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Disneyland and pregnant? This is all you need to read before heading to Disneyland. All the rides, all the food and all the fun.
No, this is not an announcement. And no, this is not a casting call for an MTV reality show. This is for the mamas and mamas-to-be who are heading to Disneyland with a baby bump.
What can I ride at Disneyland if I’m pregnant?
Over 20 attractions at Disneyland Park can accommodate pregnant women including popular rides like Peter Pan’s Flight, “it’s a small world”, Jungle Cruise and more. Keep reading for all the details!
You’re absolutely glowing and it’s a great time to take some cute maternity pics in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle—and then what? What’s a pregnant lady to do at Disneyland?
New! We’ve added an expectant mom Disneyland Plan to our growing collection (see what I did there?). Our Disneyland Plan is available to print at home and has your whole Disneyland day planned out for you including breaks and food! New in 2019, a bonus plan included for your day at California Adventure Park.
Baby Bump at Disneyland & California Adventure Park (for expectant mothers and their group)
I’ve definitely had my share of time at Disneyland with babies, but today we’ve got everything you need to know if you’re at Disneyland and pregnant.
Note: This is not medical advice, always consult your physician before riding any attractions.
Disneyland and Pregnant Rumors
Let’s just get this out of the way, shall we? Do not attempt to deliver your baby at Disneyland. Your child will NOT get a lifetime pass to Disneyland or even free churros on every visit. Read more about this urban legend here.
Another rumor that’s circulating the web is a “pregnancy pass” to skip the lines. This is a little misleading. Disneyland uses the Disability Access Pass, which pregnant women might be offered on rare occasions. Typically, they will just refer you to renting a wheelchair instead. But be warned, you will not skip waiting, you will just be given a return time and are free to do something else while you wait. This just makes it easier on your feet and body.
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Disneyland and Pregnant: What to Ride
The first thing pregnant women at Disneyland want to know is, “Is it worth going? What can I ride anyway?” Yes, it’s absolutely worth going. And here’s why.
Disneyland Rides (see photos of seating arrangements here) that are Pregnancy Approved but remember to always check with your doctor first:
- Alice in Wonderland. Plenty of room for a growing belly with a pull down lap bar. There are two rows in each caterpillar, so you may like to take one just for yourself.
- Astro Orbitor. Similar to Dumbo the Flying Elephant, you’ll go around and up and down in a rocket outfitted with an expandable, soft seatbelt. Be warned this is tricky to get in and out of, as the rockets are a bit low to the ground.
- Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters. Your space cruiser offers plenty of room to slide in. Pull down bar can comfortably accommodate baby bumps.
- Casey Jr. Circus Train. If the heat becomes too much to handle, skip this ride through Fantasyland, but if you decide to ride be sure to pick a comfortable sleigh rather than a cage car.
- Disneyland Railroad. Offers pregnant ladies a nice break from walking and waiting, choose from one of four stops around the park.
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant. You may want to claim your own elephant to soar over Fantasyland. Choose one in blue, pink or yellow for some adorable maternity photos.
- Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage. The majority of this queue is in the sun, so try to visit this ride early or late in the day. Be aware that you will have to use a very steep stairway to explore these waters.
- Haunted Mansion. There’s always room for more happy haunts here in New Orleans Square. Moms-to-be at Disneyland will enjoy an air conditioned ride in a comfortable doom buggy.
- “it’s a small world”. You may get the song stuck in your head, but it’s certainly a cool, comfortable ride. Be aware that the queue is in full sun.
- Jungle Cruise. Leave civilization behind, just be careful stepping onto this boat at the dock and be prepared for some clever jokes along the way.
- King Arthur Carrousel. I’d only recommend the agile for this one, as you’ll have to hop on and off your graceful steed. Every horse on this carrousel gallops, so there are no stationary options.
- Mad Tea Party. While it’s safe to take a spin in these teacups, only those with a little baby belly and a strong stomach should ride.
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. A six person beehive will take you comfortably into the Hundred-Acre Woods with plenty of room for your baby on board.
- Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. This wild, frenzied ride may not be for all pregnant women. You’ll be comfortably seated in a two person motorcar, but be ready for some twists and turns.
- Peter Pan’s Flight. One of my favorites, board a pirate ship and sail over London and Never Land with lots of room to sit even in the third trimester.
- Pinocchio’s Daring Journey. Don’t wait more than a few minutes for this attraction, but it’s perfectly safe for mom and baby.
- Pirates of the Caribbean. A couple of small drops might make newly expectant mothers nervous. While it’s not on the restricted list, use caution.
- Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin. Hail a cab and ride through Mickey’s Toontown; can be a bit jerky. The seating is a little narrower than others with a pull down lap bar.
- Snow White’s Scary Adventures. A quick ride through the story of Snow White in an air conditioned building.
- Storybook Land Canal Boats. Totally safe, but one I would skip. The balancing act of getting in and out, plus the queue and ride itself are almost entirely in the sun makes this one okay, but nothing I’d wait in line for.
What tips would you add to the above rides? Did you ride any of those while you were pregnant?
Disneyland and Pregnant Don’t Ride
Next we’re talking what not to ride. The list of prohibited rides is relatively short so you can actually enjoy a Disneyland vacation even when you’re pregnant.
Here’s what not to ride:
- Autopia. You don’t want to ride this anyway. It’s on my permanent what not to ride list.
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Gadget’s Go Coaster
- Indiana Jones. This does have a Single Rider option for the other guests in your party.
- Matterhorn Bobsleds, single rider option available.
- Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, more about Galaxy’s Edge here.
- Space Mountain
- Splash Mountain
- Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, more about Galaxy’s Edge here.
Disneyland and Pregnant Cool Off
You need a place to relax and we’re here to help.
Main Street, U.S.A.
Main Street, U.S.A. is a fabulous place to hang out when you need a cool place to relax. We recommend the Disney Gallery, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, and Main Street Cinema along with the many places to dine and shop on Main Street.
You’ll also find the First Aid and the Baby Care Center on Main Street. Should you need any medical assistance or over the counter medication, head here. In the Baby Care Center, you can take a rest from the noise and crowds.
If your feet just need a break but your kids are still busy and ready to play at the parks, Main Street is also a stop for the Disneyland Railroad (when in service) and the Main Street Vehicles both of which will give you the break you need.
The monorail station in Tomorrowland will take you on a quick ride to Downtown Disney, but I really love the ride from Downtown Disney into Disneyland. It’s much longer and more of a tour. Take it both ways for a cool, comfortable place to unwind.
Relax in Tomorrowland Terrace, home of Jedi Training while you watch young Padawans train or sign up your Jedi hopefuls at rope drop.
If your family is riding Space Mountain, take a break in the shaded area near the entrance and exit. Bonus: quick access to bathrooms and food!
If you’re looking to cool down in Adventureland, head for the Enchanted Tiki Room and bring a Dole Whip in with you for the show.
Head to the Golden Horseshoe for some ice cream and a cool, comfortable indoor atmosphere. I like the seats and plush couches upstairs.
There’s not much shade to be found in the ever crowded Fantasyland. But you can enjoy a show under some shade while watching Mickey and the Magical Map near it’s a small world or catch a show at the Royal Theatre near the castle.
What areas did I miss? True, the Hungry Bear is a nice spot but it will soon be an access point to the new Star Wars land, claiming our quiet retreat.
Disneyland and Pregnant Must Haves
Baby Bump at Disneyland & California Adventure Park (for expectant mothers and their group)
First the fun stuff. Order your baby a custom Mickey Ears hat and take some maternity photos with it at Disneyland. Click Find out more about maternity photo sessions at Disneyland and save $25 when you book with our partners, A&C Photography.
To really be prepared for a day at Disneyland while you’re pregnant, we have a few suggestions. If your feet just aren’t having it or that crazy sciatic nerve is acting up, consider an ECV rental.
I’ve also heard great things about the AZMED Maternity Belt to help support your belly and back during a long day on your feet. Made of breathable fabric, it’s a top seller with stellar reviews to match.
A few other things you can bring to help make your day easier . . .
Shade is super important for mamas-to-be. I adore this classic Mickey Mouse umbrella for instant access to shade anytime you need it. This same umbrella is also available in a super cute Minnie Mouse print.
Along with shade, keeping cool means staying hydrated. If you’re anything like me you own a ton of water bottles. I tend to buy whatever’s on sale.
My husband on the other hand, buys high-quality, well-researched insulated water bottles. Wherever he takes them, his drinks are always ice cold while mine end up on the warmer side.
This stainless steel insulated water bottle comes with top ratings guaranteed to keep your drinks cooler, longer. Plus, they come in tons of cute colors and have a straw!
While we’re on the subject, you’ll want to download the official Disneyland app for a quick restroom locater. How awesome is that?!
One more thing before you go—check out our parking guide to see which option is best for you to park close by with little walking and waiting. Do you have any Disneyland and pregnant tips we can we add to our guide to help other expecting moms- let us know in the comments section below.
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