Disney Stroller Options

Disney Stroller Guide: Best Options & Tips

Complete guide to Disney stroller options, costs, and best places to rent a stroller. Here's everything you need to know about strollers at Disney.

Last Updated on May 18, 2020

Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and stroller rental companies servicing the parks are temporarily closed. Check the latest updates from Disney and read below for steps rental companies are taking to keep customers safe.

While the global coronavirus pandemic may change how Disney and other companies operate going forward, the magical feeling of Disney will never change.

Walking through the gates at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or any of the other Disney Parks feels like stepping into a whole new world. 

The experience of exploring the parks, seeing shows, meeting characters, jumping on rides, eating delicious unique foods, and browsing the shops keeps you wanting more. This excitement almost always keeps families at the Disney park much longer than they plan. Often past the breaking point for either the parents or children.

This is why having a rental stroller or bringing your own is absolutely necessary for parents with babies, toddlers, or small children.

Even children as old as four or five will appreciate being able to crash in a stroller after a long day of walking!

Also, the stroller is not just for carrying your infant or toddler around. They are great for holding your purse, bags, drinks, snacks, souvenirs, and anything else you pick up in the park.

Strollers can be life (and back) savers on exhausting days at the park.

However, one big logistical challenge for your vacation is how you’ll get a stroller to Disney. 

There are really 3 stroller options for your Disney vacation. We’ll breakdown the following options and other important stroller tips over the next few sections.

  1. Purchase and bring your own stroller.
  2. Rent a stroller from Disney when you get to the park.
  3. Rent a stroller from a third party company located near the Disney park.

With Disney in the process of planning and re-opening its doors after its historic closure during the pandemic, families are booking (or re-booking) their trips to see Mickey Mouse. 

Before you go, we want to share important things to know about stroller rules and logistics to make your future family trip to Disney more enjoyable.

Disney Stroller Rules and Size Limit

As of May 1, 2019, Disney’s stroller policy was revised across all of its theme parks. The main update is that stroller dimensions must measure smaller than 31 inches (79 cm) wide or 52 inches (132 cm) in length to be allowed into the Disney park. 

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Thankfully, the majority of single strollers will fit within Disney’s new limits. In addition, all of our recommended rental companies have verified their strollers will meet Disney’s stroller requirements.

However, it is highly recommended to measure your stroller before traveling; especially if you’re bringing a double stroller. It would be devastating to show up with a stroller too large.

According to Disney’s park rules, other important stroller guidelines you’ll need to follow include:

  • Stroller wagons of any kind are not permitted.
  • Strollers are not allowed on escalators. Use of strollers is permitted on elevators and ramps, available at certain locations.
  • Children must be removed from the stroller while riding on a parking lot tram.
  • Do not leave personal belongings in an unattended stroller.
  • Strollers may be moved by a Cast Member due to operational needs.

Top 10 Tips for Strollers at Disney Parks

  1. Double-check the stroller meets Disney’s 31″ wide by 52″ long size requirement.
  2. Read and follow the Disney rules for strollers above.
  3. Customize your stroller tag or find a way to easily identify your stroller.
  4. Strollers for kids under 6 are a must.
  5. Don’t rent from Disney if you’ll be spending considerable time outside of the parks. (e.g., hotel pools)
  6. Stroller rental at Disney is geared for older toddlers and kids, not infants.
  7. Don’t bring your best/most expensive stroller if at all possible.
  8. Get the smallest stroller you can comfortably use to reduce frustration in tight spaces.
  9. Go for a 3 wheel stroller and go tandem (front & back) instead of side-by-side for double strollers to get around easier.
  10. Bring or purchase a parent cup holder to carry drinks and small items.

Should You Rent or Bring Your Own Stroller?

The first major decision you’ll need to make is whether to bring your own stroller or rent one while visiting Disney.

This is going to come down to how much you want to spend and whether you need a stroller outside of the Disney Parks.

Disney Stroller Options Comparison

Bring Your Own Stroller (BYOS)

Lowest Cost
  • No Additional Cost
  • Soft / Comfortable Seats
  • Stroller Function Familiarity
  • Use Outside of Disney Parks
  • Use Your Own Accessories
  • Wear on Personal Stroller
  • Haul from Home to Park
NO ADDITIONAL COST

Rent Stroller at Disney Parks

Higher Convenience & Cost
  • Convenient In-Park Rental
  • No Wear on Personal Stroller
  • No Hauling Stroller Around
  • High Multi-Day Cost
  • Not Suitable for Infants
  • Stroller Can’t Leave Park
  • No Included Accessories
AVG 4 DAY COST: $52

Rent from Non-Disney Company

Lower Stress & Cost
  • Convenient Delivery to Hotel
  • Support Small Businesses
  • Soft / Comfortable Seats
  • No Wear on Personal Stroller
  • Use Outside of Disney Parks
  • May Charge for Accessories
  • Disney Resort Delivery Rules
AVG 4 DAY COST: $45-65

Considerations:
1) No cost for BYOS if you own a stroller. If not, you will need to either buy or borrow one. See below for our recommended Disney strollers.
2) Average Cost for Disney and non-Disney stroller rental are based on comparable Single Stroller pricing over 4 days. Double Strollers will increase costs.
3) Costs exclude extras like accessories, waivers/insurance, delivery fees, or taxes which some companies may charge. Costs are only averages and subject to change.

