I am constantly amazed at the number of strollers that are present at Walt Disney World theme parks when we visit, and thank my lucky stars I have not been a guest requiring a stroller at Magic Kingdom. Don't get me wrong, many families absolutely require the use of a stroller to get those tired kiddos around the massive parks, especially when they're tired out and just need a snooze. A stroller is also handy for helping families carry all of the items necessary for young children to have a fun a successful visit.
However, in recent years there has been an influx of very large strollers and wagons, making it difficult for some guests to get around.
Starting on May 1, 2019, Disney is adjusting its guidelines on stroller sizes that will be permitted in the parks. As of this date, strollers must be no larger than 31" wide and 52" long. Many of the strollers on the market, including many double jogging strollers will still fit within these new size guidelines.
In addition, wagons are not permitted in the parks, and beginning May, stroller wagons will also no longer be permitted. (Confession: I had to Google "stroller wagon" to even figure out what these are...wow.)
Why is Disney putting this new policy in place?
The Disney theme parks are BUSY places, with thousands of people visiting daily. The new policy is designed to help guest flow and ease congestion, which is sure to be at all-time highs with the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge on the horizon.
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Will this policy affect your family on your next trip to Walt Disney World or Disneyland? Tell me about it in the comments below!
Amy is a former Disney Cruise Line cast member, Certified Cruise Counsellor and Vacation Specialist at Pure Magic Vacations.
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