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TOP 5 THINGS TO DO AT DISNEY WHILE PREGNANT

Are you an expecting mom wondering if you should book that Disney trip you planned before your two pink lines appeared? When I found out I was pregnant, I had a lineup of Disney trips planned.

I started wondering what these upcoming trips would look like. Would the doctor clear me? What rides could I go on? Would it be too hot? Etc.

Of course, me being me, I dove knee deep into research to learn all about being pregnant at Walt Disney World.

I was pleasantly surprised to stumble upon quite a few cool things to do while pregnant at the parks. I wanted to pass along my TOP things to do at Walt Disney World while pregnant.  

First, let’s talk about things you should consider before booking your Disney Pregnant vacation.

 
  • How far along will you be in your pregnancy? If you are closer to the end of your pregnancy, it may be a lot on your back and feet. Are you still in your 1st trimester and sick? Walking around and going on rides might make your stomach upset

  • Will my doctor clear me to go? Usually, your doctor will have a cut-off in your 2nd trimester for travel, at least for flying. Make sure you consult with your doctor to make sure it is safe for both you and your baby
  • What is important to me when visiting Walt Disney World? If it’s thrill rides, you might want to hold off. I am in the process of putting together a complete list of rides that are SAFE while pregnant, so check back soon
  • What time of year am I going? If it is in the summer months, it may be dangerous for the baby. Your baby is already warm and cozy in your belly. When you are in the heat, it heats up for the baby, too. It’s important to keep your baby at a comfortable temperature for both you and the baby

Now that you asked yourself the questions above, are you ready to take on Disney? Let me share with you my top five things to do at Disney pregnant.

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GET A MASSAGE

Did you know that Walt Disney World has two (three if you are including Swan and Dolphin) spas on property? Disney trips, at least in my family, are jam-packed with park time and minimal downtime. What better time to take advantage of the spas than when you are pregnant. I’m sure your dogs will be barking, or your back may be sore.

Senses, found at Grand Floridian and Saratoga, both offer prenatal massages and foot massages. There may be nothing better than a foot and prenatal massage while pregnant. Disney’s resort spas are on the pricier end, but you’re creating a human and deserve to splurge!

Disney Pregnant Senses

RENT A SCOOTER

On my husband’s first-ever visit to Walt Disney World, he got food poisoning on day one. He was seriously so weak that he couldn’t get around, so we rented him a scooter!! It was the only option if we wanted to salvage any of the vacation time left for him. 

I think it’s a great option if you plan to spend a lot of time at the parks and need to give your feet a break. They are reasonably priced, and you are transferable between all locations! 

  • If you plan to go to theme parks, the daily rate is $50 + a refundable $20 deposit
  • IF you are going to hit up the water parks and Disney Springs, the daily rate is $50 with a refundable $100 deposit

A few things to know ahead of time:

  • Scooters are first-come, first-serve. No reservations allowed
  • Guests must be 18 years of age to rent and operate ECVs
  • A Photo ID is required
  • The maximum weight is 450 pounds

 

TRY ALL THE MOCKTAILS AND EAT ALL THE SNACKS

There are so many fun non-alcoholic drinks to try at Disney. I can’t list them all here, but I will give you my top mocktail from each park + my favorite resort mocktail.

  • Magic Kingdom: LeFou’s Brew at Fantasy Land’s Gaston’s Tavern. This one might not be for everyone, but I find it refreshing. It’s frozen apple juice, toasted marshmallow, and passion fruit/mango foam for $6.29. There is also the option to get the souvenir stein or goblet for an additional fee.
  • Epcot: A Frozen Citrus-Pomegranate Slushy at Moroccan Pavilion’s Oasis Sweets & Sips. They used to have a Sultan Colada, a piña colada with a different name, but I  haven’t seen it there lately. Hopefully, it pops back up soon!
  • Hollywood Studios: Jabba Juice at Galaxy’s Edge’s Oga’s Cantina. It’s Simply Orange® with Pineapple, Kiwi, Cantaloupe, and Blueberry Popping Pearls. Don’t get the Black Spire Brew… it’s so gross.
  • Animal Kingdom:  The Night Blossom at Pandora’s Pongu Pongu’s. This drink is a blend of limeade, apple, and desert pear topped with passion fruit boba for around $6.29 last I checked.
  • Resort pick: POG Juice!! POG stands for pineapple, orange, guava. This fan-favorite juice can be found at several resorts, including Polynesian, Fort Wilderness, and Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Now onto snacks!!

Disney is known for its famous snacks like Dole Whip, churros, Mickey ice cream bars, and the list goes on. Since you are eating for two, go all in and become the snack queen of your Disney vacation.

