Comparing Disney World stroller options

(Article last updated: April 19, 2017)

With an average of about 50 miles of walking during a 1 week Disney World trip, it makes sense to consider strollers for many kids, even some who have outgrown using them at home.

Below, you'll find a Disney World stroller comparison so you can find the option that's best for you.

Let's get started...

Bring your own stroller

Disney World strollers

Cost: Free (even if you're flying as airlines allow you to check your stroller at the gate and don't charge it as checked baggage)
Pros: Familiarity, will always have it with you (even on the long walks through the airports)
Cons: If you don't want to lug it around at the airport, hotels, etc., it could be a problem (you will have to fold it up when riding Disney buses). Strollers also get a lot of wear and tear on Disney World trips due to the amount of use but also the inability to take them inside while in the parks (bring a rain cover to help protect your stroller).

Buy a stroller in Orlando

Often times it's much cheaper to actually buy a stroller than rent one, even if you're just going to leave it at the end of your trip.

If you have a car, it's easy to run to a nearby Target or Walmart and pick up a stroller there.

Many of the gift shops in the Disney World resorts sell an umbrella stroller that's a bit nicer than the lowest-end umbrella strollers. These strollers cost $60 and include a cup holder and the ability to recline.

You can also choose to buy a stroller online and have it delivered to your hotel.

Get shipment info

How to address your package:
Your name (or whoever’s name is on the hotel reservation)
c/o Your Disney World Hotel’s front desk
Arrival date: 3/1/2013
123 Some St.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

When to order:
About a week before your trip will usually work but will depend on the shipping method and origin. To be safe, try to get it there a couple days before your trip.

Where to send it:
Here are the addresses to all of the Disney resorts if you'd like to ship items there. Asterisks below mean that the hotel is considered a convention hotel and you may be charged a fee for a package to be delivered.

All Star Movies Resort, 1901 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
All Star Music Resort, 1801 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
All Star Sports Resort, 1701 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Art of Animation Resort, 1850 Animation Way, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Pop Century Resort, 1050 Century Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Caribbean Beach Resort, 900 Cayman Way, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Coronado Springs Resort, 1000 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830*
Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter, 2201 Orleans Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, 1251 Riverside Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Animal Kingdom Lodge, 2901 Osceola Pkwy., Bay Lake, FL 32830
Contemporary Resort, 4600 North World Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830*
Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, 4401 Floridian Way, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830*
Wilderness Lodge, 901 Timberline Dr., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Polynesian Resort, 1600 Seven Seas Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Beach Club Resort, 1800 West Epcot Resort Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830*
Yacht Club Resort, 1700 Epcot Resort Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830*
Boardwalk Inn, 2101 North W Epcot Resort Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830*
Fort Wilderness Resort/Campground, 4510 N Ft. Wilderness Trail, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Old Key West Resort, 1510 North Cove Rd., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Saratoga Springs Resort, 1960 Broadway, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Walt Disney World Dolphin, 1500 Epcot Resort Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Walt Disney World Swan, 1200 Epcot Resort Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Shades of Green, 1950 W. Magnolia Palm Dr., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Disney World stroller rental companies

If you don't want to bring or buy a stroller, you can always rent from 1 of many sources. Just keep in mind that if you have a stroller with you at all times that you'll end up having to fold and unfold it to ride Disney buses.

Here's a comparison of some of the most popular stroller rental companies.

Disney World strollers

Disney World strollers

Cost:

  • $15/day for a single stroller ($13/day if you pre-pay for multiple days)
  • $31/day for a double stroller ($27/day if you pre-pay for multiple days)

Pros:

  • Sturdy enough to accommodate larger kids (double strollers accommodate up to 100 pounds which could be good for 1 older child)
  • Don't have to be lugged around outside of the parks

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Unavailable outside of the parks
  • Hard plastic isn't very comfortable
  • Not suitable for babies
  • No storage

Also available:

  • Wheelchairs and electric scooters (ECVs) - availability is limited

Idea: if you do decide to rent a stroller from Disney World, you can customize your own stroller tag for your trip.


Magic Strollers - WDW Prep recommended

Disney World strollers
Cost (pricing varies depending on the stroller model you choose):

  • For single strollers, it's $33-45 for the first day and $7-9/day for every day after that
  • For double strollers, it's $45-60 for the first day and $8-9/day for every day after that

Pros:

  • As 1 of Disney's preferred providers, Magic Strollers is able to deliver to your on-site Disney World resort (they also deliver to most Orlando-area hotels and vacation homes)
  • Rain covers available for free by request, and parent consoles included
  • Options available for children up to 75 pounds

Cons:

  • Insurance not provided but can be purchased for $25

Orlando Stroller Rentals

Disney World strollers

Cost (pricing varies depending on the stroller model you choose):

  • For single strollers: $40-45 total for 1-3 nights, $60-65 total for 4-7 nights, $80-85 total for 8-10 nights, $100-105 total for 11-14 nights
  • For double strollers: $50-65 total for 1-3 nights, $70-85 total for 4-7 nights, $90-105 total for 8-10 nights, $110-125 total for 11-14 nights

Pros:

