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Old 02-28-2013, 09:02 AM   #16
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My son hadn't used a stroller in years, but we brought one to Disney. He took a nap in it every day at 5 years old (we stop all naps when the kids turn 2, so this is not the normal pattern for him). It made for a stress-free, whine-free, fun vacation because he was well rested and we weren't frustrated with him for complaining about being tired.

I say do whatever works for your family. The stroller was a big part of us having a drama-free vacation - I have good kids, but we tend to do a lot at Disney and if I'm sore at the end of the day, I can't imagine how those little muscles must feel after miles of walking.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:26 PM   #17
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My dd9 yr old begs us to bring one!! Frankly I sometimes wish I could jump in too! I say whatever works for your family! Apple strollers has a free promotion right now for a free rental up to 7 days!!
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:33 PM   #18
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I would bring the double stroller. You'll be able to stay in the parks later at night and have longer days because they wont be as tired. The double city mini works great in the parks and we bring it every time we go. The 6 year old technically would be able to walk but you'll have to deal with lots of complaining and shorter days. Its up to you but id say bring the double!
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:50 PM   #19
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DH and I were just talking about this last night. Our youngest will be 6 when we go again, I don't plan on her being in the stroller that much, if at all other than late at night maybe, but I would like it just to hold all our junk we seem to bring with us..it is so nice to go on rides without bags of stuff. Except my purse and the camera anyway.
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:12 PM   #20
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We went last May with our 2.5 and 5.5 year olds and used a double stroller. The 5 year old used it quite a bit and he would not have been a pleasant kid to be around if we hadn't used it. It was especially nice when we had to move fast to get to an ADR or through World Showcase at Epcot in the evening when we just wanted to stroll through the countries and the kids were tired.
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:21 PM   #21
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If you rent a stroller in one park in the morning and go to another park in the afternoon, does the stroller rental carry over between parks? I know I can't take the stroller out of one park and into another, but do you get some sort of receipt saying you rented a stroller in another park?
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:26 PM   #22
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How long since he was in a stroller on a regular basis. Some kids are pretty much done with strollers by 3. If that's your kid, I bet he won't have any need for it at 6. OTOH, if he was using it regularly less than a year ago, maybe he'll need it.
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Just wanted to weigh in that depending on where you are staying, you might want it for the resort.

Our 1st trip DD3 and DD6 we brought 2 umbrella strollers and a bungy cord. When they fell asleep on the buses on the way home from parks, drop 'em in stroller back to room...most resorts are pretty spread out.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:27 PM   #24
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He has been out of a stroller since a little before he was 4 for parks and stuff. However we did go to a large zoo right before he turned 5 and he had got tired and we stopped a few times. Never really complained just said he wanted to sit so I think I might have the stroller just in case to prevent a melt down. At least we can hopefully get out of the park faster at night with them both in a stroller
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:35 PM   #25
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I would have the double stroller. Chances are your older kiddo will get tired and you'll be glad you have it. We walked at least 6 miles every day on our trip and there were times I wished I had a stroller for *me*!
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