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Amusement Park Rentals – City Mini GT Stroller Review

Amusement Park Rentals – City Mini GT Stroller Review


On our recent visit to Walt Disney World, we had the opportunity to use a City Mini GT stroller from Amusement Park Rentals. Even though my three-year old son seems to have boundless energy he often looses steam mid-day and takes a nap. Having a stroller is a must when little legs tire out!

Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom with a toddler standing in front

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I received complimentary use of the City Mini GT Stroller from Amusement Park Rentals during my vacation. Mom Rewritten uses affiliate links which means I may earn a small commission if you purchase through the links in these posts. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For more information, see the Privacy Policy and Disclosures tab.

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Amusement Park Rentals Review

When traveling to Disney parks, there’s always the internal debate – should I bring our stroller from home or should we rent a stroller at Disney? When we travel to Disneyland we always have our car. Bringing our own stroller is easy. But when traveling to Florida, we need to rent. Bringing a stroller is a necessity!

Yes, guests can rent directly from Disney World. But renting from a third party is not only more budget friendly, it’s also convenient and the strollers are more comfortable. Since first writing this article, I’ve been able to use Amusement Park Rentals for several additional Walt Disney World vacations with my little ones.

How Renting a Stroller Works at Disney World

I met James of Amusement Park Rentals on our arrival day. We set up (via email) a pre-designated time and he called me when he arrived at my resort entrance. He had the City Mini GT stroller with him, along with a complimentary case of water bottles that came in handy on the warm days. James showed me how the stroller operated. I especially loved the easy fold –  Simply pull the strap in the center of the seat and the stroller folded up quickly and compactly!

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The City Mini GT stroller was perfect for my three-year old (and would be appropriate for any child up to 65 lbs). There was an expanding canopy to block out the sun and a generous basket underneath for water bottles, snacks and souvenirs. The handle quickly adjusted up or down depending upon the height of the adult pushing the stroller. A parent console held two water bottles.

My favorite feature was how smoothly the City Mini GT rolled. Designed like a jogging stroller, the front wheel rotated around for quick moves in thick crowds. My son eschewed the straps and buckle but would hop in and out of the City Mini GT stroller himself between attractions. The hand-operated brake worked great (and was so much better than the traditional stroller brake that you operate with your foot – they never work when you’re wearing sandals!)

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At the end of our 4 day visit the City Mini GT had frankly, been put to the test by my rambunctious preschooler. There was an unfortunate chocolate spot in the seat and my son had taken apart the buckle.

James at Amusement Park Rentals assured me that each stroller goes through a rigorous cleaning process that includes eco-friendly, non-toxic cleaning products combined with commercial grade steam cleaning to disinfect and sanitize. The rental City Mini GT that I’d been handed at the beginning our vacation would be cleaned thoroughly before being delivered to the next lucky family.

As you can see the City Mini GT stroller from Amusement Park Rentals was a success! My son was able to rest and nap mid-day while the rest of our family carried on. It was also great to have at the end of the day on the long walk back to our resort hotel from the bus stop.

Magic Kingdom Disney World fireworks behind the Castle

Amusement Park Rentals offers a wide variety of other vacation travel items including motorized scooters and wheelchairs. Baby necessities like high chairs and bouncy seats are also available to rent. Headed for the beach? You can even rent beach chairs or a volleyball set!

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My sleepy girl “meeting” Jessie & Woody at Magic Kingdom

After having the chance to use the City Mini GT stroller from Amusement Park Rentals and work directly with them on this trip, I can highly recommend their services. They were on time for drop off and pick up, the product was in like-new condition and the service I received was perfect!

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