What you need to know about strollers at Disney World

Planning to take a young child to Disney World? Then you should know that Disney has updated its stroller guidelines, most notably changing the size restrictions on strollers at Disney World (in Orlando). So that you know what’s allowed and what’s not before trying to enter with an unapproved stroller, here are the new guidelines straight from the source, with the size restrictions in bold:

  • Strollers larger than 31” (79cm) in width and 52” (132cm) in length are not permitted. Stroller wagons are also not permitted.
  • Strollers are not allowed on escalators. Use of strollers is permitted on elevators and ramps, available at certain locations.
  • A child must be removed from his or her stroller while riding on a parking lot tram.
  • Do not leave personal belongings in an unattended stroller.
  • Strollers may be moved by a Cast Member due to operational needs.

Stroller guidelines at Disneyland (in California) include slightly different language, but the size restrictions are the same as those on strollers at Disney World. Check them out here.

How to get around Disney’s stroller guidelines

In short, you can’t get around the rules if your own stroller is too big. But what you can do is rent a stroller from BabyQuip, a brilliant service that lets you rent (and in some cases buy) strollers and other baby gear from other families when you’re away from home. BabyQuip has saved Natalie and I from having to check a stroller ourselves, when we went to Hawaii earlier this year. (See photo above.) And BabyQuip even has a post on the new policy related to strollers at Disney World!

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