Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 17, 2010
    Brook from IL 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 am traveling to Disney in May with my Daughter 1.5 and Son 3. I was wondering if anyone could help me decide, do I bring two single strollers or my big bulky double stroller?? My son I know will want to walk some but I know he will also need a stroller.

    Hi Brook,

    I have taken both a double stroller and two lightweight strollers to Disney, and there are benefits to each.  If you take a double, you will have one set of adult hands "free" to hold onto (or chase) your older son when he wants to walk, go ahead to secure a table at a counter-service restaurant, run to the restroom, etc.  In addition, you can "take turns" pushing (which tends to become a "who draws the shortest straw" issue in my family after a long day in the parks!)  Two double strollers works well when your kids are a bit older (and heavier) and it is physically difficult for one adult to push two kids plus all the "park bags" hanging from the stroller.  Separate strollers also eliminates the "he's touching me" fight that tends to pop up after a missed nap or on a really warm afternoon!

    Your children are still quite young, so I honestly think you will do fine with either one or two strollers.  If you suspect that your three-year-old will want to walk a significant amount of the time, you might be better off with a double, so that you have a free set of hands to hang onto him.  As for your double being bulky, I wouldn't worry.  Unless you have a very wide, side-by-side double jogger, you should have no problem easily maneuvering around the parks.  I have taken many models of single, double and sit-n-stand strollers, and never had any issues.

    Have a wonderful 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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