Thursday, February 12, 2015

review: simple stroller rental

Our little family is at a challenging age for strolling, with a newly 5 year old, a 3 year old and an infant (3 months). We are in that in-between stage where the Bigs don't really want to sit in a stroller, but they really should (especially for Disney World!) and Baby needs a mode of transportation as well. We simply do not have a stroller to accommodate us, but also don't use one often enough to necessitate a large purchase. 

So, we had a dilemma for our Florida vacation! Our van was already packed to the gills, and the Disney strollers weren't a good fit for us. Their strollers provided little value unless we were already in the park. So, all that time leading up to park entrance and after, we'd have to fend for ourselves with all our bags and kiddos. Not to mention, they were spendy!

I happened upon a wonderful service - Simple Stroller Rental. I had honestly never heard, or thought of renting a stroller from a company. But it was the perfect solution! I researched several different stroller rental companies and felt very confident with them. Their stroller selection was great, their reviews were wonderful and their prices couldn't be beat! 

As with so much these days, I did this very last minute. As in, the week before we were due to arrive in Orlando. Their website was very easy to use and within minutes, we were all booked and ready to go!

Here's where it gets even better - the stroller was waiting for us at the hotel upon check-in! I even received a text earlier that morning telling us it had arrived. Could it be any easier?!

We chose the City Mini Double stroller with glider board, so we essentially had a triple stroller. It was perfect for us! It was very easy to transport and another key advantage over renting a stroller from Disney is that we had it from the moment we parked! No juggling the kids, bags and gear to the entrance (which on some days took almost an hour from parking to gate!)

We loved the stroller so much! I was a bit apprehensive about using a rental stroller from a cleanliness perspective. But it looked practically brand new!

But seriously, the best part of the stroller...


This. never. happens!

We got lots of comments from people with stroller envy, especially on the day we were at Epcot and it went from sunny to torrential downpour out of nowhere! 

The rain cover for the stroller was amazing! And at only $10 for the entire rental period, well worth every penny! While most families were huddled under the overhangs to stay dry, we were able to stroll to the rides (and beat the lines!)

I heart you, awesome stroller.

We had the stroller for a total of 8 days, 5 of which were spent at Disney World. Simple Stroller Rental charges by the day, not week! And on those non-Disney days, we had the stroller for going to the pool, park, and on walks. Another major advantage over the Disney strollers!

We couldn't have survived and thrived at Disney without Simple Stroller Rental! The right stroller will make, or break, your experience. Trust me on this! We will surely use them every time we are in Orlando! Thank you for making our trip that much easier and enjoyable, Simple Strollers!

(Note: I was compensated with a free stroller rental for this review, however my opinions are completely my own and not based upon the review.)


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