Family Walking at Park
  • On Apr 25, 2020
    Wayne from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How does Disney measures strollers under the new 2019 guidelines (31” wide by 52” long)? We are unsure how to measure our stroller properly. Is it the stroller wheel “footprint” we are measuring, or the actual stroller sides and wheels? Thanks!

    Hiya, Wayne! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I’d love to help you plan your upcoming visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!

    As the mom of three Mouseketeers ages 8 and under, I understand just how important a stroller is to a comfortable and successful vacation with little ones!  Strollers offer the perfect spot to hold your essential items, and rest weary feet between your magical moments at the Disneyland Resort.

    I’m so glad you’re measuring your stroller before your visit, so you can be fully prepared before arriving at the Security Checkpoint. You’re correct, the newer stroller guidelines issued last year state that strollers can’t exceed 31” wide by 52” long. Also, stroller wagons aren’t permitted inside the theme parks. The good news is that most single and double strollers fit within these updated size guidelines. In fact, my double-wide Britax B-Agile Double Stroller fits perfectly. To check your stroller, I recommend measuring it from the widest and longest points. Another idea is to take chalk or tape and make a 31” by 52” rectangle on the floor. Steer your stroller into this rectangle – if it fits, you’re good to go! If it’s too large, then you can either bring a different stroller that fits within these guidelines, or rent a stroller from the Disneyland Resort, from the Disney Featured Provider, ScooterBug, or from another third-party company. I recently rented a double stroller from ScooterBug for my family’s Walt Disney World Resort vacation, and I was so impressed with their service! The double stroller was comfortable and clean, and the process was super simple.

    Once you’ve arrived in the parks, I recommend tying a balloon or ribbon to the top of your stroller to help your family find it amidst all the other strollers in the Stroller Parking areas. Sometimes Cast Members will need to move strollers for parades or to consolidate parking areas, so this trick is especially helpful when that happens!

    Also, if you happen to have younger Mouseketeers, I recommend checking out the Baby Care Centers located inside Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. These Centers are my favorite spot to change, feed, or nurse little ones. 

    I hope this information helps, Wayne. Please stop back with any additional questions you may have… I’m all EARs!
    Kristin
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Hello from sunny California! I currently live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids under the age of 8, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!

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