Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • 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.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    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!


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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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