• On May 30, 2017
    Maryann from MO 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.

    Hello we are taking our four boys to Disney in October for the first time. Their ages are 8, 6, 4, 2. Would you recommend having strollers for all kids? I am just not sure my 8 year old will be able to walk the entire day. Please help! Thank you.

    Hi Maryann,

    How exciting to be taking your boys on their first Walt Disney World vacation in October! There's nothing better than seeing the magic of Disney through your child's eyes.

    As a mom of four children myself, I would not personally recommend having a stroller available for your 6 and 8-year-old sons based on my own experience. When visiting Walt Disney World Resort, I have used a double stroller, two single strollers and a combination of a double and single stroller. During our first trip with our 15-month-old twins, we used a double stroller for the babies and a single stroller for my 6-year-old son. We realized the 6-year-old wanted to walk more and ended up using his stroller to store our bags. We found the twins preferred to be in their own stroller by age 3 so we started bringing two lightweight strollers that could be easily folded. If one of the twins ever wanted to walk and their older brother wanted to rest for a bit, they could trade places; however, neither twin wanted to use a stroller by age 5. We also found it to be much easier to maneuver single strollers in crowded areas of the park. With that being said, you know your children best. You can also rent a stroller at the parks if the amount of walking becomes too much for your older boys. 

    I hope this information is helpful in making the best decision for your family. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out again. Best wishes for a magical trip, Maryann!

    Happy Travels,
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Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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