Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Nov 30, 2008
    Abida from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I will be bringing my 4 1/2 month old to Disney in three weeks! I have a stroller in which the car seat clips on/off it. I am a bit concerned about leaving a car seat stroller alone to go to rides as well as carrying it on the bus? What should I do?

    I've seen many of the more expensive types of strollers left unattended at Walt Disney World.   In fact, I've brought along one of our own and did not have a problem at all.  Of course, that's not to say that there have not been thefts in the theme parks, but I think that overall the risk is minimal.

    If you'd like to take extra precaution, I suggest investing in one of those widely-available locking bike chains.  This is what my husband and I did when we had similar concerns.  Unfortunately, we made the mistake of chaining the stroller to a post at Hollywood Studios.  With the help of Disney security, we quickly learned that chaining anything to any of the structures at Walt Disney World is a big no no.  They were very understanding of our ignorance on the subject though and kindly suggested a better alternative.  They recommended that instead of chaining the stroller to a post, we thread the chain through the wheels of the stroller, thereby rendering it inoperable for would-be thieves.  You could use a second chain to attach the carseat to the stroller base to provide additional peace of mind.

    As for the busses, you should be aware that any stroller you use will need to be folded up in order to board the bus.  You won't be able to unfold it until  you exit the bus.

    An alternative might be to use a baby carrier, or sling, that attaches to your body.  You may find that to be easier than lugging around the stroller/carseat combo and having to repeatedly collapse it.

    Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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