Disneyland can be an awesome place to visit during pregnancy!
Your first thought may be long lines and rides that are dangerous while expecting. But there’s so much to do at Disneyworld that you’ll find yourself having a hard time choosing what to do next.
From pregnancy-safe rides to entertainment, food, and more, there’s many options for every mother-to-be.
In this guide, we’re sharing 14 pregnancy-safe things to do at Disneyworld. (Remember that every pregnancy is different—so always talk to your doctor about safe activities while vacationing).
14 Things to Do at Disneyworld While Pregnant
These are the most fun and safe things to do at Disneyworld while pregnant.
Meet Disney Characters
Disneyworld suggests that the best way to meet Disney characters is to make a reservation at one of their restaurants with Character Dining. You can also check your map for Character Greeting locations.
Why not use your vacation for a little pampering? Disneyworld offers multiple spas where you can relax your feet with a nice pedicure or treat yourself to a prenatal massage. The Grand Floridian Spa even offers a special “Expectant Mother Massage” designed to ease discomfort for the mother-to-be.
Eat in a Restaurant
Disneyworld has some great restaurants that are sure to fulfill your pregnancy cravings. Check this list of 38 Essential Restaurants & Dishes at Disneyworld.
Try Some Snacks
While your partner is on rides you can’t go on, go for a walk and discover all the fun snacks the park has to offer. Scroll through this list of 50 Best Things to Eat in Disney World Before You Die (complete with mouth-watering pictures!).
When the night falls, plan to catch some fireworks. Depending on the time of your vacation, there’s also seasonal events that include special fireworks.
Gift shops are always fun to visit, but when you’re expecting, the experience is even better. Shop for toys and trinkets for your baby.
The Waterside Stage is an outdoor venue that features events and live performances. Check to see what’s happening on the days of your vacation.
Fly in a hot air balloon but not just any—the world’s largest hand-painted helium balloon.
Swimming can be a fun and relaxing activity that gives you some downtime. Pack a maternity bathing suit and head to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Pool. The buoyancy may give your muscles a much-needed break and alleviate strain. A bonus: Swimming is one of the safest forms of exercise while pregnant, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
Plan a Disneyworld Pregnancy Announcement
Disneyworld is a great place to take a photo to announce your pregnancy. You can talk to Disney PhotoPass photographers to take photos in front of the castle. If this sounds like a good idea, make sure to plan ahead. You can bring a sign saying “we’re pregnant!” or one indicating the due date. You can also bring your sonogram photo to hold up as the photographer snaps your picture.
Pregnancy Safe Rides
What’s the number one thing to do at Disneyworld? Rides, of course! But now that you’re pregnant, not every ride is safe or recommended. Still, there’s quite a few to choose from. For suggestions, read the section below.
Rent a Beach Shack
You and your family can rent out your own private shaded area where you can sit and unwind at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.
Check Out Non-Ride Attractions
Even if you don’t like rides, there’s still plenty of other attractions at Disneyworld. Some top picks:
- African Birds
- Affection Section (petting zoo)
- African Elephants
- Beauty & The Beast Live on Stage
- Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along
- Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf
- Drawn to Life Presented by Cirque du Soleil & Disney
Check for Special Events
There’s always something new and exciting at Disneyworld! Check out what special events are happening while you’re on vacation.
15 Best Disneyworld Pregnant-Safe Rides
When you’re visiting the theme park, the top question you have is probably about Disneyworld pregnancy-safe rides.
Before choosing a Disneyworld pregnant safe ride, there’s a few things you should consider:
- When you’re at Disneyworld, check the signage posted at each ride to see who it’s appropriate for. Some rides will specifically state that they’re not advised for pregnant women. This is called an “expectant mother advisory.”
- Doctor’s advice. Before you visit Disneyworld, you should ask your doctor what activities are safe and unsafe during your vacation. Ask which types of rides you should stick to and which you should avoid. Since each pregnancy is unique, getting personal advice is important. For example, someone with a complicated pregnancy may be better off avoiding certain rides, even if it’s safe for most pregnancies.
- Consider the severity of your morning sickness when choosing rides. If you’re already feeling queasy, motion can trigger the symptom even more. Be on the lookout for “motion sickness advisories.”
- Do what feels right. Even if the sign for a ride doesn’t have an advisory for pregnant women, it doesn’t mean you should go on it. Do what feels right for you and your pregnancy. Follow your intuition and ask yourself which rides seem comfortable and safe. Pregnancy is not the time to push yourself to go on wild rides.
Some of the best Disneyworld pregnancy-safe rides include:
- Haunted Mansion— Located in Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom Park
- Jungle Cruise—Located in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park
- Peter Pan’s Flight—Located in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park
- The Magic Carpets of Aladdin— Located in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park
- Under The Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid— Located in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park
- Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railroad— Located in Hollywood Boulevard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Toy Story Mania— Located in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Na’vi River Journey— Located in Pandora-The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
- It’s Tough to be a Bug!— Located in Discovery Island at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
- Frozen Ever After— Located in World Showcase at EPCOT
- Spaceship Earth— Located in World Celebration at EPCOT
- Soarin’ Around The World— Located in World Nature at EPCOT
- The Seas with Nemo & Friends— Located in World Nature at EPCOT
- Journey Into Imagination With Figment— Located in World Celebration at EPCOT
- Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros— Located in World Showcase at EPCOT
Tips When Visiting Disneyworld While Pregnant
Keep these tips in mind when you’re planning your pregnancy Disneyworld vacation.
- Take breaks. Disneyworld is a big place! To maintain your stamina throughout your vacation, it’s important to take breaks. Taking several small breaks throughout the day ensures you don’t go back to your hotel room too early. Breaks can mean grabbing a snack, a meal, or simply sitting and resting.
- Relax while others ride. Depending on who you’re going with, others may want to go on rides you should avoid. What will you do in the meantime? Look ahead at some places you can stop for a snack and use this time to take a break and regain your energy.
- Download Genie+. The Genie+ app offers some lightning lane entrances for Disneyworld rides. This limits the amount of time you’re waiting in line, which can be difficult with a baby belly straining your muscles. The app also allows you to plan your itinerary.
- Bring a water bottle. Staying hydrated as you walk through all of Disneyworld’s attractions is important. Bring a water bottle and refill it as necessary. A bottle with a strap will be the easiest to carry.
- Stay cool. Take a peek inside a shop or attraction to take advantage of the air conditioning. If you’re prone to overheating, it’s a good idea to take your vacation in the cooler months.
- Bathroom locations. If you have to pee frequently, it’s a good idea to map out the bathrooms in each area you’re stopping. Here’s a list of restrooms at Disneyworld.
- Wear good shoes. Since you’ll be on your feet a lot, it’s a good idea to bring a few different pairs of shoes. From ankle swelling to blisters, you’ll want options to stay comfortable.
- Beware of scents. Are you sensitive to scents during pregnancy? If so, you might want to avoid the places where scents are purposely piped in. Read this list of Scents at Disneyworld.
Summary: Things To Do At Disneyworld While Pregnant
There’s plenty of things to do in Disneyworld when you’re pregnant. Although you can’t go on every ride, many are still suitable for pregnant women. Aside from rides, you can visit other attractions, including the many gift shops. When you’re ready for a break, try some of Disneyworld’s famous foods or treat yourself at one of their spas.
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