  • As 1 of Disney's preferred providers, Orlando Stroller Rentals is able to deliver to your on-site Disney World resort (they also deliver to most Orlando-area hotels and vacation homes)
  • Rain covers and parent consoles included
  • Strollers can hold kids up to 75 pounds in regular strollers, up to 100 pounds in special needs stroller
  • A free cooler is given with each rental with is yours to keep
  • Customers can visit the store (located just a few minutes from Disney World) to see strollers in person
  • Coupon for a 40-pack of water from Garden Grocer given to all customers ($40 minimum Garden Grocer order required)

Cons:

  • Insurance not provided but available to purchase for $15-25 per stroller

Also available:

  • Special needs Liberty Pushchair to hold a child up to 100 pounds is available, full-size cribs, ECVs

Kingdom Strollers

Disney World strollers

Cost (pricing varies depending on the stroller model you choose):

  • For single strollers: $40-45 (total) for 1-3 nights, $60-65 (total) for 4-7 nights, $80-85 (total) for 8-10 nights and $100-105 (total) for 11-14 nights
  • For double strollers: $50-65 (total) for 1-3 nights, $70-85 (total) for 4-7 nights, $90-105 (total) for 8-10 nights and $110-125 (total) for 11-14 nights

Pros:

  • As 1 of Disney's preferred providers, Kingdom Strollers is able to deliver to your on-site Disney World resort (they also deliver to most Orlando-area hotels and vacation homes)
  • Rain covers and parent consoles are included
  • They offer a coupon for free grocery delivery (value of $14, minimum order of $40)
  • Free cooler attachments for strollers available
  • Options available for kids up to 70 pounds

Cons:

  • Insurance not included but available to purchase for $10-25

Also available:

  • Liberty Special Needs Stroller for kids up to 5' tall and 100 pounds, wooden cribs, inflatable toddler bed

Apple Stroller

Disney World strollers
Cost:

  • Singles are $7 per day, doubles are $10 per day (but there is a $10 delivery fee so factor that in to the price as well)

Pros:

  • Inexpensive
  • Can be delivered to all Disney resorts

Cons:

  • Only 1 style of stroller available
  • A $5 delivery fee and a $5 pickup fee is charged for every rental
  • Minimum of 3 day rental
  • Lots of mixed reviews regarding the condition of strollers and service provided

Also available:

  • Electric scooters (ECVs) and wheelchairs

Baby Wheels Orlando

Disney World strollers
Cost (pricing varies depending on the stroller model you choose):

  • Singles are around $30-45 for 1 night and then $5 for each additional night
  • Doubles are $40-50 for 1 night and $5 for each additional night

Pros:

  • Rain cover and parent console included
  • Strollers available for kids up to 75 pounds
  • Coolers included with some models

Cons:

  • Insurance not included but can be purchased for $15
  • Free delivery but you must meet them in person to receive the delivery (they can't leave items with bell services)

Also available:

  • Britax car seat/stroller travel system, sit-and-stand tandem stroller, glider board, and car seat adapters available to rent. Gift baskets, bottled water, buggy butler (a type of parent console), wet bag, and buggy hooks (to secure your stroller) available to purchase.

A Baby's Best Friend

Disney World strollers

Cost:

  • Single strollers are $30 for 1-2 days, $45 for 3-7 days and then $6 for each night after that
  • Double strollers are $40 for 1-2 days, $60 for 3-7 days and then $7 for each night after that

Pros:

  • Rain cover and parent console included
  • Extensive list of other baby accessories also available to rent (see list below)
  • Sit and stand stroller option available

Cons:

  • If staying at a Disney resort, you must meet them in person to accept delivery (they can't leave items with bell services to be picked up later)

Also available:

  • Sit and stand stroller, full size cribs and mattresses, Pack-N-Play, toddler beds, cots, bassinettes, bouncer seats, adult rocking chairs, gates, bed rails, white noise fans, humidifiers, DVD/VCR combos, CD player, crib tent, car seats, booster seats, rain ponchos, soft-side coolers, high chairs, dining booster seats, step stools, microwaves, refrigerators, various baby play equipment, BBQ grill and pool toys

 Simple Stroller Rental

Disney World strollers

Cost (pricing varies depending on the stroller model you choose):

  • Single strollers are $25-40 for 1 day and then $5 for each additional day
  • Double strollers are $35-45 for 1 day and $5 for each additional day

Pros:

  • Parent console included
  • Options for children up to 70 pounds

Cons:

  • Rain covers not included but available for $10
  • Insurance not included but damage waiver available for $20 per stroller
  • Must meet in person to receive delivery at Disney World resorts (they can't leave items with bell services)

Also available:

  • Tomato EIO special needs stroller (accommodates children up to 90 pounds), glider boards, car seat adapters, and baby carriers also available

Get the stroller comparison data

View the stroller comparison data in a Google Sheet, or select your days and stroller size from the tool below to find your best options.

wdt_ID Company Info Number of rental days Stroller size Price
1 Company name: A Baby's Best Friend

Rain cover: Free, based on availability (need to request when making your reservation)

Parent console: Available on jogging style strollers

Weight maximum: Up to 50 pounds per child

Protection/insurance policy: Items requiring excessive cleaning will result in additional fees

