Disclaimer: I received a complimentary stroller rental for this review. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links are within this post. Should you choose a rental service through Main Street Strollers, I will receive a commission at no charge to you.
Are you having the internal debate of should you use a stroller at Walt Disney World? I’ve been there. During our last Walt Disney World Vacation, our children were 4-years-old and 7-years-old. I figured that my son would be just fine walking around the Disney Parks.
While he did do a lot of walking, I am so glad we decided to rent a stroller! Especially since Florida has been seeing higher temperatures for this time of year making it harder for those of us from the West Coast who are traveling to Orlando.
Should You Use a Stroller at Walt Disney World?
During our Walt Disney World vacation, I had the chance to team up with Main Street Strollers. They offered one of their most requested strollers, the Keenz Stroller Wagon that is unfortunately no longer allowed within Walt Disney World parks.
However, Main Street Strollers is now offering another fabulous stroller option that I think will be a great fit for a family needing to push two children in the parks. Keenz Stroller Wagons are still available for use in other Orlando locations and it is still a stroller option I recommend outside of the Walt Disney World Parks. You can see my video below for a tutorial about the Keenz Stroller Wagon, if interested.
New Stroller Regulations at Walt Disney World
Wagons are no longer allowed within the Walt Disney World Parks. I might be the minority in being disappointed in this rule ruling out decent stroller wagons that are actually smaller than some double strollers I have seen used, but that is one opinion. I promise to not let this continue into a rant because we all have to move forward with better options, right?
New requirements for strollers are strollers should be no larger than 31” (79 cm) wide and 52” (132cm) long when measured across the widest and longest points. Outside of the parks, there is currently an area to check your stroller size.
Should your stroller be too to use that day, I recommend getting a hold of Main Street Strollers right away to have them help you in getting an approved sized stroller delivered to you. If they cannot help you or are booked for the day, you can simply rent a stroller directly from Walt Disney World and perhaps work out a later date with Main Street Strollers during your stay.
Trust me, Main Street Strollers is worth the money savings, if possible.
Approved Double Stroller for Walt Disney World Parks
Main Street Strollers is now working with Joovy to provide you with a wonderful option of a double stroller that is acceptable at Walt Disney World. The Joovy ScooterX2 Double is quoted as
“The SUV of strollers” Offers maximum storage, sitting space, functionality, and maneuverability.
Plus, it is only $50 for a 1-3 day rental and $70 for 4-7 days with further options available through Main Street Strollers.
Storing Extra Needs in the Parks
The Joovy ScooterX2 Double has a ton of storage space. So much of it, in fact, there is warning in the bottom carriage to not place a child there. That is saying something.
There are two storage baskets and removable snack trays include integrated cup holders for the kids. There are also cup/bottle holders & storage pockets behind each seat for Mom and Dad. Perfect for a family of four or more with younger children.
What is Included in Your Main Street Stroller Rental for the Joovy?
Here is what is included:
• 2x Large, Removable Snack Trays w/ integrated child cup holders
• Rain Cover
• 2x Parent Cup/Bottle Holders integrated behind each seat
• Tag*a*long Child Walking Handle
You can also purchase a clip fan for $20 from Main Street Strollers which I highly recommend. Our kids used handheld fans while on our trip to Walt Disney World and what a lifesaver in the stroller. They loved it!
Extra Safety Measures
Another great feature is Main Street Strollers now offers Tag*a*long Child Handle. These have been added to all of their stroller selections and are perfect for encouraging kids to stick together with the family in crowded areas.
The handles attach next to the stroller where your child can easily grasp it, keeping them close to you while encouraging independence of walking on their own. Great for kids who want to walk outside of the stroller at Walt Disney World or older kids who don’t need a stroller but still need to be encouraged to stay close.
Our son hung onto the Tag*a*long Child Handle while going through larger crowds. This made it easy to keep him near and he found it to be a fun “game” to grab onto the handle. I never had to worry when he was right next to me and the stroller.
An awesome tool for better peace of mind. Just another fabulous addition that Main Street Strollers offers over other rental companies.
Renting from Main Street Strollers is also more cost effective. At Walt Disney World, double strollers rent for $27 per day with a multi-rental length of stay. $31 for single days.
Main Street Strollers rents the Joovy ScooterX2 Double for $70 for a length of 7-days. That is over $100 in savings!
Also, the service you receive from Main Street Strollers cannot be beaten. They delivered our stroller to our resort, gave us a tutorial on how to use the stroller, and picked up our stroller upon completion of our trip. They worked around what time was best for us within their selected delivery schedules. Even with a lot of construction happening at Caribbean Beach Resort, where we stayed, they ensured that our stroller was received with ease.
Main Street Strollers can also deliver two important items that can be costly to purchase at Walt Disney World. You may request a case of bottled water (24 pack) to be delivered for an additional $10.00 and/or EZ Spray Sunscreen – Kids Sport SPF 50 UVA/UVB for an additional $12.00.
You Can Always Park It
If you are debating on bringing the stroller to a specific park, I suggest bringing it and parking it in a specified stroller parking area while you experience attractions close by. For example, we parked our stroller in the Tomorrowland stroller parking, near Monsters, Inc Laugh Floor, while we experienced some of the attractions in Tomorrowland. Our kids didn’t need the stroller throughout that entire land. However, having it available for the walk to the front of the park was a life saver.
I don’t suggest leaving your stroller all day in a specified stroller parking area but if you are exploring a certain land or area of a park for a while, it is okay to leave it parked for a bit. It is better to have it available than back at the room.
Main Street Strollers also provides a name tag on the back of all of their strollers that are personalized by you during your order. This way, you don’t have to worry about it getting mixed up with someone else’s stroller. Also, you can opt-in for insurance coverage for $15 in case of theft or damage.
Honestly, I am thankful we decided to use a stroller at Walt Disney World and specifically chose to rent through Main Street Strollers. I thought my 4-year-old would be old enough now to get by without using a stroller but I was wrong. Trekking through parks like Epcot and Animal Kingdom in the higher temperatures probably would have been a lot harder without one.
Thank you to Main Street Strollers for their outstanding service. I highly recommend that you should not only use a stroller at Walt Disney World but that you look into renting through a trusted company like Main Street Strollers. You won’t regret it. Happier kiddos and an overall smooth vacation for the win!
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