The List Of Strollers That Are & Aren’t Allowed Into U.S. Disney Parks (& Other Disney Stroller Info)

In spring 2019, the Walt Disney Company announced that effective May 1, 2019, there would be size limitations on strollers that could enter the parks and that stroller wagons were being added to the list of items with wheels (i.e. skateboards, scooters, inline skates, shoes with built-in wheels, pull wagons, and wheeled mobility devices with less than 3 wheels, among others) that could no longer be brought into the park. It was said to have been done in an effort to alleviate stroller congestion and improve park traffic flow.

From WDW’s website (Disneyland has a similar page on their website):

Why are you reducing the size of strollers and prohibiting wagons in your theme parks and water parks?
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.

Are stroller-wagons permitted?
Stroller wagons, whether pushed or pulled, will not be permitted at any theme park or water park or at indoor venues at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

What if my stroller is larger than the size allowed?
Strollers are available for rent at the parks. Guests who have additional questions on the stroller policy may visit Guest Relations for more information.

How do I ensure my stroller falls within the size guidelines?
Strollers should be no larger than 31” (79 cm) wide and 52” (132cm) long when measured across the widest and longest points.

To ensure that their guests understand the new rules, Disneyland and Walt Disney World both placed size check locations outside each of their respective parks…

…but that doesn’t do you a whole lot of good if you bring your stroller from home and it turns out to not fit. So lots of future Disney guests are (hopefully) measuring their strollers before they take them to Disney.

OR they can use our lists…;-)

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U.K. Airlines’ Updated Measurement Limits For Personal & Carry On Bags

When traveling on a U.S. carrier, the size limitations for what you can bring as carry-on may vary slightly but not a whole helluva lot. And virtually no U.S.-based airline gives limitations on weight for carry-on bags, short of “You must be able to put it into the overhead yourself” (yeah, try that when your four and a half feet tall). That’s not necessarily the case for other countries, so as a reference, we’re posting the rules for other countries.

Today we’re focusing on the major airlines in the U.K.

If you’d like to see the other countries’ measurements for personal and carry on bags:

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No, My Carry On Bag Is NOT Too Big To Fit In The Overhead

“Ma’am, Your carry on bag is too big to fit into the overhead. You’ll have to gate check it.” These were the words of the American Airline employee with the sourpuss as I gave her my boarding pass. “And you’re only allowed to have 2 bags. You’re carrying too many bags.”

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U.S. Airlines’ Updated Measurement Limits For Personal & Carry On Bags

With so many airlines charging for checked luggage, more and more people are trying to stuff as much as they can into their carry-on and personal bags. And even for that, they don’t make it easy – there are no set standards for the size those bags can be, so what may “count” as a carry-on bag on one airline might be a bag you have to gate check on another airline because it’s too big.

To help avoid that problem, here are the most recently updated regulations for the size of carry-on and personal bags.

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A Few Inches Makes All The Difference

Size matters. Especially when you’re dealing with something as important as the dimensions of your carry on bag. With passengers not wanting to check luggage because of cost and the possibility the airlines will lose their stuff, people are trying to bring as much as they can with them on the plane. Because of this, airlines are getting stricter about the size and number of items you can bring with you.  It’s now crucial to have a bag that’ll fit in the airline’s sizing device. Here’s a link showing the current size bags allowed on many airlines. Now that airlines are looking for any way possible to get more money from you, collecting fees to gate check a bag that’s “too big” for the overhead bins is easy money. We’ve even come across gate agents who claimed our bags were too large, when they most certainly were not. See, it fits just fine.

SizeCheck

You’ll see many websites telling you which bags are “carry-on approved” or “fits in overhead bins”. Don’t believe them. I’ll share with you a story of how Sharon and I learned the hard way that 22 inches doesn’t necessarily mean EXACTLY 22 inches.  Continue reading “A Few Inches Makes All The Difference”