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  • On Feb 24, 2009
    Melissa 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'll be at Disney in mid-October with our then 23 month old. Would you recommend a regular stroller or a jogging stroller? Which is better to get around with? Thanks! Love the panel by the way, gotten lots of great advice!

    Hi Melissa,

    You've picked a great time to visit!  The weather should be fabulously mild, and the crowds moderate!  Plus, your nearly two-year-old will elevate you to "super-mom" status after he lays his eyes on Mickey!

    I've traveled to Disney with both regular and jogging strollers.  Both worked well.  My number one criteria is to pick a stroller that your son or daughter is comfortable in, and will sit in.  Next, I think a few features are helpful, including, a good-sized canopy to block out the sun, a decent basket, and the ability to be folded easily and carried onto the buses.  I also think a sturdy cup holder for both mom and tot are great (but not critical) add-ons.  If you are staying at one of the resorts on the monorail, you won't have to fold your stroller to board, so you can take that into consideration.  However, even at the monorail properties, you'll need to take a bus to Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom.

    My husband is a "pro" at quickly folding and carrying even a double jogger onto a bus, so, as long as he's with us, I have no problem taking it along.  As for maneuvering around the parks, a jogger is certainly a pleasure to push, and many models have great, huge canopies.  When I travel alone or with my mom, I stick with lightweight, umbrella-style strollers, because the two of us have a hard time corralling our kids onto the bus and folding/lugging a big, heavy jogger.

    I hope some of my thoughts help you make the right choice.  Have a wonderful vacation!


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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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