Do you need to know which Disneyland Rides are OK to experience when you are pregnant? And which to avoid?
Disneyland is a fun place to visit for all occasions. Whether you are there with friends, family or
solo there are all sorts of ways to have a great experience.
Disneyland is a place for everybody, so no matter what you know they will take care of you and make sure you enjoy yourself.
On the other hand, that doesn’t mean that everything is always available, and we all have those
moments when we read the sign next to the queue entrance and see the health risks and
advisory for who shouldn’t ride.
Expectant Mothers are always on that list.
Disneyland rides for pregnant women tend to be softer, but don’t call them mundane!
They’re a lot of fun!
Because some of the more popular rides may be a concern for pregnant women, it’s easy to
think you won’t have a good time if you go.
You may worry that it’s a waste of time and money.
If this is how you feel, then kick those worries to the curb, because there is still a lot of fun to
have in Disneyland and some beloved attractions to rediscover that you may not have ever
I’ve handpicked my favorite Disneyland rides for pregnant women, and I’ve put them in order for you to make your trek around the park a lot easier!
I have also written the Ultimate Guide for Disneyland if you are Pregnant which includes lots of tips about how to have the best day including advice about rides, food, and where to stay.
Remember to look after yourself. Remember that this is a guide and not medical advice! Always see your doctor about any concerns you have.
Horse-Drawn Trolly on Main Street
Transportation that is also a ride? Yes, please!
This is a really fun and unique way to experience Main Street that most people ignore.
It’s exciting to enjoy this new perspective, especially since you don’t have to walk! Any opportunity to save some energy is a good thing!
Taking any vehicle up Main Street to the Plaza or hub is an ideal start. Many guests rush along Main Street as they just want to get to the other attractions. However, there are things to see and experience that you should take some time out to see.
While technically not a ride, I also suggest Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. This is located on the right-hand side just after you have passed under the railway bridge. It’s a nostalgic show which has the advantage of you being able to sit down in a nice air-conditioned space.
If you are lucky enough to catch a musical set by the Main Street Marching Band, or the Dapper Dans, don’t rush away too quickly. Enjoy the experience!
Astro Orbiter Ride at Disneyland
When you get up to the Plaza, your second ride, the Astro Orbiter will be waiting for you. This is
a fun, high-capacity ride. Lines can get long so make sure you ask a Cast Member what the accurate wait time is.
The line has no shade so you won’t want to join it if it’s going to be a long wait in the sun!
I love this ride because a lot of people overlook it, but it’s a neat way to see the entrance of Tomorrowland, the Plaza, and Sleeping Beauty Castle from up high.
You can make the ride as exciting as you like by controlling your rocket, but this ride has no advisory notice of risk.
That puts it among the most thrilling Disneyland rides for pregnant women.
I also love this ride, because it’s so close and it gives you a chance to do one more ride before you ever really leave Main Street.
While you are still in the plaza, you can enjoy a stop at Jolly Holiday or the Little Red Wagon.
The Enchanted Tiki Room
So far, you’ve had the time of your life and you haven’t had to travel far.
The Enchanted Tiki Room at the entrance to Adventureland is an ideal way to let the good times roll. This is one of the classic Walt Disney attractions that I always try to fit in with my day because of its special
place in Disney history.
I think it’s significant and just as entertaining after countless views. This attraction also comes with an excellent opportunity to stop and have a snack.
You can enjoy savory bao buns or a variety of Dole Whips.
Tropical Hideaway or Bengal Barbecue are terrific food stops.
Picking at least one of them is essential to the Adventureland experience because this small space has so much ambiance, it’s one of the best places in Disneyland to soak it all in.
The Jungle Cruise
Of course, Tiki Room and Jungle Cruise is kind of a package deal. You have to stop here as
well to get the full impact of Adventureland without trying out any high-risk attractions.
These attractions are practically next to each other.
The Jungle Cruise is just a really great traditional Disneyland ride. It doesn’t matter how many times I have experienced this Disneyland attraction, it is always fun. The jokes might be cheesy but it is always a lot of fun.
Whether you go straight from the Tiki Room or grab a bite before the cruise, this is a can’t miss
Disneyland attraction that you really should experience.
The Mark Twain Riverboat At Disneyland
Okay, bypassing the obvious Indiana Jones and Tarzan’s Treehouse. Really don’t even think about trying to Experience the Indiana Jones ride when you are pregnant – it is incredibly bumpy and the warnings are very real.
As the rugged road through Adventureland spills into the open spaces of the American Frontier, you’ll have a lot of choices to consider.
My recommendation is to go up to the dock and board the Mark Twain Riverboat.
