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Which Disneyland rides are safe to ride during pregnancy?

Disneyland Rides and Pregnancy: Fun Without Fears

So you’re expecting a bundle of joy and looking forward to a magical day at Disneyland. The smell of popcorn is in the air, the sound of laughter is all around, and you’re seeking the thrill of Disney rides – it’s all a part of the enchanting experience. But, before you go it’s important to be aware of which Disneyland attractions are safe to ride given the pregnancy.

Not to worry, Disney mamas-to-be! I’m here to help you on your Disney adventure by giving you a list of rides to consider going on so you can enjoy your time at the happiest place on earth.

Important Notice for Expectant Mothers

I hope that all expectant mothers enjoy their visit to the theme park to the fullest, health and well-being is most important. It’s crucial to remember that any information provided in this article about enjoying the Disney parks is intended as general guidance and for entertainment purposes only. Here are a list of things to consider if you plan on making a visit:

  1. Consult with a Medical Professional: Expectant mothers should always consult with a qualified medical professional before making any decisions regarding their activities, travel plans, or participation in theme park attractions. If you have any concerns about what may or may not be appropriate for you during your visit to any theme park, seek advice from a healthcare provider who is familiar with your individual circumstances.
  2. Not Medical Advice: The information provided in this article should not be construed as medical advice. The Disney Finds Official team is not made up of any medical professionals or legal experts, and the content is not a substitute for personalized guidance from qualified professionals.
  3. Responsibility: All decisions made regarding your visit to the theme park, including participation in rides/attractions, activities, and any other experiences, are solely your responsibility. It is essential to prioritize your health and safety and make informed choices based on your unique pregnancy circumstances.
  4. Theme Park Policies: Be aware that many theme parks may have specific policies and guidelines related to expectant mothers. Familiarize yourself with these rules and regulations, and follow them accordingly while using your best judgment.
  5. Liability Release: By visiting any theme park, you agree to their terms and conditions (e.g., releasing the park and its affiliates from any liability related to your activities during your visit, including those related to pregnancy etc). So be sure to familiarize yourself with their fine print if you have any concerns or questions.

This isn’t meant to scare you, but rather to help you consider the possibilities and so you can plan to enjoy your visit, with keeping your well-being in mind.

Please ensure you have thoroughly reviewed and understood this notice before your visit to the theme park.

Which attractions in Disneyland are appropriate to ride during pregnancy?

1. “It’s a Small World”: This attraction is a classic boat ride that will take you on a journey around the world. You’ll escape into landscapes filled with color and dolls singing the ever popular (or unpopular) whimsical tune, of It’s a Small World— depending on who you ask!

2. The Enchanted Tiki Room: Another peaceful gem is “The Enchanted Tiki Room.” It’s an air-conditioned paradise where you can sit back and enjoy colorful birds and flowers burst out in song! This show runs throughout the day at the Disneyland Park and after the show is done you can pop around the corner to get yourself a refreshing Dole Whip in hand, perfect for a relaxing break and a sweet treat.

3. Jungle Cruise: If you’re craving an adventure and wanting a bit more speed than It’s a Small World go for the “Jungle Cruise.” This boat tour takes you on a humorous and smooth journey through the jungle. The witty skipper’s commentary will have you chuckling as you explore the exotic wildlife (of the animatronic kind) and lush scenery.

4. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: If you’re a fan of the Hundred Acre Wood and its cuddly inhabitants, this ride is a must. “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” is a gentle journey through Pooh’s whimsical world, making it a delightful choice for expecting mothers.

5. Pirates of the Caribbean: This is an attraction that I would leave up to your own discretion. This classic ride is relatively gentle as there are two mild drops at the beginning where the boat goes down two relatively steeper slopes, but after this you will coast and sail along with the pirates. However, I will say that I’ve noticed that the boats can bump into each other unexpectedly when you are preparing to exit.

6. The Disneyland Railroad: If you’re looking for a relaxing way to see the entire Disneyland Park, then you can hop aboard the “Disneyland Railroad.” This charming train ride circles the park, giving you a scenic tour while you sit comfortably and enjoy the view. Just know that the train makes various stops and depending on the crowd levels you may or may not get to board right away. This means you might be standing for a bit, so if you visit during a summer month be prepared to bring water and a fan to keep yourself hydrated and cool.

7. Haunted Mansion: This attraction is actually quite mild. The tour moves at an enjoyable pace through the mansion with playful ghostly apparitions. This attraction is one of my personal favorites! If you visit during the Halloween season you’ll get to enjoy its overlay and see it transform after Jack Skellington takes over the Mansion with his other Halloweentown residents including Sally, Zero and of course Oogie Boogie!

