• On Jan 11, 2017
    Katie from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    This is our first trip. My children are 5 & 7! Do I need to rent a doublee stroller? I think they are both too big for a stoller but I heard it's lot of walking!!!

    Hi Katie!

    I am delighted that you brought this question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Is your house a little crazy with excitement about your first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort? Mine would be. Since my girls are twins, I am quite familiar with the double stroller. When the kids get older, it gets tough pushing kid weight plus stroller around! We first brought our girls to Walt Disney World when they were five and I was determined not to bring or rent a stroller. So we planned our day into manageable segments. We arrived at the parks early, rode rides, ate lunch, and headed back to the resort in the afternoon for a nap (parents and grandparents included).

    Of course, you know your children best! You can always try Stroller Rental one day and see how it goes. By the time they were 7-years old, my children were running through the parks with the best of us (have to make those Fast Pass+ reservations!). I also suggest that you plan rides and restaurants in the same general area. For example, if you are riding rides in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom, eat lunch at Be Our Guest Restaurant. If you have made or plan to make Dining Reservations at Be Our Guest, remember that you can pre-order food for breakfast and lunch. Doing so can save valuable time.

    Yes, it is a lot of walking, but, with some planning, it is totally manageable. The good news is that you can always take some time to enjoy the pool at your resort. Life can be beautifully simple at 5 and 7!

    You will have a truly magical time. Happy planning!

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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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