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    My wife is pregnant

    I have a few questions because my wife is pregnant. Are there certain rides that are ok for pregnant women? How can I find a list of the rides that are ok for her to go on.

    Also, can we take water and snacks into disneyland? I have heard people say it both ways and I wanted to make sure.

    Finally, we are planning on staying at the Paradise Pier hotel. Can we still eat dinner at the restaurants that are in the other hotels?

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    Re: My wife is pregnant

    You can take water and snacks into DL. By snacks, I mean things that are prepared prior to entering the park.

    As far as rides go, she knows her body better than anyone else. Some people can go on almost anything, other people cant go on anything. There are several attractions that suggest expectant mothers should not go on them. My friend recently went early pregnancy and went on most rides, but did not go on the Matterhorn or California Screamin. It think if she were a bit further along should would have avoided Space Mountain, BTMRR, and maybe ToT. Your wife knows her body best and what she is capable of. You are going to get a ton of advice from different people who have had different experiences. The warnings provided by Disney cover them in case of liability.

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    Re: My wife is pregnant

    You can bring whatever food and beverage into the aprk you want, apart from alcohol of course.

    You can eat at whatever restaurant you want in any of the hotels, I regularly go to Grand Californian to Storytellers, Trader Sam's etc.

    Not quite sure about pregnant safe rides though, I couldn't go on anything that has a stomach drop!
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    Re: My wife is pregnant

    Regarding the pregnancy, here is a quick guide that may help you:

    The Pregnant Woman's Guide to Attractions at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California - Yahoo Voices - voices.yahoo.com

    Disneyland has a designated picnic area right outside the gate that they prefer you to eat outside food in, but I don't think they frown upon bringing in snacks and drinks for the day.

    Lastly, yes you can eat at any restaurant on the property (hotels included) regardless of where you are staying.

    Hope this helped!

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    Re: My wife is pregnant

    I went to Disneyland at about 3 months pregnant, and had similar questions about snacks. I called and asked - they said that as long as you're not bringing in an entire cooler, they allow snacks - and on the rare chance that the bag check person balks, to inform them that I was pregnant and needed to nibble throughout the day to keep my energy/blood sugar/whatever up.

    Hydration is super important! I carried a refillable water bottle clipped to my backpack and drank pretty much constantly all day.

    Re: rides - All the "thrill" rides are not recommended for pregnant women because the acceleration and g-forces can create conditions where you're at higher risk of problems with the baby or the pregnancy.

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    Re: My wife is pregnant

    Quote Originally Posted by nhammond View Post
    I have a few questions because my wife is pregnant. Are there certain rides that are ok for pregnant women? How can I find a list of the rides that are ok for her to go on.

    It depends on your wife's condition. She should ask her doctor.

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    Re: My wife is pregnant

    I am not a Doctor so I can't tell you what your wife should or should not be doing, but I am 6 months pregnant and going for my last pre baby trip this wednesday! I have been going to Disneyland pregnant since conception. (got pregnant while on vacation.) I do ride quite a few things. I tend to avoid these 7, which are thunder mountain, Space mountain, Star Tours, California Screaming, Tower of Terror, gadget's go coaster, and goofy's sky school. They also say pregnant women shouldn't ride Radiator Springs Racers, but for me, the ride is very smooth and I have no problems riding it. I have terrible dizzy spells while pregnant which means I also avoid the tea cups and dumbo. Make sure your wife takes lots of rest breaks and keeps well hydrated. How far along will she be when you visit?
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    Re: My wife is pregnant

    You can find signs at the entrance that will tell you if the attraction is unsuitable for pregnant women. Many online guides will tell you also.

    Snacks and water are allowed into the park.
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    Re: My wife is pregnant

    A general guide is if there is no height requirement it should be okay. As others have said, check with her doctor to be sure, in case she has other conditions that might put her at higher risk.

    Snacks and water have never been a problem and we usually take a small lunch bag full for my niece.

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    Re: My wife is pregnant

    Quote Originally Posted by nhammond View Post
    I have a few questions because my wife is pregnant. Are there certain rides that are ok for pregnant women? How can I find a list of the rides that are ok for her to go on.

    Also, can we take water and snacks into disneyland? I have heard people say it both ways and I wanted to make sure.

    Finally, we are planning on staying at the Paradise Pier hotel. Can we still eat dinner at the restaurants that are in the other hotels?

    Thanks,
    Neil
    Not knowing how far along she is no one is going to have a clue. The best advice is for her to ask her doctor for advice. Her doctor will have a better idea than anyone on the forum.

    As for the signage at the rides I think they all pretty much say she shouldn't ride simply because Disney is going to err on the side of caution.

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    Re: My wife is pregnant

    I've always figured that if there's no safety restraint, she should be fine. However, most importantly, TALK TO HER DOCTOR. The doctor knows the particulars of her case better than anyone.
    As for the restaurants, they'll take anyone's money so eat anywhere you wish, regardless of where you are staying.
    Remember, Disneyland is awesome, but NOTHING is more important than the health of your wife and baby. When in doubt about a ride, skip it.

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    Re: My wife is pregnant

    Congrats on the pregnancy, first of all.

    As far as water and snacks go, yes you can bring them in the parks. I have personally witnessed CMs letting people will full lunch coolers into the parks. Usually I bring in a water bottle and a granola bar when I first arrive.
    You are also able to eat at any restaurant in any hotel even if you aren't staying there. There are also several restaurants in Downtown Disney.

    Regarding rides, definitely schedule a doctor visit before you go and talk to them about it. I would assume any ride without a safety restraint, or one that doesn't go too fast, would be just fine. Also, it depends on how far along she is. If it is early stage pregnancy like 1-4 months she would probably be more comfortable and safer riding things than she would be at the 5-9 month mark. She knows her body better than anyone and if she isn't comfortable with it, skip it.

    The safest attractions would probably be:

    Fantasyland dark rides
    Disneyland Railroad
    Casey Jr. Train
    Storybook boats
    Small World
    Tiki Room
    Jungle Cruise
    Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
    Innoventions
    Haunted Mansion
    Winnie the Pooh
    Mark Twain/Columbia
    Little Mermaid
    Monsters, Inc.
    Muppet Vision 3D
    Toy Story Mania

    Avoid the big drops and fast/jerky rides like:

    Radiator Springs Racers
    Tower of Terror
    California Screamin'
    Soarin' Over California
    Mater's Junkyard Jamboree
    Luigi's Flying Tires
    Matterhorn Bobsleds
    Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    Splash Mountain
    Star Tours
    Space Mountain
    Indiana Jones
    Pirates of the Caribbean
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    Re: My wife is pregnant

    I love the title of this thread, makes me laugh when I'm scroll down the Disneyland area and i see "My wife's pregnant.."
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    Re: My wife is pregnant

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    I love the title of this thread, makes me laugh when I'm scroll down the Disneyland area and i see "My wife's pregnant.."

    Me too!
    At first I was afraid there was going to be some Finger pointing.

    As the father of a severely disabled child, I would suggest staying away from any vigorous rides - no matter what a Dr. Says.
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    yep you can take in water and snacks
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