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  • On Jul 18, 2009
    Lisa from GA 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 trip to WDW will be this T-giving. We are traveling with one 4 year old and twin 2 year olds - stroller tips, recommendations please! Rent from in the park? Bring our double? Bring separate umbrella stollers? Thanks!

    Hi Lisa!

    Your kids will have a lot to give thanks for this Turkey Day...namely, their awesome parents, who are taking them to Disney for the holiday!  As for stroller configurations, I'd recommend that all of your kids have a dedicated "seat", as they are all young, and likely to get worn out by the walking.  I'd opt for a double for your twins (I'm partial to side-by-side models, so everyone gets a "front seat") and an umbrella for your four year old.  If your oldest wants to walk a bit, you can always use her stroller to haul what I imagine will be a pretty hefty "park bag".  We have both a side-by-side and single umbrella stroller by MacClaren.  (I got them both gently used on eBay, from someone who described them as "used only once at Disney"!)  I've gotten more than my money's worth, and paid less than half of the full retail price.  I like them because they have good sized canopies, which are great for sun protection.  They fold and maneuver easily, and are a snap to travel with.  I've seen similar strollers in a variety of brands. 

    Renting strollers is certainly an option, but with young kids, having strollers outside the parks can be very helpful.  Plus, rentals are expensive, and if you have strollers that you like, you can apply the rental fee toward some cool souvenirs instead!  Park rentals need to be returned as you exit the park, and Disney has what I believe is a magical power to lull kids into a deep sleep as you exit the park gates.  Carrying one, two or three sleeping beauties through the gates, and to the bus lines or parking lots is not much fun when you are exhausted!

    Have a wonderful trip no matter what set of wheels you opt for!

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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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