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Old 09-16-2012, 07:39 PM   #1
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Front to Back Stroller..... HELP

Has anyone ever gone to Disney with a front to back stroller? We were thinking of buying a cheap side by side umbrella stroller just or the trip (seemed more economical then renting one for more money, at least this way we could sell it afterwards)However now that we are really thinking about storage, cup holders, etc our front to back seems like a much better option. The only con is the bulkyness of it.
ANyone has experience taking these on the buses? Didnt you get any mean glares from other riders? Any thoughts or tips are welcome. Also I could still check it with the airline for free right?

Thanks a million from this very stressed out momma!!!
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:04 PM   #2
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My sister had one and said it worked pretty well -- tough to navigate in some spots.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:56 AM   #4
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We have taken our Joovy Ergo Caboose Tandem twice to WDW. It folds well and I could stand next to it on the bus. I've used side by side strollers and they are a nightmare in crowds or in lines.
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If you think of it a side by side takes up just as much room as a front and back. I've never seen dirty looks towards people with strollers on the buses. If anything, when someone comes on with a stroller people try to help them out as best they can.

Take which ever stroller you think you will be more comfortable with.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:30 AM   #6
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We take a front to back double stroller and it works great in the parks. However, we do not use Disney Transportation. We find it much easier to drive ourselves to the parks. I'm sure the buses will work fine, but by driving we only have to load the stroller once when getting out of the van at the parks. Driving works well for us, but I know that it is not for everybody.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:59 AM   #7
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If you think of it a side by side takes up just as much room as a front and back. I've never seen dirty looks towards people with strollers on the buses. If anything, when someone comes on with a stroller people try to help them out as best they can.

Take which ever stroller you think you will be more comfortable with.
Our combi SBS took up a LOT less room folded up than our graco front and back! It was also might easier to push. I actually gave away the graco when I learned I was having twins - hated that stroller.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:51 AM   #8
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Personally, I do not use our tandem double at WDW. We have one of the shorter ones, a graco Quattro duo and I use it when at stores and love it but not necessarily at WDW. But on the other hand, I use a double bob or our double maclaren at WDW and no way would I push a cheap double umbrella stroller either. I am a picky stroller mommy.

I would consider a few things. How old are your kids and what type of double? Will they nap in the parks? A cheapie umbrella will have very poor sunshades. Something to consider IMO. As for gate checking, depends on the airline. I know American is totally out. Southwest and delta are fine and also some others. As for buses, nobody will give you dirty looks. Make sure you have the stroller empty and folded when the bus comes, don't give it its own seat but have who ever holds it prepare to stand out of the way. If you choose to rent, I would recommend a double citi mini from an offsite company (there are lots and I would pick whoever is cheapest). You can't go wrong with the citi mini.
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