8. Mad Tea Party: If you’re feeling up for it, take a spin in the Mad Tea Party attraction. In this attraction you are able to control the spin speed, so you can make it as thrilling or as mild as you like. Just be mindful of your comfort level. Keep in mind, you don’t have to spin it fast (or at all) if you don’t want to.

8. Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway: This is an adventurous attraction where you are taken on a train ride through a chaotic and whacky version of Toontown. For the most part, the ride is comfortable and smooth with exception of a few portions where your car may be swaying quickly to the left or right a few times like when you pass through a tornado section or when passing what I call the “Daisy Duck Dance” portion.

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Which attractions in the Disneyland Park should expectant mothers avoid?

During pregnancy, the safety of both you and your baby is the top priority. While Disneyland offers a wide array of magical attractions, there are a few that should be avoided due to their potential of abrupt movements, drops, or other factors that may pose a risk to expectant mothers. Here is this list of Disneyland rides that you should consider steering clear of during pregnancy, along with descriptions of each and the reasons why they should be avoided:

1. Space Mountain: Space Mountain is a thrilling indoor roller coaster that takes riders on a high-speed journey through outer space. Expectant mothers should avoid this ride due to its sudden drops, sharp turns, and the potential for jarring movements that could impact the safety of the pregnancy.

2. Matterhorn Bobsleds: This iconic Disneyland attraction features bobsled-like vehicles that race down a mountainous track. The ride can be rough and bumpy, which could potentially jolt the rider. It’s best to skip this one during pregnancy. Many locals joke that this attraction is like going to visit the chiropractor!

3. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: While Big Thunder Mountain is a beloved Disney classic, it’s a fast-paced roller coaster with sudden twists, turns, and drops. These movements could be uncomfortable and potentially unsafe for expectant mothers, particularly in later stages of pregnancy.

4. Indiana Jones Adventure: This thrilling ride takes you on an expedition through ancient ruins, featuring sudden stops, sharp turns, and simulated dangers. Expectant mothers should avoid this to prevent any potential harm.

5. Tiana’s Bayou Adventure (formerly Splash Mountain): Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, when it opens, will be a log flume ride that ends with a thrilling drop into a watery splashdown. The jarring impact upon hitting the water and the potential for getting wet are reasons for pregnant women should consider bypassing this attraction.

6. Star Tours – The Adventures Continue: This motion simulator attraction takes passengers on a journey through the Star Wars universe with sudden movements, spins, and turns. These actions could cause discomfort and are best avoided during pregnancy.

7. Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin: While this ride may appear gentle, it can be quite jerky as your car spins around scenes from the Roger Rabbit movie. Expectant mothers should opt for milder attractions to ensure a comfortable experience.

8. Rise of the Resistance: While a popular and thrilling ride full of stunning visual effects, Rise of the Resistance contains a drop as well as jerking motions that may not be suitable for expectant mothers.

9. Gadget’s Go Coaster: This mini roller coaster is designed for younger guests but still features sharp turns and drops that could be unsettling for expectant mothers. It’s best to choose gentler rides during pregnancy.

10. Astro Orbiter: This spinning attraction allows you to control the height of your rocket, but it can be dizzying and potentially uncomfortable for pregnant women. Opt for less intense attractions for a more enjoyable experience.

11. Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run: This thrilling and interactive Star Wars attraction provides opportunities for guests to control the direction of the Millennium Falcon, the weapons, and engineering parts as you fly through various obstacles. Though you may technically have control over the space craft, the attraction will still cause jerking motions unless you’re one of the two co-pilots flying with impeccable skill and navigation. More than likely, one of the pilots will be an ambitious child on their first Disneyland trip with little to no coordination who will cause the Millennium Falcon to crash into every surface available, causing discomfort.

In general, expectant mothers should prioritize safety and comfort when visiting the Disneyland Resort. There are plenty of other attractions, shows, and experiences that can be enjoyed without any risk to the pregnancy. Always consult with your healthcare provider before visiting any theme parks during pregnancy to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for both you and your baby.

Which attractions in Disney California Adventure Park are considered appropriate to ride during pregnancy?

If you have a park hopper pass, or if you’re a magic key holder and starting your day at Disney California Adventure Park, there are a variety of attractions you can definitely enjoy while being pregnant.