Delivery info: Free to WDW resorts (you must meet them to get items) and surrounding area, may have small delivery fee to other areas

Other items available: Sit and stand stroller, full size cribs and mattresses, Pack-n-Play, toddler beds, cots, bassinettes, bouncer seats, adult rocking chairs, gates, bed rails, white noise fans, humidifers, DVD/VCR combo, CD player, crib tent, car seats, booster seats, rain ponchos, soft size coolers, high chairs, dining booster seats, step stools, microwaves, refrigerators, various baby play equipment (sings, Exersaucer, etc.), BBQ grill, pool toys

Minimum reservation: $60

Cancellation policy: Can cancel up to 10 business days beforehand

Website: abbf.com

1 Single $30
2 Company name: A Baby's Best Friend

Rain cover: Free, based on availability (need to request when making your reservation)

Parent console: Available on jogging style strollers

Weight maximum: Up to 50 pounds per child

Protection/insurance policy: Items requiring excessive cleaning will result in additional fees

Delivery info: Free to WDW resorts (you must meet them to get items) and surrounding area, may have small delivery fee to other areas

Other items available: Sit and stand stroller, full size cribs and mattresses, Pack-n-Play, toddler beds, cots, bassinettes, bouncer seats, adult rocking chairs, gates, bed rails, white noise fans, humidifers, DVD/VCR combo, CD player, crib tent, car seats, booster seats, rain ponchos, soft size coolers, high chairs, dining booster seats, step stools, microwaves, refrigerators, various baby play equipment (sings, Exersaucer, etc.), BBQ grill, pool toys

Minimum reservation: $60

Cancellation policy: Can cancel up to 10 business days beforehand

Website: abbf.com

1 Double $40
3 Company name: A Baby's Best Friend

Rain cover: Free, based on availability (need to request when making your reservation)

Parent console: Available on jogging style strollers

Weight maximum: Up to 50 pounds per child

Protection/insurance policy: Items requiring excessive cleaning will result in additional fees

Delivery info: Free to WDW resorts (you must meet them to get items) and surrounding area, may have small delivery fee to other areas

Other items available: Sit and stand stroller, full size cribs and mattresses, Pack-n-Play, toddler beds, cots, bassinettes, bouncer seats, adult rocking chairs, gates, bed rails, white noise fans, humidifers, DVD/VCR combo, CD player, crib tent, car seats, booster seats, rain ponchos, soft size coolers, high chairs, dining booster seats, step stools, microwaves, refrigerators, various baby play equipment (sings, Exersaucer, etc.), BBQ grill, pool toys

Minimum reservation: $60

Cancellation policy: Can cancel up to 10 business days beforehand

Website: abbf.com

2 Single $30
4 Company name: A Baby's Best Friend

Rain cover: Free, based on availability (need to request when making your reservation)

Parent console: Available on jogging style strollers

Weight maximum: Up to 50 pounds per child

Protection/insurance policy: Items requiring excessive cleaning will result in additional fees

Delivery info: Free to WDW resorts (you must meet them to get items) and surrounding area, may have small delivery fee to other areas

Other items available: Sit and stand stroller, full size cribs and mattresses, Pack-n-Play, toddler beds, cots, bassinettes, bouncer seats, adult rocking chairs, gates, bed rails, white noise fans, humidifers, DVD/VCR combo, CD player, crib tent, car seats, booster seats, rain ponchos, soft size coolers, high chairs, dining booster seats, step stools, microwaves, refrigerators, various baby play equipment (sings, Exersaucer, etc.), BBQ grill, pool toys

Minimum reservation: $60

Cancellation policy: Can cancel up to 10 business days beforehand

Website: abbf.com

2 Double $40
5 Company name: A Baby's Best Friend

Rain cover: Free, based on availability (need to request when making your reservation)

Parent console: Available on jogging style strollers

Weight maximum: Up to 50 pounds per child

Protection/insurance policy: Items requiring excessive cleaning will result in additional fees

Delivery info: Free to WDW resorts (you must meet them to get items) and surrounding area, may have small delivery fee to other areas

Other items available: Sit and stand stroller, full size cribs and mattresses, Pack-n-Play, toddler beds, cots, bassinettes, bouncer seats, adult rocking chairs, gates, bed rails, white noise fans, humidifers, DVD/VCR combo, CD player, crib tent, car seats, booster seats, rain ponchos, soft size coolers, high chairs, dining booster seats, step stools, microwaves, refrigerators, various baby play equipment (sings, Exersaucer, etc.), BBQ grill, pool toys

Minimum reservation: $60

Cancellation policy: Can cancel up to 10 business days beforehand

Website: abbf.com

3 Single $45
6 Company name: A Baby's Best Friend

Rain cover: Free, based on availability (need to request when making your reservation)

Parent console: Available on jogging style strollers

Weight maximum: Up to 50 pounds per child

Protection/insurance policy: Items requiring excessive cleaning will result in additional fees

Delivery info: Free to WDW resorts (you must meet them to get items) and surrounding area, may have small delivery fee to other areas

