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Best Disney Stroller Criteria
The best stroller for Disney World has very specific criteria. It is not often that a child gets in a stroller and stays there for hours on end, or gets in and out all day long. Stroller use at Walt Disney World is atypical compared to average stroller use at home – like going to the park, going out for a walk, etc. Having a comfortable stroller can be the difference between a great Disney World vacation and a not-so-great one.
Storage, maneuverability, configuration versatility, canopy size and ability to add a child tray are all of utmost importance in a stroller at Disney World. It was after seeing others struggling with storage and versatility issues at Disney World that I got the idea for this post. I have friends who love some of the strollers listed below, but they don’t bring them to Disney World.
Why not just rent one at the park when you get there?
You CAN rent strollers at the park. The singles look like this. Not exactly high marks for comfort or storage. The doubles are the same concept, but seat two kids.
Here is a Disney-need-specific comparison of some of the popular strollers seen around Disney World. Read on to find our pick for the best stroller for Walt Disney World.
Stroller Comparison Table
|Stroller||*Price||Review||Versatility||Storage capacity||Rating for Disney World||Rentable in Orlando?|
|City Mini Single||$360||4.6 out of 5 stars||Lightweight, fairly easy to push and navigate, good headroom, can buy a child tray accessory.||Low for stroller size - frame bar across the back makes it unable to accommodate a large bag.||Average for Disney World due to storage limitations and poor ergonomics for pushers. This is one of the most common rental strollers from Orlando stroller rental companies.||Yes|
|City Mini Double Stroller||$448||4.2 out of 5 stars||Plastic dual front wheels means maneuverability is low compared to other strollers, has large sun canopy, can buy snack trays for use with double belly bar accessory.||A medium-sized storage compartment is difficult to access from any angle, maximum storage weight of 10 lbs.||Average for Disney World. Storage, maneuverability and versatility are what makes strollers most useful at Disney World. This is one of the most common double strollers available to rent from Orlando stroller rental companies.||Yes|
|2016 City Mini GT Single||$360||4.4 out of 5 stars||large sun canopy, easy to push but some have expressed a concern for tipping backward, only one configuration, can buy snack tray accessory.||Low for stroller size.||Below average due to reports of tendency to tip backwards and storage capacity limitations.||Yes|
|City Mini GT Double Stroller||$579||4 out of 5 stars||large sun canopy, independent seats so one child can be reclined and one upright, only one configuration.||Medium sized basket, but low overall storage for stroller size, difficult to access but does have two large mesh pockets. Will not accommodate a large diaper bag easily.||Average - This stroller may be great for navigating the streets of Manhattan on a quick jaunt, but more versatility and storage are needed to make it a top pick for a trip to Disney World.||Yes|
|Summit X3 Double||$650||4.7 out of 5 stars||Shorter and a bit easier to maneuver than BOB strollers, nice canopy, Double stroller does not have a snack tray option.||Poor, cannot hold large bag easily.||Average - This one gets a passing grade but not the highest marks due to limited storage, a must have for Disney.||Yes|
|Uppababy VISTA||$880||5 out of 5 stars||#1 for versatility. Accommodates singles or multiples in many configurations either facing outward or toward handle. Will not do side-by-side configuration. Large canopy. Incredible overall versatility. Does have snack tray accessory that can be purchased.||Unbeatable. HUGE basket under the seat that can fit a diaper bag, large purse, refreshments and outerwear that gets stripped off throughout the day.||Top of the list. This stroller does it all, which is GREAT for Disney. It is on the large side, but still easy to get on and off monorail and easy to fold. You can put your kids in basically any configuration you can imagine, which is great for keeping them out of the sun.||No|
|Uppababy CRUZ||$500||4.6 out of 5 stars||Only accommodates one child, does have snack tray accessory that can be purchased.||Excellent compared to single stroller counterparts. Fits large bag easily.||Above average for Disney World, especially when used with parent organizer.||No|
|BOB Revolution FLEX||$400||4.6 out of 5 stars||Handles well, comfortable for passengers, only one configuration, multiple configurations of canopy, does have snack tray accessory that can be purchased.||Good - decent space, but can be difficult to access, storage capacity up to 10 lbs.||Average. This is a nice stroller that many people love, but it might not be the best Disney World stroller. It seems to be targeted to be an all-terrain stroller, and Disney doesn't require much in the way of off-roading.||Yes|
|BOB 2016 Revolution FLEX Duallie||$568||4.6 out of 5 stars||Handles well, small canopy, child's head may hit top of stroller, multiple canopy configurations, does have snack tray accessory that can be purchased.||Not high marks for stroller size and utility at Disney - metal divider on under-seat storage means you can't store a large bag easily.||Average for Disney World , but storage issues mean it doesn't get a top grade overall.||Yes|
*Price at time of publication
And the best stroller for Disney World is…
The UPPAbaby Vista
Bar none. This puppy does everything and can fit up to three kids if you get the running board for an older child to stand on. It has an incredible amount of storage space under the seat that will accommodate just about anything you want to store in it, with room to spare. The VISTA is basically the Rolls-Royce of strollers. Or maybe Strollamus Prime.
Just check out all the configurations!
If you are flying, I recommend getting the travel bag to protect it. The UPPAbaby Mesa carseat clicks right into the VISTA base and it is FAA-approved. You can add the rumble seat for an older kiddo to use in the parks, or use the toddler seat with the rumble seat, or really just about any other configuration imaginable, except side-by-side. The Uppababy VISTA can accommodate twins and kids of different ages. Buy the 2015/2016 version and the attachment accessories if you plan to use this for multiple kids as the earlier version is not capable of as many configurations.
There you have it. The UPPAbaby VISTA is the ULTIMATE DISNEY STROLLER.
Disclaimer – I am not in any way affiliated with UPPAbaby, nor was I compensated in any way for this review. The content reflects my opinion, which is not for sale. This article does include affiliate links. I own two VISTAs and carry them to Disney World whenever we go and they are an absolute saving grace. We check them onto the plane in their travel bag, which is very easy to maneuver to the check in counter. We use Disney’s Magical Express so I don’t see them again until they arrive in our Disney resort hotel room. <<sigh of relief>>