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  • On Feb 4, 2009
    Dawn Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! I am bringing my daughter (4 years) to WDW for the first time in March. I have decided against renting a stoller at WDW, which means I need to purchse one. What are your suggestions? I'm looking for one with a basket and reclines but light weight.

    Hi Dawn,

    I thing bringing your own stroller is a great idea for a number of reasons.  First, if your trip is for more than a few days, you can purchase one for less than the price of renting.  Secondly, you'll have a set of "wheels" for your daughter in places outside the parks, including the airport, your resort grounds, the Boardwalk, etc.  Since you are buying one, I'm guessing your daughter has largely outgrown her stroller days, and you are looking for one specifically for this vacation.  (A brilliant decision in my opinion, because tired little feet make for cranky kids and moms!) 

    As for which type of model to get, I think you hit on all the key elements...anything that is lightweight, has a good-sized canopy, and a small basket is fine.  Since your princess is four, be sure to check the weight limit on the stroller, since some only go up to 35 pounds or so (and my fellows were way past this at 4).   Garage sales and online auctions can be an excellent place to secure a gently-used stroller that meets your needs at a good price.  I purchased very light weight (less than 10 pounds) Maclaren strollers for my kids that hold children up to 55 pounds.  We get a ton of use out of them in the parks, they weigh almost nothing, and have lasted for years.  I have several "Disney buddies" who have purchase similar Chicco models and are thrilled as well. 

    Good luck with your stroller search and have a wonderful trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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