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  • On Feb 11, 2020
    Sarah from NS Asked

    I will be at 19 weeks pregnant while at Walt a Disney World. Is there somewhere where I can see what rides I should and should not go on?

    Hi Sarah,

    Congratulations! What exciting news for you! I can tell you from experience that a Walt Disney World vacation is a little different when you are expecting but is still a magical vacation. I became pregnant with my youngest daughter a few weeks after we became passholders for the first time 20+ years ago. I've joked that her love of Disney started in utero during those frequent visits before she was born.

    I think you will be surprised at how many rides and attractions remain accessible to you during your pregnancy. On the Walt Disney World website, you can find a list of all attractions with an advisory for pregnant moms. (Choose 'Expectant Mothers Advisory' in the filters.)

    As you might expect, most attractions on the list are roller coasters or thrill rides such as Expedition Everest, Space Mountain, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster and Avatar Flight of Passage. I wouldn't have thought about concerns on a few of the flagged attractions, such as Kilimanjaro Safaris (because of sudden stops and rough terrain) and Tomorrowland Speedway (because of the possibility of bumping by another car). 

    So here's some unsolicited advice from a mature mom: Stay hydrated. Don't get overly tired. Follow your doctor's instructions. Listen to your body. And use this time to enjoy the rest of your family -- and pamper yourself -- before your little one arrives.

    I have fond memories during my pregnancy of sitting on a shady bench in Frontierland, reading a novel, while my husband and older daughter rode Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and of walking down Main Street U.S.A. with my family, talking about how soon we could bring Daughter #2 to visit Mickey. 

    You may also want to take advantage of the Baby Care Centers in each of the four theme parks. They are a cool, relaxing spot to put up your feet for a little while and re-energize.

    Thanks for your question, Sarah. Please let us know if we can help in any other way as you prepare for your trip. Congratulations again!

    Wilma
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Meet the Panelist: Wilma, Florida

We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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