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  • On Nov 30, 2008
    Abida from SC Asked

    I will be bringing my 4 1/2 month old to Disney in three weeks! I have a stroller in which the car seat clips on/off it. I am a bit concerned about leaving a car seat stroller alone to go to rides as well as carrying it on the bus? What should I do?

    I've seen many of the more expensive types of strollers left unattended at Walt Disney World.   In fact, I've brought along one of our own and did not have a problem at all.  Of course, that's not to say that there have not been thefts in the theme parks, but I think that overall the risk is minimal.

    If you'd like to take extra precaution, I suggest investing in one of those widely-available locking bike chains.  This is what my husband and I did when we had similar concerns.  Unfortunately, we made the mistake of chaining the stroller to a post at Hollywood Studios.  With the help of Disney security, we quickly learned that chaining anything to any of the structures at Walt Disney World is a big no no.  They were very understanding of our ignorance on the subject though and kindly suggested a better alternative.  They recommended that instead of chaining the stroller to a post, we thread the chain through the wheels of the stroller, thereby rendering it inoperable for would-be thieves.  You could use a second chain to attach the carseat to the stroller base to provide additional peace of mind.

    As for the busses, you should be aware that any stroller you use will need to be folded up in order to board the bus.  You won't be able to unfold it until  you exit the bus.

    An alternative might be to use a baby carrier, or sling, that attaches to your body.  You may find that to be easier than lugging around the stroller/carseat combo and having to repeatedly collapse it.

    Good luck!
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