Disney is banning oversize strollers from its parks

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As parents know, strollers aren’t just a vehicle to move your kids around in during a busy day at Disney. They also provide shade, much-needed storage for everything from snacks to diapers and they can double as a nap-mobile for little ones who are tuckered out after a day of Disney magic.

That’s why it’s important to know about the latest rules at Disney parks, as they pertain to strollers!

Beginning on May 1, Disney parks will be banning oversized strollers. The new rule requires strollers be no larger than 31 inches wide and 52 inches long. While wagons were already not allowed in Disney theme parks, the updated rules expand on that, explaining that stroller wagons now won’t be allowed in Disney parks, either.


The new rule is intended to ease congestion in the theme parks and help with the flow of traffic, Disney explains.

Many strollers on the market, including double-jogging strollers, will fit within the new size guidelines, according to Disney’s blog. Disney insiders say the smaller the stroller, the easier it is to maneuver around the parks.

One option that can help make the day seamless? Rent a stroller at the parks.

“My number one go-to is renting a stroller from Disney,” explains Disney Parks Moms Panelist Tabitha. “At Walt Disney World Resort, you can rent a single or double stroller once you arrive, and they can be rented each day or you can choose a Length-of-Stay Rental.”

Walt Disney World already offers a double-stroller rental, and Disneyland Resort will soon be offering the option, too, according to the blog.

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In addition to the new stroller guidelines, Walt Disney World announced it will be going entirely smoke-free beginning May 1. The new, no-smoking policy applies to Walt Disney World theme and water parks, as well as the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando and Downtown Disney in California, according to Disney’s updated rules. E-cigarettes and vape pens are part of the ban.

Also, the updated rules policy prohibits loose and dry ice, with Disney recommending guests bring ice packs instead.

Disney fans: Do you think the company made a smart choice with the oversized stroller ban?

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