Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Apr 19, 2009
    Jocelyne from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are going in 2 weeks with our almost 3 yr old, and 1 year old. Any tips or advice? Best kind of stroller to take? Can our 1 yr old go on any rides with us? What is ride swapping ? HELP!!! IM SOOOO STRESSED!!!

    Hi Jocelyne,

    Welcome to the Moms Panel!  Take a deep breath, we're here to get you through this!

    Stroller - In my opinion you should bring your own double stroller (if you have one).  I personally prefer the tandem over the side-by-side.  It makes it easier to get through the crowds.  Whatever type you choose be sure it has a sun shade, and bring a plastic rain cover.  I actually purchased a clear table cloth and it works great!

    Rides - Not to worry, Walt Disney was very concerned about building a park that children and adults could enjoy TOGETHER.  You'll find that pretty much anything that does not has a height requirement will allow you to bring both children on.  I typically would hold the younger child on my lap, and sit the older child between the two adults.  

    The child swap is available for most height-restricted rides.  One parent will wait with the child that does not meet the requirement, while the other one rides.  Then they "swap" the child so the other parent can ride.  They are given given access to the ride without having to wait in line again (because the first parent has already done the waiting). 

    Hope this helps!
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