Can you still go to Disneyland while pregnant and is there anything to do? Yes and heck yes!

Disneyland was my favorite place while I was pregnant, so much so we did our maternity shoot there and I spent a lot of time at the Parks toward the end of my pregnancy just walking and snacking. However, every pregnancy is different, so please talk to your doctor before heading to the parks to see if they have any specific instructions.

Food

I don’t know about you but my pregnancy superpower was enhanced taste and let’s face it the food at Disney is already amazing but it was even better while I was pregnant. Outside food is allowed in the parks so make sure to pack extra snacks in case you find yourselves extra hungry or nothing is looking appetizing to you at the park. I would pack up a camel pack backpack with a full water bladder and some snacks for a day at the park. The backpack was perfect for me because it allowed my hands to be free and it ensured that I stayed hydrated through the hot summer days.

Attractions

At Disneyland you can enjoy the majority of the attractions in Fantasyland, slower rides like the Jungle Cruise, Winnie the Pooh, Haunted Mansion, Buzz Lightyear Astroblasters, Astro Orbiters, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, Disneyland Railroad, the Mark Twain and Sailing Ship Columbia. At California Adventure, enjoy slower rides like Monster’s, Inc., Golden Zephyr, The Little Mermaid Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, etc. I did Toy Story Midway Mania while pregnant (it does whip you around a bit but there’s no bumping or anything) as well as Soarin’ Around the World, but again consult your physician about Toy Story and Soarin’ just to be sure. Pretty much just avoid attractions that operate at high speeds, have jerks and jolts, sudden drops, and/or strong breaking systems. If you choose to ride one of these rides please remember the liability is on you so please take caution and if in doubt you can always ask a Cast Member.

Entertainment

Both parks offer a variety of shows and walk through experiences that you can enjoy. At Disneyland you have parades, Fireworks and Fantasmic in the evenings. Then there’s also the Enchanted Tiki Room, Tarzan’s Treehouse, Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island, the Star Wars Launch Bay, Toon Town, and endless character meet and greets/photos. At California Adventure you have the Red Car Trolley Newsboys, Disney Junior Dance Party, World of Color, Frozen Live at the Hyperion and the Animation Academy which is one of my favorites. I also would venture into the Redwood Creak Challenge area with my niece.

So again you can and should go to Disneyland and California Adventure while pregnant. Just make sure to clear it with your doctor, listen to your body, stay cool, stay hydrated and take it easy and enjoy yourself.

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