With the ever increasing crowds at the parks as of late, the amount of strollers has also skyrocketed. This leaves stroller parking areas highly congested, leaving Cast Members to move and arrange strollers, with guests more often than not having issues even locating their stroller after exiting an attraction. Disney finally realized what a problem this actually is and has put a pilot program in place to alleviate the hassle.
Debuting this past weekend at Animal Kingdom, the new pilot program offers a stroller parking test that has guests using multiple smaller stroller parking areas. If using a rented stroller, Disney will tag that stroller with a specific color that corresponds to one of three specific parking areas at each of the test attractions. If bringing in your own stroller, guests will have the stroller tagged at the first attraction where the system is being used.
With this system, the stroller parking areas are now broken into three smaller parking areas, based on assigned color, instead of one large area as it has been. The goal is to more easily disperse crowds after a show/attraction exits. The list of attractions the system is being used include:
- “it’s tough to be a bug”
- Kali River Rapids
- Rivers of Light
- Finding Nemo – The Musical
- Festival of the Lion King
- Wildlife Express Train
- Kilimanjaro Safaris
So far the new system is receiving positive feedback. There is no confirmation on how long it will last or if it will be tried at other parks. What do you think of this new system? Tell us your experience in the comments.