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  • On Aug 2, 2022
    Phoebe from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! I will be in WDW next week and recently found out I am 11 weeks pregnant. I was wondering what rides I should avoid.

    Hiya, Phoebe!

    Welcome to planDisney! Congratulations on your upcoming addition to your Ohana. I am sure that this is such an exciting time for your crew. Don't forget to pick up a Celebration Button from your Walt Disney World Resort hotel's front desk, or at any Guest Relations location. These complimentary customizable pins are a great way to let Cast Members know that you are celebrating something special, and they make the perfect keepsake. As someone who has traveled to The Most Magical Place on Earth while expecting a tiny Mouseketeer, I am happy to report that there is still so much you will be able to see and do during your time at Walt Disney World Resort.

    One of the best ways to determine if an attraction is suited for an expecting person is the Attractions and Entertainment page located on the Walt Disney World website. This site lists all the current attractions and offerings and has excellent filter options. You can view which rides to avoid by selecting the All Filters tab. This menu populates a variety of filters, and if you choose Show More Filters under the Accessibility & Advisories option, you can click the Expectant Mothers Advisory. The site will create a list of attractions that should be avoided. If you want to view this list on the go as you enjoy time in the parks, you can use your My Disney Experience mobile app. Click the location icon at the bottom of the screen to choose the theme park you would like to view. The drop-down menu located at the top of this page has an Attraction option. Choose this and click the Filter link on the left. Scroll to the Expectant Mothers Advisory option and select this to apply the filter. You will have a list of attractions to avoid in moments. Attractions with this advisory will also have a sign stating so, typically at the entrance of the ride. I prefer to use the filter option as it can save you some steps by letting you know ahead of time if you should ride. I also recommend using your best judgment in this situation. No one knows you better than.. YOU! If you find that Mad Tea Party may not be your cup of tea on this trip, there is still so much to do on your adventure. 

    Okay, now that you can easily find which attractions to avoid, here are my top pro tips for theme park travel while expecting. Actually, these tips are recommended for everyone! Hydration is key. Flordia is quite warm and humid, especially in those summer months. You can grab ice water at most counter-service dining locations, but I also recommend always having a water bottle on hand. Take breaks! If you are a Guest of a Walt Disney World Resort Collection hotel, the complimentary transportation options make it so easy to head back to your room for a mid-afternoon break from the heat or to spend some time enjoying your resort's pool. An afternoon swim may feel amazing after a morning of being on your feet. And finally...snacks. Walt Disney World is full of iconic snack options and some new treats too. Be sure to take snack breaks throughout the day, and find a shady spot to sit and take a few moments to enjoy the scenery. You won't regret it!

    I hope that your upcoming adventure is memorable and magical!
    We'll see ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Tammy, Illinois

Hey Everyone! I'm Tammy. My Ohana and I live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. I am a preschool teacher and I also coordinate events for youth and families. I have been visiting Walt Disney World Resort since I was a teenager. I'm always looking for a new adventure to explore or an amazing snack to try. I love to share my tips and experiences because I want to help make all trips as memorable and magic as my travels have been.  Learn More About Tammy

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