Disney World Stroller Rental

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(Article last updated: July 28, 2014)

Disney World Stroller Rental from WDWPrepSchool.comIt is not uncommon for Disney World visitors to walk 50 miles during a one week visit. Fifty miles. That’s a lot for adults, let alone kids. Even kids who don’t usually ride in strollers will find it helpful to use a stroller while touring Disney World parks.

Thankfully, Disney World has their own strollers that are great for bigger kids. Here’s how stroller rental works.

Who should rent strollers

The ideal people to rent strollers in the theme parks are those who don’t need a stroller outside of the parks because their kids are used to walking, but who can’t walk miles per day.

People with little ones who normally use strollers will probably want to bring their own stroller to Disney to use.

What the strollers look like

The strollers in each park look a little different. Here’s what they look like:

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Where to rent

Inside each of the Disney theme parks and in Downtown Disney, you can rent strollers for the day. Once you arrive, head to one of these locations to rent a stroller:

  • Magic Kingdom Locations
    – Under the train station at the front of the park
  • EPCOT Locations
    – East side of the Entrance Plaza
    – International Gateway
  • Hollywood Studios Location
    – Oscar’s Super Service (just after entering the park)
  • Animal Kingdom Location
    – Garden Gate Gifts (at the entrance)
  • Downtown Disney Locations (only single strollers available here)
    – Disney’s Wonderful World of Memories at Downtown Disney Marketplace
    – DisneyQuest Emporium at Downtown Disney West Side

Rental cost

Current prices are:

  • $15/day for a single stroller
  • $31/day for a double stroller

For people wanting to rent for multiple days, Disney offers discounts for pre-paying for multiple days (keep your receipt!). The discounted rates are:

  • $13/day for a single stroller
  • $27/day for a double stroller

About the train

When you board Walt Disney World Railroad at Magic Kingdom, you can park your stroller at the train station, remove all of your things (including your stroller tag/sign) and find another Disney stroller of the same size at the stop where you get off. This allows you to ride the train without lugging the stroller on board.

Extra credit

Here are some extra things you can do if you plan to rent strollers at Disney World:

  • Make your own sign. When you rent a stroller, you’re given a piece of paper to write your name on and slip into a plastic pocket so that you can identify your stroller (if you rent for multiple days, be sure to keep the paper with you to save time each day).
  • If you want to get creative, make your own sign to bring with you and slip into the pockets. Make sure that your personalized stroller sign is just under 8.5″ x 5.5″. You can even create one using one of my templates and print it off. Laminating the stroller tags make them much more durable to last throughout your trip.

Disney World Stroller Rental from WDWPrepSchool.com
Stroller tags are in a pocket on the back

  • Make your stroller stand out. Stroller parking areas are all over the theme parks and all of the strollers look the same when you are trying to find yours. Also, Disney Cast Members often relocate the strollers while you’re visiting an attraction which makes it even harder to find yours.
  • To make yours stand out, put something on the handle that you can easily spot. Some ideas include a brightly colored handkerchief, a balloon or a large ribbon.

Disney World Stroller Rental from WDWPrepSchool.com
The person with that balloon will have an easy time finding their stroller.
Everybody else? Not so much.

Rent a stroller

If you don’t want to bring your own stroller but also don’t want to rent Disney’s strollers, you can rent from 1 of many companies in Orlando. Please check out my stroller rental comparison for lots of info, including a big spreadsheet comparing companies, for more info on that.

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Figure out how you want to handle strollers during your trip. If you want to reserve one through a local company, make that reservation online. Not sure if you need one? You can always decide to rent after you get there and see how your child handles it.


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David June 21, 2014 at 12:24 am

Disney world provided good services for providing the rental stroller but i don’t think so in this stroller baby feels comforts because it looks like baby can not easily sleep in this stroller.

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Rachel March 26, 2014 at 11:30 am

If you rent one of Disney’s strollers can you take it to any/all of the parks and back to your room each night? Or are you responsible for returning it the same day at the same location you rented from and then responsible for picking up a new one each day from the park you’re visiting?

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Shannon Albert March 26, 2014 at 11:39 am

Disney World strollers can only used in the parks and you can’t take it to your room or anywhere outside of the park. You will get a different one each day.

