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  • On Mar 10, 2009
    Pryscilla from MD 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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    I really want to take my own stroller instead of renting one. The thing is: an umbrella stroller (less space but easier to carry on disney transportation) or a regular folding stroller (more space and more dificult to carry)? thanks for your advice.

    Hi Pryscilla!

    I, like you, am a big fan of bringing my own stroller to Disney.  As for the best "make and model", it depends on your preferences.  I've traveled to "the World" with everything from a lightweight umbrella stroller to a side-by-side double jogger.  Each time, my choice worked well for that specific trip.  I agree that a lightweight model, that's easy to fold will make boarding and unboarding buses easier.  That being said, if you have more than one adult traveling, and have an extra set of hands, the "bells and whistles" that come with some other models (cup holders, the ability to recline, large baskets, etc.) can come in really handy for a long day in the parks.  When I've traveled alone with two kids, I use a light side-by-side umbrella that's easy to fold.  When my hubby joins us, we take one for each kid (this way, I don't have to deal with the "he's touching my leg" fights!)  My own personal minimum requirements, even for an umbrella style stroller is that they have a good sized canopy for sun protection and a basket for "park stuff".  I also bring a portable cup holder that I velcro onto the handles for my water bottle.

    I hope some of my thoughts help you make the perfect choice!

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