Ever wonder if it's worth visiting Walt Disney World if you were pregnant? Yes of course you can't ride EVERYTHING and braving the heat may be harder than normal but that doesn't mean it won't be fun! Many couples celebrate their last few weeks together before the birth of a new baby by going on a vacation or a babymoon. With some preparations you can have a successful and fun trip celebrating this momentous occasion!
Brittany Lynch, one of the travel advisors at Coasters & Castles Travel recently returned from her babymoon. From memorable Magic Shots to food and attractions she'll walk us thru what she was still able to enjoy on her vacation.
The attractions expectant mothers can ride include anything without a height restriction but you should also consult your physician before you travel and check the signage outside of each attraction. I think one of the cutest things are the photos and memories you create. One day they'll return to these same spots and take photos. But next time their child will be with them! Those photos would be perfect for a wall collage to watch baby grow at Walt Disney World!
Of course you should take EXTRA precautions for visiting while pregnant. Make sure to bring plenty of water and drink it frequently. Pack cooling towels, fans and snacks. Wear comfortable shoes, rest often and rent a wheel chair if needed. You'll be doing lots of walking still and sometimes that can be hard on the body that is constantly adjusting to bringing a new life into the world!
We just stayed at All Star Sports for our babymoon / 6 year anniversary trip. We did four days in the park and I was able to ride most attractions without height requirements. For those that I couldn’t ride I was still able to walk through the queue. This was especially great, so I could see some of Tron.
Our first night we did a late dinner at O'hana during the fireworks. It’s one of our top table service meals on property and the perfect way to start our trip.
Our first park day was in Hollywood Studios. I was able to ride:
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway
Toy Story Mania
Muppet Vision 3D.
We also did the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular and Fantasmic! with the Fantasmic! dining package from Hollywood and Vine. The buffet had a lot of great options.
Other attractions that should be suitable if expecting:
Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage
Disney Jr. Play and Dance
For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
Green Army Drum Corps
Character meet and greets including Chewbacca, Edna Mode and Olaf
Explore and shop in Galaxy's Edge
Alien Swirling Saucers may be ok but I would probably choose not to!
Animal Kingdom I was able to do:
Festival of the Lion King
It’s Tough to be a Bug
Explored the animal trails
Satu'li Canteen is a favorite lunch spot to visit. I usually get the Smoked Chimichurri-braised Beef bowl.
Other suitable attractions:
Feathered Friends in Flight
Finding Nemo: The Big Blue....and Beyond!
Na'vi River Journey
Rafiki's Planet Watch
All the live entertainment thru the park
Character meet and greets which include Moana, Pocahontas, Rafiki and Dino Chip n' Dale
Watch the Flotillas
Triceratop Spin (another one I'd still pass on!)
At Epcot we did the following:
Explored all the offerings of the EPCOT Food & Wine Festival. There are festivals pretty much year round right now so no matter when you come the chances are good you'll get to check one out!
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
There are so many additional activities suitable while pregnant:
Awesome Planet in the Land Pavilion
Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along
The American Adventure
Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival
Frozen Ever After
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
Epcot Forever nighttime spectacular
Impressions de France
Journey into Imagination with Figment
Living with the Land
Reflections of China
Soarin’ (this one is questionable)
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Turtle Talk with Crush
And of course exploring the World Showcase pavilions and exhibits
At Magic Kingdom I was able to ride:
Pirates of the Caribbean
Enchanted Tiki room
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Watch the Festival of Fantasy Parade
and my favorite Happily Ever After!
There is so much to do at Magic Kingdom!
Walt Disney World Railroad
Swiss Family Tree House
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Tom Sawyers Island
Country Bear Jamboree
Hall of Presidents
Liberty Square Riverboat
It’s a small world
Peter Pan’s Flight
Enchanted Tales with Belle
Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
Meet your favorite characters
Brittany Lynch is a Travel Advisor with Coasters & Castles Travel.