Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Jun 28, 2009
    Katie from NH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have a double jogging stroller for my will be almost 3yo and 1yo daughters (trip 9/7-9/14.) I don't really want to spend the $ to buy a double umbrella but I am concerned that the jogger will be too big for the bus and to traverse the parks? Suggestions?

    Hi Katie,


    We used a double jogger a few trips ago, and I think it's doable.  Here are my honest thoughts on the pros and cons from my experience.
    Pros -
    • It was very easy to push two kids and all of our "park gear" - my double jogger has a front wheel that pivots, so maneuvering was easy.  I don't recommend a stroller with a stationary front tire in the parks.
    • My kids were super comfy, with plenty of room in the jogger, and I had no "he's touching me" issues.
    • My jogger has a huge canopy, which was great for sun protection and keeping my kids cool.

    Cons -

    • The stroller was wide, and had a hard time getting through the front turnstiles at the parks.  It did make it, but it took a little "jiggling" each time we entered and exited.  My kids did not have to get out, however.
    • The stroller is heavy, and you will have to fold it when you board buses.  My husband did the lifting,and I got on the buses with my kids, so I can't personally complain, but I will say he did a wee bit.
    • On the monorails, we didn't have to fold our stroller to board, but could only fit the jogger on the handicapped accessible cars.

    I'm not sure what model jogger you have.  I have seen some (the Citi Mini, for example) that are much more narrow than a traditional double, that work great and don't have the "cons" I listed above.  If you don't think you can manage with your model, you might consider two, inexpensive umbrellas.  As long as you have two adults available to push, this is a great alternative.

    No matter what set of wheels you chose, I hope you have  wonderful trip!

    Tanya

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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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