Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Nov 3, 2011
    Chiu kit from NY 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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    Hi, We are going to Disney in Dec2011 for 4 days. My daughter is 5yrs old. I would like to know if it is better to bring your own stroller or rent one in Disney? Another question is whcih parks should I bring a 5yr old?

    Hi Chiu Kit:

    If you have a stroller that folds up and transports easily, I would suggest bringing one from home.  Disney Park strollers are convenient but are not so comfortable and have to stay in the Parks.  My family always uses the independent and local Orlando stroller-rental service, Orlando Stroller Rentals, ( They are familiar working with Disney World and conveniently deliver and pick up strollers right from your resort. When you check-in at your Resort, let the front desk know you have a stroller waiting, and the Cast Member will retrieve the stroller for you. You can then return the stroller at the end of your stay to the front desk for them to hold for pick-up.

    If you have four days at the Parks, you may want to bring your five year old to all four Theme Parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom.  Magic Kingdom is a must so if you find that you want to spend a second day at Magic Kingdom, I would skip Animal Kingdom. However, if your daughter is a huge fan of animals, you may want to skip Hollywood Studios over Animal Kingdom.  For more ideas, I would have a look at Disney's in-depth planning page for traveling to Walt Disney World with younger children.

    Enjoy your vacation.
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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