We’re going to Disney World! Yay! But wait, which stroller should we bring?
As an online associate for Peg Perego, I have been asked—and have answered—that question dozens of times for other families. And I definitely have my favorites … the Pliko Mini, the Pliko Four, the Si and the Aria Twin 60-40, they all top my list.
But what did I choose when it was time to take my own family to Disney World?
Drumroll, please … the Pliko Four!
I chose the Pliko Four for a million different reasons, but mostly because it has all the features needed to keep my littlest one, 2-year-old Jack, happy all day. Plus, it has a built-in rear footboard that my 5-year-old daughter, Maddie, could use during our long days at the parks.
Before we left on our trip, I had lots of friends ask if we would be taking a stroller or not. Yes, Jack is 2, and he’s quite capable of walking, but honestly, I couldn’t imagine Disney without our stroller. The average person walks between 6 to 12 miles a day at Disney World. That’s a lot of walking for anyone, let alone a small child. Plus, let’s face it, little kids need breaks. They need to rest and nap and eat.
With the Pliko Four’s adjustable seat and large canopy that unzips to become a full sun canopy (a must for the hot Florida sun), the stroller was the perfect place for a snooze on the go. We also found that the available Snack Tray is a must for Disney. Not only is it great for quick snacks on the go, but a lot of the quick-service dining places don’t have high chairs, and we found that the Pliko Four plus Snack Tray worked just as well.
As for our 5-year-old, she enjoyed the Pliko Four’s rear footboard just as much as I had anticipated. Every day, usually in the mid-afternoon when temperatures peaked and her energy dropped, she’d happily hop a ride on the stroller’s built in footboard. This was not only a plus for her, but for us as well. We saw lots of tired (and hot) parents carrying big kids around, and we were glad to not be among them.
As for my husband and me, we loved the Pliko Four’s adjustable handles that gave us both the perfect fit (he’s 6’2”; I’m 5’3”), the Adult Cup Holder and the convenient shopping basket. We were thankful for the Pliko Four’s compact, self-standing fold. Even though we stayed on property, we had to use lots and lots of different forms of transportation during our trip—ferry boats, buses, the storied Monorail. While sometimes we were able to roll our Pliko Four right on, other times we were asked to fold it. We had a number of other parents, and park employees, comment on how quickly ours folded, and its standalone fold.
So does the Pliko Four still top my list? Of course! Not only has it earned its spot there, but after a trip with my family to the most magical place on earth, it’s earned a little spot in my heart as well.
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by Emily | Posted in 2012 Collection, 2012 Pliko Four | No Comments