EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Mar 4, 2011
    Linda from TX 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.

    Do I need to take my stroller?

    What is your heart telling you, Lisa? What do the tea leaves say? They likely trump what I'm about to say, but since I have your ear, I might as well take full advantage of the opportunity.

    Stroller strategies are a big deal at Disney World. Some people spend a small fortune to rent strollers at the parks. Others, like yours truly, prefer to bring our own. Why do we bring our own? Couple reasons:
    • You can use your stroller in the airport.
    • It doesn't cost any money to gate check your stroller at the airport. 
    • A stroller doesn't count against your checked luggage or carry on limits at the airport.
    • You can use your stroller from your resort room to Disney transportation (and vice versa.) This is a huge benefit if you're trying to hustle to the busses or if your kids fall asleep on the ride home (you can then push them in the stroller when you disembark.)
    • You can use your stroller from Disney transportation to the park gate (and vice versa.) Again, very helpful for hustling kids or times when your kids are tired.
    • You're familiar with your own stroller - you know how it rolls and you can pick it out of a sea of strollers.
    • Your own stroller probably has cup holders and better storage than a Disney stroller. It will likely be way more comfortable for your kids too.
    • Personally, I look cooler pushing a non-Disney stroller. I believe guest surveys would validate this outrageous data point if push comes to shove.
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Meet the Panelist: Joel, Wisconsin

I’m the proud papa of two little pirates or princes (depending on the day!) I enjoy sharing information to help beginners with little ones - including naps, strollers, rider swaps, height restrictions, scary rides, touring plans, characters and dining. Learn More About Joel

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