How do you know if renting a Disney stroller is the right thing for you? What is different from bringing your own? We often bring ours, but these reasons make Disney strollers temping!
Disney strollers can be great for when you’ve got an older kid, who can usually walk, but might get tired, say, at Epcot or Animal Kingdom, where there’s more walking than rides. Maybe your child has an illness or injury, or the hassle of folding and loading on and off the bus or monorail is too much or, maybe you even just want to lug around a lot of stuff, but it won’t fit into a locker, and you don’t want to carry it constantly. If any of those apply to you, renting a Disney stroller might be the way to go.
Disney rents strollers at all of its parks, and even Disney Springs! They offer two options, a single stroller rental of $15 a day, or for a multi day stay, $13 a day. They’ve also got the double stroller, $31 a day, or $27 a day for a multi day stay.
These strollers have hard seats, so they can easily support your oldest child without sagging, but that might make them uncomfortable for a smaller child. A towel or blanket could pad it out and make it more comfy.
These stroller do have a sunshade, but are pretty basic, no cup holders, no under carriage storage. Still, if you just need strollers a time or two on your Disney trip, renting might be the way to go.
If you do rent a Disney stroller, since there will be loads of them parked at each stroller parking station, make it easy to find yours so you (or someone else) dosen’t walk off with the wrong one!
Tie a balloon around the handle!
Wrap a bandanna or scarf on it!
Make a super cute sign so it’s hands off, this doesn’t belong to you! (I like to put my cell number on ours)
Just remember to be as careful at Disney, as you would be anywhere else, and don’t leave your valuables behind!!
Click here to read a previous post on keeping your belongings safe at Disney.
The good news is though, if your rented stroller does get taken by accident by another family, you can get a replacement for free. (Just hang on to your receipt!) The same goes if you are park hopping, just leave your stroller at Magic Kingdom, then pick up a new one at Epcot.
Still not sure if you want to bring your own, or rent? You can go here to read about our criteria of what makes for the perfect Disney stroller along with some helpful tips!
One last tip...when you pack your ponchos, buy few extra to have as stroller covers. It’s much nicer not to have your stuff (or your kid!) rained on!
You can go here, to read about the BEST ponchos for your trip!