Other items available: Sit and stand stroller, full size cribs and mattresses, Pack-n-Play, toddler beds, cots, bassinettes, bouncer seats, adult rocking chairs, gates, bed rails, white noise fans, humidifers, DVD/VCR combo, CD player, crib tent, car seats, booster seats, rain ponchos, soft size coolers, high chairs, dining booster seats, step stools, microwaves, refrigerators, various baby play equipment (sings, Exersaucer, etc.), BBQ grill, pool toys

Minimum reservation: $60

Cancellation policy: Can cancel up to 10 business days beforehand

Website: abbf.com

3 Double $60
7 Company name: A Baby's Best Friend

Rain cover: Free, based on availability (need to request when making your reservation)

Parent console: Available on jogging style strollers

Weight maximum: Up to 50 pounds per child

Protection/insurance policy: Items requiring excessive cleaning will result in additional fees

Delivery info: Free to WDW resorts (you must meet them to get items) and surrounding area, may have small delivery fee to other areas

Other items available: Sit and stand stroller, full size cribs and mattresses, Pack-n-Play, toddler beds, cots, bassinettes, bouncer seats, adult rocking chairs, gates, bed rails, white noise fans, humidifers, DVD/VCR combo, CD player, crib tent, car seats, booster seats, rain ponchos, soft size coolers, high chairs, dining booster seats, step stools, microwaves, refrigerators, various baby play equipment (sings, Exersaucer, etc.), BBQ grill, pool toys

Minimum reservation: $60

Cancellation policy: Can cancel up to 10 business days beforehand

Website: abbf.com

4 Single $45
8 Company name: A Baby's Best Friend

Rain cover: Free, based on availability (need to request when making your reservation)

Parent console: Available on jogging style strollers

Weight maximum: Up to 50 pounds per child

Protection/insurance policy: Items requiring excessive cleaning will result in additional fees

Delivery info: Free to WDW resorts (you must meet them to get items) and surrounding area, may have small delivery fee to other areas

Other items available: Sit and stand stroller, full size cribs and mattresses, Pack-n-Play, toddler beds, cots, bassinettes, bouncer seats, adult rocking chairs, gates, bed rails, white noise fans, humidifers, DVD/VCR combo, CD player, crib tent, car seats, booster seats, rain ponchos, soft size coolers, high chairs, dining booster seats, step stools, microwaves, refrigerators, various baby play equipment (sings, Exersaucer, etc.), BBQ grill, pool toys

Minimum reservation: $60

Cancellation policy: Can cancel up to 10 business days beforehand

Website: abbf.com

4 Double $60
9 Company name: A Baby's Best Friend

Rain cover: Free, based on availability (need to request when making your reservation)

Parent console: Available on jogging style strollers

Weight maximum: Up to 50 pounds per child

Protection/insurance policy: Items requiring excessive cleaning will result in additional fees

Delivery info: Free to WDW resorts (you must meet them to get items) and surrounding area, may have small delivery fee to other areas

Other items available: Sit and stand stroller, full size cribs and mattresses, Pack-n-Play, toddler beds, cots, bassinettes, bouncer seats, adult rocking chairs, gates, bed rails, white noise fans, humidifers, DVD/VCR combo, CD player, crib tent, car seats, booster seats, rain ponchos, soft size coolers, high chairs, dining booster seats, step stools, microwaves, refrigerators, various baby play equipment (sings, Exersaucer, etc.), BBQ grill, pool toys

Minimum reservation: $60

Cancellation policy: Can cancel up to 10 business days beforehand

Website: abbf.com

5 Single $45
10 Company name: A Baby's Best Friend

Rain cover: Free, based on availability (need to request when making your reservation)

Parent console: Available on jogging style strollers

Weight maximum: Up to 50 pounds per child

Protection/insurance policy: Items requiring excessive cleaning will result in additional fees

Delivery info: Free to WDW resorts (you must meet them to get items) and surrounding area, may have small delivery fee to other areas

Other items available: Sit and stand stroller, full size cribs and mattresses, Pack-n-Play, toddler beds, cots, bassinettes, bouncer seats, adult rocking chairs, gates, bed rails, white noise fans, humidifers, DVD/VCR combo, CD player, crib tent, car seats, booster seats, rain ponchos, soft size coolers, high chairs, dining booster seats, step stools, microwaves, refrigerators, various baby play equipment (sings, Exersaucer, etc.), BBQ grill, pool toys

Minimum reservation: $60

Cancellation policy: Can cancel up to 10 business days beforehand

Website: abbf.com

5 Double $60
Number of rental days Stroller size

Stroller recommendations

Having trouble deciding which option makes sense for you? Here are some thoughts:

  • If you have an infant who will need a lot of gear, rent whatever you need (including a stroller) from a place like A Baby's Best Friend so you have everything you need during your trip.
  • If you have bigger kids who don't use a stroller at home but will be really tired from walking miles each day, rent one of the bigger strollers from Disney or 1 of the rental companies like Magic Strollers who have bigger strollers available.
  • If you want a stroller to take everywhere during your trip (including the airport) but won't need much else in terms of baby gear, bring your own stroller.

Make your stroller easy to spot

In the sea of strollers that gathers at Disney World, it can be difficult to spot yours, so the Stroller Spotter can come in handy to help you find yours (even at night since they glow!).

