Best Attractions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom during Pregnancy

Animal Kingdom AttractionsIn Part 4 of this four part series, we end our journey at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Be sure to read Part 1, Disney’s Magic Kingdom; Part 2, Disney’s Epcot; and Part 3, Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Below, I’ve listed each attraction, as well as a few helpful hints.

 

 

Highly recommended attractions during pregnancy:

  • Wildlife Express Train
  • Exhibits and Affection Section at Rafiki’s Planet Watch
  • Pangani Forest Exploration Trail*
  • Maharajah Jungle Trek*
  • Discovery Island Trails*
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug!
  • TriceraTop Spin
  • Flights of Wonder
  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Finding Nemo – The Musical
  • Character Meet and Greets
  • Street Performers
  • Parade

*These self guided walking trails are paved.

Sometimes recommended attractions during pregnancy:

  • Kilimanjaro Safaris: Officially, Disney recommends that pregnant women not ride the safari. Depending on your stage of pregnancy, you may feel comfortable riding it. Just be aware that the ride can be quite bumpy, especially if seated in the rear rows.

Never recommended attractions during pregnancy: The following attractions are a concern during pregnancy because of the rapid starts and stops, jarring forces, and pressures against the body.

  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Dinosaur
  • Primeval Whirl

Lastly, please don’t take this as medical advice, as it is not. Be sure to read my other posts on pregnancy while at Disney. And, I hope I’ll see you looking for tips on visiting Disney with infants and toddlers soon.

Best Attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during Pregnancy

Hollywood Studios AttractionsIn Part 3 of our recommended attractions during pregnancy, we head to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. If you haven’t already, be sure to read Part 1, Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Part 2, Disney’s Epcot. Below, I’ve listed each attraction, as well as a few helpful hints.

 

 

Highly recommended attractions during pregnancy:

  • Toy Story Midway Mania
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure
  • Studio Backlot Tour
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Disney Junior – Live on Stage
  • Magic of Disney Animation
  • The Great Movie Ride
  • The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow
  • Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream
  • Muppet Vision 3D
  • American Idol Experience
  • Indiana Jones Stunt Show
  • Lights, Motor, Action! Stunt Show
  • Character Meet and Greets
  • Street Shows and Parade
  • Fantasmic!

Sometimes recommended attractions during pregnancy:

  • I don’t have any attractions for this area at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, it is a pretty pregnant friendly park.

Never recommended attractions for children under age 3: The following attractions are a concern during pregnancy because of the rapid starts and stops, jarring forces, and pressures against the body.

  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • Rock ‘n Roller Coaster
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Just a reminder, this is not medical advice and you should consult your doctor before your trip. Continue on to the last post in this four part series at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, or read my other posts on pregnancy.

Best Attractions at Disney’s Epcot during Pregnancy

Epcot AttractionsIn Part 2 of our recommended attractions while pregnant, we head to Disney’s Epcot. Don’t forget to read Part 1: Best Attractions at Disney’s Magic Kingdom during Pregnancy. A quick reminder that this isn’t medical advice, just my observations from having visited Epcot many, many times while pregnant. Please consult your doctor before your trip. Below, I’ve listed each attraction, as well as a few helpful hints.

Highly recommended attractions during pregnancy:

  • Spaceship Earth
  • Turtle Talk with Crush
  • The Seas with Nemo and Friends
  • Living with the Land
  • Journey Into Imagination with Figment
  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
  • Ellen’s Energy Adventure
  • Captain EO
  • Maelstrom Closed.
  • The American Adventure
  • Innoventions East and West
  • The Circle of Life
  • O Canada!
  • Impressions de France 
  • Reflections of China
  • Character Meet and Greets
  • Street performers in the World Showcase
  • Illuminations

Sometimes recommended attractions during pregnancy:

  • Soarin’: While Disney does officially recommend pregnant women don’t ride Soarin’, I’ve been on it several times in early stages of pregnancy. It is a hang glider simulation, with a lap belt across your belly. If you are prone to nausea, skip it.

Never recommended attractions during pregnancy: The following attractions are a concern during pregnancy because of the rapid starts and stops, jarring forces, and pressures against the body.

  • Test Track
  • Mission: SPACE

Don’t forget to view my other posts on pregnancy, or continue on to the next post in this series, where we visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Best Attractions at Disney’s Magic Kingdom during Pregnancy

Pregnant at Magic KingdomAre you heading to Disney World while you are pregnant? Congratulations! Rest assured, pregnancy will not stop you from enjoying many of Disney’s famous attractions. In this 4 part series, I’ll cover each park with recommended attractions. Below, I’ve listed each attraction, as well as a few helpful hints. Let’s start our journey at the Magic Kingdom.

Highly recommended attractions during pregnancy:

  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • It’s a Small World
  • Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Prince Charming Regal Carousel
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Liberty Square Riverboat
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Walt Disney World Railroad
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Enchanted Tiki Room
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Astro Orbiter
  • Monsters, Inc Laugh Floor
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
  • Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • The Hall of Presidents
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Carousel of Progress
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Character Meet and Greets
  • Street Parties and Parades
  • Wishes

Sometimes recommended attractions during pregnancy:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: This boat ride has a moderate drop in the middle of the attraction.
  • Swiss Family Treehouse: A walking tour of the Robinson’s home, depending on your stage of pregnancy, you may not want to climb the 116 steps in this attraction.
  • Tom Sawyer Island: An island attraction themed after Mark Twain’s writings. You’ll need to be able to navigate navigate bridges, stairs, and uneven terrain.
  • Mad Tea Party: Depending on the amount of nausea you experience during your pregnancy, riding in a spinning teacup might make it worse.
  • Casey Junior Splash ‘n Soak Station: A great place to cool down in the heat, if you don’t mind getting wet.

Never recommended attractions during pregnancy: The following attractions are a concern during pregnancy because of the rapid starts and stops, jarring forces, and pressures against the body.

  • Splash Mountain
  • Space Mountain
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Stitch’s Great Escape
  • The Barnstormer
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Tomorrowland Speedway

Please note, this is not medical advice and you should consult your doctor before your trip. Having spent nearly three years straight pregnant, and visited the theme parks weekly during this time, you’ll find plenty to do during your trip. Join me next time as we continue our journey to Disney’s Epcot, and be sure to read my other posts on pregnancy.