Strollers at WDW FAQ
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What do I do about a stroller?
You can bring your own.
You can rent from Disney at the theme parks.
For an extended stay with a very young child or if you will be spending much time away from the major parks, consider bringing your own stroller or renting one that will be with you the entire time. Having your own is also helpful for getting around the rest of WDW, for example at the resorts, walking in from a parking lot, waiting for a bus or at the water parks. Your own stroller will also be a lot easier to find among the masses of them parked outside attractions.
If you are flying, take your stroller right up to the gate, receive a gate check ticket and then leave it at the door to the plane.
Yes. If you have an older child who wants to walk a good part of the time it might be easier to rent one while in the major parks. If your child wants to walk, you can just leave the stroller there. When the child is tired, go to one of the stroller rental locations and get another one.
One veteran has suggested if you have a child who stays in a stroller when you go shopping, then you should bring your own. If you have one who wants to walk 70%-80% of the time, the rentals are great.
OK, so, how do I rent one?
Strollers may be rented in each of the theme parks or at Downtown Disney.
Disney has a Length of Stay rental for strollers and wheelchairs. With the Length of Stay rental, you make a one-time payment for as many days of rental that you will need. Upon visiting a theme park, show your receipt at the stroller/wheelchair rental location and you will be directed through the queue with little or no wait. There is a slight discount when purchasing the Length of Stay rental ticket. The Length of Stay option is NOT offered during peak attendance times, however, such as Christmas.
Disney Stroller rentals cost: It will cost you $15.00 per day to rent a “single” stroller and $31.00 per day to rent a “double” stroller. If you’re going to need a stroller for more than one day you can rent them at the “multi-day” rate of $13.00 per day for a “single” and $27.00 per day for a “double”.
Reservations are not accepted. If you want to visit more than one park in a given day, retain your stroller receipt and present it at the second park to obtain another stroller at no additional cost.
At Magic Kingdom: under the Main Street Railroad Station.
At Epcot: to the right at main park entrance. Also at International Gateway, to the left before entering park.
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios: to the right after entering park, at Oscar’s Super Service, located just inside the Studios gates (in what looks like a “gas station”).
At Animal Kingdom: also to the right, after entering the park.
At Disney Springs: At Sundries, near the Coca Cola Store. Double strollers not available. NOTE: A $100 USD credit card deposit is required for strollers rented at Disney Springs.
Double strollers are only available at all four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Animal Kingdom.
What are the strollers like?
All strollers are hard plastic with 4 wheels and all parks have the same exact strollers.
Is it safe to leave my stroller outside an attraction?
Do not leave anything of value in your stroller, however, many people do leave their diaper bags with the stroller. Strollers can not be brought into any attractions, so if the weather looks threatening, throw a rain poncho or some other protective covering over it.
What if someone walks off with my stroller? Or what if I need a replacement for some reason?
There are several places where you can obtain a replacement stroller. (NOTE: Only a limited quantity are available, on a first-come, first-served basis.)
In the Magic Kingdom:
— Main Street, U.S.A. at Strollers/Wheelchairs
— Frontierland at Trading Post
— Tomorrowland at Tomorrowland Arcade
— Germany (Glas und Porzellan)
In Animal Kingdom:
— Mombasa Marketplace
Anything else I should know?
Disney Cast Members can and will move your stroller from where you *parked* it according to crowds. Tying a scarf or balloon to your stroller will help you locate it more quickly.
Most strollers can be rolled onto the monorails; be sure to lock the wheels securely. On the “Friendship” boats at Epcot and the boats from Port Orleans to Disney Springs , the stroller can be rolled on, but you will be asked to carry your child for safety reasons. Strollers must be folded and carried on all other Disney transportation.
On the boat from the Wilderness Lodge to the Magic Kingdom, you WILL be asked to take your child OUT of the stroller.
You may *stroll* into all park entrances — the Cast Member will take your ticket and turn the turnstile for you.
Usually, but it’s not guaranteed, strollers have “free” rental when you attend the special Halloween and Christmas parties at the Magic Kingdom (once the party begins).
Be aware that in June, during “Love Bug” season, the bugs love to hide out in the strollers!!! These are harmless black bugs, but they are very annoying.