Mom And Son Giraffe
  • On Feb 25, 2010
    Erika Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is bringing a double stroller a good idea?? Should my kids plan on only walking the whole time in the parks?? I have a 3 year old.

    Hi Erika!

      I have been very grateful for my double stroller during my visits! If your double stroller is one you can travel well with, and folds up easily for you for the buses,trains, and trams, then I suggest you bring it.

     My kids are young and have similar age difference as yours. They made use of their stroller! I think the parks are too large for the little ones to walk fully. I think it's also easier to keep the kids moving together without having to rely on Mom or Dad to carry them. That can get tiring quickly! My oldest son still took naps at your child's age, and I'm sure your infant still does, too! Bringing your double stroller might make it easy for them to rest since they would be comfortable in what they're familiar with. Consider the end of a fun but long day, too. I've seen kids over a Mom or Dad's shoulder asleep before they make it back to their room. If you carry around baby items, you also have the benefit of stashing them in the basket underneath.

     You'll notice at the parks, there are many stroller parking areas for use while you enjoy the attractions. They're typically well within proximity. You'll have an easier time if you go in knowing that you'll be using a routine of sorts. Something like: Mom takes the kids out of the stroller while Dad then parks the stroller; and then upon returning, Dad  retrieves stroller and works with Mom towards getting each child strapped in until the next time! It's simple if you know what to expect.

     You may want to also consider renting a stroller. The Disney parks have single and double strollers available for rent. They may not be the most comfortable, and in fact, I would say they are best suited for toddlers/preschoolers and not infants. You may also want to look into something like Orlando Stroller Rentals.

     I hope this helps you decide what would be best for your family, and that you have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Maria, Florida

I am a Mom of two boys, and I love enjoying the Walt Disney World magic with my family. Helping others with their trip is something I hold dear because I know I'm helping families create some of their most cherished memories while at Walt Disney World. Learn More About Maria

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