Don’t just stop at parks; the resorts have some of the best at Walt Disney World!! It actually may be a fun idea to do a monorail or Skyliner snack crawl to the resorts. SOME, not even close to all, include:

  • Epcot
    • Joy of Tea egg rolls
    • Karamel Kuche Caramel Apple Cookie and Butter Bar
    • A pretzel at the Germany pavilion
    • Poutine at the Canada pavilion
  • Magic Kingdom
    • Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake
    • Dole Whip
    • Fruit and Nutella waffle
    • Main Street Bakery cinnamon roll
  • Hollywood Studios 
    • Jack Jack Nom Nom cookie
    • Star Wars Ronto Wrap
    • Wookie Cookie
  • Animal Kingdom
    • pongu lumpia
    • Mr. Kamal’s fries
    • Buffalo chicken chips

 

TAKE YOUR ANNOUNCEMENT PHOTO

The photo ops at Disney are endless, so why not take advantage of a cute baby announcement or gender reveal.

A photo op at Disney is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of your Memory Maker.

You will have professional photos that you can always cherish. Here are three of my favorite ideas that I’ve seen:

  • Get a free button that reads “1st visit”, pin it by your growing belly, and have a cast member take your photo. You could also get a button to read something else, such as “celebrating becoming a mom” or something along those lines
  • If you already know your baby’s name, you can have it embroidered on a set of Mickey ears. If you don’t know your baby’s name, share your due date. It can be a cute keepsake and a fun decoration for the nursery
  • Etsy has some cute Disney-inspired pregnancy shirts. I love the “snacking for two” tee with all of the most popular Disney treats on the shirt. Grab yourself your favorite Disney snacks and have a cast member take your photo with all of your snacks and growing belly

 

HIT UP MORE CHARACTER MEET AND GREETS

Character meet-ups were much easier to do pre-pandemic times, but you can still get some good social distanced pics while you wait for things to go back to “normal”. Characters always make for cute pics, and you will have lots of fun belly pics to look back on.

So there are my favorite tips for going to Disney while pregnant.

But wait! There is more.

 

Bonus: Pregnancy Safe Rides & Ones That Are Not

MAGIC KINGDOM:

  • Astro Orbiter
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • Enchanted Tiki room
  • Hall of Presidents
  • Haunted Mansion
  • It’s a small world
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Liberty Square Riverboat
  • Meet and Greet with Mirabel
  • Mickey’s Philharmagic 3D Movie
  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Parades
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Prince Charming Regal Carousel
  • Shows & Live entertainment
  • Swiss Family Tree House
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Tom Sawyers Island
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
  • Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • Walt Disney World Railroad
  • Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

EPCOT:

  • Advanced Training Lab area of Mission Space
  • Awesome Planet
  • Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along
  • Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Fireworks Spectacular
  • Frozen Ever After
  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
  • Impressions de France
  • Journey into Imagination with Figment
  • Living with the Land
  • Moana’s Journey of Water
  • O Canada!
  • Reflections of China
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
  • Soarin’
  • Spaceship Earth
  • The American Adventure
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Turtle Talk with Crush
  • World Showcase galleries and exhibits

ANIMAL KINGDOM

  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Finding Nemo the Musical
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug 3D
  • Live entertainment
  • Na’vi River Journey in Pandora
  • Rivers of Light Nighttime show
  • Train ride to the Conservation Station
  • Triceratop Spin
  • UP! A Great Bird Adventure

HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

  • Alien Swirling Saucers (I would be careful about this)
  • Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage
  • Disney Jr. Live on Stage (show)
  • Fantasmic!
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular (Show)
  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railroad (ask your doctor.. it is a bit jerky)
  • Muppet Vision 3D
  • Toy Story Midway Mania
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid
  • Walt Disney Presents – Gallery Exhibit

 

Now that we have a list of pregnancy-safe rides, let’s chat about the ones to avoid.  Disclaimer: ALWAYS check with your doctor 1st to see if they are safe for YOU.

 

RIDES TO AVOID AT MAGIC KINGDOM

  • Tiana’s Bayou Adventure
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Space Mountain
  • The Barnstormer
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • TRON Lightcycle Run
  • Tomorrowland Speedway

RIDES TO AVOID AT EPCOT

  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Test Track
  • Mission Space

RIDES TO AVOID AT ANIMAL KINGDOM

  • Avatar Flight of Passage
  • Expedition Everest
  • Dinosaur
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Kilimanjaro Safari (double check with your doctor on this one. This might be okay for some, but it can be bumpy)

RIDES TO AVOID AT HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Rise of the Resistance
  • Rock ‘n Roller Coaster
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Star Tours
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

There is no reason to pass up a trip to the most magical place on Earth just because you are pregnant. In fact, it’s the perfect way to experience the parks in a whole new way. 

Enjoy yourself and do all of the things you can cram in, because it will possibly be your last without your little one in tow.

Oh and if you are looking for help planning your Disney World vacation, check out my complete planning guide!

 

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I’m a boy mom, dog mom, bee mom, lover of all things Disney, and lover of making the best out of this chaotic life of mine. I created this platform to share my life, and help normalize “big topic” motherhood issues. I hope you enjoy my mix of life, love, levity, and everything in between.Now that you know a little about me, I would love to know more about you! Find me over on Instagram, and shoot me a DM if you would like to chat!the journey

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