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Old 03-20-2006, 08:08 AM   #1
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Question Anyone have the following strollers....

As we get closer to our trip date, I have been doing tremendous amounts of research on lightweight umbrella strollers! I think I have narrowed down my choices to the Zooper Twist, Inglesina Swift, Maclaren Triumph, and the Chicco Tuscany (all of which are about the same price range except for the Tuscany much cheaper)

If you do have one of these strollers, would you mind giving me your opinion? Did you take it to Disney? How did it handle? Was your child comfortable? Any problems with the folding/storage basket access? Was it easy to lug off and on to the trams/boats/monorail? How well was your child protected by the rain/sun/heat?

I have read many reviews on babiesrus, target, epinions, etc., but I'd like a review from the "WDW Perspective"

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Old 03-20-2006, 12:30 PM   #2
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We have the Triumph by Maclaren and it has been to WDW! It did a great job for us. It is very lightweight, easy to push, folds easily, and worked well for our oldest(6) to our youngest(1) so far, we don't have a single complaint. It even rained and the rain cover did a fantastic job. I really liked the carrying strap too. We brought it as a spare for our 6 yr old and if she walked we had it folded up and put on our double(Twin Traveler-Mac) Hope this helps.
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Old 03-20-2006, 01:47 PM   #3
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I just posted a new thread about the Zooper Twist - we just got one and I cannot believe this stroller is not more popular. I guess if you don't live in a place plagued by terminally hot/humid weather, some of its features won't seem like that big of a deal, but this stroller rocks for the southeast. We haven't taken it to Disney yet, but our weather is pretty comparable. It has great storage, is very lightweight, and the backside of the canopy zips off to a mesh part for air flow through the stroller. The canopy is a standard size, meaning inadequate, and it comes with a sun filter, which, as far as I can tell, is designed to slow cook babies to even levels of tenderness in the southern heat, so I also ordered the Kiddopotamus ray shade, which works great and protects little legs from sunburns. Hope this helps!
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Old 03-20-2006, 06:55 PM   #4
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We have the Inglesina twin swift and it is heaven. Does everything a Mac can do and more for half the price. I can push this thing one handed with a three year old and nine month old in it. So narrow too. I know you aren't looking for a twin, but I just wanted to weigh in with my opinion of Inglesina. www.baby-gaga.com has a ton of stroller reviews.
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Old 03-20-2006, 07:02 PM   #5
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We have the Chicco Tuscany and we absolutely love it... we are going to Disney in a few weeks and plan on taking it with us. We picked it up at Toys R Us for only $39.00. It was the last one and it was out of the box....right place, right time. We use it to go on our daily walks and our 5 month old reclines to sleep without any problems.
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Old 03-21-2006, 08:21 AM   #6
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Boy, you all are making it tough! Great reviews for all so far! I guess that is a good thing, because it sounds like whichever one we choose will be fine!

I really like the fact that the Twist has a mesh canopy for air flow. That might be important in the heat since we go in July every year.

Did the Tuscany, Swift, and Triumph come with rain covers?

Thanks for the babyga-ga website!
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The Tuscany has a rain cover that came with it. It works great!!
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The Triumph comes with a rain cover. We just bought this stroller for DS who is 3yo. He is very light so the fact that this stroller holds up to 55lbs is great! It means we will be using it for a long time. My son is very tall and this was the only stroller I found that his head doesn't go over the seat or hit the canopy! We have been "getting it ready" for our WDW trip coming up by using it around the mall and we love it. It steers easily and is so smooth! I love the handles and the look of the stroller too! The basket in the bottom is big enough for us and the carry strap is very handy. Also I was able to get this stroller for $106 with tax and shipping from babyage.com. Great deal on a great stroller!
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Not to make this harder on you but i have the Inglesina Zippy. Its been to Disney twice, April and October of last year and will be going back again this May.

It is so easy to fold you will not find a stroller that folds up easier. Just FYI this was my 3rd stroller first I had a Peg, then a Combi and I will never have anything other than an Inglesina.

Oh and the new ones come with an extra snack tray to replace the front bar and it has a zip on rain cover that comes in a bag that fits underneath the stroller.
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i just picked up the 2005 Mac from babyage for $109 Shipped.
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Old 03-21-2006, 07:44 PM   #11
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I have a Mac Triumph and I love it, but I've never owned any of the other strollers. It is our Disney stroller, and with my youngest just tturning three it is now my only stroller.

At the time I bought it, it was one of the lightest around which helps carrying it on trams and buses. I can fold it easily and get it folded and over my shoulder in a few seconds. It does come with a rain cover, but I have never used it. I like that the handles are tall and my husband doesn't have to stoop over to push it. It can carry a lot of weight and my 3 year old and 6 year old took turns riding in it last month.

We saw several Triumphs on our first trip and I added some ribbon to the handle (lime green of course) to help find it quickly in the stroller parking areas.

There are lots of stroller threads on this board, try a search and you should come up with a lot of great information.

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