Mom And Son Nemos Reef; mom hugging son; laughing
  • On May 30, 2014
    Hilary 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 are leaving for our first Disney Cruise on the Dream in 16 days and I'm bring my almost 3 year old. What are your thoughts and experiences with bringing a stroller? Will we need it? I will also have three other adults and a 5, 8, and 10 year old with us

    Welcome aboard, Hilary! With only a couple of weeks left until you set sail, I can only imagine that the entire family is getting very excited to head out to sea with Captain Mickey and his crew! 

    With a little one in your family, I highly recommend bringing an umbrella stroller. It folds flat and will store very easily under the bed in your stateroom. Though the Disney Cruise Line staterooms are very spacious when compared to other cruise lines' staterooms, you'll still find yourself in quarters much tighter than what you'd have at home, so a large stroller would not be ideal to have to store in the stateroom.

    If you find that there is a time onboard or in port that you'd prefer a more substantial stroller, Disney does offer a limited amount of full size strollers for guests to borrow onboard at Guest Services. The last time I sailed, they were offering Peg Perego strollers. They are free of charge and on a first come, first served basis. But, you will need to put down a refundable deposit (as a charge on your stateroom account). 

    Honestly, the ship is laid out so well that you probably won't need the stroller at all very often, but bringing an easy umbrella stroller is not a bad idea so that you have it should you need it in port. Or, stop by Guest Services early on to borrow one of theirs. Also, you'll find plenty of strollers to borrow near the Scuttle's Cove and Pelican Plunge tram stops at Castaway Cay, as well as wagons, which are really handy for hauling the kids and all their gear!  

    I hope those details help, Hilary! Have an amazing cruise!

thumbnail image for Marcy

Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.