Do 5 Years Old Need A Stroller A Disney World?


We travelled to Disney World Resorts in Florida from the UK with 4-year-old- and 5-year-old twins. All three hadn’t been in a pushchair on days out for at least 18 months. However, a Walt Disney World Vacation is a different kind of trip with much walking. Today we will examine whether we needed a pushchair/stroller for Disney World.

Do I Need A Pushchair/stroller For Disney World For 4 And 5-Year-Olds?

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Taking your own stroller to Disney World is a good idea for many reasons, but my main reasons are that Disney World is huge and hot; you will be walking all day. Plus, it’s expensive to hire them; they all look the same.

Before we went, I still didn’t believe my 5-year-old would need a pushchair for Disney World. We took with us on the plane an old double buggy that my parents still had at their house for the twins. (ours having been sold on a long time before) It would probably stay in the villa and not be used.

Baby Carrying is Also an Option For Tiny Babies

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Now carrying a baby around Disney World is a good idea. We have a great post here about why Baby Wearing at Disney is a great idea. But carrying a four and 5-year-old is a little different and can be back-breaking, mainly when there are 3 of them; one is likely always to be tired!

Can you Hire Strollers/pushchairs at Disney World?

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Yes, you can; however, you only have to see a Disney stroller parking areas once to realise that it will be easier to spot your pushchair in a place full of identical pushchairs. Balloons, banners, and identifying marks are all great ideas. We were also glad we took our pushchair as it was doubtful that people would accidentally take ours away because it looked so different.

Disney Stroller prices are also pretty high, and I have heard of them being unavailable in very busy times.

Disney World Stroller Rules

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Stroller wagons, whether pushed or pulled, are not permitted at any Disney Theme park, water park or indoor venues at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Strollers Can’t be Above A Certain Size

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Strollers should be no larger than 31” (79 cm) wide and 52” (132cm) long when measured across the widest and longest points. Guests are not allowed to bring pushchairs above this size into the parks.

How Much Are Disney World’s Stroller Rentals at Disney in 2023?

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  • Single Stroller/pushchair Rental Cost at Disney, Recommended for children 50 lbs. or less.
  • Daily: $15, Multi-Day (Length of Stay): $13
  • Double Stroller Rental Price at Disney, Recommended for children 100 lbs. or less.
  • Daily: $31, Multi-Day (Length of Stay): $27
  • A $100 USD credit card deposit is required for strollers rented at Disney Springs.

Stroller Rental for the Length of Your Stay

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Pre-pay the number of days that you will require a stroller and save. Purchase a Length of Stay rental ticket for less per day when rented for multiple days. Then, upon visiting a theme park, show your receipt at the rental location to receive your stroller for the day.

Disney Stroller Rental Locations

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The stroller rental stations at Disney are conveniently situated close to the main park entrance. You can refer to a map, utilize the My Disney Experience app, or inquire with a Cast Member for precise locations.

  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios is right at front of the park at Oscar’s Super Service
  • Magic Kingdom is right outside at the front of the park.
  • Animal Kingdom is just inside the park at Garden Gate Gifts.
  • EPCOT offers two separate rental locations at each entrance, the main entrance and at the International Gateway

Also See. Our Guide To Princess Dining At Disney World

Guide To Princess Dining At Disney World, Photo Credit Sarah Christie
Photo Credit: Sarah Christie.

Where you can dine with your favourite Disney Princesses in 2023 and enjoy Princess Dining At Disney World during your next vacation to Orlando. These are such magical experiences; little ones get the time to meet their favourite Disney princesses at one of the princess dining experiences at Walt Disney World. Enjoy a delicious meal and quality time with these beloved characters in a magical setting.

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