19 Stroller Tips for Your Disney Vacation

Stroller Tips for DisneyVisiting Walt Disney World is a lot of walking, and infants or toddlers will need a stroller. Whether you decide to rent a stroller or bring your own on your Disney vacation, here are some things you’ll want to know:

  • Strollers are welcome at all the Disney Parks and resorts.
  • Strollers must be unloaded and folded on Disney buses and parking lot trams.
  • Except in peak times, strollers are not required to be folded on the monorails or ferry boats.
  • At Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, strollers must be folded to be brought on the trains.
  • Strollers are not permitted into most restaurants, especially during peak times. If you child is sleeping, you can try to ask a Disney Cast Member for an exception.
  • Most attractions do not allow strollers inside. You will park your stroller in a designated stroller parking area.
  • Disney Cast Members are stationed in the stroller parking areas. They move strollers around to keep it neat and tidy.
  • Stroller theft isn’t common in the theme parks, but it does happen. Stroller locks and bike locks are generally a no-no at the Disney Parks. If you lock your stroller to a fence, tree, or pole, a Disney Cast Member may cut the lock and move the stroller.
  • If you want to use a stroller lock, loop the lock through the back wheels of the stroller. This allows Disney Cast Members to move strollers around, but deters theft.
  • Never leave valuables (money, camera, souvenirs, wallet, phone) in your stroller. It is more common to have items stolen from your stroller than the stroller itself stolen.
  • If you are truly concerned about your stroller being stolen, get piece of mind with a GPS tracker.
  • There are a lot of strollers at the Disney Parks. Make yours stand out with a bright ribbon, scarf, or tape on the handle.
  • To help identify your stroller, consider adding a personalized sign, like these free printable ones I found at a local stroller company.
  • Glow sticks and battery operated holiday lights are a great way to identify your stroller at night.
  • It’s hot in Florida. Consider purchasing a clip on fan to put on your stroller to help keep your child cool.
  • Beware: if you leave your stroller full of crumbs in a stroller parking area, squirrels are likely to feast in it while you are gone.
  • A towel or blanket can be attached to the canopy of most strollers using binder clips to help block the light if your child is trying to nap.
  • If you don’t have a stroller rain cover, bring a dollar store poncho to cover your stroller in bad weather.
  • If your stroller doesn’t have a lot of storage space, buy an attachable hook or stroller bag to add to your stroller.

Be sure to read my advice on renting a stroller or bringing your own on your Disney vacation. If you do decide to rent, Simple Stroller Rental has provided Disney Under 3 readers with a 10% discount code: disneyunder3.

Comments

  1. Christina says:

    Good post! I would also add to keep in mind black stroller seats are going to get HOT during summer months so consider feeling it your self and maybe cooling it down with a wipe before sticking a baby who can’t talk in the seat. I see this happen all to often and parents assume it’s just a sudden tantrum and they carry on with their busy agenda at the parks while the child is getting there poor bum burned.

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