  

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Maddie Rudd

Another helpful tip for when deciding to bring your own or rent:

Outside many rides, play areas, and restaurants are “stroller corrals” that are supervised by Disney cast members who park it away for you and even help you pick up the right stroller upon your return. It always helps to have a bandanna or other marker to help identify your stroller since a lot of people have the same one.

Rita

What I have seen some people do with two children is they bring one full size stroller and one cheap umbrella stroller. They hang the cheap umbrella stroller on the full size stroller when not needed. Then they pop it open when needed.

Amanda

Geez what a brilliant idea 🙂 This just solved all my problems.

Bailey

has anyone used A Baby’s Best Friend? I’m interested in renting other things as well, but am hesitant because they are a lesser know company. Thoughts?

Greg

I’m considering using a bike trailer that converts to a jogging stroller… it seems to fall below the dimension requirements and can fit my 4-year-old, two-year-old, and 13-month-old all together (cozy), or can be used as a flat bed for the 13-month-old… it has two 16-inch tires in the back and a tiny 5″ tire up front… is anyone familiar with this kind of thing and has used it at the parks? (We’d be driving each day, so while yes, it folds, there won’t be a need to. Thanks for any guidance!

Heather

Help please! We are taking our 18 month old and I cannot decide on bringing our City Mini GT or just renting one? Thoughts? Thanks!

Ryan

We rented through Kingdom Strollers and didn’t regret it a bit. After a week in Disney, being folded, unfolded, going over curbs, kids jumping in and out, etc. you’re gonna have some wear and tear. Took a few tries to learn how to fold/unfold but by day 2 I was pretty much a pro. You will have to fold it up to get on the busses and boats (I would usually stand by the door with the stroller while my wife and girls took a seat) but we didn’t have any issues finding room. People go out of their way to be nice to each other and help each other out in Disney.

leslie vanhouten

I’m torn between renting the GT double mini or the BOB double for our trip. Wondering if the single wheel on the BOB is hard to get on and off the monorail? Would the GT with 2 front wheels better? Does anyone have experience with strollers and the monorail?

Patti Hayden

Ok I know this sounds crazy but we are renting a stroller for reasons other than kids. Our girls are 12 (65lb) and 13 so they will be walking. Have you heard anyone using it to carry stuff and in case my back starts acting up. Thoughts?

Kerry

Has anyone rented from A Baby’s Best Friend of Simple Stroller Rental? Is one better than the other? Cleaner?

Pamela Laufenberg

when using our own stroller, should we be prepared to lock it up when inside restaurants if it is a quality stroller?

is that a problem with personal strollers??

Courtney

I know this is an older post but we are heading to Disney in oct. I have a 63 lb 7 year old, 42 lb 6 year old, and 30 lb 2 year old. We want to get a double stroller which should we get? I see the city mini gt at magic strollers says it can be used for kids up to 65 lbs each but every other site says 50lbs each on the same style stroller. I’m confused.

Chris

What did you end up doing? We are going in November and have twin girls both will be no more than 30lbs (2.5 yrs old) at the time and I’m stuck between renting and bringing.

Heather

I was searching for someone with a similar situation but haven’t come across one. We are going in November with my 8 year old who is tall and about 80lbs, my 6 year old tall stick child at 43lbs, my tall 4 year old son at about the same weight 40lbs, and my little 3 year old daughter at almost 30lbs. I’m definitely renting a double stroller from kingdom strollers for my youngest two, but I know my older two will tire. I’m considering for them renting a double Disney stroller at the park when they need it. I doubt they’ll fit in together but they can trade off. I figure it’ll be easier to put them in something then having them whine or lag behind. Any thoughts?

Shawna

I know there are many people who want to shame mom’s with older kids who get strollers . . but my advice is to get a stroller for all children. We are going again this year mid-October and I have an 8 year old. I am a getting him a stroller again this year and I not thinking twice. Disney is an expensive trip and you’ll want to enjoy yourself. Kids get tired out from all the walking. You’ll appreciate the storage underneath. Nothing worse then spending all the money for a fabulous trip and having tired, cranky kids. Also, the Food and Wine Festival will still be going on . . by evening my son is content to ride around the World Showcase . . he enjoys treats and we enjoy treats . . in peace 🙂

We rented from Kingdom last November and had a great experience! I had a little trouble figuring out the best way to fold it, but once I got that down it was a breeze. The only real problem was the bulkiness of the folded stroller on a full bus! But they all have that issue.

Alison

Wondering if that’s a reason to rent directly from Disney parks so that you don’t need to bring on bus, because you can leave it and grab a new one?? Or is that a completely unrealistic idea to plan on? (First Disney trip with a 6-year-old and 3-year-old next week.)

Jordan

What did you end up doing Alison? I am taking my 6 year old and 3 year old to Disney next week for the first time and I’m not sure which option would be best?! I like the idea of leaving the stroller at the park, but I’m worried about it not being very comfortable if one of them gets tired and falls asleep.

Elizabeth

Has anyone used Baby’s Away? The pricing on the double jogger is really good, but I was wondering if they deliver to Disney resorts, and what that charge is, plus any other insights would be appreciated!

Amanda

They have a disclaimer buried in their site that they do not deliver to Disney resorts.

