View Full Version : Stroller for a 4 y.o. at WDW?
09-04-2007, 01:27 PM
We're heading back to WDW in 12 days (yikes!) so I need to make a decision about the stroller situation quickly. I'll say first that I'm really out of the loop here in stroller world since DS does not ride in a stroller very often anymore, but when he does (long trips at the mall, zoo, etc), he seems pretty comfortable in our Jeep Liberty Urban Terrain (3 wheeler). We were last at WDW last May and this is the stroller we took. He napped in it daily. However, this time around I considering down-sizing a little to a stroller that folds more compactly and is easier to haul around. We managed OK last year w/ the Jeep Liberty, but it was a pain sometimes, especially on the buses. Plus, I really hate our other umbrella stroller (Chicco Caddy) and am looking for a reason to replace it! I've been eyeing the Maclaren Volo at Target but since it doesn't recline, I'm unsure if it would be a good all-day stroller choice. Last year DS napped in his stroller every day and I think the odds are pretty good, he'll nap fairly often again this year.
Soo... what would you bring for a (just-turned) 4 year old in WDW? He's about 44 inches tall and around 35 pounds -- tall and skinny for his age.
09-04-2007, 01:32 PM
We took a Volo-like stroller when we went to Disney and it worked perfectly. Our dd would fall asleep in it but it was just like her sleeping in her car seat so the lack of recline wasn't a problem.
If you really want a recline, Albee has a Triumph for $109.
09-04-2007, 02:22 PM
Niki - Thanks for the reply and link. Does anyone know if the Triumph has the same seat back height as the Volo?
And an update! - DS just woke up from a nap and so I pulled out the Jeep Liberty to try it out again (since it had been awhile).... He's too tall! His head hit the little CD player holder area in the handlebar when he's upright and when he reclines, his head is beyond the seatback so no head support. So, we are definitely buying something new. I guess the question now is, should it be the Volo or is there something else in that price range to consider? And obviously it needs to be something that accomodates a fairly tall child. (I'll do some research into the Triumph as well)
09-05-2007, 08:23 AM
I'd go with something like a Quest since he's a stroller napper. Like a Triumph but the seat is not as shallow. Just keep in mind that it is tippy - you can't leave bags hanging on the back when he hops out!
09-05-2007, 09:36 AM
We are taking our Triumph (and an Ergo) when we go in a couple weeks. DD is 7 months. The triumph reclines enough and our P3 is just too heavy to lug on the busses. A benefit of the Triumph over the Quest is that the Triumph has a carry strap and the Quest's recline wasn't worth $50 extra to me. But we also plan to go back to the hotel in the afternoons for her nap.
If I were buying a stroller at age 4, I definitely wouldn't spend the extra for the Quest, but that is me.
09-05-2007, 01:37 PM
The Quest reclines the same as the Triumph, but has an adjustable legrest that makes it so much more comfy for a younger baby to sit in, especially for long periods.
If I were you, I'd reconsider bringing the P3 for such a young one at WDW. The bigger hood, bigger basket, plusher stroller, full recline, etc. just makes it so much more comfy for them for long periods in such hot weather (and the P3 really isn't that heavy for the few minutes you spend lifting it onto the bus). That's just my experience with strollers and Disney, YMMV.
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