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MEK February 8, 2014 at 5:18 pm

we are going to Disney in 2 weeks and have a tall 8-year old (48 inches) and a 4-year old (41 inches). I think we either need to rent a sit n stand from one of the sites (recommendations?) or just do the hard plastic at the park.

We are staying at Port Orleans Riverside

thoughts?

Thanks!

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Lisa January 16, 2014 at 3:35 pm

When we visited Walt Disney World in 2011 we rented from Orlando stroller company. The stroller was great for a three and a five-year-old. And the price was better than renting the hard strollers in the park. It folded just fine to go on the buses. The best part is it is waiting for you when you check-in and you just leave it there when you check out. How simple is that? And I always thought it was so nice to have the stroller to walk from the bus stop into the park or from the bus stop to the hotel room. Because at the end of a long day at the parks the last thing we wanted to do was carry a kid all the way from the bus stop to our room..

Also, You buy insurance on the rental to cover if it gets taken. But if you’re still worried about that, on the stroller we rented (I think it was called the city mini) you could easily remove a wheel and take it with you..who’s going to steal a stroller with only three wheels?

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Meghan January 29, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Where did you pick up/drop off your rental stroller? We are staying at the Polynesian, do they deliver them to the resorts?

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Nicole January 14, 2014 at 11:05 pm

We went to Disney in September of 2013 and also rented from Apple Strollers. They were basically renting for the cost of ‘insurance’ which was nice. No worries about theft. But if you do ‘lose’ your stroller, be sure to look all around the area where you parked. The Disney cast members are constantly moving strollers around and rearranging them so they are all parked neatly in that area. We commonly had to ‘hunt around’ for ours. We also made a nice sign and had it tied to the back. It was a CityMini Double and was perfect for avg-sized 3 and 5 year olds. It was great.

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Miriam January 6, 2014 at 7:44 am

Can you collapse your ow double stroller and bring on the train so you have it at the next stop?

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Shannon Albert January 9, 2014 at 10:07 am

Yep! You can do that.

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Annie December 4, 2013 at 4:35 pm

has anyone ever had trouble with someone taking another person’s rental or real stroller? I wouldn’t want to get charged for if someone “took” my stroller while we were on a ride. Just wondering if this happens and if it does if you have to pay for it or if you can just go get another one.. We are bringing our own double stroller on the vacation but thinking of renting because we would be out of luck if someone walked away with it…

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Jessica Nalley September 26, 2013 at 11:55 pm

Can you get a rain cover for the double strollers that they rent at WDW? Do you know of something that will fit the double stroller to use as a rain cover?

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kris March 20, 2014 at 10:11 am

Just use a cheap poncho to cover

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Tiffany September 3, 2013 at 1:45 pm

We are going to Disney this Friday and I rented a stroller from applescooter.com. The price can not be beat. They are offering a special now to get the word out about stroller rental being added to the business. A single stroller is $5 a day and a double stroller is $7 a day. Best prices I found anywhere and they are big strollers that are laundered before each use. Just in case anyone is interested. :)

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Allison September 9, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Tiffany,

How was the stroller from applescooter.com?

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Lesley Burdge September 1, 2013 at 8:42 am

Amazing! It was my first time to see those kind of stroller. The strollers of Disney World Stroller Rental is definitely one of a kind and it also better for the kids that has 5 and up years of age. Very interesting! TravelBaBees.com

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Summer August 13, 2013 at 10:39 pm

We visited Magic Kingdom in July. We rented a stroller for our son and another family visiting with us also rented one. Around 4 in the afternoon when we returned from a ride we realized the other family had their stroller stolen. Because the name tag can be taken out so easily they are easy to ‘steal’. When we went to the very next ride to park my stroller, we found two other families complaining about their strollers being ‘stolen’. Apparently late in the day, kids get tired and people just take the strollers which only requires taking the paper labeling the family name out of the plastic. From that point on we noticed every time we parked my stroller before a ride that there would be several strollers without name tags. We are going back in September and I am bringing my own cheap umbrella stroller with my childs name Sharpied on the seat in large letters =)

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Lori August 8, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Magic Strollers have updated their prices.
Single: $15 then $10
Double: $25 then $12

