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What is the Best Stroller for Disney World?

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If you are heading to Disneyland or Disney World with a toddler or pre-schooler, a compact travel stroller is a great idea to bring with you or hire once there. A pushchair or stroller can give a welcome respite for tired little legs walking miles around the parks.

This guide answers all your Disney stroller questions, including Should I bring a stroller to Disney? and the sizes permitted into the parks. It also compares renting a stroller at Disney to elsewhere and the prices of renting versus buying a travel stroller as well as pictures of the single and double strollers at Disney.

WHAT TYPE IS THE BEST STROLLER FOR DISNEY? Do I Need One, Should I Rent or Buy?

Do I need a stroller for Disney?

You know your child best, however circumstances may mean a pushchair could be useful even if they haven’t used one for a while.

Strollers can be a great place to escape the sun whilst walking around, a convenient option for a nap, as well as a handy place to store all the bits you inevitably bring with you!

You may even want to consider using a lightweight stroller for an older child, especially if you are intending on visiting the parks after a long flight and have jet lag plus the heat to contend with.

twins in stroller at Disney
4 year old twins in their stroller at Disney- Photo courtesy of Karen- Mini Travellers

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Quick Hint: BEST STROLLER FOR DISNEY WORLD! Here’s a quick overview of the best strollers for Disney World, with more details further below.

  • Best overall stroller for being lightweight, compact and comfortable: This Summer Infant 3D Lite stroller is great because it is lightweight, nearly flat position and mid way budget.  
  • BabyJogger City Mini comes highly recommended, it folds down easily, nippy and light. The seat tilts back to flat, perfect for nap time.
  • Best budget stroller:  Baby Joy, inexpensive, comes with a sturdy bag and meets most airline cabin baggage rules .

Best Stroller for Disney World comparison chart

NameImageWeightSingle foldsRecline
Fits as cabin baggage
Price and more info
G-LITE Stroller – DennyG-LITE Stroller - Denny11 IbsNoYesNoSee latest price here
Summer infant 3D Lite strollerSummer 3Dlite infant lite weight stroller13lbs/6.2kgNoYesNoSee latest price here
BABYZEN YOYO2 Stroller BABYZEN YOYO2 Stroller13lbs/6.2kgNo (however easy to fold/unfold)YesYesSee latest price here
Baby JoyBABY JOY Lightweight Baby Stroller15lbs/7kgNoYes – 3 seating modes including 150 degree reclineYesSee latest price here
Mountain Buggy Nano StrollerMountain Buggy Nano Stroller, Black13 pounds/6kgNoYesNoSee latest price here
GP Pockit+ All-Terraingb Pockit+ All-Terrain, Ultra Compact Lightweight Travel Stroller9.5lbs/ 4.4kgsNo NoYesSee latest price here
Baby Jogger City Mini 2 StrollerBaby Jogger City Mini 2 Stroller,17.8 lbsYesYesOnly some airlinesSee latest price here
Zoe XL2 Double travel strollerZoe XL2 Double travel stroller16lbs/7.3kgsYesYesNoSee latest price here
JOOVY Twin Umbrella StrollerJOOVY Twin Groove Ultralight Umbrella Stroller26lbs/12.5kgsNoYesNoSee latest price here
Baby Jogger City Mini Double StrollerBaby Jogger City Mini Double Stroller31.8 lbs/14.4kgsYesYesNoSee latest price here

Can you bring your own stroller to Disney?

Yes – most likely. However, that doesn’t mean you should automatically bring your normal stroller or hire the biggest one. The Disney Parks have new stroller size regulations (since May 2019), and with crowds to contend with plus shuttle buses and the monorail, you will need a stroller which is lightweight, compact as well as functional. 

wagon at Universal
You cannot normally bring a wagon to Disney, but you can to Universal parks

What are the Disney Strollers rules? Can I Bring a Wagon?

Disney Stroller Policy: “Strollers that are greater than 31″ (79cm)  in width and 52″ (132cm)  in length. Stroller wagons are also prohibited” The ONLY exception is if it is for medical purposes -eg you have medical equipment to carry around.

So should I bring a stroller to Disney?

