• On Jan 25, 2018
    Melissa from PA 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.

    My daughter is 5 years old, I wanted to know if I should bring a stroller for her? I don't want to be pushing an empty stroller around but then again I don't want to regret bringing one. Please help in giving me your opinion! Thank you!!

    Hi Melissa. Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is just a month away! Is your daughter excited?

    Of course, it depends on your Princess and how much walking she normally does, but I would encourage you to take her stroller. 

    On a day at Walt Disney World Resort when we don't do too much, we still typically walk a minimum of 7-8 miles per day. That's a lot for little legs.

    Also - at times when crowds were heavier and my kiddos were your daughter's age, I liked having them in their stroller for safety reasons. They didn't get stepped on and I always knew where they were.

    If you decide you don't want to take it with you but then feel like you need one, you can rent strollers either in the theme parks, at Disney Springs or from third party companies.

    If you decide you do want to bring her stroller, I have a couple of tips. 1.) Take a blanket or small towel with you as the strollers can get really hot in the Florida sun. When you go into an attraction, put the towel or blanket over the seat of the stroller to protect it. When you return to the stroller, remove the towel or blanket and head to your next adventure. It will also double as a great pillow or blanket later in the day if she needs to rest. 2.) Put some kind of identifying tag on your stroller as the stroller may get moved by a Cast Member to accommodate other strollers as Guests come and go. Trust me when I tell you virtually every stroller looks exactly the same when you are trying to find yours after a fun day in the theme parks.

    I hope this helps you with your planning. Thanks so much for sharing your questions with the Disney Parks Moms Panel and please let us know if you need any further information as you plan your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

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"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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