When we started planning our Disney vacation we immediately wondered how we would get around – our 3 year old lost steam when walking around the mall! How could we ask her to walk the average 9 miles that the average Disney guest walks each day?
(Thanks to Kingdom Stroller for giving us use of the City Elite Stroller so we could keep this munchkin sleeping!)
That said – we knew we didn’t want to lug our stroller on a plane. So we started looking at options, and Kingdom Stroller won out. You can rent a stroller at Disney, and for our 7 day trip that would cost $105 compared to $80 to rent for the same period from Kingdom stroller.
But, with Kingdom Stroller we could also take the stroller out of the park, and back to our rooms. Which meant that when our daughter fell asleep – my hubby and I could get her all the way back to the room without ever waking her!
Can anyone say glass of wine on the balcony? 😉
The stroller we rented had a few key points that sold us.
- The strollers came with Parent Consoles, that let us hold drinks, keys and the well…copious amounts of Disney gear we acquired!
- Also, rain covers are available FREE with your rental.
- And you might wonder how we picked up our rental? We didn’t. They dropped it off to our hotel and it was waiting for us when we checked in. When we checked out, we just left it with the concierge.
- Soft seats instead of hard plastic.
- Customer Service 24 hours a day. When you need it.
- No waiting in line at the parks to rent each day.
- Patronizing a small family owned business.
- One pull, easy fold up.
Some Tips for Strollers no matter where you get yours from:
- Identify your stroller! See the balloon above? In the sea of strollers I can see mine in 5 seconds!
- At night get some Dollar Store glow sticks and attach them to your stroller, you will see yours a mile away!
- Realize that when you get off of a ride, Disney employees may have moved your parked stroller to a slightly different location nearby. Dont panic, just ask a cast member where strollers are.
- You can usually see an area near each attraction at Disney that is designated for stroller parking!
- Use the underside of your stroller to carry a small cooler into the park with cold drinks and snacks!
- Try to travel by boat or monorail when you can, it will allow you to keep your child in the stroller without folding it up.
Even if you have a preschooler that you don’t use a stroller for anymore, I would seriously suggest thinking of renting a stroller. Disney involves a lot of walking – and if you want to make it around a park in less than a day – it helps to be able to give the kids a ride when they need!
We were really impressed with Kingdom Stroller rental and would definitely use them again. Easy to work with, and less stress for mom and dad. And at the end of the day – that’s what its really about, right?
Thanks to Kingdom stroller for providing our stroller rental. We are so grateful to have found you and to have realized how helpful it is to have a stroller at the ready every day of our trip! We’ll be back!