanted place. Attempting to take on Disney World's 30,000 acres is a daunting task for anyone with health issues that impair their ability to walk or breathe with ease. For this reason we see many of Disney's guests tapping out early and heading back to their hotels before getting the chance to watch the fireworks or parades. Not because they don't want to stay, but because they physically can not.

We think everyone should be able to stay and take in the magic for as long as their hearts desire. That's why we offer scooter rentals for those who need assistance maneuverings through theme parks.

What About Disney Scooter Rentals?

Disney World does, in fact, offer guests scooter rentals within the parks and at Downtown Disney. However, we think you're going to prefer our Orlando scooter rentals over Disney's.

Disney's scooters are not available for rental until you have physically entered the park. So until you make it inside you will have to walk. For those who don't have the ability to do so, this poses a huge problem. But let's say you do figure out a way to manage the journey into the park, what's next? Well, you can not reserve a Disney scooter, so once you make it to the counter you will find out if you will even have one at all. Now maybe you arrived early enough to beat the crowds and they had a scooter for you to rent. How much will it cost? $50 per day, plus a $20 deposit. That doesn't sound so bad, unless you plan to stay for multiple days. Say you're visiting Disney for 3 days, your total cost for renting a scooter will be a whopping $150. That is a pretty substantial fee for the average family.

Now on the opposite side of things, let's say you rented your scooter from Florida Mobility Rentals. You can either call or visit our site to reserve a scooter for the days of your vacation and be able rest assured that you will have a scooter for your trip. If the location where you're staying is within 10 miles from our store, we will deliver the chair to you. If you happen to be staying a little further away than that, you can come pick the scooter up. All of our scooters have folding functions so they will fit into your car with ease. Unlike with Disney rentals, there will be no part of your day when you have to over exert yourself because you don't have a chair. The best part of renting from us though, is the price. A scooter like our Go Go Sport, 3 Wheel HD only costs $55 in total, for three days. That's almost a $100 dollar savings in comparison to Disney prices.

At the rates offered by Florida Mobility Rentals anyone can have access to a scooter during their vacation. We offer our customers reliable equipment at prices they can afford. The days of vacations being stressful and physically painful are long gone and the days of fully enjoying them have arrived.

 

 

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5 Signs You May Need a Scooter

Posted on November 22, 2013 by Robin B

Orlando scooter rentalsAsking for help isn’t something many of us like to do. In fact, trying to take care of ourselves and make it on our own is human nature. We don’t want to be dependent on others; we don’t even want to be dependent on things that can help us.

There comes a time, though, when we must set aside our pride and consider the possibility that we need help to make our lives work. This is especially true when we are suffering from an illness, injury, or have reached an elderly age.

If your age or an injury has made it difficult for you to move around, you may need the assistance of a mobility aid. The only question is, how do you know when a walker or a pair of crutches isn’t enough? How do you know when you need to consider, at least temporarily, a mobility scooter?

Do You Need a Scooter?

  • You Fall Frequently- Are you prone to falling down? Age can play a factor in your ability to maintain your balance, but certain illnesses and injuries can cause these problems as well. Going without help in this situation can be dangerous, and can lead to further injuries.
  • You Have Trouble Walking- Getting from your bedroom to the kitchen with the help of a walker might not be too difficult, but what do you do when you have to walk around the grocery store? What about when your family wants to go on vacation or participate in the neighborhood block party? If walking becomes difficult, even with the help of crutches, a cane, or a walker, then you may need to consider renting a mobility scooter to assist you in enjoying life.
  • You Have Trouble Standing- Do you have trouble standing for long periods at a time? Some individuals who suffer from back pain, strokes, and other illnesses have no trouble walking with a cane or walker; the minute they are asked to stand for more than ten minutes, however, they begin suffering pain and discomfort. This can easily be avoided with the help of a mobility scooter.
  • You’re Recovering From Surgery- Going under the knife may help you overcome an illness or injury, but the recovery time can wreak havoc on your sense of independence. If recovery is taking longer than you anticipated, take back your ability to take care of yourself with a scooter. You’ll be able to do more on your own and won’t feel as confined.
  • You Feel Left Out- While you may not need to use a scooter all of the time, renting one for the occasional outing can make you feel as if you’re still part of the fun. You can take your grandchildren to the mall, go on vacation with your family, and do everything you used to be able to do, without having to rely constantly on the help of your walker or cane.

Do you think you might need a mobility scooter? Visit our Orlando scooter rentals website and discover how you can take back your life and your independence right now.

 

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How to Carry a Walking Aid While Operating Your Mobility Scooter

Posted on November 15, 2013 by Robin B

Orlando scooter rentalsAre you planning on going on vacation, taking a business trip, or visiting family over the holidays? For most individuals, this would be a simple enough task to complete. For others, like those who have recently suffered from a illness or injury that has made it difficult to walk or stand, this is a cumbersome task.

There’s always the option to take your cane, crutches, or walker everywhere you go, but what happens when you grow tired waiting in a line at the airport or standing around waiting for the parade to begin on your Disney vacation? That’s when you need a mobility scooter. These battery powered vehicles make it easy for you to get from point A to point B without any problems.

Of course, you don’t always need a mobility scooter. If you’re faced with a flight of stairs and no wheelchair ramp, or if you’re just making your way from the bed to the bathroom in your hotel room, you want to have an alternative mobility aid handy. Juggling walking aids like crutches, walkers, and canes while driving a scooter can be difficult though. So what do you do?

Holders for Your Mobility Aids

Carrying your mobility aids while riding a scooter can be a problem, but it doesn’t have to be when you use the right holder. These special bags are designed specifically to be attached to mobility chairs so they can hold your cane or walker without risking damage to the expensive equipment or your rented mobility chair. They are compact, easy to use, and make regaining your independence as safe as possible.

  • Walkers- Want to take your walker with you when using your rented mobility chair? A walker holder for mobility scooters can be held to the back of a scooter with a few buckles and straps. The walker can then be folder up and placed upside down in the holder, with the legs pointing up.
  • Canes- Cane holders are long, thin, and made specifically to hold canes in an upright position. Various types of holders are available on the market today, and the type of scooter you rent will determine the one you’ll need. No matter which holder you purchase, however, you’ll feel confident about your decision; that’s because the holder prevents the cane from sticking out where it could be run into and prevents it from becoming caught in the scooter’s tires.
  • Crutches- Crutches are long, cumbersome devices that are sometimes necessary to use after you’ve suffered an injury like a broken bone or sprain. When you’re renting a mobility scooter, don’t let them get in the way. Use a crutch holder to perfectly carry the crutches on the back of the mobility scooter.

Want the convenience of being able to take advantage of both a mobility scooter and your mobile walking aid? Check out our Orlando scooter rentals for the best prices on mobility scooters, then purchase the right holder to fit on the back of the scooter for an easy way to ensure your independence and safety.

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