Why a Stroller is the Must-Have Item for Traveling to Disney World with Kids (+ $50 giveaway)!

A few months ago we took our family of five to Disney World.

We joked throughout our trip that the the front seat of the double stroller was the most coveted ride in all of Disney!

Ha. Our two oldest (3 & 6) fought constantly over who was going to get to be pushed around.  The baby, of course, got permanent residence in the stroller.  He essentially snoozed his way through that vacation! (Thanks Aunt Cathy for the cute onesie:).

Before our trip we deliberated about how many strollers we should take.  We decided to just take the double stroller.  “The kindergartner can walk!” we told ourselves.  “I’ll carry the baby in the Ergo.” I kept saying.

Big mistake!  That much concrete (did you know that Walt purchased over 25,000 acres to house the amusement park?) plus Mickey-sized exhaustion equals all kids needing the opportunity for a leisurely push.  Our six-year old is one tough little man…but at times it was even too much for him.

And although I love to babywear, the September heat was just too much.

So daddy gave tons of rides on his shoulders!

He’s such a fine man.

And for the record…our favorite ride is Everest!  And our favorite park is Animal Kingdom!

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On our way home we talked about what went right and what could have gone better…we both said that next time two strollers will be packed into our vehicle.

So my number one advice to vacationers traveling with young children to Disney World is: take a stroller…but make sure you have enough seats for all your kiddos.

Translation: take a single stroller if you have one child. A double stroller if you have two kids.  And three seats of strollers if you have three kids.   Even if you think your child is old enough to walk I highly recommend you err on the side of caution.

Why Take the Strollers?

A Place for A Nap |  Trust me…your kids will fall asleep in the stroller and take a great snooze.

Fast-Paced Access to your next FastPass |  When you need to hustle from Splash Mountain to Space Mountain a stroller makes it much easier to push all your kids through the crowds in a hurry.

Child-Safety |  You can essentially strap all your children in the stroller and not have to worry about one wandering off on foot.

Down Time for the Adults |  Once again, you can essentially strap all your children in the stroller and not have to worry about one wandering off on foot.  Which means you can eat that Dole Whip in peace.  (You can find one in the Magic Kingdom behind the Magic Carpets of Aladdin ride.  Trust me. It. is. so. good).

Doubles as a Bed in Your Room | The stroller was a great place for the baby to snooze in at night.  It’s a familiar location for your little one. 

Shade at the Pool| If it’s nap time for your littlest you can lounge by the pool while your baby slumbers right beside you in the stroller.


Just always make sure to park the stroller in the designated stroller areas.  Otherwise a Disney cast member will move it for you while you are on a ride…and then it might be super hard to located yours in the sea of buggies!

And guess what?  I have a $50  giveaway!

 

I’m so excited to partner with Nakturnal to offer one lucky reader a $50 gift card to diapers.com.  Yes…$50!  This way you can have all the baby gear you need.

How to Enter

Leave a comment below telling me your all time favorite Disney movie.  Mine is Lady and the Tramp, Robin Hood, and Mary Poppins.  Obviously I can’t decide!

I’ll announce a winner at the first of the year!

Thank you so much for visiting with me!

xoxo,

Sarah

“This giveaway is a partnership with Nakturnal, with a prize of a gift certificate”

 

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About Sarah

Sarah Lewis Philpott, Ph.D lives in the south on a sprawling cattle farm where she raises her two mischievous children (and one little baby!) and is farm wife to her high school sweetheart. It's quite the chaotic household, but she adores the blessings God has provided. Sarah is represented by The Blythe Daniel Literary Agency. Her book, Loved Baby: 31 Devotions for Helping you Grieve and Cherish Your Child After Pregnancy Loss, will be published in October '17 by Broadstreet Publishing. You can go ahead an pre-order it on Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, and at Christian Book. Sarah is a lover of coffee (black), rocking chairs, the outdoors, and Hemingway. Visit with Sarah at her All-American Mom blog where she writes about life on the farm and cherishing life in joy & in sorrow.

58 thoughts on “Why a Stroller is the Must-Have Item for Traveling to Disney World with Kids (+ $50 giveaway)!

  1. Snow White and my latest is Frozen! “Let it go” is a phrase that I say often to myself. 😁

  2. Toy Story , Aladdin, Mary Poppins…. I can’t decide! I just love Disney! Oh another helpful tip to help you find your stroller in the massive stroller parking area is to tye something bright and colorful on to your stroller’s handle. This will make it so much easier to spot your stroller in the sea of strollers!

  3. Toy Story , Aladdin, Mary Poppins…. I can’t decide! I just love Disney! Oh another helpful tip to help you find your stroller in the massive stroller parking area is to tye something bright and colorful on to your stroller’s handle. This will make it so much easier to spot your stroller in the sea of strollers!

  4. Kook’s mom’s favorite was “The Wizard of Oz”. Can you believe I have never seen this all the way through?

  5. I have always been a Cinderella kind of gal. Although I love all of the princess movies, there’s something so magical about the fairy Godmother and those glass slippers. I must have passed on my love for her to my girls. I will never forget that MOMENT when each of my girls were 2 years old (for some reason Disney is SUPER magical at the age of 2 lol) and they spotted Cinderella in the Disney Christmas parade. I have it on video for each girl. I have been to Disney on numerous occasions, but my childhood dream came true only a couple years ago when I actually got a reservation for “Cinderella’s table” and dined in her castle. I was obviously more excited than my girls! For any other Cinderella lovers, I highly suggest you go “hang out” at the Grand Floridian on any given day. All of the characters can be seen walking around throughout the day!

  6. My favorite disney movie is the Lion king, ive seen it in broadway as well and it makes me cry everytime x

  7. So many to choose from! Cinderella was always my favorite as a child…but as a mom of two boys, I still cry every time I watch Toy Story 3!!

  8. Not interested in the giveaway, but thanks for the resources, especially the pregnancy loss resources. They are immensely helpful to my ministry!
    Jungle Book and Robin Hood are two of my favorites though!

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