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  • On Jul 21, 2010
    Melissa 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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    Staying at FW Cab in Sep with 2 boys 1&4 and my mom. Should I bring our sit&ride stroller or rent? Do the buses have a lift I could use to get the stroller on the bus? Don't think i could lift it up steps myself. It's very heavy! Thanks for the inf

    Hi, Melissa! I remember very well bringing my oldest two children to WDW when they were your sons' ages, and we brought our double stroller at the time. Since then, I've always encouraged friends and families to consider bringing two smaller strollers if there will be more than one adult available to help. The double strollers (including the sit & ride kind) are terribly cumbersome in crowds and negotiating the various obstacles in the parks and resorts. Plus, like you said, getting the double ones on and off the buses (and even in and out of some of the attractions) can be a nightmare!

    In addition, I'm fairly sure that the bus driver will frown at you if you ask to use the wheelchair lift for your stroller. It's a big deal to position the bus for the lift, lower it, steady it and raise it -- my mom is in a wheelchair and requires the lift since she no longer is mobile. Plus, it may be protocol to only use the lift for those guests in wheelchairs anyway.

    As far as renting strollers, my general rule of thumb is to consider how your children react to stroller time. Some of my kids would completely pass out in the stroller at the end of a park day and wouldn't wake up until we plopped them in the bed. Others simply used it as a way to rest their legs and were in no way interested in collapsing. So, remember that you have to return the park strollers at the gate, and there is a long way to go to your resort room with a sleeping pile of child in your arms should you not have your stroller. Maybe this information will help you plan.

    Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation!
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