1. Toy Story Midway Mania!: Join Woody, Buzz, and the gang for some 4D carnival-style fun. You’ll put on 3D glasses and engage in games that involve aiming and shooting at targets. It’s a blast with minimal swaying movements, perfect for moms-to-be seeking a playful challenge.

2. Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters: Get ready to dance in Luigi’s Italian cars as they twirl and whirl around. It’s a delightful attraction that’s perfect for some lighthearted entertainment. Just be aware that they do sway a bit!

3. Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree: Hop on a trailer pulled by the lovable Mater and join in a square dance in his junkyard. It’s a hoot, but be aware that there is some swaying involved in this one.

4. The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure: Dive into Ariel’s underwater world and explore the beauty of the land and sea. This attraction moves at a comfortable pace and offers the rider a charming journey through the beloved tale of “The Little Mermaid,” and it’s perfectly gentle enough for expectant moms! This is one of my favorite attractions to go on whenever I visit Disney California Adventure.

5. Pixar Pal-A-Round – Non-Swinging Gondolas: If you’re up for panoramic views of the park opt for the non-swinging gondolas on Pixar Pal-A-Round. You’ll soar above the park, taking in breathtaking vistas while sitting comfortably.

6. Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind: Step into Riley’s mind and experience her emotions in this whimsical spinner attraction. You’ll twirl around inside memory orbs, feeling the joy of this charming Pixar story without any sudden jerks.

7. Web Slingers: Though your arms may get tired, Web Slingers is a safe attraction to attend while pregnant. The attraction offers 3D visuals while you try to score some major points by slinging Spiderman-style webs from your wrist at little spider-bots to save the Avenger’s Campus.

Remember, while these attractions are generally considered appropriate to ride for pregnancy, it’s essential to consult with your healthcare provider before you go off on your Disney adventure. Everyone’s pregnancy is unique, so it’s important to discuss your situation with your own medical provider to determine what’s best for you.

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Which attractions in Disney California Adventure Park should pregnant women avoid?

While Disney California Adventure offers a wide range of exciting attractions, there are certain ones that pregnant women should avoid due to their potential for abrupt movements, drops, or other factors that may pose a risk to expectant mothers. Here is a list of Disney California Adventure attractions to skip during pregnancy, along with descriptions of each and the reasons why they should be avoided:

1. Incredicoaster: This thrilling roller coaster features high speeds, steep drops, and intense twists and turns. The forces experienced during the attraction make it unsuitable for expectant mothers.

2. Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!: While this exhilarating drop tower offers an exciting experience for many, it involves sudden drops and intense movements that could be uncomfortable and potentially risky for pregnant women.

3. Radiator Springs Racers: Although this Cars Land attraction is a fan favorite, it combines scenic storytelling with high-speed racing moments. The rapid acceleration, sharp turns, and unexpected movements could pose risks to pregnant women.

4. Grizzly River Run: This white-water rafting ride takes passengers on a wild journey through rushing waterfalls and turbulent rapids. The abrupt drops and the likelihood of getting soaked make it less suitable for expectant mothers.

5. Goofy’s Sky School: This coaster-style attraction features sharp turns, drops, and rapid movements that may not be conducive to the comfort and safety of pregnant women, particularly in later stages of pregnancy.

6. Silly Symphony Swings: While seemingly gentle, these swings can pick up speed that may cause discomfort for pregnant women. Opt for milder attractions to ensure a smooth experience.

7. Soarin’ Around the World: This simulated hang gliding experience includes sudden movements and elevation changes. While not as intense as some attractions, it could still lead to discomfort for expectant mothers.

8. Jumpin’ Jellyfish: This gentle drop attraction lifts passengers into the air and gently lowers them. While it’s not as intense as some other attractions like Guardians of the Galaxy- Mission BREAKOUT, the sensation of rising and dropping may not be ideal for expectant mothers.

9. Golden Zephyr: This gentle spinner attraction takes you for a leisurely flight were you can take in the sights surrounding you and Paradise Pier. While it’s not particularly intense, it’s best to prioritize comfort and choose gentler attractions during pregnancy.

Expectant mothers should prioritize safety and well-being when visiting Disney California Adventure. There are numerous other experiences, shows, and attractions that can be enjoyed without any risk to the pregnancy. Always consult with your healthcare provider before visiting theme parks during pregnancy to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for both you and your baby.

Embrace the magic, the wonder, and the joy, and savor every moment of your visit to the Happiest Place on Earth. Disneyland awaits, and your little one will have their own Disney story to tell someday!

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