Going to Disney World is a big deal and some people will tell you that you’re crazy to go while you’re pregnant, but you’re not! Here are some tips to make the most our of your trip to Walt Disney World while pregnant.
Whether you plan a trip to Walt Disney World knowing you’ll be expecting or are surprised to find out in the middle of planning a trip, being pregnant at Walt Disney World is sometimes unavoidable. My family went to Disney World when my oldest daughter was 2 and I was 5 months pregnant with our second.
But it wasn’t miserable – in fact, it was a great trip. We made tons of memories and really enjoyed our last big vacation as a family of three. Here are the tips and tricks that made our trip wonderful.
Pregnant at Walt Disney World – Tips and Tricks
Talk to Your Doctor
Before planning a trip to Walt Disney World, make sure you chat with your doctor. There is a limit when doctors don’t want their patients flying. But if you are healthy and are having a healthy pregnancy, there’s no reason you couldn’t visit Walt Disney World.
Choose Your Time
If you can pick which time to visit, try to visit during the second trimester. Then you will (hopefully) be over mourning sickness, but not so pregnant that everything is uncomfortable.
Listen to Your Body
Drink lots of extra water and take breaks when you need to. You might walk 20+ miles a day at Walt Disney World, so feel free to find a bench (with a big bottle of water) in Tomorrowland when your whole family is walking across the park to Frontierland.
Plan for Blisters and Chafing
It should go without saying to wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Even if you don’t typically chafe or get blisters, your body experiences a lot of changes during pregnancy. You may experience some extra discomfort, so just plan to bring some Moleskin for your feet (so much better than bandaids) and Gold Bond powder for any potential chafing.
Know Your Rides
There is so much you can do at Disney World while pregnant, but there are a few rides you should avoid. You can find a list of those rides here. Plus, find out the Best Rides Everyone Can Ride. Make your FastPass+ reservations with these lists in hand. Also, download a schedule of shows the week before you go – there are dozens and it’s the perfect way to rest tired feet but still enjoy the Disney magic.
Plan Special Moments
We were able to announce our baby’s gender with Chewbacca. He wasn’t able to hold a sign like I envisioned, but we all did a Wookie pose and I got to edit the picture after. I’ve seen people announce the baby’s name or that they’re expecting with Mickey ears or a balloon in front of the castle. Search Pinterest and get creative to create something magical to remember this time.
Make Plans to Come Back!
The best way to convince myself to be ok with skipping my favorite rides was to start planning my next trip! I got to think about all the memories I would make with my little guy after he finally arrived.
Have you ever been to Disney World while pregnant? I would love to hear about your experience!
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