Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On Sep 4, 2009
    Neil from NJ 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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    our first time at disney. traveling with two infants. staying at old key west. babies will need to take naps around noon each day.Should we rent a car and use it for traveling especially to magic kingdom?

    There are moms that prefer the bus service over driving around WDW. I'm one of the moms that prefer to drive. I found it especially convenient when my son was younger. Even now that he is 9, no one in our family likes waiting for the bus after a long day of touring even if we had a nap in the afternoon!

    While taking a stroller on a plane may be a hassle, I would absolutely recommend having your own stroller to tour WDW. Some of the most tiring times of your day will be in the early morning hours when heading from your hotel to the park and when departing a park in the evening. I could not imagine traipsing back to tour hotel at the end of a long day without a stroller. This was much easier to accomplish when we had our own vehicle and stroller. Thus my advice to rent a car. The problem that I have with the bus system is that we can depart Epcot at 1 p.m., for example, and not see a bus until 1:30. I'd much rather spend the extra (or as I see it wasted) time still in the park or back at our restful resort. Once in our own vehicle, everyone relaxes too.

    Airline travel can also be exhausting. If  your flight is delayed, the stroller is a great place to let a child get some rest. Gate check the stroller!

    Stroller rentals are available at WDW, however I personally find the fees too high.

    Take your own stroller. Waiting for buses at WDW is another time when the young and young-at-heart are tired and losing patience. If a child can rest in a stroller, it makes your transportation time a little easier!

    Wishing your family, especially the little ones, a magical, safe and stress-free journey!
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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