• On Feb 18, 2020
    Tricia from NB 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 son is 7 and we plan on being at the Majic Kingdom and Animal kingdom from morning until night? Is it a good idea to rent a stroller for him? We will also be carrying a backpack.. is there a cart or something you can rent to put your things in

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms panel, Tricia! Thanks for stopping by with your question. 

    I love that you're thinking ahead as to what will help your day at Magic Kingdom Park and Disney's Animal Kingdom go smoothly. I currently have a 7-year-old son as well so I understand your conundrum about using (or not using) a stroller. 

    In "real life" we never use a stroller anymore and can't imagine rewinding the clock to the toddler days of using it daily. However, at the Walt Disney World Resort, those daily living rules don't apply. While every child and every family is different, if you're unsure, I recommend renting a stroller. I have found that the stroller allows our kids an option to take breaks from walking and avoids exhaustion...  and therefore, meltdowns. It also provides a spot to store extra bags, popcorn buckets and merchandise since wagons and carts are not allowed.

    If you decide to rent a stroller, you have a few options. If you are staying at a Disney Resort Hotel and want one that will stay with you all day, ScooterBug is the featured provider. This company will deliver directly to your Disney Resort Hotel and there are multiple models for you to choose from. Since you have an older child, make sure to check the recommended weight limit before finalizing your selection. 

    If you are only thinking you'll need the stroller in the parks, you can rent one before you start touring the park and then simply return it prior to leaving. 

    Tricia, I hope this helps as you are deciding how to approach the day with your son. Wishing you a pixie-dusted vacation and THE BEST DAY EVER! Come on back and see us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with any other questions you might have. 

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Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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