Are you thinking about visiting Disneyland Paris pregnant? Wondering what rides you can go on and what you can do at Disneyland Paris while pregnant? Then we have you covered with our ultimate tips and tricks for making the most of your time in the park with your bump!
Can I go to Disneyland Paris while pregnant?
The answer to this is absolutely yes! However before you start booking be aware that there will be restrictions on some of the things that you can do in the park while pregnant. Basically, there are a LOT of rides that you will not be able to go on while pregnant.
Top Tips for Visiting Disneyland Paris Pregnant
Stay at an on site hotel
There is always a lot of debate on whether staying at a Disneyland Paris on site hotel is worth it. But for me, if you are travelling to Disneyland Paris pregnant it is absolutely worth it. You get early magic hours which you can use to go on the pregnancy friendly rides with little queues or you group can go on bigger rides while you get your easy access card.
But most importantly they are so much closer to the parks you can easily head back to the hotel for a nap or rest before your evening itinerary.
Also if you are visiting Disneyland Paris in August then I would recommend looking for one of the hotels with a pool as nice way to cool off. This isn’t great if you are traveling to Disneyland Paris on a budget but if you can stretch to this it might be worth it.
Get an Easy Access Card
The easy access card is a way for pregnant people to skip the lines at the character meet and greets and the rides suitable for pregnant ladies. Don’t overlook getting one.
More instructions on what you need to do to get an easy access card below.
If you can afford stay at a hotel with a pool
I know the Disney hotels are more expensive but if you can splash out for a hotel with a pool like Newport Bay Club I would especially if you are going in summer. It is a great way to cool off and also have a relaxing escape from the parks.
Wear very comfortable shoes
Comfy shoes are so important for any disney day but especially when pregnant. For a more complete guide on what to wear to Disneyland Paris check out this post.
Take Plenty of breaks
The great thing about the easy access card and the limited rides you can go is that you will have lots of time to take breaks. Don’t overdo it. Disney days are busy take plenty of breaks, you’ve earned them. By favourite break is to stop and have one of the amazing Disney snacks.
Think about the weather
It can get hot in summer and in Disneyland Paris in December is FREEZING. Be sure to pack appropriately.
Take a nap
If you are staying on site, make use of it and head back for a nap in the heat of the day or between your days entertainment and returning to the parks for the parade and fireworks
Get a Easy Access Card Aka a Pregnancy Pass at Disneyland Paris
Although you may feel a bit restricted when traveling to Disneyland Paris there are things in place to make your time in the park easier. The easy access card, also sometimes called a pregnancy pass is a pass that allows pregnant people to not have to stand in the queues.
When you go to a pregnancy safe ride, head to the exit and see a cast member. They will give you a return time (equivalent to the current queue time) and you return at this time rather than standing in line. This is a life safer when you have swollen feet, feel tired and is especially good if you are visiting Disneyland Paris in the summer.
This card also works for meet and greets with characters.
Dependent on the ride, the card allows you to bring up to 4 other guests with you though some rides may limit this to 1 or 2.
How to get an easy access card when pregnant at Disneyland Paris
In order to get an easy access card when pregnant at Disneyland Paris all you have to do is take your documentation from your doctor that confirms your pregnancy and due date and head to City Hall. City Hall is located just on your left as you enter the park. If you make it to Main Street then you have gone too far.
At City Hall on seeing your documents they will provide you with a pass. You will need to do this on each morning of your visit.
If you have Early Magic Hours (where you get early access to the parks if you are staying on site) you may wish considering getting the pass once this time has elapsed. During Early Magic Hours the queues are very short so you don’t want to miss the short queues while waiting for your pass.
Alternatively, and this is my preference, I would send the rest of my group to ride some of the larger rides that pregnant ladies can’t ride i.e. Indiana Jones, Space Mountain etc while I head to grab my pass. I personally think this is the best use of early magic hours when pregnant.
What should I wear to Disney when pregnant?
Whenever I write about what to wear to Disneyland Paris I emphasis the importance of comfort. This is even more important when pregnant.
I recommend wearing something like the following when visiting Disneyland Paris pregnant
Comfortable Shoes – Sneakers / Trainers
If there is one essential for Disneyland Paris it is comfortable shoes. We recommend using sneakers or trainers but anything you feel comfortable in is fine. Every day we are at Disney we clock in over 20K steps so your best shoes for walking will be required.
I love wearing Disney themed clothes or Disneybounding when I head to the Disney Parks and being pregnant doesn’t have to stop you.
There are some great Disney maternity t shirts like this one to be found online
Also be sure to bring your most comfortable maternity clothes whether that be maxi skirts or shorts. You want to be comfy in the park.
