This contest is now closed. Congratulations to “Ethan’s Mama” for winning the Cars stroller!
A couple of weeks ago I began a new series of “Ask Resourceful Mommy” focusing on only Disney questions. Over the next two weeks as my family prepares for its next trip to Disney, I will be answering those questions and more, and the special series will end with one reader winning a Disney themed umbrella stroller from Delta Children’s Products.
A question that stumped my husband and I while we planned our first Disney trip was:
“Should I bring my stroller or rent one at Disney?”
As with most things in life, there is not one right answer. However, we made a very informed decision and were happy with it. We chose to take our own umbrella strollers.
Here are some stroller considerations:
Will you be using the stroller anywhere outside of the parks? For some children, a stroller is a necessity at the airport. You must also consider travel around Disney outside of the parks. Even in the best scenario at the most deluxe resorts, you will have to travel a decent distance to get to your bus/boat/monorail/walkway. Now add a diaper bag or tote along with the child you have just forced to wake up at an unholy hour to be at the gates when the park opens, and you’ll be begging for a stroller.
What is your child’s energy level?
When my children are running and playing they have boundless energy. However
, when they are walking and waiting to get to the fun, they are miserable, tired wimps. Children have a difficult time accurately imagining what they cannot see, so while you can see on the map that Dumbo is just behind Cinderella’s castle, to them the end is nowhere in site. Add in some Florida sun, and you’ve got miserable children!
Compare your costs:
If you already own a sturdy umbrella stroller with a basket, take it. It will become your best friend. If you need to purchase an appropriate stroller to travel to Disney, then do a cost comparison with renting. Renting a Disney stroller will cost you $15 a day for a single stroller and $31 a day for a double. If you wish to rent a stroller for the entire length of your stay and pay all at once, the fee is $13 a day for a single and $27 a day for a double. This does not mean that you take the stroller with you when you leave the park each day.
The strollers must be turned in before leaving the park gates, and you receive a new stroller upon re-entry. Before traveling to Disney for the first time, we bought two inexpensive, yet sturdy umbrella strollers for about $30 each. We have since used them for our little guy many times, and have been happy to have the stroller for our now five year old daughter for events such as the March of Dimes walk or an
all day trip to the zoo.
Would you like to win a Disney themed umbrella stroller to take on your trip…around the “World” or just around the neighborhood?
One reader will win their choice of Disney themed umbrella stroller with a choice of Cars, Fairies, or Princesses.
1. Comment on this post sharing either your favorite Disney memory or who you would like to push around Disney World in a stroller!
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Contest is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. The contest ends Friday, May 29th at 11:59 p.m. eastern.