Strollers at Disney World
Disney’s Stroller Policy, Stroller Rental Locations, Stroller Costs, and more!
Disney World is the ultimate family vacation destination. Aside from the crowds, there’s very little to find fault with this magical resort. But while Disney has excellent transportation options between the resorts and the theme parks, one drawback may be time you will spend on your feet. For better or worse, you will be walking and standing for much of the day. This is just an unavoidable part of the Disney World experience. So if you have young children, then it’s especially important to be familiar with Disney’s stroller policy in case you choose to bring your own stroller. But if you decide to leave it at home, then you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to renting strollers at Disney World.
There are a number of stroller rental locations throughout Disney’s theme parks and at Disney Springs. This is a convenient option but it may not be the most cost-effective. And you must return the strollers as you exit the theme park for the day.
There are also several non-Disney businesses around the area which offer some cheaper alternatives as well as a wide array of stroller sizes, models, and accessories to rent. As an added convenience, these businesses can deliver a stroller right to your resort or Orlando-area vacation home for no extra charge. Plus, you get to keep it overnight and won’t need to return it until the end of your trip.
Renting a stroller at Disney World or from one of the area providers can reduce your luggage requirements and help to keep your vacation as stress-free as possible. So is this the right option for you?
Let’s first explore Disney’s new stroller guidelines, then weigh the pros and cons of bringing your own stroller, and finally compare the best stroller rental options at Disney World.
Anyone who has children already knows the importance of strollers. Strollers provide your child with a place to nap and a place to rest tired legs. They also give you a place to store your personal and baby items so you can experience the magic of Disney’s theme parks without lugging a bag or backpack.
But did you know that Disney has specific guidelines as to what you may and may not do as far as strollers are concerned? Well, you do now…
On May 1st, 2019, Disney put forth a set of stricter rules for strollers. These rules are meant to help ease congestion and make the park experience more enjoyable for all of the guests.
Below you will find the new guidelines for strollers at Disney World:
Now that you know Disney limits the size of strollers to 31″ (79 cm) wide x 52″ (132 cm) long – and doesn’t permit stroller wagons – then the question becomes “does your current stroller meet these guidelines”? And if it does, then do you even want the hassle of bringing it to Orlando?
That is a decision you will have to make yourself. However, here are some pros and cons to help you decide:
So you have decided to rent a stroller instead of bringing your own. Ok, but now what?
The most obvious choice is renting a stroller from Walt Disney World itself. For some, this option is the most convenient and most practical.
Stroller rental locations are located right next to the front gates of each theme park which means that you can simply rent a stroller as soon as you enter the park. Easy peasy.
Disney offers both a single and double stroller options. Stroller rentals can be made on a per-day basis, or you can opt for a Length of Stay Rental. A Length of Stay Rental will cut down on the per-day cost, but it still ends up being a little more expensive than some of the other options (as you will see below).
Here is a breakdown of the costs and recommendations for Disney’s stroller rental program, as detailed on Disney’s website here:
So far we have covered Disney’s stroller policy, the pros/cons of bringing your own stroller, and then the details of renting strollers at Disney World. There’s one more option: rent a stroller from one of the non-Disney stroller businesses in the area.
The stroller rental companies in the area provide some great options. Many have unique cost structures and a varity of stroller models to choose (different from Disney’s own selection). In addition, these rentals tend to be more cost-effective (cheaper) vs. renting directly from Disney.
There are, however, some downsides. These companies and their policies may be less convenient for some guests, depending on who you rent from and what you stroller needs entail. Plus, renting a stroller 24/7 will require you to bring it on buses since you will travel between the resorts and theme parks with the stroller.
Below you will find a comparison of the best stroller rental companies at Disney World.
Disney World Stroller Rental Costs by Provider
Single Stroller Cost
(1 day / 3 days / 7 days)
Double Stroller Cost
(1 day / 3 days / 7 days)
$15 / $45 / $105
$31 / $93 / $217
$45 / $45 / $65
$55 / $55 / $75
$41 / $45 / $65
$51 / $55 / $75
Orlando Stroller Rentals
$40 / $40 / $60
$50 / $50 / $70
$30 / $40 / $80
$45 / $60 / $105
A Baby’s Best Friend
$30 / $45 / $45
$40 / $60 / $60
Baby Wheels Orlando
$30 / $40 / $55
$40 / $50 / $70
Simple Stroller Rental
|$25 / $35 / $55||$35 / $45 / $65|
* Prices subject to change
**Stroller prices may vary slightly from the above information depending on the model you select
***Price is not everything. Sometimes “you get what you pay for” so review your options before selecting your stroller provider
Kingdom Strollers is one of the three businesses with the Disney Feature Stroller Provider designation. All stroller and crib rentals are delivered – free of charge – straight to your theme park resort, off-site hotel or vacation home. And no need to worry about their inventory because everything they rent fits within Disney’s new size guidelines.
Magic Strollers is another Disney Featured Providers, which means that Disney has given its seal of approval to this private stroller company. Magic Strollers offers stroller deliveries to more than 200 resorts in Orlando so you will never need to visit a physical location. So if you want a stroller waiting for you when you arrive at your resort, then this may be the stroller provider you are looking for!
Orlando Stroller Rentals is one of three Disney Featured Stroller Provider, so you know they are a top-notch provider. The company claims to have the largest, private inventory of strollers in the country. And as a convenience, the company will deliver and pick-up your stroller from your Orlando-area hotel or condo.
Apple Stroller offers single and double Baby Jogger City Mini Stroller with Quick-Fold Technology at a reasonable price. They also offer wheelchairs and electric scooter rentals and is designated as a Disney Featured ECV Provider.
A Baby’s Best Friend claims to have the largest selection of strollers in Orlando and is the only one to steam-clean the equipment between uses. The company delivers to area resorts but there are a few caveats (as listed below).
A Baby’s Best Friend is a good choice if you have an infant who will need a lot of gear during your trip because they have a wide selection of baby accessories and add-ons.
Baby Wheels Orlando offers premium branded strollers which are delivered directly to your Disney, Universal or Orlando Resort hotel or vacation home. Deliveries are free of charge. Baby Wheels Orlando has been recommended by The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World for 5 years in a row.
Since its founding in 2012, Simple Stroller Rental has steadily grown but remains committed to providing quality stroller and carrier rentals and excellent customer service so your vacation is stress-free. Their strollers rentals include the BOB Revolution Single, BOB Revolution Duallie, City Mini GT Single, City Mini GT Double, Joovy Caboose Sit & Stand strollers and Baby Trend Snap & Go.