Ticket holder and stroller question

ksmarper

Earning My Ears
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Mar 10, 2005
First of all, thank you for being so tolerant of my questions...I know most have probably been answered but this board is so big, it's hard to find an answer!
I was wondering what anyone uses to carry around their tickets (i guess we'll receive these when we check in at akl?) once in the park...a clip or something like that? I know...stupid question but sure don't want to lose one of them! By the way, are they kind of like travelers checks if we do happen to lose one? (you see what kind of family we are!) Lastly, will my 2 year old son get a ticket since he's "free" (yeah, right!)---should I bring his birth cert?
We're planning to rent a double stroller...does anyone know if they have shades on them? I imagine they're basic metal frames but if no shade, we're going to bring our own.
Thanks so much for your time!
kelly
ps we've never flown with our children...do you think we should bring their birth certs just in case (they're 2 and 4--pray for me!)?!
 

mar915

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Oct 20, 2000
Dont' know about the stroller or holder, I took my big guy and never any question about his age, he was only 1 month from 3 at that time. Although my kids are little. If your child looks alot older than you may want to bring one. I also fly alot with the boys and never need a birth certificate so I would not worry. The little guy will not get a ticket, he just gets in without one.

Good luck.

Mary
 

poohkinandpiglet

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Feb 4, 2004
All WDW strollers have canopy type shades that protect from the sun.

I brought the little credit card sized versions of my childrens birth certificates but never needed them. I have a travel wallet that I purchased at Target in the luggage section that I keep all our park tickets, cc's, money and other important documents in. Then, I put the wallet in my messenger bag (also purchased at Target) and hang it on the back of the double stroller. It works great! I just grab the messenger bag and throw it over my shoulder when we are ready to get on a ride.
 

CleveRocks

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster worshipper
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Mar 5, 2005
We, too, were never once asked about our 2.5 year old's age. We brought a copy of her birth certificate just in case, but it was NEVER necessary.

As to the rental strollers. The short answer is that the strollers at MK, Epcot, and AK have a canopy but the strollers at MGM DO NOT have ANY canopy or overhang or covering or whatever you want to call it.

The long answer: The canopies in the other parks are rather small and are not adjustable (how small? If it's raining and the rain is falling straight down your child's head will not get wet but his/her knees will). Some parks have molded plastic strollers (MK for sure, and I think Epcot and AK), but MGM's for sure are some typre of rigid fabric like a very thick nylon or canvas or something like that.

-- Eric :earsboy:
 

Wendy*Darling

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May 6, 2005
As for carrying passes, I have a layard with one of those clear plastic pouches on the end of it. I go in first and stand at the other side of the turnstiles and collect everyone's passes as they come in. I am the official keeper of the passes. My husband and sons are only allowed posession of their passes for the amount of time it takes to go through the turnstiles. :teeth: I am also the official fast pass collector. I may occasionally be generous and allow my husband posession of the passes long enough to collect fast passes, but that is rare! I keep the passes, my room card (we've usually had APs so the tickets and room cards are separate), a little bit of cash and any fast passes we collect in my pouch. I usually start off with one, maybe 2 pins and as the boys trade through the day if they get a "special one" that they don't want to trade they put it on my lanyard (and are quick to tell any CM we are trading with "My Mom can't trade, don't even ask." LOL).

I would just say "ditto" to Eric's comments on the strollers. MGM does not offer any sun protection, very disappointing.
 

JoannaOhio

17-Year Cancer Survivor!!!
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Sep 18, 2000
Wendy*Darling said:
As for carrying passes, I have a layard with one of those clear plastic pouches on the end of it. I go in first and stand at the other side of the turnstiles and collect everyone's passes as they come in. I am the official keeper of the passes. My husband and sons are only allowed posession of their passes for the amount of time it takes to go through the turnstiles. :teeth: I am also the official fast pass collector. I may occasionally be generous and allow my husband posession of the passes long enough to collect fast passes, but that is rare!
I love it! This December it will be me (Grandma), my 14-year-old granddaughter, and my dearest daughter and her fiancee (my dearest future son-in-law). I bought my DD one of those lanyards with the plastic pouch for our passes and fastpasses. DD's fiancee will be in his electric wheelchair, and DD will be pushing me in a manual chair. After years of being the responsible "Mom", I'm ready to sit back and let DD be in charge of all of our passes, etc., but I won't be giving up all responsibility (also known as "control"). :rotfl2:

