Information for Pregnant Women Visiting Disney World
Wondering if you will be able to enjoy any rides at Disney World while pregnant? Here's some great news...expectant mothers can expect to have a lot of fun on a Disney vacation. You'll have to skip the roller coasters and thrill rides but Walt Disney's original vision for his theme parks were for a place where families experienced things together so there are lots and lots of great attractions that you will be able to enjoy. Rides all have signs posted near the entrance warning of any exclusions or limitations for physical considerations; these attractions will have a red triangle next to them on the Disney theme park map. The park maps are your friend for another reason --that's the fastest way to find the location of the nearest restroom.
Important! The tips below should apply most healthy pregnancies but you should consult with your doctor about specific cautions relating to visiting the Disney theme parks during your pregnancy. Heat, humidity and exertion may affect you differently during pregnancy so make sure you pay attention to swelling, fatigue, dizziness or any unusual symptoms. Each of the Disney theme parks has a First Aid Center - do not hesitate to stop by if you start to feel any unusual symptoms.
Standing in long lines is never fun but can be downright miserable during pregnancy. We provide excellent theme park touring plans to everyone who books their Disney vacation through us. Click here for more information about free touring plans.
According to the Disney website: "Walt Disney World Resort offers many shows and attractions that expectant mothers may not be able to experience. Be sure to consult the signage posted at each attraction—which includes height requirements, health and safety advisories, and accessibility guidelines. For information on attractions, entertainment and more that expectant mothers can enjoy at Walt Disney World Resort, please call (407) 939-5277."
What can a pregnant woman do at Disney World?
Magic Kingdom Rides & Attractions Suitable During Pregnancy:
Walt Disney World Railroad
Swiss Family Tree House
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Enchanted Tiki room
Pirates of the Caribbean
Tom Sawyers Island
Country Bear Jamboree
Hall of Presidents
Liberty Square Riverboat
It’s a small world
Peter Pan’s Flight
Mickey’s Philharmagic 3D Movie
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
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
Shows & Live entertainment
Disney Advises Against Riding These Magic Kingdom Attractions During Pregnancy:
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Epcot Rides & Attractions Suitable During Pregnancy:
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Turtle Talk with Crush
Living with the Land
Journey into Imagination with Figment
Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival (film with seats)
Advanced Training Lab area of Mission Space
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
Frozen Ever After
Phineas & Ferb: Agent P's World Showcase Adventure
Reflections of China (Circle-Vision movie - standing)
The American Adventure
Impressions de France (Movie with seats)
O Canada! (Circle-Vision movie - standing)
World Showcase galleries and exhibits
Epcot has some great live entertainment in the World Showcase including the Jewelled Dragon Acrobats (China pavilion) and Serveur Amusant (balancing act / France pavilion). See the Epcot Times Guide for show times during your visit.
Disney Advises Against Riding These Epcot Attractions During Pregnancy:
Mission Space (Experience the Training Lab while the family rides)
Disney's Hollywood Studios Rides & Attractions Suitable During Pregnancy:
Alien Swirling Saucers (I would be careful about this)
Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage
Toy Story Midway Mania
Voyage of the Little Mermaid
Disney Jr. Live on Stage
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
Muppet Vision 3D
Walt Disney Presents - Gallery Exhibit
Disney Advises Against Riding These Disney Hollywood Studios Attractions During Pregnancy:
Tower of Terror
Rock 'n Roller Coaster
Slinky Dog Dash
Disney's Animal Kingdom Rides & Attractions Suitable During Pregnancy:
Animal viewing trails
Festival of the Lion King
UP! A Great Bird Adventure (show)
Finding Nemo the Musical
It’s Tough to be a Bug 3D
Na'vi River Journey in Pandora - World of Avatar
Rivers of Light Nighttime show
Train ride to the Conservation Station
Disney Advises Against Riding These Animal Kingdom Attractions During Pregnancy:
Avatar Flight of Passage
Kali River Rapids
A Few More Tips:
Wear comfortable shoes. If you're having any trouble with your feet and ankles swelling, be sure to wear socks that will not bind.
Snacks - You will be allowed to bring snack items into the parks but be aware that Disney does not allow glass containers or hard-sided coolers. Save time and money by having snacks, bottled water and other food items delivered directly to your resort by Garden Grocer - Click HERE for more information.
Disney Dining Plan - Are you having a lot of nausea? The dining plan might not make sense if you're not eating much. Do certain types of food seem to affect you badly during pregnancy? Your travel agent can recommend restaurants to try and ones to avoid based on your dietary needs.
Get Some Photos - This is a special time and your baby's first trip to Disney World so you should be sure to have some photos of you at Disney World.
Let Our Travel Agents Deliver A Bundle of Theme Park Fun for You and Your Family
Hey, little mama, you're going to be riding rides for two - helping you plan this trip is the least we can do! All of our travel agents have children of their own and can help you plan a fantastic trip to the Disney theme parks. We can book a relaxing resort close enough to the parks to allow for easy breaks, book your dining reservations, and provide touring plans that greatly reduces the time you'll stand in line. We are happy to answer any questions you have about the resorts, restaurants, and attractions so that you will know what to expect when you're expecting at Disney World. Your baby's father won't be able to go through labor for you (stupid boys!) but we will be able to minimize the labor involved in delivering a great Disney vacation.....no drugs or special breathing required!
We're here to help so contact us today.