Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jun 9, 2009
    Kerri from MB 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.

    We are coming to Disney World in Sept. Having the problem deciding what type of stroller to bring for my 3 and 1 year old. Double/single, umberella?! When travelling on the bus, do you have to hold the stroller with you?

    HI Kerri,

    There are a lot of opinions on the Panel about what types of strollers work best in the parks for any number of "kid configurations", so feel free to search for some additional views.  Your kids are relatively small (and light, I'm guessing), so if one adult can handle pushing both kids, a double is a great idea.  This way, you'll have one adult available to take your oldest for a potty break, grab a table at a counter service meal, etc.  When my kids were younger, we used a side-by-side MacClaren that was great.  It folded easily and was light weight.  You will have to fold the stroller to board the buses, but there is generally plenty of room to stick strollers under your seat, or in front of your legs while you are seated.  You don't have to fold the stroller on the monorail in most cases.

    When kids are older (and heavier) it can get tough for one adult to push them all day, so, at that point, I'd recommend switching to two lightweight strollers (umbrellas with a good canopy are great).

    My other recommendations for a stroller with young children include having reclining seats (for naps), good sized canopies and a cup holder for drinks/snacks.  I've never thought  a basket was critical because you can hang your park gear on the handles as you go.  If you are going during the summer, I also recommend some portable clip-on (battery operated) fans.  These really help in the middle of a hot day!  I've found them at Walmart (online).

    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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