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  • On Sep 11, 2019
    Sonia from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    It will be our first family vacation and I was wondering if it was a good idea to bring along fold-up (tripod style) camping stools to sit while waiting in line for rides. I have two children under 10 and I thought it might be useful. Will it be a waste?

    Hi Sonia!

    You are getting ready for an incredible trip to Walt Disney World Resort with your family and I'm happy to help you with your plans. With two little Mouseketeers of my own, I know how important it is to ensure that your little ones don't get too tired as they enjoy a magical day at Walt Disney World Resort!

    Unfortunately, folding chairs are prohibited from the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs and this includes folding stools. So I do not recommend that you bring camping stools with you as you will not be able to bring them into the theme parks. However, there are quite a few ways you can help your kids have a great Walt Disney World Resort vacation without getting too tired!

    The FastPass+ System is the best way to reduce the time you spend waiting in queues. With the FastPass+ System, you can make three advanced reservations for attractions, Character Experiences and entertainment events on your "must-do" list. When you redeem those reservations, you can use FastPass+ queues, rather than Standby queues, which generally reduces your time waiting in queues significantly. My family loves the FastPass+ System because it makes everyone's day so much easier and more fun when we can spend our time playing in the theme parks, rather than waiting in queues!

    I also recommend that you plan on taking breaks throughout the day to help your little ones rest their legs. I like to plan a table service meal for a late lunch when we are visiting the theme parks because it's a good chance for everyone to get off of their feet, enjoy some air conditioning and have a fantastic meal before hitting the theme parks again!

    Finally, if your little ones are small enough, a stroller is a great way to help ensure their legs don't get too tired. You can bring your own stroller, provided it isn't larger than 31" wide and 52" long, or you can rent a stroller from the Stroller Rental locations at each of the theme parks and Disney Springs. The Walt Disney World Resort theme parks are quite large, so strollers have helped my little ones save their energy so they can make it for a full day of magic!

    For additional information about rules and prohibited items, you can check out the Walt Disney World Resort Park Rules. Let us know if you have additional questions we can help you with as you continue preparing for your trip! T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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