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    How easy is it to....

    take a stroller on the buses, monorail, and boat? And just in general all over Disney? We are planning on taking a bigger stroller with a compartment on the bottom to lug stuff around, and also an umbrella stroller. Is there any places that the big one would be a bad idea?
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    Just be ready to fold whatever stroller you take along if you are going to be taking any parking lot trams, I noticed many people would not listen to the driver and bring them on unfolded, then the slightly annoyed CM would have to walk over to them, ask them to fold it (taking the baby out first) so that we could get on our way.


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    From experience I can tell you that big strollers are a pain on the busses. They always seem to be getting in the way and I always end up ramming people with it. I would suggest using the umbrella stroller, because it's light, easy to fold and doesn't take up much space. Last year my wife and I decided to find a better Disney stroller for our two kids. We took almost a month to find one that was light, folded up easy (and small) for the busses, and had some storage. It took a month , and a lot of testing in the stores, but we found a double stroller that fit the bill, it didn't have much storage, but everything else was perfect. Another thing I would suggest is that you practice with your stroller before you leave. Practice getting the kids and your stuff out, folding it up and carrying it so your ready when your bus shows up. The worst thing is trying to figure out how to manage it all while the bus you want is loading up.
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    Also, when the buses are packed, it may not be possible to get on the bus and You may end up waiting for the next one to have room.
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    Thanks for the tips! I think I'll still take both just incase, but I'll defintely try using the umbrella stroller as much as I can.....or maybe try to find an umbrella type stroller that has a little storage.
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    it's amazing the strollers they make today!
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    On our last trip we had 2 umbrella strollers and we found them to be a complete pain on the bus. The buses are always SO packed that even with them being folded they took up too much room.

    Matter of fact, we stopped using the buses and just drove to the parks. With your hang tag for resort parking, the parking at the parks is free.

    I know it is inticing to use the Disney transportation system while staying on site, but in reality, it is crowded and not very convenient when you aren't staying at a resort that has a dedicated line (we were at All Star Music and that bus line is shared by the other All Star Resorts). My suggestion would be to pack a cooler with some drinks and maybe a sandwich or two and drive you car to the parks. It will be faster and then you will have a cold drink and a snack for the quick drive back to your hotel.

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    I guess if You have Your car with You, this would be great, but for the rest who fly, I guess they want to see how to make it easier. One way is to leave the parks a little earlier then the crowds, which should help a bit to get more space on the buses.
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    Yeah...we are driving, but we are driving the motorhome and wont be moving it to drive all over. So we will be using Disney transportation. I found an awesome stroller that gets so tiny..its about the size of a backpack, which a lot of people wear anyways. So I think we should be good to go! Thanks for all the help guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TreysMomma View Post
    Yeah...we are driving, but we are driving the motorhome and wont be moving it to drive all over. So we will be using Disney transportation. I found an awesome stroller that gets so tiny..its about the size of a backpack, which a lot of people wear anyways. So I think we should be good to go! Thanks for all the help guys!
    Wow, if You could post any info about this stroller, that would be great!, My sister in law really could use a small one like that. Thanks
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    Trip #3 (June 26-July 1-07) SSR. 1 Bdrm.
    Trip #4 (Sept 16-21-07) OKW. 1 & 2 Bdrm.
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    Trip #6 (Jan 26-Feb 2-08) AKL. Studio.
    Trip #7 (April 12-18-08) SSR. 1 Bdrm.
    Trip #8 (May 23-27-08) SSR. Studio.
    Trip # 9(May 27-30-08) OKW. Studio.
    Trip # 10(Sept 10-17-08) BWV. Studio
    Trip # 11 (Nov 15-21-08) VWL. 2 Bdrm.
    Trip # 12 (Dec 19-21-08) SSR. Studio.
    Trip # 13(Feb 1-6-09) SSR. 2 Bdrm.
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    Trip # 16(July 6th-10th-09)Pop Century
    Trip # 17(Sept 18th-24th-2009)Pop Century
    Trip #18(Oct 10th-16th 2009) ASR Music-1 nite, SSR Treehouses 5 nites
    Trip #19(Jan 20th-26th 2010) OKW-4 nites, Bch Club Studio Villa 2 nites
    Trip #20(Apr 23rd-26th 2010) Caribbean Beach Resort
    Trip #21(June 18th-25th 2010) POR 2 nites, SSR 2bdrm Villa 5 Nites.

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