What stroller do YOU use in the parks?

Discussion in 'Disney for Families' started by SumWhrOvrThRanBo, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Tropics

    Tropics Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2012
    Messages:
    211
    We have an UppaBaby Vista at home and an UppaBaby G-Luxe for travel. When we were searching for an umbrella stroller for travelling we wanted something light, with a reclinable seat and leg rest and a large canopy and it had to corner really well. The G-Luxe and MacLaren Quest were the only ones that fit those criteria for us. The price difference and light weight of the G-Luxe won us over. Everyone who pushes DD in the G-Luxe is amazed at how well it turns and handles for an umbrella stroller.
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. Waddler

    Waddler Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    I plan to use my Chicco Cortina stroller that came with my travel system. It's a little bulky, but my LO is used to it. I must be missing something (ignorance is bliss?), but I don't feel the need to upgrade just for WDW.
     
  4. Elleshoodat

    Elleshoodat DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    Messages:
    993
    I loved the Cortina (we have the travel system, too), but our son outgrew it. The seat is pretty narrow around the shoulder area, IMO, and he was starting to look squished. That's when I went on the hunt for The Perfect Stroller (which unfortunately doesn't exist). :goodvibes
     
  5. AKL_Megs

    AKL_Megs <font color=blue>I'd Rather Be At AKL!!!<br><font

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2006
    Messages:
    5,955
    We have the same issue with our Cortina, and my DD is a tiny, petite little thing. We are going to have to start using our jogging stroller exclusively, or purchase an umbrella stroller, which oddly have more shoulder room.
     
  6. Waddler

    Waddler Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2012
    Messages:
    236
    Ah, I could see that. My kiddo might have the same problem eventually.
     
  7. marybogue

    marybogue Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2007
    Messages:
    168
    In full disclosure, we are taking our BOB Duallie to WDW for the first time in May too! But, I have owned it for 6 years, and think it will be the perfect DW stroller. Although, I know that folding it up for the buses will be a chore, but that would be the case with any stroller. I love how the BOB folds in one fell swoop!

    I guess we'll be figuring out around the same time how tricky the folding up at the bus stop will be! ;):goodvibes

    Have a great trip!
     
  8. brooke789

    brooke789 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2013
    Messages:
    191
    I've never used another stroller, so no idea if it's folding is easy. I've just read that the Bob doesn't fold small enough and other bus (monorail, etc) riders will not be happy about all of the room we're taking up!

    We babywear, so we don't normally don't take our stroller anywhere except on walks (to the park, library or grocery store).
     
  9. nadira36

    nadira36 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 12, 2011
    Messages:
    747
    We had the city mini double - and it was good - HOWEVER, after 2 (or is it 3) trips to Disney and some minimal mall use at home it's out of commission - the axle is bowed and steering is very difficult and the wheel locking buttons have needed to be reset - and still fall locked on us.

    It is easy to fold though.

    Since we have 4 kiddos (a new one due in aug, a 2 r old, 4.5 yr old and a 6 yr old) we're going with the valco baby twin tri mode EX - it's harder to fold, slightly bigger when folded, longer when open, but otherwise comparable size wise to the city mini double. It has tons of storage,a dn is super easy to steer and the wheel locking mechanisms can't accidentally lock on me mid push. The wheels are air filled (which IMO is a great feature) compared to the hard wheels of the mini - the individual seats rate the same as the mini for weight limits, but are slightly taller and still fold flat. Our 4 yr old says the Valco is more comfortable than the mini. But hte hitchiker board for the valco has a much higher weight limit (100lbs) so if the baby and 2 yr old are int eh buggy, both big kids could technically ride the board (though I doubt it'd ever come to that). ALso a toddler seat can be added - and the buggy with all attachments can be folded flat without removing anything - so if I happen to need a board, and a toddler seat I can still bring it all to the gate of the airplane with me. Oh and there's an adjustable handle which is a bonus for Dh and I since we hae different preferred heights.

    I have a honda odyssey - both buggys are able to fit in the trunk with our luggage/groceries at the same time. However due to the increased thickness of the valco when folded if I had a car I'd probably go with something smaller - like the bugaboo donkey or something along those lines (depending on ability to pay for it - we bought the city mini b/c it was cheaper and it was all we could afford at the time).
     
  10. SuchASully

    SuchASully Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2013
    Messages:
    14
    Last time we went to Disney, we used the Chicco Liteway and it was great. This time I was on the look-out for a stroller that could handle my large 3yr and small 6yr while not breaking the bank. I finally found The First Years Ignite stroller - both boys fit in no problem and my husband says its a perfect height for him to push also.
     
  11. crystaldawn

    crystaldawn Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2008
    Messages:
    118
    We've used our city mini and our maclaren twin when we had two little ones.

    We got a good deal on both and used them a great deal in addition to disney trips. Both served their purpose, easy folds, take up minimal space, light, easy to maneuver.
     
  12. mystyfur

    mystyfur Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2013
    Messages:
    22
    Hi,

    We were also debating if we should rent one or bring ours. Our DD is 2 and loves to walk but I thought we should have one just in case. Last year we used our Maclaren and it was lightweight and travelled easy. The only thing is it doesn't have a tray. We will probably bring our own - I think she would be more comfortable in it. Especially around nap time:cloud9:
     

Share This Page