Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Jan 3, 2012
    Stephanie from FL Asked

    After our last visit with a 3 year old and an infant we are looking on advice for parking with a double stroller. Is there a place to park that is easy to walk up to the parks instead of using the trams? Couldn't get our stroller on the tram easily

    I traveled to WDW several times when all three of my daughters were stroller-age; I understand. Unfortunately, there are no special parking areas for families like yours. However, I do have some suggestions:
    - Arrive at the parks early. Arriving at the theme parks BEFORE they open will make you one of the first guests to arrive, and one of the first guests to be given access to the parking lots. You will almost always be placed in the lot closest to the park. When I am in this situation, I choose to walk to the park rather than board the tram. Often it's easier and faster this way. The only park where you might find an issue with this is at the Magic Kingdom where even some of the close-in parking is quite a distance from the Transportation and Ticket Center.
    - Use the Disney transportation. When my kids were small, we almost always chose to use the Disney boats, buses and monorail rather than a car. This allowed us to avoid bringing car seats with us - one less thing to carry - a well as avoid some of the stroller folding that you mention. You do have to fold a stroller when you board a bus, but there is more room on the buses than on the trams. Also, in my experience, other guests were often willing to help us with our stroller on the buses. You do not have to fold a stroller on the monorail or on many of the Disney boats.
    - Choose the right hotel. There are several hotels that have particularly easy access to the theme parks. If you stay at the Contemporary, Polynesian, or Grand Floridian, you have quick monorail access to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, with no need to ever fold a stroller getting to those parks. Similarly, the Boardwalk, Yacht and Beach Clubs have ready access to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios by foot or by boat with no need to fold a stroller. If you have a Park Hopper ticket and are willing to walk through Epcot, you can also get to the Magic Kingdom via the monorail without folding your stroller.

    Please let us know if you have additional questions.
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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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