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Old 04-25-2013, 02:20 PM   #1
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kids are 3.5.7- dbl or single stroller?

We leave in a month and are having a debate on what stroller to bring. We have always brought the dbl but now the kids are older and I wonder if we can downsize back to the single. We don't take a stroller anywhere except Kings Island now- and even then it parks most of the time.

I know its hot and I worry about fighting over who wants to sit in it, but it should would be nice to not haul it around and collapse on the buses. My 3 year old is light enough to carry.

I know I should probably just take the dbl, but i really don't want to!!
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:26 PM   #2
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When our kids were 4, 6 and 8 we bought 2 throw away umbrella strollers at Kmart right before we left - best 20$ I ever spent! Easy to push, fold and carry on the busses. The 4 year old used it nearly all if the time, the 6 about 50/50 - and you better believe on long days at Epcot even my then 8 year old welcomed the opportunity to rest for a little while and used it when one of his sisters wasn't. Disney is a LOT of walking for little lungs and legs!
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:40 PM   #3
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Take the single. Why does a 7 year old need a stroller? If he/she is tired, take a break!
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:45 PM   #4
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One stroller. For the 3 year old. The others can walk. Just take it slow.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:45 PM   #5
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Take the single. Why does a 7 year old need a stroller? If he/she is tired, take a break!
I think she has a 3 yr old, a 5year old and a 7 year old. OP, is that correct?
If so, I would take the double. It is a lot of walking for a 5 year old. My twins are 5 and we usually take a single. Giving them the chance to take turns. They both walk a lot but in the heat they get tired much faster. The stroller always gives them a spot to rest and catch some shade too. Hope you have a great vacation.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:52 PM   #6
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If you have a 3 and 5 year old, I would take the double or as a pp suggested two umbrella strollers.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:57 PM   #7
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I would take 2 umbrella strollers for the 3 and 5 year old. Disney is a lot of walking and even the 7 year old might want a break in the stroller every now and then. On our trip we brought a stroller for my brother who was 6 at the time. While he only used it 50% of the time it was a good thing to have (especially at the end of the days). The one night we didn't bring it we saw Fantasmic and had to carry him through the park, on the bus and back through our resort.
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It's also nice to have the bigger stroller to store all your "crap".
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I would just take the single. All three can walk and take turns riding if needed. Honestly, my DD at five walked an entire week at Disney with no stroller riding and was just fine. I think children will rise to any expectation if you give them a chance! But worst case, the three year old can walk a bit and the five year old can ride. Plus singles are so much lighter and easier to haul around!
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Take the single. Why does a 7 year old need a stroller? If he/she is tired, take a break!
I should Preface by saying they are 2 4,6 now.
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I would take a single for the 3 year old. 5 and 7 would be walking. Last year we had baby in a stroller (1), 4 year old twins, 7 and 9 year old walking. This year they are 5 and will be walking as well. IF they get tired, sit and take a break. I wouldn't want the hastle of bringing a double, I hated it when I had to use one for my twins, theya re too big and bulky, and harder to navigate. This year we have a single for the baby who's now 2, but I to think we may make a few trips in w/o it if we are doing just a 1/2 day.
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My kids will be 2-1/3, newly 5, and 8. I rented a double. Hope I don't regret it! It's one battle I don't want to fight during our long-awaited vacation.
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I would take a single for the 3 year old. 5 and 7 would be walking. Last year we had baby in a stroller (1), 4 year old twins, 7 and 9 year old walking. This year they are 5 and will be walking as well. IF they get tired, sit and take a break. I wouldn't want the hastle of bringing a double, I hated it when I had to use one for my twins, theya re too big and bulky, and harder to navigate. This year we have a single for the baby who's now 2, but I to think we may make a few trips in w/o it if we are doing just a 1/2 day.
I like it for when we want to get Across the park Nd everyone gets zapped in the heat...and the older 2 fight like cats, so it's a good way to separate...but I think single it is, for the first time in 4 years!
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My kids will be 2-1/3, newly 5, and 8. I rented a double. Hope I don't regret it! It's one battle I don't want to fight during our long-awaited vacation.
That's what I am afraid of. I don't want a bunch of whining! I don't want two singles, because I don't want us both pushing strollers...
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You will feel SO free with the single. The bonus is that if you have to go back to the room with the little one, the other parent can take the two older ones around SO much easier without having to manage a stroller AND the one parent who has to go back with the 3 year old won't have to wrangle with a double on the buses!
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