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jaxy82 03-07-2013 07:21 PM

Would you still use a stroller at DL for a 4-year-old?
Hi there; I'm new here!

We're taking our kids on our first family trip to DL in May; my daughter will be 16 months old and my son will be turning four while we're there. We are debating whether to take two strollers, or just one ... He has a lot of stamina but it's so much walking ... On the other hand, if he doesn't want to ride, it could be a pain to drag around, and could impede us from making quick moves like trying the wide right theory for RSR.

Curious about whether you would; or if you have any tips?

thespores 03-07-2013 07:33 PM

We rented a double stroller for our 2 and 4 yr old (almost 5) and it was a life saver! We could just move faster from land to land. We would often just park it at one place and then walk to several rides at a time.

larina 03-07-2013 07:34 PM

Hi Jaxi, welcome! I would take a stroller for a 4 year, maybe even a 5 year old. You'll get a slew of answers here, but if you think you might need one, take it, or plan to rent one.

CaliDisneyMama 03-07-2013 07:37 PM

Absolutely positively yes. We are here right now with our 4.5 yr old, who also typically has a lot of stamina, but our stroller has been invaluable. It's easy enough to park it in a particular land and leave it while you do the rides in that land and then pick it up before you move on, so it's always close by when you need it. I would not do DL with a four year old without a stroller. Maybe not even a five year old.

Rubygoose 03-07-2013 07:38 PM

Bring the stroller. We had a double four our first trip when the kids were 2 and 4, then used it again when they were almost 3 and 5. This year DD is turning 6 during the trip, and we're planning on renting a double (don't use strollers at home any more.) It'll be hot and the kids will have had some late nights, so it's nice to let them ride in the stroller. They even both slept in it at the same time! It's nice to have a basket and a place to toss your stuff.

kirstie101 03-07-2013 07:50 PM

When DD was 4 we took a stroller for her. When she was 5 I still brought one to the parks for her that we used in the evening when she was tired. I would definitely bring one for a 4 year old.

kami808 03-07-2013 07:53 PM

I plan on renting a double for my 5.5 and 2.5 year-old kids. I figure if I get tired walking around, my 5.5 year-old would too! Plus if he goes in the stroller then his lil sis is more likely to stay in there too.

cypressmom 03-07-2013 07:55 PM


todzwife 03-07-2013 08:07 PM

Without a doubt! My 6 year old ended up in the stroller a LOT in November, and my 9 year old even hitched a ride! It's a LOT of walking!

WinGS 03-07-2013 08:07 PM

I would bring one. The kids tire at night and we like bringing the stroller to carry some of our stuff like water bottles, snacks and light jackets for those cool evenings.

profa 03-07-2013 08:21 PM

yes. we brought a stroller for just 4 yr old last june and we did take breaks but I think the stroller helped her not get so tired and saved all of us for the evening hrs.
It's a long day.
We were there two days ago and had to use stroller for her broken leg but I would have brought one anyway and you don't have to worry about them getting lost when they are in the stroller. also it didn't stop us from making that wide right and jumping on RSR first thing.

sherilaine 03-07-2013 08:28 PM

If memory serves me correctly my kids were not fast enough walkers to keep up to me when they were 4 - so yes, take one.

mmmears 03-07-2013 08:32 PM

We brought one with us when our DD just turned 5 -- just in case. We never needed it. Not once. But it was good to have it in the hotel room if she became tired. It was fabulous not having to use it, though! So much easier to get around. ;)

Lstockma 03-07-2013 08:40 PM

I just returned from a trip and my son turned 4 while we were there. We used the stroller for him every day, and we NEVER use one at home. If you are already parking another stroller for rides, I would not hesitate. Another option is a buggy board, of it will work with your other stroller.

Aust 03-07-2013 08:56 PM

Yes, take the stroller for the 4 year old! My son was almost 4 on out last trip and never uses a stroller at home, but he used it all the time at DL. Even our 8 year old would sit in it if her brother was walking for a bit.

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