Mom And Son Giraffe
  • On Jul 24, 2011
    Penny Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am going to Disney World for the week of Thanksgiving. I know we'll need a stroller. I've heard the parks can run out of rental strollers when it's busy. Should I just plan to bring my own to avoid lines & the possibility that they'll run out of rent

    Honestly, I would bring my own stroller from home for many reasons. It's true that this would sidestep the possibility of a sell-out, but I think you'll also find having your own stroller to be more convenient.

    The rental strollers are jogging-style, but made of hard plastic. They are not very comfortable for the children, and they are also lacking little luxuries like a storage basket and cup holders. They're also not cheap - currently $15/day for a single stroller and $31/day for a double stroller (prices as of 7/11). Over the course of a week or so, that really adds up! For our family, I'd prefer to allocate that money elsewhere in our vacation budget.

    And finally, bringing your own stroller means that you have it with you for the duration of the trip. Your children can stay seated (or sleeping!) on the monorail, in the parking lots, around your resort... When you rent a stroller you must turn it in at the park entrance, which also means carrying your bags, souvenirs, and possibly children through the parking lot, on the buses, etc. That gets old pretty fast.

    I don't think you will regret bringing your own stroller!
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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