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HELP - Going to Disney with 2 YR old TWINs

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so we are going to disney next month with the family...  there will be 15 adults and 5 boys under the age of 3.  I know - we're crazy... but this is what my mom wanted to do for their anniversary.  

My husband and I have twin boys - 29 months by the time we go in April...


Can anyone suggest :

do we bring our cars seats to use on the plane?  or just skip them and rent seats with the car?

i have 1 stroller that has the second seat down in the cargo area... we dont use the stroller much so its great when i'm in a store since it is single file and compact, but not good for days out... no reclining if the second seat is in place and the kid on the bottom is literally sitting in the cargo pouch.

so do we purchase second single stroller so each kid has a good view and recline?  or are you able to get around with the side by side twin strollers?  I'm thinking Disney is too crowded for that...

or should we rent the city mini's available from off site vendors?  and again, two singles or a twin side by side?

any other advice?

Thanks

by on Mar. 20, 2013 at 7:14 PM
Replies (31-40):
jenven24
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 12:22 PM

i didnt think of the plane sickness... any suggestions of what might ease their tummies if it happens?

jenven24
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:07 PM

I'm getting some more positive comments... i'm feeling a little better.  :)  I'll deal with the nonsense - I just hope they have a great time - to make it worth the hassel - and expense.  

baby7810
by Bronze Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:10 PM

OMG sorry my advice would be dont go LOL we took our 2 year old last year and i said NEVER EVER again at that age! i would take a newborn over a 2 yr old. 

on a side note:

#1 take lots of snacks.

#2 we bought disney toys from home and gave her a new one each day, she loved it.

#3 take lots of pictures!

#4 BUBBLES!!! they helped us a ton in lines :)

hope you have a good trip

oh and if you take them to see characters (i wish i did this) bring a matt (for like around a picture) that they can sign instead of a book :) then when u get home put the kid's picture in them and you have all the characters signature all around

RobinBright
by Gold Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Renting carseats is an absolute no-go!  If you do not know the complete history of the seat (has it ever been dropped, ever been in an accident, have the straps been submerged in water, etc) you should not put your child in it.  Options are either to have your children in their carseats on the plane (that would be best), or rely on Disney transportation (Magic Express, buses, boats, monorail) so you do not need carseats.  Checking them is not safe, either as luggage or gate checking. 

You can definitely use a double side-by-side in Disney--- lots of people do.  If you want your own for using in the airports and off property, I'd just bring a double umbrella that can be gate checked easily.  If you only want it in the parks, you can rent doubles at the front gates.

pamelax3
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 2:37 PM

You are braver than I am! HAve a great trip

ScrChk23
by Amanda on Mar. 21, 2013 at 2:56 PM

 Good luck!!

jenven24
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 6:22 PM

the bubbles and the mat are a great idea.  thanks

jenven24
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 6:23 PM

i didnt think of the history - more concerned with how grimy a rental carseat would be.  Thanks for bringing that to my attention

Allebas
by Gold Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 6:33 PM

I DO NOT--I REPEAT I DO NOT recommend you check any strollers/car seats you don't want to have damaged!!! We took our stroller/carseat when we flew from Seattle to Florida. Our stroller was RUINED!!! It wasn't as big of a deal as it could have been, b/c it was not bought brand new, but I am still pissed that they wrecked it!! It was fine when we got to Florida, but once we got back to Seattle and went to use it, it was obviously, broken!! We didn't even bother with the HUGE headache of trying to get the airlines to compensate us for it. If it was me, I would get some cheapy umbrella strollers! Also, I've known ppl who took really nice strollers to Disney, they went on like Jungle Cruise and someone did steal their very expensive, nice strollers!! We are talking strollers that ppl paid $200 or more!! The chances of someone stealing a cheap umbrella stroller is very slim! Plus, you can usually put an umbrella stroller in the overhead compartment of the airplane. Renting carseats is pretty expensive! When we called to make car rental arrangements, they wanted $20/DAY for the carseat on top of the cost of the rental car!!! We would have paid $120 in carseat rental costs! TOTALLY RIDICULOUS! So of course, we took our own carseat with us.

GOOD LUCK!! I hope you guys have fun!!

jconney80
by Platinum Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 8:06 PM

I would wear them!!! Stroller and carriers. Definitely take car seats on the plane it will save your life by keeping them in their seat! I'll post a link to what a carrier is. I would have this option because it saves your life. 

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