Walt Disney World is the number one vacation destination for families in the whole world (it’s actually the number one destination for everyone, but I’m making a point ). I’ve been going since I was a baby and I plan on continuing to go until I’m an old lady. Speaking of babies, there are so many babies and kids that visit Disneyworld so a common question is what is the best stroller for Disney World? Well, now that I have recently become a mom myself, it’s a question that I have set out to answer for myself and others who have the same question. Below you will find the top choices and more in depth reviews of each stroller below.
Your Guide To The Best Stroller For Disney World
|1) Baby Jogger City Mini|
|2) Bob Revolution Flex|
|3) Uppa Baby Cruz|
|4) Chicco Liteway Stroller|
|5) Micralite Fastfold Superlite|
Strollers!! Speaking of, these child transporters may be a point of contention with some Disney fans – they are everywhere and take up a lot of space sometimes – but I am finding out that doing Disney with young kids and without a stroller is a BAD idea! Children need a place to relax and get off their feet, take a nap/have some quiet time, and be able to get one place to another while moving at something other than a snail’s pace!
Now that it’s established that strollers are an absolute necessity when traveling with children to Walt Disney World, which one is the best to use? There are literally hundreds of strollers to choose from, so I narrowed the options down for you. I picked the top 5 best strollers for visiting the Disney Parks. These strollers were chosen based on a few criteria: price, size, features, foldability, and maneuverability:
Price – There is a wide range of prices for strollers. I’ve seen as low as $25 and as high as $2000+. I would say that if you don’t pay attention to brand and just pick one that has everything you are looking for, you can save some money. Honestly, the cheaper brands have strollers that are just as good as those that are super expensive. Sometimes the higher cost of the stroller just means you are paying for the brand.
Size – You want to consider the overall size of the stroller in terms of navigating the parks and transportation. In heavy crowds, it can be difficult to travel with a bulky or wide stroller. Bigger strollers are also often a pain to load into the buses by taking up too much space. But if the rider is on the larger size, you may need a bigger stroller to accommodate them.
Features – Some extras are worth paying for, and some just aren’t. If there is a specific feature you HAVE to have, like a large storage basket, then include that into your search. If you could care less if the seat has 6 reclining positions, then don’t put your focus on that (and end up paying more than you would without it)
Foldability – I find this to be SUPER important when traveling and within Disney parks. You will be going back and forth to the parks and be using different modes of transportation (bus, boat, monorail) and bringing a stroller that is hard to fold and/or takes up a lot space once folded is really annoying.
Maneuverability – Strollers that can be hard to steer, tip over easily, have sticky wheels, or provide a bumpy ride for your child are never fun. Choose one that is easy to navigate and push with a smooth feel.
My Top 5 Favorite Strollers to Take to Disney World
The following list contains my favorite strollers to use at Disney World. Most of these have many color options and some variations in certain models. If you would like more information about them, just click on the name of the stroller.
*Note: the following items are not specialty or double strollers. They are only appropriate for a single rider.
Ok, so full disclosure…this stroller is pretty pricey. Looking on Amazon, you’ll spend almost $700 (at time of posting). It’s also European, so the safety standards are going to be different than American ones. However, the Micralite has a lot of perks. It’s pretty lightweight at about 13 lbs, has a large storage basket, and VERY easy to steer. The one hand folding ability is nice as well. As you can see in the picture, the configuration of the basket and seat is unique to this type of stroller.
The appeal of this stroller is in its simplicity. It’s fairly lightweight, comfortable, and easy to push. It comes with a cup holder (no handlebar console though) and has 5 recline positions. Plus, the price is definitely a bonus! You can snag one on Amazon right now for as low as $111 in some colors. I love the no frills, just basic functions of this stroller.
While not the most expensive on the list, it is a great stroller. The wheels are smooth, steering is easy, and the under storage basket is HUGE! I also like the large canopy and adjustable foot rest. What’s even better? After a long day in the parks, when you fold the stroller, it stands on its own! Such a nice feature when taking Disney transportation.
If you’ve never used a jogging stroller, I would suggest trying out the Bob Revolution series. With a place like Walt Disney World where you will get a lot of use out of your stroller, it’s good to have one that has the capability to withstand a lot of miles put on it. Although it will run you about $400, you’ll be happy to have a strong stroller. It also comes with a padded handlebar, adjustable suspension system to accommodate different weights and heights, and easy-to-handle wheels. And, for those with larger children, this stroller can hold up to 75 lbs.
This stroller gets my pick for number 1 as the top stroller for Disney World. I think it is one of the most widely used strollers in the parks (Baby Jogger City series, generally speaking). This makes sense because most Orlando stroller rental companies provide the Baby Jogger brand to customers. I love it for many reasons: it comes in multiple, beautiful colors; the canopy shade comes down pretty far and is equipped with SPF 50+ protection; the stroller folds in one easy step; and it’s lightweight at only 17 lbs. The 2016 version is the latest as of this posting. Baby Jogger also has the 3 wheel model, GT model, and Tour model, but none compare to the versatility, compact size, and comfort of the Mini.
I encourage you to test out each of these strollers to see what is best for you. You can visit baby stores, like Babies R Us and Buy Buy Baby, and test drive some floor models.
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