Sunday, June 24, 2012

Orlando Stroller Rentals review

Taking a break and eating ice cream.

I really think this picture says it all but I will write a full review anyway. : )  I am so glad that I found Orlando Stroller Rentals. We rented the City Mini Double Stroller with the jogger glider board. I wasn't sure if renting a double was a good idea because I figured the boys would never be in it but boy was I wrong. We used this stroller non-stop. Having that glider board on the back was so helpful and the boys really liked being able to hop on and off if they got tired of walking. I can't say enough about how great having this stroller was!! It moved like a dream! We have had more double strollers than I care to admit and this thing puts them all to shame. Zeke fell asleep riding in the stroller 2 or 3 times and he fit perfectly. Most strollers the boys are too big to fit in at their age (5 & 7) but they could both ride side by side in this without a problem and it still wasn't too heavy to push. The other great thing about this stroller is that my dad and Glen could both push it without kicking the back or the wheels. I'm short so I don't have that problem but with most of the strollers we have used it has been hard for the men to push because their legs are too long.

I will put one warning out there though. Everyone and their mom rents these strollers so you need to keep your large name tag on it. There are tons of strollers and Disney moves them so if you don't have that tag you will lose your stroller, for sure.

 Now I want to talk about how easy it is to rent from this company. I emailed them and had a confirmation email the next day. They answered my questions right away and were very professional and easy to work with. When we arrived at our hotel we told the front desk and they gave us our stroller right away. The kids rode in it to our building so they didn't have to get back in the dreaded suburban after 18+ hours. We used it everyday, all day and then the day we left we took it back up front, made sure our tag was still on there and that was that. I can't believe that I have never rented strollers on our trips before. It was so easy, affordable and convenient. You can rent this stroller for 4-7 nights for only $75 and they have many other strollers and night combos to choose from depending on your budget and your needs. All the info is on their website.

Phone Number: 800-281-0884

I received my stroller and glider board free of charge in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Our Disney Trip!

So this is basically going to be a long post with tons of pictures from our Disney Trip. I do want to give one HUGE tip today though. If you are going to Disney World anytime, ever you absolutely, positively need to pay the money and use Tour Guide Mike . We have been to Disney 4 times now (since I've had kids) and this was by far the best trip and we hardly ever waited in a line. I'm not exaggerating in the least when I say this was the best $20 I've ever spent. 

Now that I have gotten the most important bit of info out there, here are the million and one photos we took while on vacation!

The suburban we rented. 

Ellie ready to hit the road!

He actually pulled out the sword!!

Hysterical picture of my mom trying to go up in the Swiss Family Robinson  Tree House. She is terrified of heights and practically crawled half the way. LOL!

Ellie waving at the parade.

My brother Jon.

My favorite picture
Mad Hatter Glen

My young Jedi


We stopped at Daytona Beach for 1 hour on or way home just to stretch our legs and the boys and Ellie loved it!!!  They were not ready to get back in that cramped suburban.

We finally made it to Gatlinburg for the night and they got to play putt putt so they were happy about that.

Oh and one more little tip. You can get ice water for free from the food vendors at Disney so you don't have to pay for bottled water. I didn't know that until I read a comment someone left on a blog post about saving money at the parks. 

Tomorrow my review on Orlando Stroller Rentals will be up and I have a few recipes I'll be posting soon.