Family with Mickey and Minnie
  • On Feb 4, 2022
    Lissette from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there! I have had my stroller stolen/accidentally taken in the past. Am I allowed to lock it to railing in the designated stroller area? If not, could I lock the wheels? Thanks so much.

    Hi Lissette!

    Welcome to planDisney! I'm so glad that you found us hEAR. Ohmygosh! I am so terribly sorry that you had such a horrible thing happen in The Happiest Place on Earth on a previous visit! I do hope that everything was able to be sorted out. I don't blame you for the apprehension you're feeling now for your upcoming visit to Mickey's house!

    I'm so sorry to say but strollers are not allowed to be locked to or intertwined with Disneyland property. You might possibly be able to bring a lock or some rope to string between the stroller itself, like tie the back wheels to each other or lock a wheel to the frame, but even that's not a guarantee. I've actually had to surrender two locks myself, on two separate occasions. Mine were the kind that are meant for bikes and are attached to a chain as I have a jogging stroller and each of the locks, which lived in my stroller permanently, were meant for when we walked/jogged to the store or a nearby destination where I'd leave the bike outside while my mini Mickey and I went in, not necessarily just Disneyland. I tried my best to fight the decision both times as there is no specific park rule stating that simply having a lock is not allowed. But ultimately security said that they get to enforce the rules as they see fit so my two options both times were to either return the locks to my vehicle or surrender them there at security for disposal.

    The good news is that there are a few other things that you can do to protect your property while it's out of your sight. Each attraction has a dedicated stroller parking area. Make sure that you park your stroller in these zones or your stroller will be moved to them by a Cast Member. If you're not sure where the nearest one is, ask the Cast Member at the entrance of the attraction and they'll be more than happy to assist you. I will say, strollers in proper parking zones do get moved within a few feet of where you left them to consolidate space and open more 'spots'. If you choose to lock these wheels to each other or to the stroller frame, I have seen Cast Members pick strollers up before to move them, but at least that would deter someone from trying to stroll on out of the park with their kid in your buggy.

    It's very, VERY scary indeed to not see your stroller right where you left it. I like to make my stroller look as unique to me as I can make it. I'll tie streamers, attach a sign or a luggage tag, even decorate the stroller with Mickey ear balloons. And as a bonus, some Mickey ear balloons or decorations purchased from Amazon even light up, which not only helps me lay claim to my push buggy, they also help me see where my stroller is in the stroller parking at night, and they help other guests see me coming as we stroll along!

    I have hEARd some great reviews about using electronic trackers, like apple air tags, hidden in stroller pockets. I've also seen other guests completely remove a single wheel from their stroller and take it with them as they ride attractions or dine. But if you really don't want to have to deal with any extra precautions, your best bet Lissette would be to rent a stroller at Disneyland. Lockers are also available for rent should you want to safely store any bags or purchases.

    I hope that this helped to provide a few options for your upcoming visit, Lissette! And if you have any more Disneyland Resort planning questions, We're All Ears!

    ~Kristen
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a preschool mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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