Kids being silly on Main Street
  • On May 13, 2020
    Stephanie from NM Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Should you bring a stroller for a 5 and 7 year old?

    Hi, Stephanie!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'm so excited to hEAR that you are planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation with your little Mouseketeers!  There's nothing quite like watching your children experience the power of magic!  Be sure to purchase Memory Maker to help you relive all of your precious vacation memories for yEARs to come.

    Stephanie, your question brought a big smile to my face.  As I read it, I was reminded of planning my kids' first Walt Disney World Resort trip.  My little princess was 3 years old at the time and thought of herself as very grown-up.  At that age, she had already started refusing to use a stroller because she thought that they were "for babies."  As we planned our visit to the theme parks, I explained to my daughter how much walking we would be doing, but she insisted on leaving our stroller at home.  I thought for sure that she would tire out and want to rent a stroller once we began exploring the parks, but she was a trooper.  Except for a few times at the end of our evenings when she asked to be carried, she walked during our entire visit.  However, I must say that she is a strong-willed kiddo and definitely the exception to the stroller rule.

    If I were you, I would plan on bringing a stroller along on your visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth.  There is so much to see and do at Walt Disney World Resort, and exploring the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy involves A LOT of walking.  If you do not want to travel with your stroller from home, there are strollers available to rent at the theme parks and Disney Springs.  If you would rather have a stroller with you during your entire vacation, renting from a third-party company such as the Disney Featured Provider, ScooterBug, is another great option.

    You know your kiddos best, and as such, you'll be the best one to determine if you will need a single or a double stroller.  I've seen families with children close in age to your own get by just fine with a single stroller.  The littlest Mouseketeer can ride in the stroller and when they want to stretch their legs, big brother or sister can hop in to take a rest.  However, I've also seen plenty of older kids make like the ghosts at the Haunted Mansion and hitch a ride in a buggy, so you may want to play it safe with a double stroller.

    No matter what you opt for in terms of your stroller, be sure to take breaks as needed.  Staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel makes it so convenient to head back to your room for a mid-day rest!  If you'd like any additional tips or recommendations for visiting Walt Disney World Resort with your children, please feel free to visit us again.  See ya real soon!
    Samantha
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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