A Ride in the Teacups
  • On Oct 16, 2019
    Tiffany from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Is it true that Disneyland no longer allows parents who can't fold their strollers to use the first row of the first and last tram cars anymore and those single parents and parents who have a lot of things to carry are now forced to use the walkway?

    Hiya, Tiffany, and thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Your next visit to the Disneyland Resort will be here before you know it, and I couldn’t be more excited for you! 

    For the safety of all Guests and Cast Members, Guests are now required to fold strollers before boarding the trams at the Mickey & Friends and Pixar Pals Parking Structures. This new rule began on October 7, 2019. Guests must also fold strollers before boarding the buses at the Toy Story Parking Area. If you choose to walk to the parks from your parking location, I recommend parking at the Mickey & Friends and Pixar Pals Parking Structures, since a brand-new walkway just opened off of Level 2 of the Pixar Pals Parking Structure. This walkway connects the Parking Structures to Downtown Disney District, where you can avoid traffic and head straight to the Security Checkpoint. From there, you can walk through Downtown Disney District to the theme parks, or take the Disneyland Monorail directly into Disneyland Park, if you’ve already purchased your park tickets. Just keep in mind that you’ll need to fold your stroller to board the Monorail, too. Also, strollers can't exceed 31" wide x 52" long, per the Disneyland Resort Rules.

    As a mom of three Mouseketeers under the age of 8, I understand how difficult it can be to fold up your stroller when you’re alone with multiple children. I’ve had to do this while wearing a baby in my carrier, and it was definitely a struggle. I will be adjusting to this rule right alongside you! I recommend trying to pack lighter when possible, and consolidating items in your stroller to one or two bags instead of many loose items. Perhaps you could pack a backpack to hold water bottles, snacks, diapers, and your essentials, to avoid packing a separate purse. Then another bag could hold sweatshirts or other changes of clothing. 

    If, however, you have a red tag for Disability Access Service, you may proceed to the special assistance entrance and utilize the accessible ramp to the Mickey & Friends Tram, or the Mickey Van.

    I hope this information helps make your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth a bit smoother, Tiffany. Wishing you magical adventures next week!

    See ya’ real soon!
    Kristin
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Hello from sunny California! I currently live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids under the age of 8, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!

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