I'm still doing most of the planning - researching which rides and attractions will be accessible for DD's Fiancee without transferring - which ones might cause motion sickness, etc. Because I'm retired, I have the time to compile descriptions of everything, so we can have a family conference the night before we go to each park, and let everybody have a say in what we'll do - and then I'll lay out "The Plan" to be followed the next day. I'll let DD push me around, but I'll tell her where to go. :teeth:

:grouphug:
 

missygayle

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Mar 12, 2005
CleveRocks said:
As to the rental strollers. The short answer is that the strollers at MK, Epcot, and AK have a canopy but the strollers at MGM DO NOT have ANY canopy or overhang or covering or whatever you want to call it.

The long answer: The canopies in the other parks are rather small and are not adjustable (how small? If it's raining and the rain is falling straight down your child's head will not get wet but his/her knees will). Some parks have molded plastic strollers (MK for sure, and I think Epcot and AK), but MGM's for sure are some typre of rigid fabric like a very thick nylon or canvas or something like that.

-- Eric :earsboy:
I was just at the parks two weeks ago and rented strollers at all four parks. They all have a canopy on them.

You are correct that that ones at MK, AK and Epcot are molded plastic with an immobile fabric canopy. The ones at the studios are designed more like a jog stroller. The canopy can flip back behind the stroller. We had such trouble with ours at MGM because the bolt was loose and it kept falling down on my son's head.

That's how I know it has a canopy. We wished we could have taken it off.
 

mar915

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Joined
Oct 20, 2000
Where can you by the lanyard with the plastic cases...it would be great for us.
 

tjkraz

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Search eBay for "id lanyard" and you'll get a lot to choose from.

Most will come with the plastic pouch, but it might be worth asking before you bid if not specifically stated. You can also buy the pouch very cheaply at Office Max (or similar), but they will come in packs of a dozen or more. In fact, it probably doesn't hurt to have a few spares in case one of your pouches begins to rip.

If you have to buy the pouch yourself, make sure that you either get one that is EXACTLY credit card sized, or one that is much larger and deeper. If it is exactly the right size for a credit card, it should be snug enough to hold your ticket / room key / FastPasses / ect. without worry of them falling out. If you get one that is just an inch or so bigger than a credit card, the pouch will be very loose and the items will fall out rather easily.

We bought our lanyards about 4 years ago and really enjoy the convenience. I'll tuck my driver's license and even a few dollars cash into mine, and leave the wallet in our room safe.
 

Disney_1derland

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mar915 said:
Where can you by the lanyard with the plastic cases...it would be great for us.

They have them all over the parks at pin stations. But, what we use is a bit different. It's a small neck wallet that is mostly nylon fabric that we bought at Office Depot. It has three pockets, one with a clear plastic front which is where we stick fast passes so we can easily see the time, one with a zipper and one other. These are wonderful, come on an adjustable strap and hold everything you could possibly need as far as id, room key/tickets, fast passes, credit cards, money, etc. Also, keeping them around your neck is more secure than keeping a wallet in a crowd. They were $6 at office depot and were back by the badge holders and suit case locks.
 

tjkraz

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Disney_1derland said:
They have them all over the parks at pin stations.

The pin trading lanyards are probably not the best choice to address this particular issue. Functionally they could serve the same purpose, but it's also like hanging a sign around your neck that says "hey, I'm trading pins over here!!!" ;)

The ID lanyards I described above are made of a rope-like cord with a sliding metal fastener. You can get many Disney designs off of eBay.

The wallets you describe are a good suggestion, too, for those who may have more items to carry around.
 

JoannaOhio

17-Year Cancer Survivor!!!
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Sep 18, 2000
mar915 said:
Where can you by the lanyard with the plastic cases...it would be great for us.
I bought one at WalMart for $1. It was back in the section near the jewelry counters, along with key chains and other miscellaneous stuff. It came sealed in plastic and hanging on a rack, so I kind of had to look to see the lanyard. It has a black narrow lanyard, and the plastic case has a ziplock on it (where we'll keep our park passes). It also has another clear plastic outside pocket without a zipper (where we can put our fastpasses, so we can easily see the return time, and get them out without opening the zippered part where our park passes will safely stay until we need them again.) I think it's at least worth a look to see if you think this might work for you - and certainly won't break the bank.

:grouphug:
 









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