Thanks for the helpful write-up! I’ve had a number of people ask me about these services in the past and unfortunately, all I could tell them was that they were probably a better choice than renting from WDW. I’ll definitely be bookmarking this post.

Stephanie

I have 2 older kids, 5 and 7. Combined they weigh a total of a little under 90 lbs. When it says they have options for kids over 75 lbs does that mean per kid or total? I was thinking of getting a double, but want to make sure my kids wont tip it over.

Kelly

Just got back from a trip and we used Kingdom Strollers for a Bob Revolution single. The first stroller we got was the older model. It didn’t have the hookups for our snack tray, which was no big, but it didn’t have the clips on the bottom to securely close the stroller when it was folded up. That was kind of a deal breaker for my husband. We called at 7am on Monday, and someone actually answered the phone. After some texts and pictures, we arranged to have a different stroller delivered that evening. The response was so prompt, I was amazed. Even when they forgot to give us the rain cover on the second one, a driver dropped one off 30 minutes later. I didn’t even have to ask to have things resolved this quickly. We’ll definitely be using them on future trips, although we’ll have to rent a Bob double stroller then.

Dawn

For those curious, we found this :))

http://youtu.be/h6rsJROcJRU

Lorraine

Are those purple stollers still the strollers at WDW? I see pictures of some tan and blue ones that look nicer.

Impeccable timing! This was next on my rundown to make sense of for our first excursion in May. We are driving and could take our own particular however we don’t have a twofold, so are taking a gander at leasing.

EJ Chacks

Does everyone pay for the insurance for the stroller rental? Is it worth the extra bucks?

Frank

Hello. We just rented a stroller from Orlando Stroller. The company requires you to pay through Pay Pal. Pay Pal stated that its members are covered for certain purchases. I am not sure if this applies to stolen or damaged stroller rentals, but it may. Additionally, if you pay through a major credit card, the credit card company may offer you some level of coverage on purchases. You may want to give them a call before you decide to pay extra for insurance.
Enjoy your trip!

We are making a beeline for DW in October from PA. It is our first time traveling with youngsters on a plane. We have a City Mini GT twofold stroller and LOVE it! We anticipated bringing it with us yet then we perceived how costly it would be to go with it. We are notwithstanding considering mailing it down to arrive when we arrive. I figure my inquiry is.. do I try doing this or would it be advisable for me to anticipate leasing? What did you lean toward? Our child will be 5 that week and our girl is 2

Just an FyI for everyone, we used Apple in May and I would not go back. We rented a double stroller and while it was there when we checked in, it was in awful condition. There were rips in the fabric and one of the canopies was broken. I called them right away and they told me they would have their repair person call me.

Thanks, Shannon for a great overview of stroller rentals, and thank you, Curtis T, as well.

Perfect timing! This was next on my list to figure out for our first trip in May. We are driving and could take our own but we don’t have a double, so are looking at renting.

Shay

What a great list! Thank you that was helpful. I do have a stroller but it is fairly bulky and more expensive so I didn’t want to have to leave it plane side (where they sometimes come out with the luggage and suffer damage) so this was another option. Ultimately though I’ve found reasonable strollers on Amazon that would be the same (actually cheaper) as renting for a week.I will either have the stroller sent there to be waiting for me at my hotel or just purchase it and take it with me on the plane as I won’t be upset if it gets damaged (and certainly not an umbrella stroller as I took one last time and my son was uncomfortable)

Laura W.

Heading to Disney with my 3 and 5 year olds…I was planning to bringing my sit and stand, but this post has me thinking I should rent a double instead…thoughts? If double, which one…my 5 year old is on the taller side…

Megan

We are heading to DW in October from PA. It is our first time traveling with children on a plane. We have a City Mini GT double stroller and LOVE it! We planned on taking it with us but then we saw how expensive it would be to travel with it. We are even considering mailing it down to be there when we arrive. I guess my question is.. do I bother doing this or should I plan on renting? What did you prefer? Our son is going to be 5 that week and our daughter is 2. Experience on taking the double on the crowded buses? Any opinions are greatly appreciated!

LoobyGongzhu

Why will it be expensive to travel with?

Megan

OR would we be better off purchasing two strollers (umbrella or a little nicer) to take along?

Krystan

I am taking my 90 lb 6yo, 30LB 2yo, and my 8week old in July…. I was thinking about the double disney one bc it seems best for my big ole boy, but now I’m wondering what to do about the baby….I was going to just use a baby carrier but wanted an option for when we get too hot. I wanted something that all 3 can use even if not at the same time. Advice?

Sara

Hi there
Your situation is very close to mine. Just wondering what you ended up doing? We are going in a few weeks. Just worried with all the walking and attractions it will be too much for the big kids but also would like the option of putting the baby in a stroller if needed. Thanks

Ayla

All of this information is a great help, but i was wondering if those foldable wagons are allowed in the parks. I was planning on taking one for my two older children who will be 5 and 7 for our October trip. I will be taking a stroller for my 1 year old, but wanted an option for my older two when they get tired, and i thought a fold up wagon would be more practical than another stroller. I can’t find any information whether or not they’re allowed or if you would recommend them.

