If you have small children, taking a Disney stroller to Walt Disney World is a must. And while, most of the time, strolling around is seamless, there are some do’s and don’ts. From decorating to Disney stroller size to keeping your items safe, here are 6 important things NOT to do with Disney strollers.
Disney Strollers – 6 Rules Not to Avoid
Don’t Forget to Check Your Disney Stroller Size Before You Visit
Walt Disney World Parks have a strict policy when it comes to Disney approved strollers. While only a couple of years ago much larger strollers were allowed in the parks, these days the maximum size is 31” (79cm) wide and 52” (132cm) long or smaller. Keep in mind, wagons (think Radio Flyer style) are not allowed in the Disney World parks, either.
Do this instead: To save the hassle if you’re bringing your own stroller to Disney, always double check the size before you order one. If you already have one, check the size in advance to give to time to find one that will work if yours is too large.
Don’t Forget to Add a Personalized Tag to Your Stroller
Even on low crowd level park days, the Disney stroller parking areas can get pretty congested and full. Add in the fact that Disney castmembers may move strollers around at their discretion, and you may find yourself in a sea of strollers that look very similar.
To help find your stroller easily, make a cute tag with your last name on it and add it to the handle. It doesn’t have to be anything super fancy, but it should be memorable to you and your traveling party.I’ve seen colored paper with guests’ last names ties to the handle.
If you want a sturdier one, consider laminating it and punching holes to tie on. And if you don’t want to go that route, tie a bright ribbon or balloon on your stroller handle.
Don’t Leave Your Purse or Wallet in Your Disney Stroller
We all tend to do our own thing as guests in Disney parks, but you never want to leave your purse, wallet, or valuables in your stroller while on a ride or attraction. I’m not trying to be Debbie Downer, but you always want to be cautious.
Do this instead: Keep a small bag that you can quickly grab to take with you that holds all of your personal items.
Don’t Park Your Disney Stroller in the Wrong Place
I get it: you want to pack in as much as possible during your Disney park day. But parking your stroller just anywhere to save time if you’re running for a ride may end up costing you time in the long run. Disney castmembers have the right to move your stroller to approved stroller parking areas, so when you go to look for your stroller, you’ll probably find it somewhere else.
Do this instead: So, what do you do with strollers at Disney World? Ask a castmember where you need to park your stroller ahead of time and leave it there.
Don’t Leave Food Out
While guests should be honest and leave your stroller alone, the same doesn’t ring true for animals in the parks. I couldn’t count the amount of times I’ve seen squirrels digging around strollers for Disney World and grabbing a snack while folks were busy having fun on a ride.
Additionally, Disney castmembers do try their best to keep the animals at bay, but they’re pretty clever.
Do this instead: Make sure your food, snacks, and drinks are well protected in containers that can’t be breeched.
Don’t Forget to Check Prices on Disney Stroller Rentals
When planning a Walt Disney World visit, you’ll be happy to know that you can rent Disney strollers in all 4 theme parks and Disney Springs. You’re also able to purchase a length of stay Disney stroller rental to save off the daily price.
Do this instead: Before you go, check for third party Disney stroller rentals and compare prices. Scooter Bug is a good bet and will deliver straight to your Disney World Resort.