Stroller Option 1: Bring Your Own Stroller (BYOS)

If you own a stroller that fits the maximum Disney stroller size requirements, you may want to bring it with on your trip. As we’ll cover, stroller rental through Disney directly or an off-site rental company can add up quickly.

Also, having your own stroller means you’ll guarantee that your child is comfortable during the long days. They’re already used to the seat and padding, so switching to a rental or the plastic stroller that Disney provides may not be seamless.

However, if you’ve only got a top-of-the-line stroller at home, you may also want to consider purchasing a cheaper stroller specifically for Disney.

It would be unthinkable to throw a $300+ stroller into the hotel dumpster because it got damaged at the park or during travel. While unlikely, it’s always a possibility when you bring your own stroller to Disney.

We’ll cover the best strollers for Disney further below to help you find the best one for your family vacation.

Here are some tradeoffs to consider if you’re planning to bring your own stroller to Disney.

WHAT WE LOVE

  • Lowest cost option since you own it.
  • Airlines typically stow the stroller free-of-charge. (confirm with your airline)
  • Familiarity and comfort with the stroller since you’ve likely taken it for a test drive.
  • Useful for carting kids around outside of the Disney Parks. (e.g., airport, hotel pool, shopping, non-Disney parks)

WHAT COULD BE BETTER

  • Hauling the stroller with you during your trip to Disney.
  • Wear-and-tear on your stroller from being tossed into cars or pushed into things. (stroller may not make it home with you)

Stroller Option 2: Rent a Stroller at the Disney Parks

The option with the least amount of hassle is renting directly through Disney. 

This service conveniently allows you to pick-up and drop-off your rented stroller at the front gates as you enter or leave the park. You are able to purchase a daily or a slightly cheaper multi-day (length of stay) stroller rental ahead of time or at the gates.

Disney used to allow you to order stroller rentals through other companies and have them ready for you at the parks and hotels. 

As of October 1, 2019, Disney cut the list of Featured Providers for stroller rental down to just one company named ScooterBug.

If you want to rent from other companies in Option 3, you’ll now need to coordinate offsite stroller delivery or pick-up with those vendors. However, you may have more stroller options and can expect to pay less when using a non-Disney rental company.

Here are some considerations if you’re planning to rent a stroller directly from Disney.

WHAT WE LOVE

  • Strollers are conveniently ready for you at the gates of each park, even if you’re park hopping.
  • Don’t have to lug a stroller around while traveling at the airport, hotel, etc.
  • Strollers are cleaned after each use.
  • Strollers that are misplaced or damaged can be replaced or swapped out at any time.
  • Prevents damaging the stroller your family uses at home.

WHAT COULD BE BETTER

  • Highest cost option due to the convenience the service provides.
  • Only suitable for older children that are able to sit upright.
  • Made of plastic without padding (likely for easier cleaning).
  • Only able to be used inside the parks and must be returned before leaving.
  • Carrying your little ones around can be exhausting. (park gate to the car, down to the hotel pool, etc.)

Stroller Option 3: Rent a Stroller from a Non-Disney Rental Company

The final option is to rent a stroller from a service located near the Disney Parks.

We highly recommend using them for your vacation.

Not just because of the convenience, but you’re also supporting small businesses. Many of which are struggling due to the shutdowns related to COVID-19.

These companies are often within 20-30 minutes of either the parks or airports to make the rental process easier. In most cases, these companies offer delivery to your hotel or allow you to pick it up from the company’s nearby store. 

If you are staying at a Disney Resort and rent a stroller through ScooterBug (Disney Featured Provider), they can deliver it directly to the hotel even when you are not present. This is super convenient if you don’t know exactly when you’ll arrive.

However, deliveries from other stroller rental companies to Disney Resort hotels will require you to be present to pick-up the stroller. 

Outside of the Disney Resorts, most hotels around Walt Disney World and Disneyland are very accommodating to stroller rental pick-up/drop-off (confirm before booking). They recognize this is a critical service for many families.

Some things to consider if you’re planning to rent a stroller from a company outside of Disney.

WHAT WE LOVE

  • Lower cost than renting from Disney.
  • Convenient stroller delivery or pick-up options. Some deliver strollers to the airport.
  • Don’t have to lug a stroller around while traveling at the airport, hotel, etc.
  • Able to use the stroller outside of the Disney Parks.
  • Useful for carting kids around outside of the Disney Parks. (e.g., airport, hotel pool, shopping, non-Disney parks)
  • Prevents damaging the stroller your family uses at home.

