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hey! we are going to disney world and i lost our cheapo umbrella stroller. i would like to get another one that would fit my 2 year old who is literally the size of a small four year old. also it would be nice if the handles were longer so dh could push. i was at the consignment store today and saw a bunch of strollers. they had a graco medium sized umbrella stroller for 25 buckS! sounds good. we have a very large graco stroller that would be too big to bring. but they also had some nice strollers for around 100 dollars. those fancy ones like peg perego and macleran. don't remember? but they had double strollers, jogging strollers and a another more pricey medium umbrella stroller. i think for our trip i will just get the graco one, but was wondering what everyone else thinks.
 

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I splurged on the MacClaren Volo and love it. It is very lightweight, easy to push with one had and the handles are higher so its easy on the back. My 40 lb DD rides in it and so does my 22 Lb DS so its versitil.
 

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i was thinking rental, but how much is that? might as well buy one for what that would cost right? dh really wants an umbrella stroller. my son will definately want to be carried and i just can't do it. HES HUGE and i'm prego. also, he will probably sleep in it too. never thought i would see the day that would happen, but he will at this age. packing it should be no problem. but where do you rent from, disney?
 

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I just hit the guest services link at the disey world site<br><br><a href="http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/wdw/common/guestServices?id=HelpGuestServicesListingPage" target="_blank">http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/wdw...cesListingPage</a>
 

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I rented at Disneyland. It was 8 dollars a day. It was fine except walking back to the hotel, or stolling through Downtown Disney cuz you couldn't leave the park with the stoller. I have a Graco that I bought new for 20. I have seen them for 10 at walmart. I was thinking that if I forgot the stoller again, I would just by one at Walmart for less than the rental and then get to walk back to the car with it! I haven't been to Disneyworld in years so I don't remember if leaving the park to walk somewhere would be an issue.
 

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I guess my other question is what is so great about the peg perego and the maclaren? b/c they are very pricey. thanks!
 

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If you buy on ebay, the McClaren Volo isnt that expensive. Here is the page:<br><br><a href="http://search.ebay.com/Maclaren-Volo_W0QQfromZR10QQfromZR9QQfsopZ1QQsspagenameZSTRKQ3aMEFSRCHQ3aSRCH" target="_blank">http://search.ebay.com/Maclaren-Volo...MEFSRCHQ3aSRCH</a><br><br>
I think that these are much better made thatn the $10 walmart strollers, the wheels go in the same direction, they are rated for 80 lbs I believe and they are taller so your back doesn't hurt. You can also push them one handed. I got ours for a trip to Hawaii in 2004 and DD was almost 4 at the time. I now have a 14 month old who uses it and the now 6 yr old DD. They seem to last forever. They are also more lightweight and have a strap to carry over the shoulder. JMO <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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If I were you I'd either rent one or buy a cheap stroller. We lived in SoCal and I went to Disney often, we had a pass. Nice strollers are sometime stolen, it happened to my sil and a good friend of mine. They both had McClaren's. I would never take a nice stroller to the theme park.<br><br>
Be extra vigilant with your purse/diaper bag as well, whatever you use to keep money or valuables. I had my wallet stollen at Disney, I left it in the stroller (in the diaper bag)in the stroller basket. I stepped away from the stroller only for 30 seconds and the bag had disapeared.
 

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...another McClaren Volo user, and very happy with it. Mine is bright, hot pink, with a big, black sun visor. You'd look pretty conspicuous stealing that thing! LOL! What I like about it? The mesh in back helps keep my DD cool. She sweats easily- so that's the main reason we purchased it. Also, it moves smoothly.<br><br>
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I have a MacLaren Volo too (the hot pink one!), and it's awesome. It is SO much sturdier than other umbrella strollers I have used (important with a bigger child) and I think the weight limit is higher than on most? You could check that out on Amazon probably. It only weighs about 9 pounds and it has an attached carry strap so you can just sling it over your shoulder when not in use. Also, the handles are pretty high, so kicking the back and hunching over shouldn't be problems unless you are super tall.<br><br>
I don't know about theft though. Couldn't you get a bike lock or something? Maybe a potential thief wouldn't want to bother with it then?
 

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I have a Maclaren Quest. Macs really are worth the money (I'd go for a volo at your son's age most likely, unless you think he'll sleep in it).<br><br>
It is better made than the cheaper umbrella strollers and the handles are nice and high. But the thing that makes it worth it to me is that it's so easy to push. I spend the money to make my life easier when DS is in the stroller. He might be just as comfy in a cheaper stroller, but if I have to use 2 hands to push it and the wheels are squeaking, I'll be irritated.<br><br>
Check online. Last years models are going for less than the new ones.
 

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I went to disney a while back and there is NO way i was going to rent... that adds up plus no stroller to and from the park to the car you have to carry a sleeping 20-30-40 kido no way... i've been looking into a maclaren for a while but still trying to talk dh into it....
 

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Rentals at Disney are around $18 a day for a stroller now. Best bet is to buy something second-hand. If you can try a bunch in a store and figure out which model you want you can check EBay or the TP and find something along those lines.<br><br>
Yard sales are a good venue for that too... and consignment stores.
 
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