Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On May 17, 2011
    Kim from KY Asked

    We will be traveling to WDW for the first time as a family. We are so excited. My question though is about strollers. We will need to have one for our 18 month old. We will also be flying. Do we bring our stroller from home or should we rent one.

    Hi Kim!

    I recommend bringing your own stroller.  Your child will be more familiar with it and I believe your child will be more comfortable in it.  The Disney strollers are relatively large and are hard; they are not soft at all.  Furthermore, renting a stroller at Disney is expensive; many guests have pointed out that they can rent a car cheaper than a Disney stroller.

    Also, if you bring your own stroller, you will have it available outside the parks, such as at your hotel.  If you do bring a stroller, I do recommend bringing a stroller that you can fold up.  That will, for example, allow you to bring the stroller on the steam engine that circles the Magic Kingdom.  I also recommend doing something to mark your stroller, such as tying a balloon to it, so that you will be able to find it in the sea of strollers in an attraction's "stroller parking lot".

    You should contact your airline to see if there will be a fee in bringing your stroller.  Some airlines do not charge for a stroller if you do not check it and actually bring it to the door of the airplane (where it will then be taken and stored below during the flight), but you should check with your airline.

    Enjoy planning and write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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