Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Feb 21, 2010
    Brandi from NL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    This May will be the first disney vacation for our entire family. We have a 4 year old daughter who will be turning 5 while we are there. Ideas? She is a very tall (47 inches) and a bit on the heavy side as well. Will the strollers be comfortable for her?

    Brandi,

    Just yesterday I actually answered a similar question for another guest whose daughter (or was it you?) will be turning 5 while at WDW, so I hope this answer will help you, too.

    I will add an additional idea if you'd like to really go all out.  You can actually arrange to have birthday celebrations on private firework cruises.

    As for the strollers, your daughter may be more comfortable with a double stroller because she could then angle her body to provide more leg room.  They are made from molded plastic, and I have honestly thought they don't look very comfortable.  Here is more information regarding renting the strollers.  You do have another option:  purchasing your own stroller while at WDW.  At many of the stores and resorts, you will find cloth strollers for sale.  You could have your daughter try it out and see if she feels comfortable in it.  What is nice about having your own stroller is that you can then take it out of the parks with you while the rentals cannot leave. 

    Have a magical trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I’m a high school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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