• On Mar 14, 2017
    Andrea from NM Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be going to Disney World with our 5 year old. What is the cost of renting a stroller from the parks? Is it better to rent or bring your own?

    Hi, Andrea!

    I am so glad you are planning on having a stroller for your 5 year old. Even though kids may have stopped using strollers at home, there is a LOT of walking at Walt Disney World so a stroller makes all the difference.

    Strollers can be rented at any of the theme parks or Disney Springs for $15 per day for a single, $31 per day for a double. There is a small discount if you purchase a multi-day rental. (Rentals at Disney Springs require a credit card deposit.)

    The benefits of renting a stroller are that you do not have to haul yours around the airport and worry about folding it up before boarding any of the transportation buses around property. It is also nice not having it take up valuable space in your hotel room.  The downside of renting is the cost. Make sure you have this cost budgeted into your plans.

    If you plan to bring your own, it is definitely a cost savings. If your budget is tight, bringing your own stroller is the way to go. It is also nice to have your own stroller if you are staying at a large resort, this way your little one has a ride wherever he goes (rental strollers must remain in the park).

    The final decision is up to you. You may want to purchase an inexpensive umbrella stroller that you can fold up easy. Since your son is 5, you do not need anything fancy, just some wheels to get you around! Take a look at some options, then you can decide what will work best for your family.

    Have a magical vacation in Walt Disney World!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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