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This Disney Park Now Has a Ban on Strollers

Shanghai Disney Resort
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There have been quite a few changes at Disney Parks over the last few years. This one may be the biggest, though, that directly affects Guests.

Shanghai Disney Resort implemented a new ban that started on June 30, 2023, with no end date in sight. When visiting Disney Park, there is a lot to take in and experience. With that comes the responsibility of the Guest to do the right thing like common sense, throw your trash out, and be polite to other Guests visiting. The Shanghai Disney website also puts an emphasis on wearing masks properly in indoor locations and “All Guests are encouraged to maintain good personal hygiene.”

As Disney Guests to any Park, we know there are rules to follow. However, each Park from California to Orlando to Paris to Hong Kong may vary in their rules and regulations. Now, Shanghai Disney Resort is implementing new rules that other Parks do not have.

Shanghai Disney Resort

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Shanghai Disney Resort New Rules and Regulations

The new rules have been effective as of Friday, June 30, 2023. Still allowed in the Parks are manual or electric wheelchairs for Guests who need them. Child strollers are also still allowed but with a few stipulations, which is where the most significant change comes in. Shanghai Disney writes,

Child strollers meeting all of the following conditions:
– Length NOT exceeding 110 cm, width NOT exceeding 80 cm (both including any accessories or extension attachments fully deployed)
– Designed and used to transport children of 11 years old and younger or with height of 1.4 meters and below on the day of their visit
– Designed to be pushed from behind

Shanghai Disney Resort

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Furthermore, they have also included a list of complete bans on other types of carriers. Guests may not do the following;

Carriers or vehicles, including but not limited to the ones listed below (regardless of their sizes except for the otherwise specified sizes of child strollers), are NOT permitted to be brought into Shanghai Disneyland and indoor locations of Disneytown:

  • Strollers with length exceeding 110 cm, width exceeding 80 cm (both including any accessories or extension attachments fully deployed)
  • Wagons, stroller wagons
  • Carts
  • Children’s tricycles
  • Wheeled carriers
  • Stroller suitcases
  • Any trailer-like object that is pushed, pulled or towed by an electric conveyance vehicle, wheelchair, stroller or person

It is unclear what prompted the ban and change in rules. But Guests who do not abide by the rules will not be welcomed into the Park.

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Shanghai Disney opened in officially opened on June 16, 2016. Upon opening, Bob Iger said, “The Resort reflects Disney’s legendary storytelling along with China’s rich culture and showcases some of the most creative and innovative experiences we’ve ever created. We’re looking forward to showing it to the world and sharing it with the people of China for generations to come.”

Recently, he posted about his most recent visit to the Park since the opening.

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Bob Iger stepped back in as Disney’s CEO in 2022. It is unclear what his thoughts are on the stroller ban, but Parks outside of the United States do operate differently. What is your opinion on these new rules?

About Sarahfina LoFaso

Sarahfina is an author, and adjunct professor with a passion for writing and of course, all things Disney! Cinderella is her favorite princess and movie, both the animated and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1997 version. In close second place is Hercules, tied with Saving Mr. Banks. Sarahfina enjoys writing about the history of Walt Disney and all the parks, along with food, dining, and resorts. Her favorite ride is the Tower of Terror, and her favorite restaurant right now is the San Angel Inn, in EPCOT. Most importantly, her must-have snack every Disney trip is the controversial turkey leg, because it reminds her of her family trips as a kid with her grandparents.