Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Aug 13, 2009
    Stacy from ID 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.

    In traveling with my 3 year old (and flying across country), would you suggest bringing our own stroller or renting one?


    I definitely recommend using a stroller with a 3-year old. If you bring your own, remember that you are probably, dependent upon what airline you fly, going to pay for the checked bag charge. The alternative of renting from Disney adds convenience, but can be quite pricey, running almost $20 per day.

    One other choice that might save you some money is to order a cheap stroller online to be delivered to your resort. Use it that week, and then just leave it when you are heading home. Especially if you find an online store that doesn't charge shipping, you could really save a lot and get a stroller for the week at the same time.

    Whatever you do, have your child help you create some decorative signage that you can hang from the stroller handles. It can be a fun project to get them excited for the trip, and having something bold and different hanging from the handle can both help you find your stroller in the stroller parking areas as you leave an attraction, and also help others from not accidentally mistaking yours as theirs!

    Feel free to send me any follow-up questions!

    Have a magical vacation!
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I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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