Earlier this year, Disney made waves when it announced that it would be greatly limiting the size of any stroller allowed into its Disney theme parks. The family favorite that is the Uppababy Vista? No longer allowed! How about the Citi Mini, which is ideal for a day out with the kids, but is roughly the size of a tank? Nope! Fortunately, we’ve got families headed to Disney covered. Keep scrolling for the best compact, yet durable, Disney-approved strollers for 2019.
$499.00 (or $724.00 to include the bassinet)
A favorite amongst Europeans living in busy cities, the Babyzen Yoyo+ tops plenty of lists ranking the best strollers. The Yoyo weighs in at a mere 12.8 pounds, and folds up easily enough to carry around comfortably on your shoulder (with the included padded shoulder strap), pack into the overhead compartment of an airplane, or even store in the corner of that overpriced hotel room. Children up to 40 pounds can ride in the Yoyo in comfort and style, while those younger than six months can use the infant bassinet (sold separately) or ride in an approved carseat attached to the Yoyo via adaptors. This sturdy stroller includes a roomy storage basket underneath. A discrete storage pocket underneath the handlebar is an ideal location for valuables.
Anything that makes a parent’s day at Disney a little easier deserves to be celebrated, and one such thing is the Besrey Airplane. This stylish compact stroller has it all, yet weighs only 10.8 pounds. Still, it’s high quality and durable, and can be steered comfortably with just one hand. Children ages six months to three years will find the ride smooth and comfortable, while a five-point harness system keeps them safe and secure. A large canopy and removable handle bar makes napping in the Besrey a breeze. Folding the Besrey takes just two steps, and the stroller even stands sturdy once it’s compact.
The Clutch is another great Disney-approved stroller! Unlike most other compact strollers, The Clutch boasts a maximum weight of 50 pounds. This makes it a great option for families with older children for whom walking all day isn’t realistic. A five-point safety harness keeps kids safe and secure while seated, and reflective shoulder pads ensure the stroller will be seen safely at night. A large storage basket makes it convenient to carry around extra gear. The Clutch also folds up smaller than a shopping bag and comes with its own travel bag.
Like The Clutch, the popular gb Pockit is also ideal for older children. Its maximum carrying capacity is a generous 55 pounds. Kids riding in the Pockit are kept secure with an adjustable harness system and lockable wheels capable of swiveling 360 degrees. No need to worry about all that extra gear required for a day at Disney because the Pockit boasts a roomy bottom basket able to hold an additional 11 pounds. The one-handed steering system makes navigating the crowds a breeze, while the two-step folding system and compact size make this an easy stroller to transport.
Priced at less than $100, the Jovial Portable Folding Baby Stroller is an ideal choice of Disney-approved stroller. The Jovial is comfortable and safe for children newborn to three years of age, and includes a five-point safety harness. A bottom storage basket is perfect for carrying around extra gear, while the one-handed folding system makes it a breeze to transport this lightweight stroller while also wrangling a small child. And because Disney parks are full of strollers, the Jovial comes in your choice of three different shades so it’ll stand out in a crowd.
For those who love their big strollers, but need a stroller approved by Disney for a trip to the theme park, there may be no better option than the Kolcraft Cloud Plus Lightweight Stroller. Priced at a very affordable $67.99, the Kolcraft boasts such features as a one-handed folding system, a weight less than 12 pounds, and lots of storage space. Children up to 50 pounds can ride comfortably in the Kolcraft Cloud thanks to a five-point safety harness and multi-position reclining seat. The removable snack tray and two cup holders are an added bonus!
$249.99 (or $329.98 to include the newborn bassinet)
The hardy little Mountain Buggy Nano boasts everything one might need in a stroller while at Disneyland or DisneyWorld. The Nano’s maximum weight is a generous 44 pounds, while babies as young as newborn can also use this stroller with either the cocoon (sold separately) or the infant car seat (no need for adaptors!). When the inevitable nap time hits, simply recline the Nano’s seat and extend the large sun canopy for ultimate comfort. At the end of the day, or to transport the Mountain Buggy Nano without taking up too much room, simply fold it in two easy steps. The stroller comes with its own travel bag, and includes a shoulder strap for easy carrying.
Parents love the Disney-approved Summer 3D Lite+, and for good reason! Just about everything about this affordable stroller is designed for the comfort of both child and parent, starting with its compact size and easy three-step folding system. Kids weighing as much as 50 pounds can ride in the 3D Lite comfortably thanks to features like the adjustable five-point safety harness. When it’s time for a nap, simply recline the seat to its near-flat lowest position and adjust the canopy, which Summer Infant claims is able to block 99.9% of UVB and UVA rays. The large storage basket and included cup holder also makes carrying around extra stuff a little more convenient.
While most Uppababy-brand strollers measure a bit too big for Disney’s strict rules, the Uppababy Minu is just right. Weighing just 15.2 pounds, the Minu has the durable quality for which Uppababy is so well known. Children weighing up to 55 pounds can fit into the Minu comfortably, and a generous canopy will keep them covered and out of the sun or rain. The Minu is also transported easily throughout the park and on the airplane home, thanks to its easy folding system and compact size.
Not only is the Zoe XL1 stroller a perfect choice for a trip to Disney, it’s also many families’ choice of an everyday stroller! High quality and sturdy, the single Zoe can be expanded into a double or tandem stroller with the purchase of an add-on set! When it comes to a day at the theme park, the Zoe boasts a roomy storage basket ideal for lugging around sweatshirts, snacks, and souvenirs. An extra storage compartment in the back of the stroller is also great for transporting valuables like wallets and mobile phones. Snack time on the go is easy thanks to the removable cup holder and snack tray, while the huge canopy is perfect for blocking out the sun or rain. Best of all, the Zoe weighs a mere 11 pounds, and folds up with one hand to fit into the trunk of a car or the overhead compartment of the airplane. Want your Zoe to stand out? It comes in seven different color options!