Disney World help
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Disney World help
We are planning our vacation for April/May sometime, we will be driving. We don't plan to do Animal Kingdom.
DS is 7.
I won't be able to do many rides as I am pregnant, I know I probably could do Its a Small World and Jungle Cruise, any others? Has anyone tried Soarin'?
What should I pack?
Anything to avoid?
Any must sees/do's?
All info will be helpful.
Thanks in advance.
Hmmmm my advice would actually be to wait. I went when I was pregnant and there was very little that I could ride. I felt like I missed out on all the fun.
As far as packing...it is already getting much warmer here. Pack for summer weather.
I'm sure you could ride the Peter Pan Ride, the Winnie the Pooh ride, Cinderellas Carousel....there are probably a lot of rides you can ride. There are a lot of very mellow rides in Magic Kingdom. Lots of them are no harder on you than riding in a car is.
We brought a back pack into the park. Inside it we had light jackets, camera and video camera, and I think some snacks. We did not carry it around all day because we had rented a stroller and we just kept it on the stroller.
We also each wore a cap or visor to shade our faces from the sun.
Of course bring sunscreen.
My dks love the Dumbo Ride, and my dd loved the Pirates of the Caribbean rid (i'm not sure why!) Your ds would probably love the Buzz Light Year ride.
I bought the book "the Unofficlal Guide to Disney World" it was a great book and very very helpful. It tells you what rides are good for what age groups. What restaurants are good and stuff like that.
Go to the Rainforest Cafe, it was really neat and had great food.
We also did a Breakfast with the Characters which was fun also.
Make sure you see the parade at the Magic Kingdom. There is also a parade at night time which was out of this world! That is something you should not miss!
I will try to think of more.
Dont let being pregnant stop you..I have have been to Disney 6-7 months pregnant with each three of my kids. Disney has always been a special, magical place for me.
When you go, you will get a guidemap, and on them will tell you what rides pregnant women should not go on...My other advice is go to
It is a wonderful message board just full of Disney stuff. Those people are Disney guru's...They can answer ANY question you have.
If you go to MGM...they have MANY shows there. So if you dont do rides, you can go to the wonderful shows.
When I was pregnant and went, we would take breaks mid day and go back to the hotel for a swim and a rest. We would get dinner and head back to one of the parks.
We are going in mid June when the kids are done with school. This will be my 14th trip there, I think... I am so ready to go. I am more excited then my kids.
Soarin would be fine. How many months along will you be?
I've never been while pregnant, and not knowing how far along you'll be, I suggest you make sure and take as many breaks during the day as you can and keep a bottle of water with you. No matter what you end up doing, it is a lot of walking!
I didn't care for the Rainforest Cafe, but highly recommend doing a character breakfast or dinner. We always make a point of going to Chef Mickey's when we go. Have fun!
Also, are you staying onsite or off? They have EMH(extra magic hours). Designated parks open early or stay open late for Disney resort guests only. If you are staying off site, I would avoid the park with the extra hours, as they tend to be more crowded. If you are onsight, you can get extra park time in the morning/evening.
There are lots of rides/shows you can see at Magic Kingdom while pregnant. Now, at Disney Studios, there aren't many rides yo will be able to do while pregnant, but they have lots of great shows. There is still lots to see and do.
A few years ago we went at the end of April. It was a great time to go, the crowds weren't real heavy. But, it gets hot this time of year. So, like someone else mentioned, I would definitely drink lots of water, and wear a hat/visor.
Ditto Jackie, on the wdwinfo.com wesite. They have a great discussion board. I get most of my information from there.
As far as packing...when we went that time of year, I packed shorts, t-shirts, and a sweatshirt for eveyone. I think I also threw in one pair of pants just in case, but we never wore them.
Oh yes, Chef Mickey...We are going to Chef Mickey for breakfast the day after we arrive in Orlando. I can not wait ....I am more excited then my kids.
Thank you ladies for the info so far -- if you have more, please keep it coming.
We are planning on staying at one of the resorts at Disney - likely one of the value ones.
When we go, I will be approximately 28-29 weeks.