Strollers are frequently a “must have” for many families with small children, and you can rent them in the parks for about $15 per day for a single, or $30 per day for a double. However, strollers rented in the parks cannot leave the parks – so it sometimes makes more sense to bring you own. That said, there are a few things you need to know:
At Walt Disney World, personal strollers cannot be larger than 31 inches in width and 52 inches in length, and stroller wagons are prohibited.
Strollers need to be fully folded up when using transportation in the parks (such as the Walt Disney World railroad) or when traveling from park to park on the Disney bus system.
Strollers cannot be taken on pretty much any of the rides – they must be parked in designated areas at your own risk (in other words, Disney and Universal take no responsibility for what happens to them in the parking areas).
Even still, if you follow the rules and select a good portable stroller, you will find it very useful to have on hand once you reach, what our guides call, “the melt down hour” (about an hour or so after the little guys eat lunch and the hot Florida sun starts to get to them).
We’ve put together a list of travel strollers that are lightweight, collapsible and meet Disney’s strict new size policy.