Hello everyone - Its been a while but we just wanted to write a little post to let you know that some big changes are coming soon for us here at One Stop Mobility! Stay tuned and we will update soon with the exciting news!
November is officially Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Its estimated by cancer.org that 156,940 both male and female died in 2011 from Lung Cancer. Its a terrible thing. Recognizing the month November 2012 we are offering a 5% donation to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation if you mention code: NDLC10 *
If you want to do other things such as tell your story, support the community, or join some events please visits the following website to help out:
August 3rd, 2012 through August 9th, 2012 is the 130th Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention in Anaheim, CA. Do you need a scooter or wheelchair for this convention? Give us a call.
March Madness or as some might refer to March Insanity is over! It is now April - One of our favorite months! For sports fans April is the NCAA basketball Final Four. Its also National Poetry Month and Alcohol Awareness month. At any rate April is a beautiful month with warmer weather which means more outdoor activities like visiting Anaheim and going to Disneyland on your scooter. If you do not have one feel free to rent a scooter from us and enjoy the park with style and comfort. We are currently giving a 15% off discount on scooters rented 3 days or more and includes free delivery & pickup to all the local resorts, hotels, and motels, around Disneyland. Have any questions - feel free to call us! Provide Code: APRIL15
Has anybody ever wondered about taking a Segway to Disneyland? This article might help.
Taken from www.courthousenews.com by Karina Brown
'(CN) - As a lawyer for Disneyland defended the park's
preference of wheelchairs for the disabled over Segways, the 9th Circuit judges
joked about sedan chairs held aloft by porters, as practiced in ancient times.
Tina Baughman says that muscular dystrophy makes
it difficult for her to walk or get up from a seated to position. She filed
suit in 2007 because Disneyland barred the use of her customary Segway, saying
she said would need to rent a wheelchair or a four-wheeled scooter to visit the
Anaheim, Calif., park.
The original lawsuit filed in Orange County
Superior Court says Baughman has "never" used a wheelchair and that
the Americans with Disabilities Act requires companies like Disney to let
customers use a "mobility device of choice."
After the case was removed to federal court, U.S.
District Judge Cormac Carney found for Disney in April 2010.
Baughman had claimed in three prior lawsuits that
she was confined to a wheelchair, and two of those resulted in a monetary
settlement, Carney noted.
The judge was not sympathetic to claims that
Baughman's lawyer, prominent disabilities rights attorney David Geffen,
accidentally used the same language in Baughman's lawsuit as he had used in
many other similar cases.
"The court simply will not allow Ms.
Baughman to play fast and loose with the facts," he wrote.
After granting Disney summary judgment on
Baughman's ADA claims, he remanded the remaining allegations to state court.
Geffen insisted that Baughman has "never
used a wheelchair" in oral arguments before the Pasadena-based 9th Circuit
last week. "No one who is not in a wheelchair wants to be put in
one," he said. "No one who can stand wants to be told to sit."
Under ADA regulations issued in May, companies
must accommodate the use of wheelchairs and "other power-driven mobility
devices" in any area open to pedestrians, unless the device creates a
The Segway is included among "other
power-driven mobility devices" in the regulations. Though not designed
specifically for people with disabilities, the two-wheel transports have become
increasingly popular in the community.
Geffen said this endorsement is critical since
the new regulations emphasize the importance of letting disabled people
individually decide what type of mobility device they require. Such decisions
should not be left to the whims of a company like Disney, he argued.
Disney's lawyer, Daniel Fears, argued that
Segways are dangerous. With no brakes, no steering wheel and speeds of up to 12
miles per hour, he said they should not be allowed in a theme park often
crowded with children and the elderly.
"And I need not remind the court that the
owner of the company fell of a cliff on a Segway and died," Fears said,
referring to the September 2010 death of Segway company owner James Heselden,
who apparently drove one of the devices off a 30-foot cliff on his estate near
Chief Judge Alex Kozinski pointed out that
Segways are used in California's busy Burbank airport, which is "small and
crowded, lots of people in a rush, people carrying luggage - and there doesn't
seem to be a problem."
Fears countered that neither Baughman nor the
Justice Department have presented evidence that it actually is safe to drive a
Segway down Main Street in Disneyland.
"Assuming a disabled individual could have
any mobility device that they preferred, a motorcycle, for instance? And,
according to the DOJ, the burden is switched to the company to establish that
that motorcycle or other vehicle is unsafe."
Fears said the law and the Supreme Court mandate
that, "as long as we provide her an opportunity for some form of access,
like we do thousands of disabled individuals every single year, then the fact
that she may have a specific preference for a two-wheeled vehicle - a
motorcycle, a bicycle, whatever - her preference does not mean it's necessary
in the specific language with in the statute."
The judges interrupted with a different example.
"So if you had four people carrying her on a litter, that would comply
with the statute," Judge William Fletcher asked.
"As long as they bought five tickets,
right," Judge Alex Kozinski added.
To the amusement of the panel, Fears said,
"That issue is not before the court, but, as long as we provide access
with some means for her to go to the park, then, certainly, yes."
