Disney Rides While Pregnant – A Complete Guide

Wondering about Disney rides while pregnant? We’ve got great news for you: There is so much to do at the Walt Disney World parks for pregnant women. Rest assured, pregnancy will not stop you from enjoying many of Disney’s famous attractions.

First, the following advice is not medical advice and you should consult your doctor before your trip.

But, having spent nearly three years straight pregnant, and visited the theme parks weekly during this time, I promise you’ll find plenty to do during your trip whether you are in your first trimester, second trimester, or third trimester.

General Information About Disney Attractions While Pregnant

  • In general, pregnant women can experience attractions that do not have height requirements.
  • On the Disney maps, next to a red triangle, you’ll see Disney’s official health advisory.
    • Physical considerations on designated attractions: ‘Warning! For safety, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should not ride.’
  • There are clear signs located at the entrance of attractions with safety advisories that include pregnant women.
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The Magic Carpets of Aladdin at Disney’s Magic Kingdom is a great ride while pregnant. Photo credit: unofficialflorida.com.

Disney’s Magic Kingdom Attractions While Pregnant

Always Recommended

  • 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
  • Fireworks & Nighttime Spectaculars

Sometimes Recommended

  • 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 up (and back down!) 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 and morning sickness you experience during your pregnancy, riding in a spinning tea cup 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

The following attractions are a concern during pregnancy because of the rapid starts and stops, jarring forces, and pressures against the body.

  • Space Mountain
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Stitch’s Great Escape
  • The Barnstormer
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
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The Jungle Cruise at Disney’s Magic Kingdom is a great choice for pregnant women. Photo credit: unofficialflorida.com.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Attractions While Pregnant

Always Recommended

  • Toy Story Midway Mania
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Disney Junior – Live on Stage
  • Magic of Disney Animation
  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Muppet*Vision 3D
  • Frozen Sing Along Celebration
  • Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy
  • Indiana Jones Stunt Show
  • Vacation Fun – An Original Animated Short with Mickey & Minnie
  • Character Meet and Greets
  • Street Shows
  • Fantasmic!
  • Fireworks & Nighttime Spectaculars

Sometimes Recommended

  • Alien Swirling Saucers. Like the tea cups, spinning while pregnant might make you sick if you are experiencing nausea.

Never Recommended

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 Starring Aerosmith
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
  • Slinky Dog Dash
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You’ll have to skip The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios while pregnant. Photo credit: unofficialflorida.com.

Disney’s Epcot Attractions While Pregnant

Always Recommended

  • Spaceship Earth
  • Awesome Planet
  • Turtle Talk with Crush
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Living with the Land
  • Journey Into Imagination with Figment
  • Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
  • Frozen Ever After
  • The American Adventure
  • O Canada!
  • Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along
  • Impressions de France
  • Reflections of China
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
  • Character Meet and Greets
  • Street performers in the World Showcase
  • Fireworks & Nighttime Spectaculars

Sometimes Recommended

  • Soarin’ Around the World: While Disney does officially offer an expectant mothers advisory for pregnant women on Soarin’ Around the World, I’ve been on it several times in early stages of pregnancy. It is a hang glider simulation, with a lap belt across your upper thighs. If you are prone to nausea, skip it.

Never Recommended

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
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Spaceship Earth at Disney’s Epcot is perfect while you are pregnant. Photo credit: unofficialflorida.com.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Attractions While Pregnant

Always Recommended

  • Wildlife Express Train
  • Exhibits and Affection Section at Rafiki’s Planet Watch
    The Animation Experience at Conservation Station
  • Pangani Forest Exploration Trail*
  • Maharajah Jungle Trek*
  • Discovery Island Trails*
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug!
  • TriceraTop Spin
  • Up! A Great Bird Adventure
  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Finding Nemo – The Musical
  • Na’vi River Journey
  • Character Meet and Greets
  • Street Performers
  • Parade
  • Nighttime Spectaculars

*These self guided walking trails are paved.

Sometimes Recommended

  • 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

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
  • Avatar Flight of Passage
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If you are pregnant, Disney recommends you skip the you’ll want to skip Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Photo credit: unofficialflorida.com.

4 Things to Remember While Pregnant on Your Disney Vacation

  1. Stay hydrated. It’s hot in Florida most of the time. Don’t forget to bring an extra water bottle to keep yourself hydrated.
  2. Stay cool. Take advantage of air conditioning inside attractions, restaurants, and shops.
  3. Use the Baby Care Center. Each of the theme parks has a Baby Care Center (often located near the First Aid Center), where you can pick up over-the-counter medications, rest your feet in a rocking chair, cool down, or tend to the needs of your other small children.
  4. Wear comfortable shoes. Disney is a lot of walking, especially if you are pregnant.

Wishing you a great trip, fun with your family members, and healthy pregnancies. Remember: You can find the location of the nearest restroom by asking a Cast Member or looking in the My Disney Experience app.

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