Should I Bring My Child’s Own Stroller With Us to Disney

Baby relaxing in Own Stroller

We have just got a beautiful new granddaughter and we, and her parents, can’t wait to bring her to visit Florida and especially to see Mickey and Minnie. One of the myriad of things we have discussed  is whether to bring her own stroller to Disney, or should we just rent one when we get there. Here are some of the reasons that we have decided to bring her own stroller.

1 – It’s all about the Cash

We know that we are lucky having Disavillatee but like every one else we do have to save for our Orlando Vacation and the budget isn’t limitless  but we try our best to make the magic memories! So, why not save a few dollars? If you’re going to have 5-day trip and you can purchase a length of stay single stroller rental pass. This provides you with a stroller when in the parks and at Disney Springs. Daily rental of a single stroller is $15 with a discount of $2 if renting for multiple days so  you should plan on budgeting roughly $65-75 on the rental. The price increases to approximately $135 -$155  if you need a double stroller. Also, remember you have to place a $100 deposit that you will receive back upon the final return of the stroller if you rent a stroller at Disney Springs. The low end, $65 fee for 5 days, will cover the cost of a quick service meal for a family of 4. Even when renting a stroller from an off-site location, the fees add up so Save those dollars and bring your own

2 – Not Another Line!!!

You’ve got up at the break of dawn , you’ve arrived at the park nice and early and  you have your excellent plan on where to head to first but hang on ….. you’ve got to pickup a stroller first.. Whether you are purchasing a stroller just for one day or have a length of stay ticket, you’ll  still have to wait in line to obtain a stroller.  Bring your own stroller and you’re ready to rock. It’s one less worry when entering and leaving a park. Park hopping? You can’t go from park to park with the same stroller so if you park hop even twice, you have to visit the rental place four times to pick up and return the stroller

3 –Always to Hand

You will have your stroller 24 /7? Having your own stroller saves the headache (and backache) of having to carry baby around on your hip as you set out to enjoy the sights and sounds of Orlando. It’s wonderful knowing as soon as you step out of the car distances won’t be an issue with your own stroller.

4 – Stroller Hunting

Stroller parking at Disney is wonderful to have but  Having Cast Members move your stroller because to create more space is not so wonderful! It’s happened to us You go on a ride, have a blast, come off the ride… where’s the stroller? Disney strollers all look identical ! With your own stroller, you can rest easy that your stroller will stand out among the others. Tie  a piece of ribbon or a helium balloon to the handle and it will really POP out in a sea of strollers

5 – Everyone Stays Comfy

Switching strollers for a little one must odd. It’s like how an adult feels when they’ve to drive someone else’s car … weird , You can’t get the comfort level right,  the pedals are too far away , the steering wheel is too high and jeez, there’s never enough cup holders! You’ve got to remember at Disney, one of the most important things is your little one’s comfort level. If they’re happy you’re happy. If things are  as “normal” as they usually are at home, there’ll be fewer meltdowns and panicking happens less while in the parks. If they’re in their own stroller  they are relieved that something is the same as usual. They know where their snack is , where their sippy cup is and they relax and  they feel relaxed enough to doze over when they’re tired, which just makes life easier for you!  As well,  your stroller likely has more storage space for your backpack and shopping than a Disney rental stroller would have.

However you move  your baby around you all will surely have a wonderful time. Just to keep it simple. Too bad they don’t just offer pixie dust at the entrance!