I love this ride and a lot of people never experience it. It is more than just one of the best Disneyland rides for pregnant women it is the amazing opportunity to take a scenic journey around Tom Sawyer’s Island and the banks of the Rivers of America.
It’s very relaxing. It’s a pleasant ride with a lot to look at.
Unlike many of the other rides where you often see too little too fast, this is a really good ride if
you love to look around.
The narration on the boat is amusing, too.
If you thought Frontierland was all about Big Thunder Mountain, you’ll get a brand new outlook on this fascinating and underappreciated segment of the park.
After the ride, you may want to enjoy a good meal at Rancho Del Zocalo. It’s one of the best
values in the park.
It’s convenient, and the food tastes great!
From the hacienda at Rancho Del Zocalo, you get the best view of the Frontierland surroundings. Capturing the vibes in these different lands is way better and more important than any of the rides, so I love stopping here.
Storybook Land Canal Boats
You can leave through the entrance to Frontierland and take any way you like to get through or
around the castle to Fantasyland.
Personally, I like to go through it over the drawbridge.
Fantasyland is a diamond mine of Disneyland rides for pregnant women. You can do anything
here including the Mad Tea Party (but watch out and maybe skip this if you are feeling any nausea).
The only ride that’s off-limits is the Matterhorn Bobsleds. I personally like the Storybook Land Canal Boats if I could only pick one ride.
I also like it for pregnancy because depending on how far along you are, some of the other Fantasyland
attractions can be a very tight squeeze!
It’s a Small World at Disneyland
Some people loathe this attraction and I can kind of understand that, but I also feel like this is
such a significant Disney ride that you have to do it if you haven’t already.
If you’ve been there, done that, and don’t need to do it again, take this one with a grain of salt.
However, I do hope that you give it another chance, especially given the theme of children and the boundless optimism the attraction projects.
Also, it is one of the best places in Disneyland to sit down and rest in air-conditioned comfort. You can also have a great nap here if you want to!
The Disneyland Railroad
Another cool thing about It’s a Small World is that it’s right next to Mickey’s Toontown Station.
You have already done so much by this point, so taking a load off and riding the train for a while
might be just the ticket until you get to the next leg of your trip through Disneyland.
My recommendation is to bypass Tomorrowland and view the dioramas on the way to Town Square
Then stay on board and get off at the next stop in New Orleans Square.
The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland
The Haunted Mansion looks sensational at night and it’s an incredible way to start to wind down
at the end of a busy day at Disneyland.
As one of the park’s most famous E-Ticket attractions, you can’t miss it.
There is also just something magical about ending your day in New Orleans Square.
The Haunted Mansion is right next to the train station and afterward, you can get lost in
the alleyways of this unique area or just go straight to the ride.
Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland
Pirates of the Caribbean is a longer ride, but the line usually moves very quickly. So don’t be
intimidated if you see the line coming out from the tunnel under the bridge.
This ride is one of Disneyland’s finest and it really expands your exploration of the New Orleans area without
having to do too much walking.
Rather than hike all the way back to Main Street USA after this thrilling finale, go back to the train and take it to the Tomorrowland Depot.
There, you can disembark and take the Monorail out of the park. This is an especially good idea if you are
staying at a Disney hotel, or have dinner plans in Downtown Disney.
The Disneyland Monorail
You started your day with some turn of the 20th-century transportation, so the best way to finish
it off is with a futuristic glide along the highway in the sky.
The Disneyland Monorail will give a brief but gorgeous tour of Tomorrowland at night and take you out of the park so you don’t have to deal with the crowds and too much unnecessary walking.
Whether you go back to your room or enjoy some of the food and entertainment at Disney Springs, there is no better way to leave the park after a full day of Disneyland rides.
Rides to Avoid at Disneyland While Pregnant
Some of the rides at Disneyland should be avoided if you are pregnant. They can be bumpy or have sudden drops.
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Gadget’s Go Coaster
- Indiana Jones Adventure
- Matterhorn Bobsleds
- Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run
- Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
- Space Mountain
- Splash Mountain
- Star Tours – The Adventure Continues
Don’t be tempted to ride on these attractions at Disneyland when you are pregnant. Even if you are in your first trimester it just isn’t worth the risk.
Alison Meacham is the founder of EverythingMouse Disney Blog. For over 15 years she has shared her love of Disney Parks, Disney Cruises and Universal Orlando. In over 30 years of Disney Travel she has spent countless months in Disney Parks and has sailed on over 45 cruises. A British native and now a United States resident she splits her time between California, Florida and the UK. And spends a serious amount of time sailing the seven seas. She helps over 200,000 people per month follow their Disney travel dreams.