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  • On Mar 19, 2008
    Chrissi from GA Asked

    My family is coming to WDW in May of this year, I will 4 1/2 months pregnant then, I want to know if I am going to be able to ride a couple things with my 4 yr old and almost 2 yr old? Also, I know epcot has alot of cool things to do, I experience those?

    I visited WDW with my husband and then 2.5 year old daughter when I was five months pregnant with twins. I think almost all the moms on the Panel have been at WDW while pregnant, so it certainly is do-able. There are some rides at WDW that are not appropriate for pregnant women. These are mostly roller coasters or other thrill rides with big bumps, spins, dips or sharp turns. There are advisory signs at all of these attractions. However, while these rides do exist, the vast majority of attractions are fine for anyone, including pregnant women. Also, for most of the rides with pregnancy warnings, your children would likely be too small for anyway.

    So, when I was at WDW while pregnant, I felt like I could experience just about every ride that my preschooler daughter could. Here are just a few of the things at the Magic Kingdom that we experienced together: Dumbo, It's A Small World, the Jungle Cruise, the Country Bear Jamboree, Peter Pan's Flight, Pirates of the Caribbean, and many, many more.

    Also, you're right that there are many attractions at the other theme parks that are great for preschoolers and their pregnant moms. Epcot has the Journey to Imagination, the Seas with Nemo, Living with the Land, and all the wonderful countries to explore.

    There are practically infinite things you can do while pregnant at WDW. I would just advise you to take all of the them slowly, particularly during warm weather. Be sure to stay hydrated and take frequent breaks. The Hall of Presidents, the Carousel of Progress, the Country Bear Jamboree, and Mickey's Philharmagic are all long-ish shows in air-conditioned auditoriums at the Magic Kingdom. Try stopping in there if you need a break. You should also try to be aware of how much you're walking. Your ligaments are looser and your gait is different so lots of walking may take a different toll on your body than it usually does.

    I hope you have a wonderful trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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