That’s a subjective question and brings opposing opinions, but even the most energetic child can be exhausted from walking around the miles of Disney parks. Adults can often walk 20,000 steps in a day, and factor in the heat and jet lag and even a child that hasn’t used a stroller for a long time may want a break.

If you are have plenty of time to visit the parks and intend to just do half days at a time, you can likely get away without one for your 4 year old, but if you intend to stay all day, plus see the fireworks and parades, then having a stroller could come in very useful indeed.

Karen from Mini Travellers took her twins (4) and eldest daughter (5) and highly recommends taking a stroller. However Cerys, from Rainy Day Mum, offered a different view with her 4 and 5 year olds.

We used one for our 7 and 4 year old, and again for subsequent trips, with the eldest still enjoying a quick respite in it at 9!

Best Single Strollers For Disney

There are plenty of compact travel stroller options whether you have a baby, toddler or pre-schooler. The lighter ones do generally have less functions than the more robust pushchairs. (Some even fit on as cabin size luggage or as your carry on allowance.)

However, they make up for this by being easy to transport whether by plane to get to Florida (Disney World) or California (Disneyland) or if you are using the monorail or the hotel shuttle buses. You may find a travel stroller bag useful to keep it clean and to help lug it around.

I’ve listed the lightest strollers first.

What is the best stroller for Disneyworld?

Umbrella strollers at Walmart for Disney
Umbrella strollers at Walmart for Disney

Where can I find the cheapest strollers to buy for Disney?

Alternatively, many Disney visitors buy a cheap stroller from Walmart when they arrive and just leave it for the next guest. You can either visit Walmart yourself or order online and have the umbrella stroller delivered to you hotel. The cheapest strollers offer no sun protection, and are usually priced around $30 after tax.


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Double and single strollers at Disney.

WALT DISNEY WORLD STROLLER RENTAL

CONSIDERING RENTING A DOUBLE STROLLER AT DISNEY?

Yes, you can rent strollers in the Parks. They have a mesh covering all around the sides and top, with a thicker canvas canopy in red. There are a couple of small pockets near the handle but otherwise no storage or recline.

How much are stroller rentals at Disney?

  • Single Strollers (for children 50lbs or less) cost $15 daily or for Multi- Day (length of stay) $13 per day.
  • Double Strollers (recommended for children 100lbs or less) cost $31 daily or for Multi- Day (length of stay) $27

A $100 USD credit card deposit is required for strollers rented at Disney Springs.

At Disney World, strollers can be rented at Disney Springs and within the Parks but they cannot be taken out of the area. When you move park to park, or to Disney Springs, you hand your receipt in exchange for a stroller. More details can be found on the Official Disney site.

disney single stroller
Single Disney stroller
disney double stroller
Double Disney stroller
BOB stroller rented from Kingdom Strollers comes with a cool bag BOB stroller rented from Kingdom Strollers and delivered to our hotel
BOB stroller rented from Kingdom Strollers comes with a cool bag.

RENTING STROLLERS FOR DISNEY

Other options are to rent a stroller from a stroller rental company in Orlando. This is usually a cheaper option than renting strollers from Disney World, particularly if you need one for a few days or more.

The stroller companies can deliver directly to you hotel and collect. As a rough guide expect to pay about $120 for 2 weeks for a rental stroller.

Disney now requires their resort guests to meet with the delivery driver for stroller or scooter rentals.  All deliveries and pick ups will need to made face to face with a representative of the company.

We booked the BOB stroller from Kingdom Strollers and found it really useful. Our nearly 8 year old used it as well as our 4 year old. It was a bit bulky to fold up for the packed Disney buses to the parks, but it was certainly manageable and we were glad to have brought it with the combination of jet-lag and Florida heat.

Consistently recommended companies for renting strollers for Disney are:

For a general overview of what each of these companies provide, do look at your guide to Stroller Rental Companies in Orlando.

Tips whilst using your strollers at Disney World and other theme parks.

  • Tie something bright or recognisable to it. There are THOUSANDS of strollers at Disney World and many look the same. Make yours stand out. 
  • Bring a sun shade and a rain cover – Florida is prone to quick downpours
  • Always use the designated parking pram spot, but don’t panic if it has moved. Sometimes Disney staff jig pushchairs around to make the area a bit neater. 

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