Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Oct 29, 2011
    Chelsea from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I just read that Expectant Mothers should NOT ride Kilamanjaro Safaris at AK, my family visits often and this is my FAV. ride. I will be 6 months pregnant for our trip this Dec. & I cant recall why this ride may be harmful, am i forgetting something?

    Hi Chelsea,

    I can see why Kilimanjaro Safaris is your favorite ride.  When I experienced the safari last month, I got to see the new baby elephant at Disney's Animal Kingdom.  You just never know what amazing new discoveries you will make on Kilimanjaro Safaris. 

    Although this attraction is typically one that everyone in the family can enjoy, there are parts of the expedition that go through very rough terrain.  Guests will experience some rigorous jostling and bouncing on this ride.  I think Disney's suggestion that expectant mothers forgo this ride is a good one.  It's always better to be safe than sorry.  Besides, there are plenty of other places throughout Disney's Animal Kingdom where you can observe the animals.  You could go over to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and observe some gorgeous specimens on their savannas too. 

    Wishing you a safe and wonderful pregnancy and a lifetime of magical trips to Walt Disney World!

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Meet the Panelist: Jill, New Jersey

Lesson plans, college plans, vacation a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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