Don’t forget to pack your swimming costume if you are staying at a hotel with a pool. It is a great way to cool down in the summer and can be a relaxing getaway from the business of the parks.
What to ride when visiting Disneyland Paris when pregnant?
If you are visiting Disneyland Paris when pregnant you will be restricted on what you can ride. It is really important that you follow the guidelines set on the park about what you can and can’t ride when pregnant. Although some of the rides you can’t go on may seem gentle and suitable even for toddlers visiting Disneyland Paris, you still shouldn’t ride because
a) it may invalidate any travel insurance you have taken out
b) it is often because of the ride restraint position which if the ride comes to a sudden stop could jolt your bump.
The best way to find out what rides you can go on at Disneyland Paris when pregnant then the best thing to do is to download the Disneyland Paris app. In this there is a feature under the rides portion of the name where you can filter for “Suitable for Expectant Mothers”.
What Rides Can you Go on at Disneyland Paris When Pregnant?
When I last checked the Disneyland Paris app, the rides at Disneyland Paris that were suitable for expectant mothers included:
- Le Pays Des Contes de Fees – a lovely boat ride attraction, and one of the unique things to do at Disneyland Paris.
- It’s a Small World
- Dumbo Flying Elephants
- Disneyland Railroad
- Lancelot Carousel
- Mickey’s Philharmagic
- Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast
- Thunder Mesa Riverboat landing
- Cars Road Trip
However, please check up to date information in the park to ensure that restrictions for rides have not changed before riding.
What Can I do when I visit Disneyland Paris Pregnant
One of the things that I have enjoyed when visiting Disneyland Paris with toddlers or when pregnant is, that although you are restricted in some of the things you can do it forces you to do some things that you may have overlooked on previous trips.
Main Street Vehicles
Although I see the vehicles on Main Street on every trip at Disneyland Paris, I usually rush straight past these to start my Disneyland Paris itinerary. When pregnant, there aren’t so many rides to go on so why not slow down the pace of your day and try hopping on one of the Main Street vehicles.
There are lots of variety of vehicles though my daughter always loves the horse drawn ones best. It is a great way to people watch, take in the sights of Main Street and feel like a character on parade as everyone waves at you
Explore the Castle
In my opinion the castle at Disneyland Paris is one of the most beautiful from around the world. Exploring the castle should be on your Disneyland Paris bucket list whatever however pregnancy gives you the perfect excuse to have a good explore.
See the Dragon
One of the most unique things to do at Disneyland Paris is seeing the dragon under the castle. No other Disney castle in the world has a dragon so be sure to stop by and take some pictures.
Enjoy the Shows
The shows at Disneyland Paris are one of my favourite things. My personal favourite is the seasonal Mickey and the Magician show. Be sure to show your easy access pass to ensure you Donn’t have to queue
Character Meet and Greets are some of my favourite things to do at any Disneyland Park from Disneyland California to Tokyo Disney. And Disneyland Paris does not disappoint on the character front.
If you see the cast member at the meet and greet spot they will happily use your easy access card and give you a return time.
Click here for our post on how to have great character interactions including the best questions to ask Disney princesses.
Another unique thing to do at Disneyland Paris is the Alice in Wonderland maze. If it’s not too hot for you and you don’t mind a bit of walking head and see how long it takes you to solve the Alice in Wonderland maze. This is one of my little girl’s favourite things to do in Fantasyland.
Draw at animation studio
Over at the Walt Disney Studios park, one of my favourite things to do while pregnant at Disneyland Paris is to do a session at the animation studio. The animation studio will teach you how to draw one of your favourite Disney characters. It is also a great Disneyland Paris souvenir.
Do a character dining experience
I’m not going to lie – doing a character dining experience at Disneyland Paris is not cheap and not something I would recommend if you are visiting Disneyland Paris on a budget. However if you have some money to splurge consider doing a dining experience.
Disneyland Paris currently offers the following character dining experiences
- Auberge de Cendrillon to meet the princesses
- Plaza Gardens for breakfast and brunch to meet classic characters
While none of the character dining experiences guarantee that you can specific characters they do normally guarantee a certain number.
While all the dining experiences offer a great experience, if you are pregnant and traveling to Disneyland Paris in the summer you might want to consider booking a lunch as this will get you out of the worst part of the heat.
Please note: dining experiences book up quick and usually open 90 days before your visit. Be sure to check when the dates open for your trip and book early to avoid disappointment.
Enjoy the fireworks
The fireworks at Disneyland Paris are a huge highlight for me. Be sure to check the times before travel. You may want to have rest before you go into the park for the parade and fireworks so staying on site would be helpful in this instance
Watch the parade
The parade is always a must on any Disneyland Paris itinerary. Be sure to use your easy access card to get a good spot.
Have you visited Disneyland Paris pregnant? What are your top tips?