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Should i take a stroller to Disneyworld?

HI im going to Disneyworld for Christmas this year and we've never been there. Should i take a stroller for my 5 yr old son? or will he be okay without one? any other helpful tips for our first trip to Disney at Christmas time to be specific? Its just my 5 yr old son, husband and me.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:57 PM on Apr. 26, 2010 in Travel

Answers (11)
  • A stroller is a good idea. It is a lot of walking. He doesn't have to ride in it the whole time, but it's good to have it when you need it. It's also nice to have something to hang coats/bags on. You can rent one there too.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 1:59 PM on Apr. 26, 2010

  • Disney is a stroller parking lot. For most attractions you can't take them in anyway. we just went with 2 4 year olds and they did fine without one.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:59 PM on Apr. 26, 2010

  • You can't take the strollers in, but every ride has a place to park them right outside.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 2:08 PM on Apr. 26, 2010

  • You can take it or use the ones they provide there.
    older

    Answer by older at 2:14 PM on Apr. 26, 2010

  • Anon - I guess you have not been to Disney, but you will walk miles in one day. It's either a stroller, carry them on your shoulders or leave when they get tired and miss a lot of fun things. We took a stroller when my son was 5. We rented it because we did not own one anymore.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:33 PM on Apr. 26, 2010

  • My MIL and family go once a month..Take the stroller
    ryanlynn

    Answer by ryanlynn at 4:25 PM on Apr. 26, 2010

  • If you have a wagon it might be better than a stroller. Especially if he's 5. You can put food and drinks in there and when he gets tired you can put him in there.
    baboluchi56

    Answer by baboluchi56 at 5:40 AM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • Disney does not allow wagons, we went with a 3 yr and 5 year old, both rode in umbrella strollers most of the time. It is a lot of walking and it is easier to keep up with them in the crowds, if he doesn't want to ride the entire time then he can walk. Renting a single stroller at the park is $8-13 a day. Buy a cheap umbrella stroller if you don't want to rent.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:13 AM on May. 1, 2010

  • YES! OPTIONS:
    1. Bring your own
    2. Rent from Disney $15/day for single
    3. Rent from www.orlandostrollerrentals.com (a little cheaper and you have it for your entire stay with free delivery to your resort

    Hope this helps:)


    DisneyFanMomKim

    Answer by DisneyFanMomKim at 9:24 AM on May. 11, 2010

  • Christmas is sort of a "best of times, worst of times" season at Disney. All of Walt Disney World, both the theme parks and the resorts, is beautifully decorated for the holidays and the festivities begin just after Thanksgiving and last through New Year's Day. It's extremely busy the week before Christmas and even more packed the week between Christmas and New Year's. (During that week the parks often swell to peak capacity and are closed to arriving visitors by 10 a.m.) This kind of crowd is especially hard on families with young kids--it's easy to lose your children in the crush and nearly impossible to push a stroller. Just prepare yourself! Spend an evening at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party! Stay on Disney property if you can. If the parks do start closing due to capacity, non-resort guests will be the first to be turned away to park entry. Disney resort guests are the last. Avoid Magic Kingdom Christmas Day
    DisneyFanMomKim

    Answer by DisneyFanMomKim at 9:31 AM on May. 11, 2010

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