Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Apr 28, 2009
    Michelle from LA 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.

    We have a trip planned for November and my daughter will be about 8 months pregnant. Any advice to help make her trip a little easier? Will she need a certain type of ticket?

    Hi, Michelle!  I was nearly eight months pregnant with my middle daughter when our whole family - grandparents and all - decided we needed to go to Walt Disney World!  I won't say it was easy, but if you know to keep an eye out for signs and symptoms that you're doing too much, even pregnant, Walt Disney World is a magical place!

    There is no special ticket, she'll just get a regular adult pass, and she'll be able to ride most of the rides, just not any of the thrill rides or anything real rough or jerky (the Kilimanjaro Safari Ride is out).  The weather in November should be quite pleasant, but she should still plan to drink lots of fluids, rest with her feet up whenever possible, and if you hit a particularly hot day, alternate between an inside attraction and an outside attraction, so she's never in the sun and the heat for an extended period of time.

    You may want to look into renting an electric scooter or something similar so she can get around easier, as you can get really tired carrying the extra weight.  Depending on where the little one is lying, she may also find it hard to breathe, so all that walking may be a little tough.

    If you wanted to do something special for her before the baby comes, you can check out some of the spa treatments and give her an hour or two by herself for a facial or a manicure; then let her choose a restaurant for dinner that night.  Heaven knows once a new baby comes, you rarely get a hot meal for yourself!

    Happy planning, and congratulations on the pending arrival!

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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