Mommy R

The table at the end is very helpful.
Thanks for doing all my research for me and for helping me make a quick decision!

Kristi

I have rented in the past from Baby Wheels and Kingdom strollers. No reason to change, just forgot from year to year who I went thru. For the past couple of years I have gotten the City Mini Double GT. It rides smooth, lightweight (I can lift it onto busses myself), and my kids love it.

We are going again next month and my 6 year old (52lb, 49″) asked me I was getting the same stroller for him and his 2 year old (28lb, 40″) brother! Last year my 6 year old would curl up in a ball in the seat and take a good nap. Totally comfy. The GT model has more head room too.

Some say you don’t need strollers for older kids but you walk an average of 5-8 miles a day. Thats tiring for little legs! Plus its nice to throw in snacks, bottle waters, etc in the basket of the stroller instead of carrying them.

Julianne

Thanks for the info about the GT model. My husband and I are taking our 5 yer-old grandson to Disney this fall and I was debating about which model to rent. He never uses a stroller at home anymore, so it is hard to know what is best.

Emily

Hi. We used Orlando Stroller Rentals in July 2011, and had no problems with the stroller or the service. We thought it was great! Now I am looking to get a stroller for an upcoming trip in July 2015, and was wondering if Orlando Stroller Rentals is still getting good reviews or if we should investigate Kingdom Strollers instead? Thoughts? Thanks!

Chrissy Killmon

I am not usually one to write a comment but I just had to say something this time. Thank you! This information has been the most helpful information I’ve found on making a stroller decision for Disney. I have talked to people and researched online and was going back and forth between bringing my own (not so great) stroller and renting one from Disney. I NEVER considered renting one from another company and it was much more affordable then I could have predicted for a really nice stroller. I am going to Disney mid May with my 18 month old and almost 4 year old. Needless to say I am anxious about how to travel with them through the parks/buses etc.! Now I feel totally at ease. I reviewed some of the suggested companies and decided to go with Kingdom strollers. I emailed them a question and the owner emailed me back within 5 minutes (this being at 10:00 pm EST). I picked my stroller for delivery to my hotel with also delivery of bottled water. Plus the grocery coupon is a plus for us. My youngest son has food allergies so I have to have plenty of “safe” snacks on hand for him and I’m going to have them delivered to the room free of charge because of renting from Kingdom strollers. I had been wondering how I was going to either travel with all of the food or go grocery shopping when I got to Florida (not really how I wanted to start my vacation). So far I’m very impressed. This post has been a life saver thank you.

Amy Roush

I made a reservation for a double stroller from Magic Strollers. They were the only company that would allow me to pick the stroller up from the resort where we are staying and let us drop it off at a different resort. On our last day, we want to spend a few hours at Animal Kingdom before heading to the airport for an evening flight. Our hotel is the Polynesian and too far to drive back to drop off the stroller. So they are allowing us to drop it off at the All Star Sports Resort, much closer to where we will be.

Sara Eizen

I was just at Disney World and rented from Kingdom Strollers and can’t say enough great things. It was a wonderful experience, so professional, affordable and Matt was extremely helpful in helping me figure out which stroller would be best for my son.

Nicole

Ok, we are taking our 7 yr old and 4 year old to Disney in May. In previous years we have taken our own double strollers. This year we will be renting since they do not fit in any together that we have, lol! My 7 yr. old weighs 60lbs and my 4 yr. old 40lbs. Which stroller will work for us and which company should we rent from? Any advice you can give is GREATLY appreciated! I am going crazy trying to decide!!

Christine DeLaurentis

We did 7 trips with my dd between 18mo and 9yo adding in ds for the last 3 from 2yo through 5yo.

We always brought our own stroller. It was needed through the airport and it made no sense to us to pay to rent something that we already owned.

Stroller was only used through 4yo or so. The trip when ds was 2yo and dd was 6.5yo we did allow dd to jump in the stroller when ds was in the carrier napping, but other than that…no strollers over 5yo.

Both kids did great w/o the stroller (dd’s trips at 6 & 7 and ds’ trip at 5.5). If the stroller isn’t there..they won’t use it! Totally not necessary for older kids unless you have a special needs situation.

Adam Steinert

Thank you for this. We’ve rented baby gear in other cities before but I’m still not sure what to do for our DW trip in January. We will have a just-turned-2 year old and an almost-5-year-old. We own a double City Mini GT, which has a little more headroom clearance than the standard City Minu (older daughter is 45″ now), and that’s what I would need to rent for the older on to be comfortable without removing the sun canopy. I love renting but we need at least a single stroller at the airport for my little one. We are staying at the swan so we will need to take a cab… Meaning my biggest concern is the space the stroller takes up in the trunk. Does anybody bring a single and rent a double or is that just ridiculous? (My husband is traveling back with them himself while I stay in Orlando for a conference so a single is somewhat less cumbersome for him going home as well.) we do also have a set of go go baby wheels we could get the 2-year old through the airport on. My 4 year old loves to ride in the stroller (more than her younger sistrr) but can also easily walk the airport – we bring a double to the zoo or when I want to walk to a place that’s a mile away but not really anywhere else.

