EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jul 12, 2009
    Valerie from GA 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.

    We will visit with our 10 month old in Oct '09. I have a stroller and a backpack carrier. Both are very bulky to pack, and each have their own advantages. Can you suggest 1 over the other?

    Hi Valerie,

    How fun to be planning your child's first Disney World visit. Personally this is a very easy choice for me. I would bring the stroller for sure. Even in October, the temperatures at Disney can be quite warm and I think it will be much more comfortable for you  and your child to have the persoanl space that the stroller provides to stay cool. You will be walking and moving a great deal around the resorts and parks and the added weight of carrying your child will be quite exhausting for you and your husband.

    Also the stroller will be a great place for your child to nap and relax and will be much easier to cover and keep your child dry if it begins to rain. Although our stroller was at times a pain to fold up and maneuver around on the buses, it was great to have to carry around not only our exhausted children but also our diaper bags, backpacks, store purchases and more. I think you will find the stroller will be a great deal more useful for you and your child, plus it will be much easier to park it when enjoying an attraction, show or restaraunt rather than having to transport the carrier everywhere you go.
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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