Cinderella Castle 50th Night
  • On Jan 5, 2023
    Rahul from QC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I'm planning a trip for my girlfriend and I for her Bump Moon. Is there anyone I could inform of our pregnancy and is there anything important we need to know beforehand? Does Disney do anything special for expecting parents for their first child?

    Hiya Rahul,

    Welcome to planDisney! As someone who celebrated her Bump Moon last March, this topic is near and dear to my heart. Congratulations on your first little one, and thank you for letting us help you prepare for your upcoming celebration.

    While Walt Disney World Resort does not do anything formally for soon-to-be parents, you can still make the occasion special. If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Collection Hotel, you can request to have a special occasion added to your reservation. Cast Members love to celebrate with you, so adding a note to your reservation is a great way to allow them to do so. Another way to mark the celebration and share the happy news is to pick up a Celebration Button from either the front desk of your resort hotel or Guest Services at the Theme Parks. During my Bump Moon, I picked one up. I loved when a Guest or Cast Member would see the button and say Congratulations. Since it was my first baby, it was a joy to have so many shower my baby with love.

    Another thing I did during my Bump Moon that you might want to do that was special was schedule a Capture Your Moment photo session at Magic Kingdom Park. This 20-minute session gives you dedicated time with a Disney PhotoPass photographer who will take stunning photographs commemorating this important moment in your life. The photos they took are some of my most precious memories, and I loved that I could share my baby’s “first” Disney trip photos with her when she’s older.

    Before I let you go, Rahul, I want to share with you some lessons from my Bump Moon that you may find helpful. First, hydrate a lot and consider bringing a refillable water bottle. I stopped a lot for water, and my best friend was my water bottle. Second, take plenty of breaks. Disney trips are a lot of walking normally but adding extra baby weight can make those steps seem exhausting. Try to pace yourselves and take advantage of the benches throughout the Theme Parks. Third, consider purchasing Disney Genie+ for your trip. Waiting in lines can be challenging on your girlfriend’s back and hips. I found that Genie+ limited my back strain and wait times. Finally, quite a few attractions are “bump-friendly” at each of the four Theme Parks. To ensure it is safe for momma and baby, check out the signage outside the attraction. If you see an Expectant Mother Advisory, it is probably best to leave it for the next trip. But even more importantly, talk to her doctor before heading on your trip; Walt Disney World’s recommendations are based on a healthy average pregnancy. Your doctor can advise you on what is safest for her and your little one. I always say to listen to your doctor and listen to your own intuition. Even if a ride is deemed safe, if it doesn’t feel right, don’t ride it (I avoided all rides with motion sickness advisories for that very reason).

    If you have any other questions about visiting Walt Disney World Resort while expecting, please come back and see me.

    Happy Planning,

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Texas

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in Texas. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our resort days. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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