WHAT COULD BE BETTER

  • Not all hotels work with every rental company to store your stroller for pick-up/drop-off.
  • May charge extra for the parent cup holder, child tray, or rain cover attachments.
  • Must pay for insurance or cover the full cost of strollers that are misplaced or damaged.
  • Strollers may be more worn than your own or those rented through Disney.

Best Disney Stroller Rental Companies

We are taking a data-driven approach to help you identify the top companies outside of Disney to rent a stroller. While cost is certainly important, there are other factors to be considered as well.

Rental Factors to Consider

  • Stroller Rental Costs: Breakdown of the total cost based on stroller options (single/double) and rental days. Be cautious of extra fees on accessories or any other costs associated with your rental. Also, confirm costs with your selected company as prices can change.
  • Stroller Cleaning: Given the recent global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there is an increased focus on the steps companies are taking to protect their customers. This is by far one of the most important factors since it can impact the health and well-being of our little ones. We’ve contacted each stroller rental company and have included their direct responses on stroller cleaning where provided.
  • Social Rating: Average out of 5.0 based on customer ratings from Google, Yelp, and Facebook. A lower rating may indicate a higher frequency of customer service issues. (updated as of May 2020)
  • Facebook Likes: This gives an idea of how “popular” the company is on Facebook.
Walt Disney World Stroller Rental

Walt Disney World Stroller Rental Companies Near Orlando

Below is where the companies fall when plotting them by Social Rating and Average 4 Day Rental Cost (Single Stroller). The companies farther to the right are those where customers have more frequently reported the best experiences.

Walt Disney World Stroller Rental Cost Comparison

Prices shown below are for rental periods of 1, 4, 7, and 10 days. Where possible, we pulled the cost of renting the same or similar models to help better compare prices. Be sure to confirm prices with each company since they may fluctuate.

Kingdom Strollers

www.kingdomstrollers.com

4.9

9,800+

As you can see, Kingdom Strollers is a clear favorite among families traveling to Walt Disney World. They have by far the most number of Facebook Likes and have a stellar customer rating history.

The owners of Kingdom Strollers, Matt and Angela Wilhite, are very responsive to their customer’s needs. The team is quick and available to answer any questions you may have before or during your trip about the stroller, accessories, or rental details.

In addition, one major benefit of using Kingdom Strollers is they can deliver directly to Orlando International Airport. This is super convenient for those flying in to visit Walt Disney World.

On a personal note, we used Kingdom Strollers on our last trip to Disney World in 2019. The service was top-notch and our vacation with the stroller went incredibly smooth.

They made sure the stroller was ready at our hotel’s concierge desk ahead of time and completely clean. The stroller seriously looked brand new apart from a couple of scuffs.

It was a lifesaver being able to use the stroller going down to the hotel pool, walking around Disney Springs, and park hopping. The trip would have been stressful (and likely painful) without it!

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Source: Direct response from Kingdom Strollers (Matthew Whilhite, Owner)

  • Frequency: “Our strollers are thoroughly cleaned between each rental.”
  • Process: “Where possible, we remove the stroller fabric and launder it using Ecolab commercial laundry products. When the fabric is not able to be removed, we scrub the fabric with Ecolab cleaners, then use a high temperature upholstery extractor to inject 200° water into the fabric and extract the solution. Non-fabric portions are cleaned with Ecolab quat sanitizer.”
  • Compliance/Monitoring: “Our cleaning process is monitored by our warehouse supervisor with each process having its own station set up. Each area passes onto the next station. Each station can reject the stroller and ask the previous station to redo or address a problem area.”
  • Response to COVID-19: “We have always taken pride in the cleanliness of our strollers, but we are even more aware of the need to do our absolute best to ensure the cleanest product possible. We are currently working with Ecolab and the stroller manufacturers to evaluate different products to maximize our cleaning process. We are also evaluating our drivers and their interaction with our guests.”
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Single Stroller Costs

ModelMax Weight1 Day4 Days7 Days10 Days
Baby Jogger City Mini Single50 lbs$45$65$65$85
Baby Jogger City Mini GT Single60 lbs$50$70$70$90
BOB Revolution Single70 lbs$55$75$75$95
Baby Jogger Summit X3 Single70 lbs$50$70$70$90
Liberty Special Needs Stroller100 lbs$90$110$110$130

Double Stroller Costs

ModelMax Weight1 Day4 Days7 Days10 Days
Baby Jogger City Mini Double100 lbs$55$75$75$95
Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double100 lbs$65$85$85$105
BOB Revolution Duallie100 lbs$75$95$95$115

Included/Freebies: Hotel Delivery, Parent Cup Holder, Rain Cover, Cooler Bag, & $14 Coupon for Grocery Delivery (with minimum purchase)

Additional Costs: $10 for Snack Tray, $15 for Theft and Damage Waiver

Magic Strollers

www.magicstrollers.com