Mom And Son On Run
  • On Aug 31, 2009
    Peggy from TX Asked

    Hi panel! Coming in dec. with 4 year old. Planning to bring a stroller. Could you please tell me how much trouble it is using Disney transportation with a stroller? Bus, monorail, ferry etc.. Also what are guidelines for strollers in lines and restaurant?

    Hi Peggy,

    December is a magical time to visit Disney World.  The parks and resorts are decked out in a sea of holiday whimsy that could elicit a smile from Ebenezer Scrooge himself!  I absolutely agree that bringing a stroller is a good idea with a four-year-old in tow.  I recommend a lightweight model, that can be easily folded, has a decent canopy (for sun protection) and some storage for your park gear.  I have travelled to Disney with two kids alone several times, and have had no problem folding my stroller and getting my children safely on the buses and boats.  Strollers generally do not need to be folded on the monorails.  You will be in good company, as many park-bound families have strollers.  The bus drivers and boat captains are very patient and helpful as everyone takes their time "folding and loading" their gear and kids onto Disney transportation.

    Before you enter lines for attractions throughout the parks, you will need to leave your stroller in a "stroller parking area," that will be clearly designated.  Since many strollers look alike, I do recommend tying something onto yours to differentiate it, or labeling it with your name.  At restaurants, in most cases, you will also be asked to park your stroller in a designated area before entering.  Guests travelling with children with disabilities are permitted to use their stroller as a wheelchair on certain queues and attraction entrances, by picking up a special sticker at Guest Relations at any of the parks.

    Have a wonderful Disney holiday trip!

    Tanya

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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