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Pushchair for 7 year old?

Our Daughter will be seven and a half on our next trip. I know how horribly whiny and clingy she gets now when she's tired and if we were going tomorrow I would definitely take a stroller. DH reckons she'll be older and we won't need to take a pushchair for her and he'll carry her if she gets tired, but I'm thinking for ease, should we just take one? I know if he's carrying her she will be heavy and is will restrict us doing things in the evening. A stroller is just to use in the evenings... We'll be relying on Disney transportation to get us around and won't have a car.
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I would wait until closer to the trip and see how you feel. When my kids were borderline, I went without and decided that if necessary I would buy one over there, or rent occasionally in the evenings (saying that stroller rental was a lot cheaper than it is now).

in the event, I ended up renting a stroller for both kids one evening when they were 6, and other than that they were able to walk.
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My youngest DD will also be seven on our next trip and I have been debating this for a while, I think I'm going to hire one from one of the stroller companies when we are there, we will be there in August and none of us will want to carry a tired child in that heat, I'm thinking it will also be handy for bags and we will only use it on our busiest days.
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I took one for my 7 yr old in July. We had 3 kids between us - 4,7 and 8 and 2 strollers. It was a godsend , although my ds is an excellent walker at home it gave him somewhere to sit if needed , it was v hot, which meant they got a lot more tired and we were often out really late, adrenaline kept them going so long but I found by the time we came to make our way out of the parks they would suddenly slump and trying to drag/ carry a v tired 7/8 yr old out parc on a bus etc is not pleasant! It ablso gave us somewhere to put stuff - I found carrying stuff and all the walking gave me a bad back but was fine pushing the stroller.
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I'm hiring a double for my 8 year old and 5 year old, well that's the age they'll be at the time.

It's costing $170 for 3 weeks, but it's money well spent IMO. We'll be getting a GT City Mini Double. We'll be using Kingdom Strollers.

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I have to say I've never contemplated it
My kids were 7/6/5/5 when we went at Easter and were perfectly fine walking
Granted we don't stay in the park all day or we would all be fed up
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We used one last year and our son was 5 and it was a godsend
We're going back when he's 7 and we won't use one , we're just going to go slow, not rush and plan to have a lot of chill out pool times too .
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Simple answer, and I know others will disagree, is no... if your child gets tired and grumpy why keep dragging them around? You should just leave and go for a rest. There is nothing worse then seeing tired and whingy kids being dragged around parks etc .
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