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  • On Jan 15, 2014
    Amanda from TN Asked

    So many fabulous answers! Next-do you recommend strollers(kids 4 & 5)? WDW seems huge, afraid they'll get so tired from walking they'll be ready to collapse. 1st visit & feel clueless! Can it be left @ rides/restaurants? Bags/snacks allowed in the

    Hi Amanda,

    I absolutely, 100%, no questions asked, recommend using a stroller at Walt Disney World for 4 and 5 year old children. The average Disney guests walks at least seven miles per day, often much more, while covering the theme parks and resorts. I'm usually pooped at the end of a Disney day (happy, but pooped). Imagine walking all those miles with tiny preschooler legs.

    The only real question you have is whether to rent a stroller from Disney or use your own. I am firmly in the "bring your own" camp. The Disney rental strollers are fairly expensive and not particularly comfortable. With two kids, you might consider renting if you no longer have your own strollers. You could also consider renting from an outside agency. OrlandoStrollerRentals.com is one reputable agency that does lots of work with Disney guests, but there are many others as well.

    There are stroller parking areas outside nearly all Disney resorts and restaurants. If you'd like to see photos of this, head over to the independent website blog.touringplans.com and search there for an article called "Frequently Asked Questions About Strollers at Disney World."

    Some of your question got cut off, so I'm not sure what you're asking at the end. I think you're wondering if you can bring bags and snacks with you in the lines for attractions or on the rides. The answer to this is mostly yes. Bags are certainly allowed in lines and on the rides themselves. There are a few rides where you're not allowed to bring open beverages into the attraction, but dry snacks are usually fine.

    I'd love to help you get the exact information you need. Please write back with another question and we'll be sure get you the answer.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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