Visiting Disney World and Disneyland Pregnant – Ultimate Guide

Are you pregnant and planning to visit Walt Disney World or Disneyland? First, we want to say congratulations! Next, we know planning for a Disney World vacation can raise a LOT of questions! And as an expectant mother you probably have a ton of concerns! You might be wondering if it’s even worth going.

Baby Care Center and First Aid signage

Planning for a baby is such an exciting time but can be stressful if you’re also organizing a trip to Disney World or Disneyland. Going to Disney while pregnant is no small feat, so we’re here to help!

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Sure, there are some rides that you’ll have to skip but if you love the stores, shows, theming, food, mocktails, and characters, then you should have a good time!

Walt Disney World and Disneyland for Expectant Moms

If possible, plan your trip for a less crowded time of year. Avoid major holidays, holiday long weekends, spring break, summer, or basically any time most people would have off for vacation. The least crowded times are typically early and late January, early to mid-February, September after Labor Day, and early November!

And if you can plan accordingly, skip the summer heat!

Pace Yourself

Plus, being pregnant kind-of forces you to slow down a bit (if you’re a “do it all” type person typically on Disney trips!) and enjoy parts of the park you might otherwise speed by. Enjoy a snack or two you’ve never had and check out some shows. (And maybe plan fun things to do when you come back with a baby in tow!)

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Avoid swollen feet and lightheadedness by pacing yourself appropriately. We highly recommend taking a rest back at your resort during the hottest part of the day. This is a great chance to take a nap, rest your feet in your air-conditioned room, or cool off at the pool.

BoardWalk pool

Break up your day by watching shows or enjoying a table service meal.

Frozen Sing-Along

Visit the Baby Care Center (there’s one in each park!) for a quiet respite.

Baby Care Center

You might even get the chance to talk to new moms!

Just make sure you have a plan and take time to rest throughout the day.

Click here to see our video about the best places to relax and recharge in Disney World!

Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated in Disney World is CRITICAL. As you stroll through Disney World, you’ll likely notice water fountains in many spots, and while those can be useful to fill up your water bottles, proper water bottle refill stations (sometimes called hydration stations) can be even BETTER.

For an extra flavor boost, infuse your bottle with fresh fruit!

Water Bottle Refill Station

For peace of mind, know that if you are feeling unwell, there are First Aid Centers in every park.

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Knowing where the nearest restrooms are will alleviate some stress! Before arriving, download the Disney World or Disneyland mobile app, so that you can quickly find the bathroom locations.

Inside the restroom

It might also help to grab a park map to locate the closest restrooms.

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What to Pack

You’ll want to bring comfy shoes and maternity clothes as well as a hat to keep the sun off your face. Your park bag should be lightweight and stocked with healthy snacks. Don’t forget crackers and ginger chews to soothe an upset stomach. Pack a reusable water bottle and visit any quick service restaurant or refill station for free water.


Leave room for souvenirs, especially baby clothes!

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A Walt Disney World trip requires pre-planning, and you’ll want to do some extra research if visiting while pregnant.


You’ll want to stay at a resort that is close to the parks so that you can return for a mid-day break. This is especially important during the summer months when the heat and humidity really sizzle every afternoon.

We suggest any of the Magic Kingdom monorail hotels — Polynesian Village, Grand Floridian, or Contemporary.

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For a value resort, try Art of Animation or Pop Century since you’ll be able to use the Disney Skyliner to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Disney World Rides That Are Not Pregnancy Safe

There’s still a lot to do if you’re pregnant! You just can’t ride some of the rides. Keep in mind, Disney World does cater to families — that means a lot of SMALL children. So, more rides than you think are 100% preggers safe! You just might be holding off on whipping around on a roller coaster ’til those 9 months are up!

