If you’re pregnant and planning a trip to the most magical place on earth, you might think you’ll be relegated to watching strollers and savinb benches while the rest of your family enjoys the sites and sounds of WDW. But as it turns out, there are plenty of things you can enjoy while pregnant at Disney World. Below we’ll cover 8 things that you can do to make your next Disney World vacation one to remember.
1. Ride many rides, see all shows and attractions
- Magic Kingdom is a great place to go if you are pregnant. You can ride many of the rides or meet characters. Some favorites are Small World, Peter Pan, and Under the Sea to name a few. There are also some great shows, where you can rest your legs, get some AC, and spend time with your family. Those include: The Enchanted Tiki Room, Enchanted Tales with Belle, and Mickey’s PhilharMagic to name a few. The People Mover and Carousel of Progress round out the list of expecting-mom-friendly rides at this park, so don’t forget to hit those up too.
- Hollywood Studios has a surprising number of things for pregnant women to do! You can ride Toy Story Mania and Alien Swirling Saucers, and there are a plethora of shows and experiences to choose from. From classics like the Voyage of the Little Mermaid and Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular to the newer but equally amazing Frozen Sing-A-Long and Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage.
- At Epcot, you may be doing lots of exploring and walking around the World Showcase but you can ride almost all the rides. Some favorites include Soarin’, Frozen Ever After, and Spaceship Earth. There are also quite a few shows in Future World and in The World Showcase, including Disney & PixarShort Film Festival and Impressions de France respectively.
- At Animal Kingdom you can walk many of the trails throughout the park, enjoy Festival of the Lion King, Finding Nemo the Musical and UP! A Great Bird Adventure, you can also ride Na’vi River Journey and Triceratops Spin.
- At every park you can enjoy all the nighttime shows on offer. Grab a snack and a seat early, and wait for the fun to begin!
2. Enjoy the food and snacks that are unique to Disney World
- At Magic Kingdom make sure you grab the fan favorite Dole Whip. You can get it in many different forms: Dole Whip, Dole Whip Float, and even Dole Whip Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Also, if you can snag a reservation at Be Our Guest make sure to try The Grey Stuff!
- At Hollywood Studios if you are feeling like a fancier sit down meal, try the Cobb Salad and Grapefruit Cake at Hollywood Brown Derby or for a more low-key meal try the sample platter at 50’s Prime Time, you get to taste their classics, Fried Chicken, Meatloaf and Pot Roast! You can also get a fantastic peanut butter and jelly milkshake!
- At Epcot there are a plethora of food items to choose from between Future World and the World Showcase. Some classics include Schoolbread in Norway, Kakigori in Japan, the trendy cupcakes or red velvet whoopie pie at Sunshine Seasons. Also, if you can manage a trip during International Food and Wine, International Flower and Garden, International Festival of the Holidays, or International Festival of the Arts, you can try the different food booths that are available.
- At Animal Kingdom try the Pulled Pork Fries at Flame Tree BBQ or the Steamed Cheeseburger Pods, Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse, or Chocolate Cake at Satu’li Canteen.
- If you can snag a reservation at one of the resort restaurants, there are a few that have great and unique food. ‘Ohana at The Polynesian for dinner, Sanaa at Animal Kingdom Lodge – the bread service is a must try, and The Kitchen Sink Sundae at Beaches and Cream at The Beach Club, just to name a few!
3. Shop – buy that baby some WDW swag
If you know whether you’re having a boy or girl, but haven’t revealed to your family yet, picking up a cute onesie or character hat and snapping a photo can make for a super fun Facebook or Instagram gender reveal. Do you already have a name picked out? Get a pair of ears with the baby name embroidered on the back.
4. Take lots of Photos using that memory maker
- Since you may not be able to ride certain rides, use that time to meet characters that you may not usually meet.
- Take the time to stop when you see a PhotoPass Photographer, see if you can get a photo in the front of each park, and ask for magic shots!
5. You can wear cute maternity shirts
Dress that bump like BB-8 at Hollywood Studios or Urusla at Magic Kingdom. The possibilities are endless!
6. Some hotels have spas
- Animal Kingdom Lodge has massages, including prenatal as well as facials at Zahanati Massage and Fitness Center
- You can also find these at Ship Shape Massage at The Yacht Club and La Vida Salon at Coronado Springs
- At The Grand Floridian Spa and Saratoga Springs you can get massages, facials, body treatments, and nails at Senses Spa
- At Mandara Spa at The Dolphin Hotel you can get massages, facials, hair, nails, makeup and more!
7. Spending time in the pool
8. Take it easy
This may seem like a no brainer, but even though you are at Walt Disney World, it is important to stop and slow down and not go, go, go like you normally might. Keep in mind to stay hydrated and take breaks as needed. You can still have a wonderful time at Walt Disney World when you are pregnant!
And that’s it! Hopefully these tips have made it clear that even if you’re expecting, there are plenty of things to enjoy at Disney World while pregnant. If you have any other pointers, drop them in the comments. Otherwise, until next time, have a magical trip.