Summer in Orlando…warm, sunny, and RAINY! If you have visited Florida in the summer, you know that it usually rains EVERY. SINGLE. DAY!
I visited the Walt Disney World Resort with my toddler during the summer of 2014. On the very first day of our trip we visited the Epcot Theme Park. We knew there was some rain in the forecast, but the skies were clear and sunny when we first arrived. I parked her stroller at the Norway Pavilion stroller parking lot to ride Maelstrom (which has since then been closed and will be replaced with a ‘Frozen’ themed attraction). After riding it, we continued exploring the attraction shop and taking in the amazing scents of the Norway Pavilion.
Little did I know that as soon as we boarded the boat in Maelstrom, a storm which resembled a Category 1 hurricane had begun outside. Needless to say, when I finally made it back to the stroller lot, my stroller was already completely soaked. Everything I had left in the stroller was also wet. I should have known better, especially since I am from Miami and know how quickly “gorgeously tanned in summer” weather can change.
My stroller was soggy the remainder of the day, and the next day it smelled horrible! I had ruined it forever. I ended up having to use a rented stroller the rest of our trip, and by the time that we got back to Miami, our stroller had already started to grow black mold on it. It was horrifying! ::shudders::
Back in Miami, I purchased a new stroller (which I later replaced with this one) and a stroller rain cover. A stroller rain cover is basically a rain coat for your stroller.
The cover I bought was the Jeep Standard Stroller Weather Shield. Please continue reading for features and photographs of this stroller shield.
This Stroller Shield features:
- A universal fit for most single strollers with a canopy.
- Air holes on both sides for ventilation.
- A convenient storage pouch.
- A see-through pocket for your essentials.
We have greatly enjoyed this stroller shield, and do not travel to the Walt Disney World Resort without it. In hindsight, I wish I would have purchased the Deluxe model as my daughter is very tall for her age and the deluxe model is longer in the front and in the back, but I have not had any issues with my current one. Once she outgrows it, I will upgrade to the deluxe model.
Earlier this month we took a 3-day trip to the Walt Disney World Resort and it rained every day we were there. I used the cover multiple times and neither she nor my personal belongings got wet. I found it very easy to put it on my stroller. I could usually set it up in about 5-10 seconds. It also fit over all of my belongings and stroller hooks. I recommend always putting the cover on your stroller when entering attractions or shows, even if the skies look clear. Weather changes in Orlando from one minute to the next! When you are done using it, it is very easy to get back in its storage pouch, although I do recommend letting it air dry first.
The Stroller Shield also comes in a jogging stroller version, a double stroller version, and even a tandem double stroller version. You can purchase all versions of this cover on Amazon.
**Disclaimer: All items mentioned in this post were purchased with my own money. All opinions are completely my own. Amazon links are affiliate links.**