One of the most exciting tasks for parents is planning a trip for the entire family (just a hint of sarchasm there). For those who have young children and toddlers, a popular travel destination is Disney World, situated in Orlando, Florida. With numerous attractions, theme and water parks, colorful characters and mouth-watering meals, it’s not surprising that children literally go crazy at the mention of ‘Disney World’.
As with any other trip involving kids, some essentials must be taken along, such as clothes, shoes, toiletries, mini first aid kit, and so on. However, a very important item needed for a vacation to Disney World, is a stroller. You'll walk many miles, and a stroller will be priceless, as you can easily transport your kids to different spots within and outside the park.
So, you have two choices: take a stroller from home, or rent one there. If you decide to go with the latter, the services of an Orlando stroller rental company would be required.
So, all of that was a very long-winded way of me saying here's an article on renting strollers. These are just a few of the popular choices, and some of the things to know about them. I'm not endorsing any of them, since my little guy's not quite ready for Disney World yet. So until I rent one myself, this is just handy info to have and get you started.
If you have young kids but no babies, this would be a good option for you. Disney World provides basic strollers that are very strong and can accommodate up to 100 pounds. Their strollers are a bit expensive at about $15 per day for singles, and $31 a day for doubles.
They're pretty big, so you can't really (securely) carry babies around in these. But they're very helpful for moving your larger kids around instead of making them walk till their feet hurt.
Also, once your family is ready to leave the park, you can easily return it and you don’t need to take it with you outside the park. If you have any questions before your trip, you can call Disney's guest services at (407) 939-5277.
This is probably the most popular stroller rental company and is one of Disney’s preferred providers. They mostly enjoy positive feedback with their reviews and provide you with the widest range of strollers to choose from.
They have one of the highest rates, with single strollers costing $40 - $50 per day, and double strollers going for $55 - $70. Like most of the other stroller rentals, they deliver to your location, whether in Disney World or the various hotels and vacation spots in Orlando.
They provide modern strollers that are easy to maneuver, with protective overhead covering, parent consoles and a free cooler given with each rental. You're also allowed to go to their location to pick out a stroller if you like. While this is a top choice for renting quality strollers, it may not be very favorable if you have limited funds.
This is another one of Disney’s preferred providers and they come well recommended. They deliver strollers to you within the Disney World Resort and even to most Orlando hotels and vacation homes.
For $40 - $45 per day (single strollers) and $50 - $65 for double strollers, they provide a variety of stroller options which are usually in good condition. And if you need bedding, they offer a selection of full-sized cribs, too.
Their strollers can be easily folded; with rain covers to keep your baby dry and safe during the inevitable quick Florida showers. And there are parent consoles/storage spaces under the seats to keep any essentials.
As a little perk (while it lasts), you get a chance to save a little with an Orlando Stroller Rental coupon. They offer it for free grocery delivery with a value of $14 and a minimum order of $40. As for delivery and return of the strollers, they take care of it, and you do not necessarily need to be present either.
This is another preferred provider for Disney. Like Kingdom Strollers, this company can also deliver your stroller of choice inside and outside Disney World.
They're very consistent with their drop off and pick up times, making sure your stroller gets to you at the exact time you need it.
They provide only one type of stroller with different color options. They come with parent consoles and rain covers attached for your baby’s safety and protection. For a single stroller, you pay $15 for the first day and $10 for every additional day, while a double stroller costs $25 for the first day and $12 for every day after.
As you can see, their rates are pretty low compared to other rental companies, so they're a good choice for a restricted budget - or for any budget for that matter.
This is another rental service that provides both single and double strollers with both rain covers and parent consoles included.
Each stroller can easily be folded and stored, and you get a complimentary tote bag for storing items. Detailed instructions are usually provided with the delivery, to teach you (if needed) how to use the stroller, and they have very flexible drop off and pick up times.
And in a bid to provide more value for you, they have a range of add-on's for the strollers, and some of these add-on's are even available for free. Prices for singles run $30 per day, $5 for any additional days, while doubles come in at 40$ per day, $5 for additional days.
If you need a very inexpensive option for renting a stroller, this will really interest you. Apple stroller provides very affordable strollers and have only one style available.
Their strollers are clean, well maintained, and laundered between each use. The single strollers cost $5 per day while the double strollers cost $7. However, there is a delivery charge of $10 which you will need to consider too. Apple Stroller can deliver to Disney World, hotels and vacation homes in Orlando.
SO TO WRAP IT UP...
Going on a trip to Disney World comes with its own share of hassles; and not having to lug a stroller in the car or on a plane is a HUGE plus. I can imagine that these companies have some very happy clients. It's hard enough keeping up with a three year old and a carry on - I can't even imagine trying to check a stroller, too. This is definitely the stress-free option for getting wheels and bedding. Now if they'd just offer to come hang out with you and push when you get tired. Now THAT would be a perfect business!
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