Okay, we’re back from our trip. Here’s what I learned…
We rented a wheelchair from Walker Mobility Wheeled electric scooter & wheelchair rental products. They had the best rate that I found for our length of stay, I was able to make all of the arrangments online, the chair was waiting for us at WL, and we dropped it off at WL when we left. It worked exactly as advertised, and I would highly recommend Walker Mobility.
Unfortunately, Delta’s Wheelchair Service was a problem. Unless someone randomly left a wheelchair around the gate, there was never a wheelchair waiting for us as advertised. The worst case was our connecting flight when we had 15 minutes, and there was no wheelchair at the gate and the Delta rep said it would take 5-10 minutes to get one.
DME threw us for a loop. On the return trip, they dropped all of us at Terminal A (Delta and their wheelchairs are in Terminal B :pinch:). I later realized that they did this because everyone on the bus had their boarding passes, so it was more convenient.
If I had to do it again (and hopefully I never will), I think I might have just brought our own wheelchair. I wouldn’t trust Delta ever again.
Guest Relations did not ask for a doctor’s note, and we had our Guest Assistance Card within minutes. We were never asked to show it during our trip.
We lucked out that our daughter was able to put some weight on her ankle and do some walking. It was easy for her to transfer from the wheelchair. Our only real issue in WDW were the small brown boats that go between the WL and MK. There was no good place to store or sit with the wheelchair. The larger yellow boats were great… you just wheel on and park.
If anyone has any specific questions, let me know.
Thanks for everyone’s advice; it was very helpful, and I can completely understand why people have differing opinions.