Disneyland Stroller Rentals: Tips For Parents
Disneyland is touted as “The Happiest Place on Earth”, and most parents would have to agree that it definitely lives up to its reputation. That said, all of the walking required in the theme parking is definitely not magical for tired toddler legs! This is where the Disneyland stroller conversation comes into play.
Whether you’re staying at one of the Disneyland Resorts or making your way through Downtown Disney or Disney California Adventure, a stroller is a necessity for little ones. We’ll help you navigate the stroller ins and outs as well as all of the rules and regulations. Our tips will help you make the best decision for your family!
Disneyland Stroller Regulations
With so much to see and do at Disneyland, you can expect to be putting in a lot of miles by foot. That’s why it’s important to consider bringing or renting a stroller for your time at Disneyland. Be sure that you follow the stroller regulations and most importantly, make sure that your stroller is Disneyland compliant.
The following guidelines apply to the use of personal strollers and rented strollers at Disneyland.
- 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 when riding on a parking lot tram.
- Strollers must be folded prior to boarding the Mickey & Friends Tram and all other Disney Transportation.
- Do not leave personal belongings or valuables in an unattended stroller.
- Strollers may be moved by a Cast Member due to operational needs.
- Rented strollers may be used throughout Disneyland Park, Disney’s California Adventure Park and the Downtown Disney District. Strollers rented from Disneyland may not be taken into the Hotels of the Disneyland Resorts or onto parking lot trams or buses.
- Strollers larger than 31” (79 cm) x 52” (132 cm) and wagons are not permitted.
- Stroller wagons are also not permitted.
Best Strollers For Disneyland
There are so many options of strollers for use at Disneyland. The one you ultimately choose will depend on your needs. If you don’t want to bring your own stroller and would rather rent one upon arrival, consider renting from a baby gear rental company like BabyQuip. Quality Providers who serve Disneyland are up to date on all the regulations. They can help you choose the right stroller for your situation.
With more than one child you will likely need a double stroller. If you have two children but one is on the older side, a Sit n’ Stand stroller might best suit your needs. There are compact strollers, jogging strollers, lightweight strollers and more! We’ve rounded up our favorite ones to suit a variety of needs.
–Best Lightweight Umbrella Stroller
The Uppababy G-Luxe is a perfect single stroller for Disneyland. It’s high quality but lightweight. It has a generous extendable 50+ UPF sunshade, a one-handed reclining seat for midday snoozes, an ample basket and a comfortable seat. There is also an adjustable footrest and it’s suitable for babies and kids 3 months to 55lbs. This stroller definitely checks all of the boxes!
–Best Lightweight Stroller
The Summer Infant 3DLite Convenience Stroller is one of the most feature rich lightweight strollers on the market. It is durable and easy to fold, and has a handy carry strap. It also has a good sized sun shade and basket.
–Best Sit ‘n Stand Stroller
Sit ‘n Stand Strollers are a great option for an older child who might be walking the majority of the time, but might also need to take a brief rest on occasion. This would generally include kids in the 4-6 year old range. The Joovy Caboose UltraLight is a great option that is super maneuverable. It will be indispensable to a family with a younger and older child.
–Best Double Stroller
The City Mini GT Double is the Rolls Royce of double strollers. With super intuitive maneuverability and a convenient quick fold, this double stroller is everything you need for your 2 kids to have the best time at the most magical place on earth!
- Strollers at Disney World: What’s Allowed & What’s Not
- Los Angeles: Off the Beaten Path
- BabyQuip Baby Gear Rentals: How to Get Started
Stroller Tips For Disneyland
- Although rare, stroller theft can happen, so think twice before bringing your most expensive luxury stroller. Consider a cheaper alternative if possible, or consider buying a stroller lock. You can lock the wheel, however, you cannot lock it to any Disneyland property!
- Easily identify your stroller with a name tag, brightly colored ribbon, balloon or tape. Strollers often look very similar and sometimes mix-ups can happen. It’s often difficult to locate your stroller in the sea of seemingly similar strollers. A unique form of identification will help you quickly spot your stroller.
- Bring a stroller with a sunshade to shield little ones from the sun, and a basket to store essentials.
- For infants, a reclining stroller will be a lifesaver during nap times.
- There are marked spots specifically for strollers throughout the park where you can park your stroller while you enjoy the rides.
Best Reasons To Rent A Stroller for Disneyland
When it comes to deciding on whether to bring your own personal stroller to Disneyland or to rent from an outside company, there are a few factors to consider. If you live locally and are driving to Disneyland it might make sense to bring your own stroller from home. However in many other scenarios it often makes more sense to rent a stroller. We’ve rounded up some great reasons to rent a stroller for your Disneyland adventure!
- If you are traveling by plane to Disneyland, you can avoid the hassle of lugging a stroller from home (and risking it being damaged in transit), by renting a stroller once you arrive at your destination. BabyQuip can even have a stroller waiting for you at your hotel or Airbnb.
- Although you can rent a stroller from Disneyland itself, you will not be able to take it off the property. Not even to Disneyland Resort Hotels. With a stroller rented from a third party, you have the flexibility to use the stroller outside of Disneyland. This especially comes in handy if you are staying at a hotel within walking distance. If your little one falls asleep at the end of a long day, you can simply push them back to your hotel room in the stroller.
- With a rented stroller you have plenty of options ranging from lightweight and compact to larger sized with more bells and whistles, single strollers, double strollers and everything in between!
Jennifer O’Neill is an Independent Quality Provider with BabyQuip, helping families travel lighter and happier. She is a mother of two boys and enjoys working out, spending time with family and friends and of course, traveling.