Stroller rules to be enforced

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  1. wdw4rfam

    wdw4rfam Disney obsessed DVC Member/AP holder

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    Except that it sticks out 4 feet in front if you....sorry don’t know any strollers like that. :confused3
     
  2. Doug M

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    12 hour death marches?
     
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  4. isabellea

    isabellea Combining beach and Disney!

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    Used our stroller (nice umbrella single) for the last time over the Holidays for our 6 yr old. We parked it for the day and would let her dit in it only after dinner so she could sleep while we enjoyed the evening entertainments with our oldest. I still don’t understand how she could sleep in all that noise!!

    I think the problem with doubles and wagons are in the buses. When there are 4-5 per bus when they are full it’s awful!
     
  5. firefly_ris

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    Would be nice to reign some of this in. The first time we took the kids, I took a Sit n Stand double (it's a front/back stroller, instead of a side by side), my kids were 2, 4 and 5 at that time, and my kids are small so all 3 of them fit on it. It was fine but still did not like pushing it around. Last month we went and kids are now 5, 7, and 8. I took an umbrella stroller that I bought for $5 at a yard sale several years ago, mostly for the 5 year old. There were about 3 times my 7 year old used it for brief stretches (about 10 or 15 minutes), and my 8 year old never used it. I was pretty happy with this scenario... may be back in about 3 years, so I'm all done with strollers at Disney. The stroller parking areas were massive, took up so much room that could otherwise be used for walking or people to move to the side. It was often very difficult to find my itty bitty umbrella stroller among the masses of enormous cadillac strollers in the area, they just overshadowed it. We also used the bus system this time so the umbrella stroller was really easy for that too. I watched a lot of people struggle with large strollers, and they took up a lot of room on the already crowded buses. Since it's only going to get more crowded, I can see why they want to start cracking down on this.... and especially those gigantic novelty strollers like the princess carriage and such. We saw one in Fantasyland and it was very big.
     
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    You are aware that the Keenz wagon has the exact same dimensions as most strollers? City Mini GT is 34" long. Keenz wagon...34" long...
     
  7. BigAlsGal

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    As a bus driver I will say the wagon is actually not as bad as it seems. It folds up pretty compact and rolls on like a dolly almost. Takes up fairly little space.
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    Now these things are the bane of my existence. They DO NOT fold right. The wheels are enormous! I hope these are on the ban list.
     
  8. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    More popular in that they are being seen more frequently. I’ve only seen them myself once or twice but I’ve seen them on social media more frequently.
     
  9. Tigger's ally

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    My twins stroller was 'in line" and did stick out in front about 4 feet, but it was either that or the side by side that you couldn't fit through the door. Now since my twins are now 25, strollers have come a long way but back then you only had two choices for those of us with twins.
     
  10. abs1978

    abs1978 Earning My Ears

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    The strollers are out of control.

    In WDW they aren't too bad IMO. At least the walkways are wider and you can skirt around them. Disneyland though....I can't even. We went to DL over Spring Break and even my 8 year old was annoyed by them! I've never seen so many strollers in one place in my life. Most of the time there wasn't even a kid in them...they were just a rolling extension of a backpack. The walkways are so narrow that you can't get around them and I was hit by a stroller more that trip than all of my trips to WDW combined.

    I'm glad to see some sort of limit being enforced. I don't know that it will do much because what is allowed is still gigantic but any little bit helps. Next up: Limits on the ECV's...please.
     
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  11. ChipnDale79

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    Ban double wide strollers? no way.

    The first time we took our kids to disney when they were 1 and 2, we did two single strollers, it was a nightmare. The next year we took our double umbrella stroller, it was a necessity. I agree about banning the monstrosities, you don't need them. They make smaller double umbrella strollers that can be used.
     
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    Here's a simple fix for the "stroller wars" for those that judge people who's 7 or 8 year old is in a stroller and your child isnt, or vise versa.

    How about you don't judge me, and I won't judge you?

    Being a parent is hard enough as it is, but the judging that goes on from other parents about how other people do things are out of control, this almost equates to the "working mom" vs "stay at home mom" judging that goes on back and forth from both sides.
     
  13. TheMaxRebo

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    well, we rented it through a Disney approved company so if it is, I hope they update them and tell them not to rent them to people (or advise them they won't be allowed)
     
  14. TheMaxRebo

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    how do you know they are "obviously old enough to walk"? How do you know they don't have a disability that you can't see? Just hard to make assumptions. And to each their own. I'd rather have a stroller for my kid and they are happy vs them being tired and grouchy - if that makes me a bad parent, I am a bad parent - but it is my vacation too and I'd rather not deal with a cranky kid when I can avoid it

    I do agree with you about the ECV renters requiring some sort of safety course ... we had one for my MiL last trip and she did ok, but backing up was a real struggle for her. When the company we rented it from delivered it they did have us try it out and make sure we knew how it worked, etc. but wasn't any sort of "drivers test" or anything
     
  15. TheMaxRebo

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    yeah, the City Mini double side by side is made to fit through regular doors, so not nearly as wide ... still can be tight in stores and stuff fitting through racks at times, but better than they used to be
     
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    not to mention from those without kids that say "if I had kids they never would do that" .. uh huh sure, maybe but I suspect not
     
  17. rteetz

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    This was posted on wdwmagic

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    We got the city mini single reserved in four weeks for the "city mini grandtinker" and I am sure I will get to push her round a bit. When my wife gets tired that is. pirate:
     
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  19. Shughart

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    This is why I made a point to add to my mini rant that the disabled get a pass, including any with disabilities I can't see. Hence why I keep my annoyances to myself, my husband, and these boards. Your example is exactly where I want people utilizing what they can.

    Because most of the time, I am watching kids pop in and out of these strollers and run around. I guess I feel like if your 8 year old can't walk around the park without becoming tired and grouchy, then you change the way you do the parks so they are not, or they are not ready for Disneyworld. I make exceptions for Kindy/First grade and under. To be fair though, I did mention in my post if my opinion makes me a jerk, I don't care :D I would never say anything to a parent in a park though, but here I know that others share an annoyance of an over-saturation of strollers in the parks.

    As for the ECV drivers, I don't know what the solution is, but there has got to be one somewhere.
     
  20. SaintsManiac

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    It's easy to think that everyone is judging everyone on threads like this. I just feel if we all slowed down and stopped going commando with 8 year olds then there would be less strollers at the parks.

    I could not care less how anyone else parents their child. Unless I see someone beating their kid in public it's not my business.
     
  21. TheMaxRebo

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    i definitely think the parks are / get very crowded and the # of strollers and ECVs don't help .... and you also get it the other way - or at least I have - of people trying to get through the crowds jumping in front of my stroller, or even pushing it to get by. I think you can have rude people with strollers but having one is not a pre-requsite to being rude ;)

    and we do try to take breaks mid day, sometimes plans change base on if a ride is down or whatever and we try to have flexibility and go with what happens, and having a stroller available is sometimes useful to have. Last trip my kids were 9, 6, and just 4 and we had their 3 year old cousin with them ... we used 2 single umbrella strollers between them and it was fine. I don't think the 9 year only ever used it, maybe when waiting for parades or something she would rest, but the 6 year old we would use occasionally if the 3 year old was being carried or wanted to walk for a bit. I think one can be reasonable with them, just think I'd rather er on having it in case it is needed than not have it and wish we did. Plus it is good for holding all the stuff we would have (snacks, water bottle, misters, cooling towels, etc.)
     
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