Expedition Everest

Here are the rides Disney says guests cannot ride while pregnant:

Magic Kingdom

  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • The Barnstormer
  • Tomorrowland Speedway

Hollywood Studios

  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Rise of the Resistance
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Star Tours
  • Tower of Terror

Animal Kingdom

  • Avatar Flight of Passage
  • Expedition Everest
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris


  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
  • Mission: SPACE
  • Test Track

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Pregnancy Safe Rides

That’s right, there are attractions in Disney World that you can still ride while pregnant. Obviously, rides like Tower of Terror and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind aren’t included on that list. However, some of the attractions Disney says you can ride while pregnant may surprise you.

Remember, we are not doctors and if you have questions or are worried, you may want to speak with your doctor before riding anything at Disney World. These are just the attractions that Disney says are ok and are not ok to enjoy while pregnant.

Frozen Ever After

You can still ride things like “it’s a small world,” Spaceship Earth, or Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.

Take a look at the attractions Disney says you can still enjoy while pregnant:

Magic Kingdom

  • Astro Orbiter
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Carousel of Progress
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Haunted Mansion
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Mad Tea Party
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • PeopleMover
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
  • Walt Disney World Railroad

Hollywood Studios

  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Toy Story Mania

Animal Kingdom

  • Na’vi River Journey
  • TriceraTop Spin
  • Wildlife Express Train


  • Frozen Ever After
  • Gran Fiesta Tour
  • Journey Into Imagination With Figment
  • Living with the Land
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Spaceship Earth

And remember, just because Disney says the ride is okay, doesn’t mean that it’s best for your personal situation. Maybe you hate spinning or going around in circles — if so, skip those attractions. Perhaps you would have a difficult time getting in and out of a ride vehicle (Astro Orbiter, I’m looking at you!).

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With only two parks, a Disneyland vacation is a bit easier to plan. Still, you’ll want to know what to anticipate, especially when visiting during a pregnancy.


Stay as close to the parks as possible so that mid-day breaks are feasible. We recommend Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa as it has an entrance directly into Disney California Adventure!

Grand Californian Lobby

Plus, the dining and shopping options at Downtown Disney are right outside the hotel!

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Disneyland Rides That Are Not Pregnancy Safe

Disneyland has also assembled an Expectant Mothers Advisory list.

Space Mountain in Disneyland

These rides should be avoided:


  • Autopia
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Chip ‘n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster
  • Hyperspace Mountain
  • Indiana Jones Adventure
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Disney California Adventure Park

  • Goofy’s Sky School
  • Grizzly River Run
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Incredicoaster
  • Radiator Springs Racer

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Pregnancy Safe Rides

That’s right, there are attractions in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure that you can still ride while pregnant.

Alice in Wonderland

The following rides are approved:

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Astro Orbitor
  • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
  • Casey Jr. Circus Train
  • Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes
  • Disneyland Monorail
  • Disneyland Railroad
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage (although it may be difficult to get in/out)
  • Frontierland Shootin’ Exposition
  • Golden Zephyr
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Jessie’s Critter Carousel
  • Jumpin’ Jellyfish
  • Jungle Cruise
  • King Arthur Carrousel
  • The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure
  • Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters
  • Mad Tea Party
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Mark Twain Riverboat
  • Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Monster’s Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue
  • Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pinocchio’s Daring Adventure
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Pixar Pal-A-Round
  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail
  • Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
  • Sailing Ship Columbia
  • Silly Symphony Swings
  • Snow White’s Enchanted Wish
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Storybook Land Canal Boats
  • Toy Story Midway Mania
  • Turtle Talk with Crush
  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
  • WEB-SLINGER: A Spider-Man Adventure

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And remember, just because Disney says the ride is okay, doesn’t mean that it’s best for you. Maybe you hate boats or are just feeling queasy at the thought of them — if so, skip those attractions.

As you await the arrival of your baby, a Disney vacation can be a wonderful time to unwind as long as you go prepared and pace yourself.

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What tips do you have to share with expectant moms?

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