I wanted to do a few reviews from our trip for anyone out there who is thinking of renting a stroller in the Orlando area.
I seriously cannot say enough good things about the stroller rental! It was by far the best decision we made on our trip and I am so very happy I happened to read about renting them about a week before our trip. Because of reviews, I originally called Orlando Strollers, but they had a much smaller selection and they didn’t have availability for our whole trip. They referred me to Kingdom Strollers who did have availability and were extremely easy to work with… in fact, I did it all online, which is my absolute preference to do everything to save myself a phone call and without worrying about business hours.
I was nervous about the price point, especially since we were driving. Our stroller is massive and only fits in our SUV. For our little car we just keep a small umbrella stroller in the trunk in case we are somewhere a stroller is necessary. We were renting a full size sedan for our trip (thanks to hubby’s company for providing that and saving us the wear and tear on our cars!) and although I think our beast would have fit, we most likely could not have fit our luggage. I’m extremely budget-conscious so it was hard for me to spend money on something we already had and could have made work, even if it meant taking apart the whole stroller and rebuilding it once we got there. For seven days, the rental stroller cost me $50. Can’t beat that! Not to mention the ease of folding it with one hand and carrying it by the handle onto the buses. That right there is worth the $50 alone.
In addition to the part that my child sat in, it came with a parent console, a rain cover (extra important if you go during the rainy season like we did) and a cooler that hooks on the bottom all at no extra charge. The parent console must be a nice feature because many of the reviews I read were unhappy with the fact that they didn’t offer this. It is now standard on every rental. The only thing they do not offer is the child console on the front of the stroller. Although it would have been nice to have, we didn’t really miss it.
Upon check in, we picked the stroller up at our resort’s bell service counter and we left it there when we checked out. It was super easy. I will rent from them every time we go! They also had a sign with our name on it so we could spot it in the park when we had to park it to go on a ride. I can’t tell you how many people we saw with strollers from Kingdom Strollers. So, next time you travel to Orlando with a little one, rent your stroller!