As the anticipation of parenthood fills the air and the joyful arrival of your little one draws near, what better way to celebrate this special moment than with a babymoon at the enchanting realm of Disney World?
Amidst the whimsical sights, thrilling rides, and iconic characters, embark on a lighthearted and unforgettable journey that blends the magic of Disney with the joy of impending parenthood.
From indulging in delectable treats to embracing the childlike wonder that Disney offers, join us as we dive into the enchanting world of babymoons at Disney World, where dreams come true for both parents-to-be and their littlest fan-to-be!
Unforgettable Babymoon at Disney World: The Ultimate Guide for Expecting Parents
Here’s everything you need to know when taking a babymoon to Disney World:
(I’m a dude writing this on behalf of my pregnant wife, after our most recent staycation/babymoon at Disney World)
Before Your Vacation
Here are a few recommended things that should be completed before your trip:
Talk to your Doctor first
Before even planning your trip, you should consult with your doctor to make sure your are okay to travel (especially flying).
Your doctor may even have a list of rides you can go on as well as a no-go list.
Since we live in the Orlando area, my wife’s midwife was an avid Disney fan and told us exactly what rides to ride and what to avoid, depending on the trimester.
Where to Stay on a Disney Babymoon
It honestly doesn’t matter where you stay on your Babymoon to Disney World, but if it were up to me, I always recommend that you at least stay at a Disney resort. Not because of the amenities, but because of their proximity to the parks and transportation.
Proximity to the Parks
During our staycation at Coronado Springs, my wife really couldn’t be on her feet for too long so it was nice to be able to easily hop on the bus and head back to the resort mid-way through the day to rest. If we had to drive back to our hotel, it wouldn’t have felt that convenient, to be honest.
The proximity to all the parks was by far one of the best parks of staying on-property.
The Disney resorts with the most convenient transportation and location in my opinion are:
- Yacht Club
- Beach Club
- Grand Floridian
- Polynesian Village
- Riviera Resort
- Art of Animation
We are big pool people so the pool is always big part of our hotel choice, especially if we plan on having resort days.
If you plan on resting and relaxing by the pool, be sure to choose a resort with a nice, peaceful and inviting pool.
Here are the resorts with the best pools at Disney World:
- Yacht and Beach Club
- Polynesian Village Resort
- Caribbean Beach Resort
- Grand Floridian Resort
- Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Art of Animation Resort
Even though you can get to any Disney World spa from any other hotel, there’s just something nice about going to a spa located inside of your resort.
So if a prenatal massage is something that you’d love to do during your babymoon, I recommend that you stay at a hotel with a spa.
Packing for your Disney World Babymoon
Here are some packing tips and essentials for both your suitcase and park bag:
So I’m not going to go into detail about what you should pack, but are some recommendations to consider while packing:
- try on clothes before packing to make sure you’ll be comfortable
- make sure you’ll be cool or warm (depending on when you visit)
- consider baggier, loose fitting clothes during the summer (or peak hotness)
- pack comfortable walking shoes
- pack loose socks if your feet swell easily
Here’s everything my wife keeps in her park bag at all times:
- portable, battery-powered handheld fan
- hand sanitizer
- crunchy granola bar
- Fuel Rod
What Disney World Rides Can You Ride when Pregnant?
Here is every ride and attraction that you can go on when pregnant at Disney World, according to Disney.
If you ever go on Reddit or any Disney World forums, you’ll probably notice that these lists may differ or there might be rides that aren’t on this list that expecting mothers have ridden without issues.
But to keep things safe, I’m only including the attractions that do not have any expectant mother warnings.
Please consult with your doctor before you go on any of these rides.
Here are all of the attractions at Magic Kingdom that are suitable during pregnancy:
- Astro Orbiter
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
- Carousel of Progress
- Country Bear Jamboree
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- Enchanted Tales with Belle
- Enchanted Tiki Room
- Hall of Presidents
- Haunted Mansion
- “it’s a small world”
- Jungle Cruise
- Liberty Square Riverboat
- Mickey’s Philharmagic
- Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
- The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
- Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
- Walt Disney World Railroad
Here are all of the attractions at EPCOT that are suitable during pregnancy:
- Awesome Planet
- Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along
- Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
- Frozen Ever After
- Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
- Impressions de France
- Journey into Imagination with Figment
- Living with the Land
- O Canada!
- Reflections of China
- Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
- Spaceship Earth
- The American Adventure
- The Seas with Nemo & Friends
- Turtle Talk with Crush
Here are all of the attractions at Hollywood Studios that are suitable during pregnancy:
- Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage
- Disney Jr. Live on Stage
- Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
- Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
- Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy
- Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railroad
- Muppet Vision 3D
- Toy Story Midway Mania
- Voyage of the Little Mermaid
The Alien Swirling Saucers doesn’t have a warning but I would avoid this since it’s pretty jerky.
Here are all of the attractions at Animal Kingdom that are suitable during pregnancy:
- Discovery Island Trails
- Festival of the Lion King
- Finding Nemo – The Big, Blue…and Beyond!
- It’s Tough to be a Bug!
- Maharajah Jungle Trek
- Na’vi River Journey
- TriceraTop Spin
- Up! A Great Bird Adventure
- Wildlife Express Train
Tips when on your Babymoon
Here are some tips my pregnant wife recommend whenever you are at the parks:
1. Stay hydrated
Regardless if it’s 95 degrees in July or 64 degrees in January, hydration is always key. My wife always brings her Hydroflask to the parks to fill up with some filtered water from Starbucks.
2. Wear comfortable shoes
As you probably already know, you will walk A LOT at Disney World. So be sure to wear comfortable shoes and loose socks if you are dealing with any swelling.
3. Get some photos
You always need to document your baby’s first unofficial magical journey.
4. Bring your own snacks
If needed, don’t forget to pack your own snacks.
5. Pace yourself
6. Break up your day
At least from personal experience, there is no need to be at the parks from rope drop to closing. That said, if you’re an absolute machine, more power to you! 💪
So, whether you’re satisfying your pregnancy cravings with Mickey-shaped treats or relishing the childlike joy that Disney brings, a babymoon at Disney World is the perfect way to create cherished memories before your little one arrives!
Hopefully this helped you plan the perfect getaway before your little one arrives!