Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Celebrating a Pregnancy at Walt Disney World | A Disney Mom's Thoughts

Welcome to those of you joining me from Frontierland Station and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail.  Today I'm happy to share ideas for celebrating a pregnancy at Walt Disney World!
On our trip to Walt Disney World in February 2012, I found out I was pregnant 6 weeks before we left.  That means I was 10 weeks pregnant on our trip.  We also had a trip planned for July of 2012, where I would be 32 weeks pregnant.  Rescheduling these trips was not an option for us.  Being only 6 weeks away and not having travelers insurance, we couldn't cancel.  The trip in July was with the youth from church and it was not a trip that could be rescheduled either.  So what did we do?  Went to Disney and celebrated our baby, without the other two kids!

 During our trips while I was pregnant, we ate well!  I was "eating for two" after all!  If you head to Walt Disney World while pregnant, plan on great, filling meals.  Some of our favorites include the all you can eat buffets and family style meals!  I would definitely suggest Ohana, Tusker House, Crystal Palace, Boma and Garden Grill.  These restaurants are brilliantly themed and the food is great too!
On these trips we also spent a lot of time seeing the shows, movies, parades and entertainment.  When we travel to WDW with our kids we are constantly bouncing from ride to ride.  On these trips while being pregnant, we were able to enjoy all the attractions- rides and shows.  We took our time wandering through the World Showcase. We spent time enjoying the Citizens of Main Street and Citizens of Hollywood.  We were able to enjoy ourselves and the awesome entertainment because of my pregnancy.
Last, celebrate by taking pictures!  I got a great photo with Mickey when I told him I was pregnant on the first trip.  I had great plans to get a follow up photo with him at 32 weeks pregnant, but "pregnant brain" got in the way and I forgot. :(  I did, however, get a great photo with the Mayor of Main Street.  My suggestion is to make a list of all the special places, characters or attractions where you want to document your pregnancy at Walt Disney World.  Remember, that "pregnant brain" will kick in!
For some tips on traveling to Walt Disney World while pregnant, check out this post.  I tried to think of everything for each trimester!


Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Magical Mouse Schoolhouse.



Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:


1st Stop ~ The Disney Point - Milestone Birthdays
2nd Stop ~ Frontierland Station - Grad Nite
3rd Stop ~ A Disney Mom's Thoughts - Celebrating a Pregnancy
4th Stop ~ Magical Mouse Schoolhouse - Anniversary
Final Stop ~ Mommy To All Girls - Honeymoon

10 comments:

  1. Aw, what fun! I especially love the pic of you & Mickey--very sweet! I would imagine visiting while pregnant forces you to slow the pace and take in some sights you may have missed before.

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    1. You are exactly right! I think at 32 weeks we rode 4 rides all day at Magic kingdom- but we had the BEST time together!

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  2. I too have experienced Disney while pregnant. For three of my five pregnancies we went to Disney so I got to experience the parks at every stage. I never felt like I missed out and it was kind of neat to look back and say look "Kate you came with us you just didn't know it". By the way you are super cute pregnant! Love your pics

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    1. I know!! This will be E's first trip out of the womb, but third trip overall!! :) I didn't feel like I missed out on anything at all being pregnant! In fact, it forced me to slow down and appreciate it all more!

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  3. You did it right pregnant! I spent extra time at the pool and shopping - this sounds ilke fun, too!

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    1. I was SO huge pregnant that I didn't want to get in a bathing suit at 32 weeks! At 10 weeks, I could still do everything so I was probably pushing myself too hard!

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  4. Oh Beth! As someone who is 28 weeks pregnant I love this post! It drives me nuts when people say, "You can't go on rides so what's the point?" Disney is so much more than that! And I k ow your kids must love their first photos with Mickey in the womb!

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  5. We also celebrated our pregnancy at Walt Disney World with a special Babymoon! So many fantastic memories!

    What was the number one thing you had to change about your touring style when travelling pregnant?

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  6. I experienced being pregnant at WDW also. I was almost 6 months. I wish I had a picture taken with Mickey and my bump. I love yours. The experience definitely makes you see WDW in a different way.

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  7. I have to admit I loved being pregnant at Disney. Especially when I was REALLY pregnant. The cast members always made me fee special. I also liked it when I had to wait for others to ride rides I could not a Cast Member would always keep me company. That is also why there is a silly video of me dancing with a Cast Member in Innoventions - killing time as they were on Test Track.

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