Tips For Visiting Disney World While Pregnant



Pregnant at Disney World

While Disney World may not seem like the most obvious choice for a “babymoon”, the amazing restaurants, a multitude of pregnancy-friendly attractions, and relaxing resort pools and spas on property can make for a truly special trip before your little one is born. It can seem intimidating, but following these tips can help maximize your fun and comfort on a trip to Disney World while pregnant: 

If Possible, Avoid A Trip During The First Trimester

The first trimester of pregnancy is notorious for causing (sometimes extreme) nausea and exhaustion. In order to avoid feeling tired or even ill on your trip, try to schedule it during your second (or even third) trimester. Pregnant people often feel more energetic during their second and early third trimester which is perfect for the tons of walking involved in touring the theme parks. Not only that, but you’ll be less likely to feel nauseous allowing you to enjoy the many highly-rated restaurants on property. 

Disney World Pregnancy Announcement
Mickey ear hats are a great prop to use for a pregnancy announcement (Photo: Disney).

Opt For A Visit During The Cooler Months

Being pregnant can sometimes be uncomfortable and this can be exacerbated by the extremely hot and rainy Florida summers. Heading to Disney World during the fall, winter, and spring when the temperatures are cooler and storms are few and far between can save you a lot of discomfort. Not only that, but you can check out the many festivals and special events offered throughout the year including EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival, EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival, and more.  

Disney World Christmas Ornament
Stop by one of the Christmas shops to get an ornament to commemorate your visit or your baby’s upcoming first Christmas (Photo: Disney).

Enjoy The Many Pregnancy-Friendly Attractions

This may surprise you, but there are a TON of attractions pregnant people can experience at Disney World. Some pregnancy-friendly attractions include:

Hollywood Studios

Magic Kingdom

EPCOT

Animal Kingdom

This is just a sample – check out a full list of pregnancy-friendly attractions before you go. That way, you can avoid any disappointment for rides you won’t be able to enjoy. 

Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is one of the many pregnancy-friendly attractions at Disney World!

Announce Your Pregnancy at Disney 

What better way to announce your new bundle of joy than with a cute photo at Disney World? There are so many different ways to do this, so make sure to do a little planning before you go so you can bring any props or sonogram pictures. Check out our blog post on Disney pregnancy announcements for more tips! 

Disneyland Pregnancy Announcement
Get the siblings involved in the announcement too (Photo: Pop Sugar)!

Purchase Memory Maker In Advance 

Whether you announce your pregnancy at Disney World or not, capturing the memories from such a special trip should be a big priority. Memory Maker, the service that allows you to download unlimited PhotoPass pictures for the duration of your trip, can allow you to do just that. The many PhotoPass photographers throughout the park, on-ride photos, and character meet-and-greets provide many opportunities to make purchasing Memory Maker worth it. The cost is $169 for your entire vacation if purchased 3 days in advance of your trip or $199 after that. 

Disney World Pregnancy Announcement
Memory Maker is worth it if you take advantage of all the photo opportunities!

Clear The Trip With Your Healthcare Provider

It’s important to let your healthcare team know your travel plans, especially if you have a complicated pregnancy or you’re traveling in your third trimester. If any issues arise, your team will be prepared to assist you accordingly. 

Don’t Overdo It

Pregnancy is exhausting, so make sure to take the time to relax and take care of your body. Remember to stay hydrated (bring a reusable water bottle to the parks or head to a quick service location for a free ice water), take breaks when you can (head back to your resort for a midday swim), and whenever possible, use Disney Transportation to save your feet. As always, make sure to pack comfortable clothes and shoes

Disney World Boat Transportation
Use Disney transportation, like this Friendship Boat, to rest your feet when you can!

Treat Yourself

Being pregnant is not always fun, so it is important to treat yourself when you can. Some ways to make a babymoon extra special at Disney World is to enjoy a meal at a signature dining restaurant, indulge in a treatment or prenatal massage at the Grand Floridian spa, or splurge on a stay at a Deluxe Resort on Disney property. You can even save extra money on deluxe accommodations by renting DVC points through the DVC shop

Disney World Polynesian Resort
Splurge by booking a stay in Deluxe accommodations like Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

With a little advanced planning and proper expectations, a trip to Disney World while pregnant can be a unique vacation with memories that will last a lifetime.

Written by

Liz C.


Liz has been an avid Disney parks fan her whole life, from traveling to Disney World throughout childhood, to trips with her husband, to creating a Disney-focused YouTube channel. Her husband also caught the Disney bug and they both are looking forward to passing on their love of Disney to their new baby!

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