Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Feb 13, 2012
    Stacey from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are going to DW in May with our 20 month old and 3 yr boys. We want to rent the strollers so we dont have to have the strollers on the bus. Is it worth it? Do they have cup holders? And how is the storage for bags? Should we do two single or 1 double?

    Hi Stacey!  I have answered several questions about the need to fold up strollers for the busses and some of the boats in the Disney transportation system. This is not always easy for families with little ones so I understand the idea of renting making it easier for everyone.

    There are a few things to contemplate before making your final decision.  The cost is the main issue as stroller rentals every day can add up even if you have the length of stay stroller ticket. The rental strollers are hard sided so the comfort level is not like what the children are probably used to at home. There isn't any cushioning so you need to consider bringing a blanket or jacket for them to be on if you think they will be napping at all.  You also can't recline the strollers.

    There is little storage with either the single or the double size. There are small pockets in the back that can hold water bottles and small things but they don't have cup holders. Since there is a covering I have seen many families throw jackets and light weight items on top but you risk them falling off as they are not restrained in any way.

    For larger kids the strollers can be a bit cramped. If you have two or more children I would suggest the double size so you can keep them together in one place. If you aren't using the room for the kids then you can certainly put your bags etc inside. Please be aware not to leave valuables with the stroller while attending an attraction as although the stroller parking areas have attendants they are there more to supervise the chaos of the parking.

    Last tid bit is to bring something to mark your stroller so you can identify it quickly. They are all the same color and if you bring a bright scarf to tie on it or some ribbon you can find it faster then others will.  There is little stroller "borrowing" done at the parks and more times it is simply a mistake in taking one that they thought was their own.
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Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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