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  • On Mar 4, 2009
    Maria from FL 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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    Hi everyone! This is my 1st time going with my kids (3 & 5). Should I rent a stroller or bring my double stroller? Or should I not bring one at all? Any advise?

    Hi Maria!

    Congratulations on your upcoming trip.  There are tons of suggestions on the panel regarding strollers, so feel free to search the word for a variety of opinions.  Here are my thoughts:

    • Without a doubt, with children your kids age, you absolutely should bring a stroller.  I know your five year old wouldn't be caught "you know what" in one at home, but believe me, the amount of walking at Disney can tire out a marathon runner, let alone a five year old!  In addition, the stroller will enable you to keep better tabs on your guys in the parks, and you to maneuver the parks at an adult's pace.  Even if your older one walks part of the day, it's nice to have an extra space for storing park bags, snacks, etc.
    • As for a double or single stroller, that's up for debate.  When I go with my husband, we often bring two lightweight strollers to avoid the "he just touched my leg" fight.  I've also taken my kids alone, and then stick with a lightweight, side-by-side umbrella style.  Either way, I'd stick with a model(s) that's easily folded for boarding buses.
    • Regarding whether to rent or bring one, my vote is to bring your own for a number of reasons.   First, to rent a double at Disney you'll pay $31 per day.  (If you get a length of stay rental, you'll save a few dollars).  Next, it's very convenient to have access to a stroller outside the parks, where strollers aren't available for rent.  (The airport, the Boardwalk at night, and your resort are prime examples of where a set of wheels will come in handy.)  Finally, the rentals don't come with too many bells and whistles (like a storage basket or cup holders) that come in handy during a long day in the parks.

    Whatever set of wheels you pick, have a great trip!


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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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