Also note, on the website it appears the strollers are more for toddler types. I could probably get my 6 yo in a Disney double stroller with his sister, but it appears he’d no way fit in a Magic Stroller double. :(

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Amy Jackson July 27, 2013 at 12:33 pm

I will have a 7 and 3 year old when we go to Disney in Feb 2014. I know my 3 year old will need a stroller. My 7 year old should be ok but will probably need to rest her legs from time to time. I am trying to figure out if I should rent a double stroller. I would say the combined weight of my 2 girls would be 110-120. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks

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Nickie December 30, 2013 at 6:26 pm

We bought a cheap sit and stand online used and it worked perfectly. Our kids were the 6 and 3. :)

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Jackie Torres May 26, 2014 at 8:33 pm

I’m curious how your trip went with the stroller issue. I too will be taking a 7 and 3 year old this November and have been struggling with what to do about having a stroller/double stroller. What did you decide to do and how did it go?

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Emily July 17, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Hey there! We will be going to WDW for the first time in January. My boys are 7 and 4 and we will, more than likely, rent a double stroller at the parks as needed. I keep hearing about the hard plastic and am interested in picking up a little seat cushion for little bums before we leave home. But, I want to make sure that I get the right size. Any idea on the dimensions of the seats in these strollers? I’ve already call WDW and they weren’t able to find that information. Thanks so much! I adore your website…it is MOST helpful! :)

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Megan July 9, 2013 at 10:13 am

When I went to WDW last Dec I rented From babies r us/ toys r us. The prices were great and they meet us at the luggage pickup with the stroller! For drop off they again meet us at the airport at the check in counter. I was able to get a great double stroller that could accommodate a 2 year old and a 4 year old for very little. Just something for people to consider.

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Shanna January 31, 2014 at 10:51 am

How do you go about renting from Babies R Us??

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Tricia June 10, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Are the strollers comfortable for small kids that might fall asleep?

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Cathy July 2, 2013 at 1:07 pm

The strollers at WDW are hard plastic with no cushioning so maybe bring a blanket. We rented only once, at Animal Kingdom, and found out that we did not care for the stroller at all. It was very low to the ground and not chair-like, plus it tipped over a lot from our diaper bag unless our daughter was in it. Still, it was better than making a 3yo walk all over the park, or making one of us carry her all over the park. Our travel system style stroller was much better but very big — 26 pounds. We now use a Combi that folds into thirds, has a strap to carry it like a golf bag, and only weighs 7 pounds, but still has all the bells and whistles that an umbrella stroller does not.

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donna April 10, 2013 at 9:12 am

hi i have two grandsons. one tiny weight 47 and one a little chunkier weight 65 . would the double stroller from magic strollers fit comfortably for the larger one.

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Shannon Albert April 10, 2013 at 9:34 am

Hi, Donna –
I’m not sure. You will probably need to contact Magic Strollers and ask them. Their website might even have that info.

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Lori March 19, 2013 at 5:00 pm

We were just at Disney world nov 2012 and used magic strollers. It was great! It was there when we got there, we just left it at the front when we checked out, it was clean and sturdy and super easy to fold up (just pull one strap). There was also plenty of room for our two girls and all our jackets and miscellaneous stuff. I even took it by myself once and had no problems getting the kids and the double stroller on and off the bus. I would reccommend them to anyone!

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Mary March 5, 2013 at 1:17 pm

I just discovered that Babies r Us rents strollers and other items in Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, and NYC. They are very inexpensive and have free extras-stroller fan, rain cover, etc.

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Shannon Albert March 5, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Interesting! Thank you for sharing that. I’ll be sure to post that on Pinterest so others know it’s an option.

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Tina Jenkins October 28, 2012 at 8:07 am

You can also purchase a cheap stroller online and have it shipped to your hotel before you arrive. You can find one for less than the two day rental of a single, and you get to keep it all week and use it outside the park. However I would recommend keeping the stroller small if you plan to ride the buses around there is generally plenty of space but if you end up trying to ride the bus right after the fireworks you might have a little trouble. At the end of your trip you can just give the stroller to someone else and get on your flight without extra baggage.

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