EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jul 11, 2009
    Elena from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My question is about strollers. We're travelling with DDs 3&5 w/o 9/27. 1st trip. Planning to hit a park a day--MK,DS,AK,EP. Will we be ok w/out a stroller? (We're thinking that when DDs get tired of walking, it's time to return to the resort.) Thx!

    Hi there Elena!

    Thanks for writing!  First trips are extra magical.  Celebrate yours by picking up some free "First Visit" pins at Guest Relations and wear them proudly throughout your stay! 

    There are several opinions about strollers on the panel, so feel free to search for various points of view.  Here's mine...bring a stroller with you to Disney!  I know your kids are at a "borderline" age, where even your youngest would likely be mortified if her pre-school pals saw you pushing her around.  However, the amount of walking involved in a typical Disney day can easily tire out an elite athlete, let alone a three year old.  Renting a stroller is certainly an option but, I'm a big fan of bringing your own for a number of reasons.  First, bringing your own is cheaper than renting.  A double stroller will currently set you back $31/day.  (You can save a bit with a "length of stay" rental).  More importantly, you have to return strollers as you exit the parks, which can be a problem, if your kids (like many) zonk out after their last ride.  Carrying two kids out of the park, through a parking lot or to a bus queue along with all of your "park gear" is not pleasant when it's hot and you are exhausted.  In addition, having a stroller outside the main parks comes in handy around your resort, the airport, etc.  Keeping kids safely in a stroller will also enable you to keep tabs on them easily (especially in the evenings) and maneuver through the parks at an adult's (rather than a tiny tot's pace), allowing you to see and experience more.  Finally, the stroller canopy affords some great sun and rain protection (just remember to bring a rain cover, or use a poncho).

    As I mentioned, there are variety of opinions regarding strollers, so please search away as you make your travel plans.  Have a fantastic family vacation, and enjoy the anticipation, which can be (almost) as much fun!


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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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