Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Sep 22, 2010
    Mindy from NY Asked

    We're taking my 2 1/2 year-old son to WDW in October. Do you recommend renting a stroller at the park, or should we bring along our own? I'm concerned about storage, reclining, and the ability to find our rental in a sea of same-looking strollers. Thanks!

    Hi Mindy!
    I have done both and I honestly prefer to bring my own stroller. Although my kids and I do like the rental strollers, they have to stay at the theme parks. After a long day at a theme park, asking a small child to walk to the bus stop, Monorail stop or the car is not that much fun. I wouldn't worry about the sea of strollers. We never had much trouble finding our rental strollers because you do get to put your name on a pocket sign on the back. We did tie a balloon to each stroller so they were easy to find.
    I always recommend a strong umbrella stroller that reclines and is easy to open and close. This way, your child can nap in his stroller, even if you're ready to leave. And, you can store your personal items in the stroller basket without any worries. Do keep in mind that you will have to open and close the stroller when boarding busses or trams.
    If you don't mind leaving the rental stroller at the theme park and carrying your child to your resort, or if you're pretty sure he will walk most of the time, then a rental stroller is fine.
    Hope this helps and have a magical vacation!
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When it comes to Walt Disney World, I consider myself a travel "expert." I have been to Disney on every stage of my life and hope to continue doing so with my husband and our Prince and Princess. Learn More About Maribel

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