• On Oct 11, 2021
    Nikia from MS Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How far in advance can we make a stroller reservation? Also, could someone please explain the dinner reservations. I was told it was required for all guests to have a reservation, but I received an email stating they highly encouraged for overnight guests

    Hey there, Nikia!

    I am thrilled that you stopped by today to talk to us here at planDisney and I would love to help make your vacation practically perfect in every way. 

    Nikia, let's start talking about strollers. You have two main options here. Your first option is to rent a stroller directly through Walt Disney World Resort. These strollers can not be reserved in advance and are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Additionally, these strollers can not leave the theme parks, so you must pick them up each morning and drop them off each day before you head back to your resort. 

    Because the strollers that you rent from Disney can not leave the parks, I actually recommend that you rent a stroller through a third-party company. These strollers tend to be a little more comfortable and can come back to your resort with you. That alone is a huge help when little legs are tired after a long day. 

    You will find no shortage of wonderful companies to rent strollers from, but ScooterBug is the Disney Featured Provider, meaning that they are the only company that can pick up and drop off your rental at Bell Services at your Disney Resorts Collection hotel

    Now, Nikia, let's move on to dining reservations. 

    You are correct that dining reservations are "highly recommended" for table service locations. Because you are visiting at one of the busiest times of the year, I suspect that same-day and walk-up reservations will be a little harder to come by than normal. Additionally, if there are any restaurants that sound amazing to your family, you want to be sure you make a reservation so that you don't lose out!

    If you are not interested in dining at a table service location, feel free to not make any reservations, but I always recommend planning at least one or two sit-down meals like Minnie's Seasonal Dine at Hollywood & Vine or Whispering Canyon Cafe. Not only is the food wonderful, but a sit-down meal allows my family to slow our pace during what is otherwise a very busy day. 

    I hope that this gave you a bit of clarification, Nikia! 

    Happy planning!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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