Cathy

When we went and had the same ages we took an umbrella stroller for the little one. Doesn’t take much room and easy to use in the airport. When we got to Disney we then rented a stroller from an outside company. You do not want to use Disney strollers.

Maria

We are traveling to DW in a month. We have a 4 and 1 y/o. We planned on taking our great Chicco stroller but now I wonder if we should rent a double instead? The advantage to our regular stroller was that we would have extra storage space and it lays back for sleeping.

My question is – do we take the Chicco and bring an umbrella too? Or do we use the Chicco and rent one? Or just rent a double? So many choices!

Thanks.

Ingrid

How did it work out? I have a Chicco as well and was concerned it would be too bulky to navigate a busy theme park with. However I don’t see the value in buying or renting when I have one already 🙁

saathvi

i really appreciate the research and dedication that has gone in to this.

Annamari Curtiss

Highly recommend kingdom strollers!!!! So accommodating and strollers were immaculately clean.

Jessica

Just an FyI for everyone, we used Apple in May and I would not go back. We rented a double stroller and while it was there when we checked in, it was in awful condition. There were rips in the fabric and one of the canopies was broken. I called them right away and they told me they would have their repair person call me. He did and told me he would have a new stroller delivered to us so we could switch them out. That would have been great if they had ever done so. After multiple calls it never happened. When we returned from our trip I called again to speak with someone about our experience and at first they tried to tell me I never called them about the problem we were having during our trip! Then I was told he would send the complaint to the correct department and I’ve never heard back from them. Next time I will go with another company.

Melissa

All the “older kid” stroller renters: I cannot decide between the City Mini, Elite, or Bob. My almost 6yr old daughter is about 45lbs, and 45″. The prices are all the same, I just don’t know if we need the big ones or if the mini (not micro) is enough. Spending $100 I want it to be amazing for her… lol

Cary

The first time we went to Disney World, our daughter had just turned one. We rented from Apple strollers, and had a great experience with them. We used our baby carrier while in the airport. The second time we went, she was 18 months old, and super mobile. We brought our stroller on the plane, as we needed a way to “contain” her in the airport. (She’s a runner!) I liked renting better, and if we weren’t driving this time, I would do it again.

Kristin

We went to Disney in February with our twin 4 year olds. We rented a double stroller through a Baby’s Best Friend due to recommendations from a friend. We were supposed to leave on a Sunday and our flight was canceled due to snow. We rescheduled to get in on Tuesday. When I called BBF to reschedule our pickup I had to leave 2 voicemails and an email to get a response from them. They told me that they couldn’t deliver to me on Tuesday and would have to schedule the delivery for Thursday. I don’t know why they couldn’t deliver and where the stroller I was supposed to get on Sunday was so I was a little disappointed with them for that but the stroller and monitor that we rented worked great for us.

Carla

We will be traveling with a 6 1/2 year old and 5 year old at the end of July. My 6.5yr old is 70lbs… so I’m not sure a double would be an option! Would you consider just getting one single stroller that they share, a double or two singles? I also considered buying; thoughts?

Meg

I know it’s been a long time since your trip, but what did you end up doing? I have a 63lb 6.5yr old and a 30lb 3yr old and can’t decide what to do. I really don’t want to lug a heavy stroller on/off the park buses, but I don’t know if one of the Disney strollers will suffice.

Regina Senkowsky

Hi Meg! I am in the same boat….i have a tall 6 year old who weighs about 70 pounds. What did you end up doing? I have 4 kids in total, so we’re probably going to need two double strollers, but I’m not sure which is the best fit for my big boy! Any info would be awesome!! Thanks 🙂

Debbie

We rented from Kimgdom Strollers when we stayed at Port Orleans Riverside March 30-April 6 2014.

My daughter is 5.5 weighs 45lbs and is about 46″ tall. I was so glad we rented the stroller. It meant being able to spend a few extra hours at the park because she didn’t have to walk. I sometimes wished I could crawl in there. 😉

I highly recommend them. The stroller was waiting for us at the resort when we arrived and we just left it with bell services when we left. So easy.

jill

We went to Disney last fall when our boys were 4 and 2. We ordered a double Jeep umbrella stroller along with a mesh bag to attach to it for extra storage and had it shipped to family in Orlando. I think total we paid $100 and it was the best decision we made. Having the stroller for trips outside the park was essential for us (walking the parking lot, etc) and most of the time the tram was empty enough that we could wheel it right on sleeping kids and all without having to fold it up.
We are heading back next Jan and bringing our girls too this time (so we will have 5, 3, and two 1 year olds) and I will be buying another identical stroller to use. If we didn’t buy one I would definitely rent from a non-Disney site, as we would never have gotten by having to leave the stroller in the park.

megan

We will be traveling with a 6 year old and 3 1/2 year old. What are your thoughts on getting a single stroller that they share or a double?

Meg

Would you rent one from an outside company or use a Disney one? Total weight for my girls I’ll be around 90lbs. I’m just concerned about lugging a huge stroller on park transport. We’re going the from Nov 29th – Dec 6th.
Thanks!

Chad Dickey

Kingdom Stroller also does delivery of packs of water bottles. As that was the only grocery item we didn’t pack that was quite handy and helped me choose them over other options.

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