Our trip to Disney World was so so fun, even though I was quite tired each night. I was 32-33 weeks pregnant and I’m not sure which was more uncomfortable – sitting five hours in the airplane from California to Florida, or going to Disney World while pregnant, walking multiple miles a day. To be honest, walking around the parks really wasn’t that bad! I was mentally prepared for it and the way I see it, it was totally up to me and my attitude how the trip would turn out and I chose to take it as an adventure from the very beginning. Plus I didn’t mind the foot massages that hubby gave me 😀 I did my research before going to WDW and I wanted to share my tips here too, in case there’s another pregnant mama about to visit the world’s most magical place!
DISNEY WORLD WHILE PREGNANT
- Stay hydrated. I think this one’s easy peasy and pretty self explanatory. Tip: don’t waste your money on the $4-6 small water bottles. Instead, take your own thermobottle or just any bottle and fill it with water from any of the free drinking fountains Disney World has, or ask your server at any of the restaurants to fill it for you.
- Remember to eat enough. Again, something that might be obvious to you, but I didn’t realize how quickly I got hungry after walking around the parks. There were a few days when, around noon, I got super dizzy and needed to sit down ASAP. After eating a croissant from Starbucks or chips that I had packed for snack, I felt thousand times better and was really to roll again!
- Take breaks. No matter how athletic you were pre-pregnancy, trust me you’re going to want to take 5-15min long breaks. The good thing about taking our less than 2yo toddler to Disney World was that he didn’t ask to go anywhere – he was going at our pace (aka at my preggo pace lol).
- Wear comfy shoes. You wouldn’t believe how many women I saw wearing anything from flip flops to even heels!? Maybe they were there for a shorter visit, because I couldn’t walk all those miles in anything else than comfy sneakers. I wore these white sneakers and they were a life-saver! Super good support for your foot yet comfortable enough for long walks. I also had my Tory Burch Miller sandals with me, but those I used only for walks around our resort and to Disney Springs.
- Have a positive attitude and be prepared for swollen ankles and some backache. I can’t emphasize enough how important this is. I’m not going to lie, all the walking will take a toll on your pregnant body. However, it’s completely up to you how you’ll handle it. Like I said before, I knew what I was getting myself into when I booked our hotel and tickets before Thanksgiving last year, so all the aching was expected. And it was more numbness than aching, to be honest. Remember why you’re going for the trip in the first place and think about how you want to feel when you look back on it years from now!