The time before your baby arrives is an extra special occasion, when you can connect to your spouse and focus on each other. A “babymoon” is a trendy term for taking a vacation, as a couple, before the baby’s arrival. If you’re a Disney fan, or always wanted to visit Disney Parks, taking a Disney World Babymoon is a fantastic option. There are so many great ways to feel pampered, relaxed and still have fun at Walt Disney World. You can vacation in an entirely new way. Even if you’re worried about riding attractions – there is still plenty to enjoy!
Planning Your Walt Disney World Babymoon Vacation
Our Walt Disney World babymoon happened when I was 28 weeks into my pregnancy. While I love Disney Parks, and it was our favorite vacation destination even before kids, we used it as an opportunity to re-connect before the birth of our second son.
It’s probably one of the most unexpected places think of while planning a babymoon, but I have some awesome reasons why it rocks! People who don’t understand Disney will probably give you that side-eye and question why you’ll go, “But you can’t ride any rides“. That’s not only false, but far from the truth. There is so much to enjoy at Walt Disney World while you’re expecting and traveling with your partner.
Planning A Walt Disney World Babymoon
Visit During the Cooler Months
The one caviot to planning a Disney World babymoon is to plan it for the cooler Winter months. Staying out the Florida heat is a must and you’ll want to keep hydrated. Plan your Disney babymoon for the Winter or Spring months. Fall months tend to be warm still.
Splurge for a Romantic Room
Walt Disney World has so many resort options with such diverse themes. Now is the time to spend a little extra for a romantic view, in a relaxing spot. I love the Savanna View rooms at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. The new Riviera Resort is European themed with beautiful murals. Look into a resort that has a spa as well.
Planning a budget-friendly trip? There are still plenty of romantic ways to enjoy Disney without booking a Deluxe resort. Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter have a romantic notion to them – plus they’re convenient to Disney Springs, which offers many adult dining options.
Touring Disney World While Pregnant
Your Babymoon isn’t the time to close the park and ride every attraction. This is the vacation to watch the parades, take photos, shop and catch the shows. There are still some rides that Moms-to-Be can ride, but don’t plan to hit every ride. It’s a fun opportunity to look for some Disney nursery decor and celebrate your bump with a castle photo!
Here are some great alternatives to the thrill rides:
- Take A Park Tour
- Enjoy Epcot’s Festivals
- Eat The Park Food
- Take Photos With Characters
- Use the “Play Disney Parks” App While Touring
- Resort hop on the Monorail or Skyliner
- Shop and Dine at Disney Springs
Enjoy Fine Dining Options
Another romantic option, for couples taking a Babymoon, is to experience Disney’s signature dining options. Restaurants like Citrico, Jiko and California Grill are beautiful dining locations that offer delicious gourmet meals prepared by world class chefs. Give into those pregnancy cravings and order some dessert too.
Relax at the Spa
When you need a break, the spa is your answer! Disney spas are top notch and offer prenatal services. You can also book a couples massage and reconnect together. Guests are allowed to take advantage of the spa all day, even if you only book one treatment. Just reserve your treatment a few months prior to your vacation.
Touring Disney Parks While Pregnant
There are a few things that help make touring Disney Parks while pregnant, a bit more enjoyable. I’ll be honest, we went in October and it was still quite hot (that’s why I recommend planning for a winter trip). There are a few items that I brought with me in my parks bag that helped me get through the day. Of course, it depends on how far along you are in your pregnancy. You might be more uncomfortable to visit Disney Parks when you’re further along in your pregnancy.
What To Bring In Your Disney World Park Bag While Pregnant:
- A Portable Fan – las thing you want to do is overheat in the Florida sun
- Body Glide For Her Anti-Chafe Balm – this is a life saving balm if you’re wearing dresses or shorts
- Anker Portable Lipstick Phone Charger – you never want to lose that phone battery and miss photo opps
- Thin Panty Liners – Bring some panty liners and an extra change of panties to absorb any extra sweat
- Comfortable Park Shoes – You’ll be on your feet all day long
All of those items will help you comfortable and let you enjoy your experience all day long. Don’t forget that you can also get FREE water at any quick service restaurant to help you stay hydrated while touring the parks.