If you are short on space or you are flying, you might want to consider renting a stroller for Walt Disney World from an off-site company. Yes, Walt Disney World does carry their own line of rental strollers but their strollers are hard, uncomfortable and expensive! A 7 day rental of their stroller is going to run you $105 + tax.
You can rent from an off-site company, like Simple Stroller Rental, and pay just $55-$60 for a single seat stroller. Simple Stroller Rental carries the City Mini/Micro and the City Mini GT Single which are the Cadillac of strollers. If you have multiple children, you can also get the double versions of the stroller. They also have the BOB Revolution, Baby Trend Snap & Go and Joovy Caboose Sit and Stand strollers available to rent.
We reserved the City Mini GT Single for our trip to Walt Disney World. We didn’t have the space in our vehicle for our large stroller and we didn’t like the idea of using our umbrella stroller for the week. I did some research on the internet and discovered Simple Stroller Rental. Their prices were very affordable and I noticed they carried a variety of strollers. After deciding to rent from them, I noticed they also have a blogging program which is great because I was in need of a stroller company to recommend to my readers.
I reserved the City Mini GT Single through the website and plugged in my dates. It was very easy to confirm the reservation and set everything in place. On the drive to Walt Disney World, we realized that we would arrive sooner than expected and a quick email to Simple Stroller Rental and we were able to switch our stroller pick-up time to accommodate our early arrival.
I met Will from Simple Stroller Rental in the lobby of the Contemporary Resort and he gave me a brief tutorial of the stroller. It has a one handed fold which makes it very easy to fold up for the buses. It also has a parking break up on the handle versus on the wheel which I liked a lot better because the wheel ones are hard to take off with a flip flop. The stroller also has an extra long sun canopy and it was able to extend and keep Molly Kate in the shade the entire time.
Throughout the week that we were at Walt Disney World, we had no issues with the stroller. It was so easy to push and maneuver through the crowds. In fact, there were times that I was holding the baby and pushing the stroller and I didn’t find it challenging or difficult. The kids even wanted to push the empty stroller because it was so fun to push. That’s a win in my book!
At the end of the week, we decided to stay longer on our departure day than planned. I texted Will and he changed our pick up time and arrived at 4 pm on the nose. We were sad to hand over the stroller and return home to our older, not so easy to maneuver stroller.
The next day, I got an email from Simple Stroller Rental that I had left a receiving blanket and a pair of pants in the back of the stroller (that thing had so many pockets!). They put them in the mail to me and only charged me flat shipping for them. What great customer service!
I am thrilled with my rental with Simple Stroller Rental and I highly recommend their services to anyone needing a stroller or even a baby carrier for the parks. They rent Ergos! How neat is that?
You can also learn more about the Walt Disney World Package and Deposit Cancellation Policy.