"Unless she claims that there is a certain
reason why she needs this specific device, like she has a 'sitting disability,'
then there is no reason why she shouldn't just use a wheelchair or the seated
scooters Disneyland has available," he added.
Geffen was indignant.
"Just to be clear, what I heard Disneyland
saying is that they want a business entity telling a person what mobility
device they can use when they come to their place," he said. "They
want to be able to take away a mobility device and say, 'You can use a
wheelchair, but you must use our wheelchair. You can use a mobility device, but
you must use our own mobility device at Disneyland. You don't want businesses
involved in that very, very personal choice of deciding what mobility device
best suits somebody's needs."
Geffen also said that Disney was practicing a
double standard when it claimed that Segways were too dangerous for visitor use
at the park.
"Disneyland is the largest purchaser of
Segways in the country," Fears said. "Their employees use them in the
back lots. They show the device in Tomorrowland and say, "The Segway is
the mobility device of the future. It's as natural as walking. And, after an
hour of training, you can use a Segway at Disneyland to tour their park.' End Article
Question: Would Disneyland be sued if the Segway's were allowed in the park if one of the little children got hurt or even killed by these up to 12MPH Segways? Just as an FYI most standard scooter are between 4.5-5MPH which is typically around jogging speed. Interesting to think about.
Here is a picture of Halle Berry in a scooter rental enjoying her day out at Disneyland with her daughter and a friend. She is apparently recovering from a foot injury while she was filming a new movie. Enjoy yourselves at Disneyland guys - its worth it to book a scooter rental at Disneyland and enjoy the park than be super sore by half the days end! Mention code B015 and receive 15% off your scooter today! Expires January 31st, 2012. Halle Berry is with her daughter Nahla And Also A Friend - Go Halle!
PLEASE NOTE: Only one adult is suppose to be riding the scooter at a time. Electric Scooters are only meant for one person. Do not ride scooters with more then 1 person. Do not put children on the scooter with you. It is dangerous and can be deadly.
The start of a new year is a time of new resolutions and a time that's refreshing like a new start. So to help our customers enjoy the start of the new year and to keep feeling the good vibe we are offering 15% off a Scooter rental for 3-day rental or more if you mention code: NY12J
All soooter's have a 'Neutral' lever and it usually has a yellow cap on top of the lever to identify it. The best brands used for Disneyland scooter rentals general are Pride Mobility. Most have this yellow capped lever in the back of the scooter, on the base of the scooter, towards the right side. It is very important to follow the next directions step by step or you will not reset the neutral/drive mechanism on the scooter properly.
1) Turn off the scooter and take out the key. (It is not necessary to take out the key but I always have customers do that.)
2) With the person off the scooter move the yellow lever into the forward/upper position. There is usually a stickericon that identifies 'N' for neutral.
3) You should now be able to push the scooter forwards or backwards. If you can 'not' do this then you do not have the lever in the correct position. Try again step 2. Move the scooter forward 1 or 2 feet.
4) After moving the scooter 1-2 feet then push the lever back/down or towards you. They may have a sticker/icon labeled 'D' for Drive or Drive Lock Position. You should NOT be able to push the scooter after it is in Drive Lock position. It does have some play but you should not be able to freely push the scooter.
5) Make sure the speed knob is about half way between slow and fast.
6) Insert the key and turn it on. BUT WAIT!!! Don't push the throttle yet. Give the scooter 5 seconds or so to boot/start up.
7) Try the throttle - does it work now? If it does - great! You have just reset the brake/neutral system.
If it still does not work then you may have another issue. It could be a faulty brake or a faulty throttle or speed lever. In that case you would need a switchout from the company.
This is the most basic troubleshooting for a scooter. Most calls are on this than anything else. That's because sometimes Disneyland staff move the scooters aside or out of the way while you are on a ride or if you leave it sitting somewhere in front of other people and sometimes they do not put it back in drive for you. Also, rough terrain, brick pavement, or accidentally going off a curb can bump the lever system enough that the metal parts inside are not making contact. Whatever the case may be try this first before calling a company - it will save you time and frustrations.
Thank you all and if you appreciated this post please reply and let us know and we will continue some other posts with regards to troubleshooting for those that have their own scooter and what the 'beeps' mean. If you can not get your own scooter going at least you might know what is wrong or call us and we might be able to fix it on the spot.
Call and mention code: 11GOOG15 and receive 15% off an electric scooter rental!
It's the holiday time and almost a new year at Disneyland. The next couple of weeks are going to be packed as this is the busiest time at Disneyland. RENTING and Having A SCOOTER AT DISNEYLAND might be the ideal situation vs standing all day in lines! You will be able to relax and enjoy the warm seat on your little electric scooter rental. While your waiting you can stand up stretch your legs for a bit and let a loved one rest for a bit if you would like. Mention the code on this page and you will receive an additional 15% of savings you can use on presents! Thanks for shopping with us and supporting your local DISNEYLAND SCOOTER RENTALlocation!
If you rent 2 scooters or more for 3 Days or more get 20% off! Expires 12/31/2011
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