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Disney in a Minute: What is Stroller Parking?

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Being the quintessential family-friendly vacation spot, it’s not surprising that Walt Disney World is a place where you’ll encounter strollers – lots and lots and lots of strollers. As prevalent as these wheeled child conveyances are, there are a number of places where you can’t bring them at Disney World. For example, strollers are not allowed in most attraction queues or in most table service restaurants. (A notable exception to this rule is strollers used as wheelchairs for guests with medical issues.)

So what do you do with your stroller when you want to take your tot on a ride? The answer is stroller parking.

Somewhere near the center of each region of each park (like Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom or Future World West at EPCOT) you’ll see “Stroller Parking” signage. If there are lots of people in the park it’s generally evident where the stroller parking areas are even without the signage; you’ll see a sea of prams clustered together. If you happen to get to the park early and the signs are not immediately evident, just ask any nearby cast member. In additional to stroller parking areas, also keep an eye out for “no stroller parking” signs that indicate areas where stroller parking is not allowed.

Whenever you leave a stroller in a stroller parking zone, be aware that it may not be precisely where you left it when you return. To keep the stroller parking areas organized, with the space used efficiently, cast members occasionally move strollers around a bit within the parking areas. If you’re concerned about this, try tying something like a colorful bandana to your stroller’s handle to make identification quick and easy.

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Erin Foster

Erin Foster is an original member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel (now PlanDisney), a regular contributor to TouringPlans.com, and co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line. She's been to WDW, DL, DL Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani, DVC Vero Beach, and DVC Hilton Head. She's a Platinum DCL cruiser and veteran of 10 Adventures by Disney trips. Erin lives near New York City, where she can often be found indulging in her other obsession - Broadway theater.

2 thoughts on “Disney in a Minute: What is Stroller Parking?

  • It’s tempting to leave personal items in your stroller or ECV basket, and the vast majority of the time theft does not occur. However, on one occasion someone stole a sword from my wife’s ECV basket, with the ECV left in the parking area near the restrooms as you enter Fantasyland from Haunted Mansion. The sword was obtainable only by eating in the MK castle at Cinderella’s Royal Table, a very difficult and expensive reservation. My wife called Disney and they sent us a replacement, which was very nice of them, but it wasn’t “our” sword.

    So, don’t leave anything valuable or cherished when you park a stroller or ECV.

  • I used colorful tape on the handles as many people use the same brand of stroller. Bringing your own is the same one time cost as renting daily, even if you never use it again. You can sell the stroller or gift it. If you are worried about theft, a tile is also a great low cost investment. You can track your stroller by gps on your phone.


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