While everyone was celebrating the holiday season at Walt Disney World, a new fleet of Voyager Electric Conveyance Vehicles (ECVs) were rolled out for the mobility needs of Guests.
On a recent visit to EPCOT, I decided to try out one of the new ECVs to give my MS a break, and I really put it to the test.
One of the first things I noticed is the new ECVs have a shorter length, making them more square in shape than rectangle, from front to back.
I found the shorter length made taking corners easier…and faster. The first few corners I took after getting the ECV I definitely felt the centrifugal force because I didn’t slow down enough. And yes, there’s even a warning on the ECV about this.
Speaking of slowing down, this new ECV has a speed control knob on the left side of the dashboard. I was advised to keep it aimed somewhere in the middle of the -/+ graph on the dashboard, which worked well.
I did open it up fully on a stretch of World Showcase with few people, and I was definitely flying. But when there are a lot of people, it can make it harder to come to a complete stop without hurting yourself or someone else.
Use full speed with extreme caution! And as always, pay attention to safety rules when using an ECV.
There is a basket on the front steering column, and it was big enough to hold a bottle of water, a box of popcorn, and the park map, with room to spare.
The seat is comfortable, even for a Pooh-sized rider like myself, and maximum rider weight is 500lbs, so it should handle most Guests.
The seat also has adjustable arms on both sides, which can be raised if the rider needs more room for their hips. It also made it easier to be able to get on and off the ECV on both sides, depending on your need.
The shorter length also makes it clear the ECVs are for single riders only.
Renting the ECV
The ECV rental area can be found near the entrances to each park and water park, and at the Sundries rental location, near Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill, at Disney Springs.
They are first come, first serve, so I recommend getting one as soon as you enter the park or Disney Springs.
Current price, as of January 2023, is $50 per rental per day. There is an additional refundable $20 deposit required at the four theme parks, and a refundable $100 deposit required at the water parks and Disney Springs.
Daily Rentals on ECVs are transferable between all locations, but the ECV’s cannot be held for length of stay.
More details and rules can be found on the Walt Disney World website.
Have you rented one of the new ECVs at Walt Disney World? What do you think of them? Let us know in the comments. I also welcome any questions you have about them.