Learn more about the new stroller guidelines at Walt Disney World

Beginning on May 1, 2019, Walt Disney World will begin enforcing new size guidelines for strollers guests bring into the theme parks.

These guidelines have created some confusion, so we’ve compiled the various requirements and frequently asked questions behind the change.

What’s the new stroller size guideline?

Strollers guests bring into the theme parks must be 31″ wide and 52″ long or smaller.

Most strollers, including double wide strollers, fit within this sizing requirement. The custom Cinderella Carriage strollers you may have seen have been modified to meet the size requirements.

Disney recommends checking your stroller by measuring from its widest and longest points. The vast majority of guests shouldn’t have any issues.

What about wagons?

Stroller wagons will not be allowed beginning on May 1, 2019. Disney notes that no stroller wagons will be permitted regardless of whether they are push or pull models.

What about guests with disabilities?

Walt Disney World will continue to make accommodations for any guest with a disability. This includes potential exceptions to the new guidelines.

Guests with questions should contact [email protected] or 407-560-2547.

Why is Disney World making this change?

Summarized, Walt Disney World is always trying to improve guest experience.

Walt Disney World Resort makes updates from time to time, and the reduction of stroller sizes is intended to ease guest flow and reduce congestion, making the park experience more enjoyable for everyone who visits. Many strollers, including many double jogging strollers, fit within these guidelines.


We can personally vouch for the fact strollers seem to be growing larger and larger, making navigating around the theme parks difficult. As Disney World prepares for enormous crowds ahead of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, they’re making the necessary changes to improve congestion.

Keep visiting NotesFromNeverland.com for the latest Disney news and information.

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