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We live near Disneyland, and have been wanting to get annual passes for ourselves and DS. I kind of want to do it soon, like next week, so that we can go with just DS, rather than having to take a newborn, stop for nursing, have one of us wait outside every ride with the baby, etc.<br><br>
I'm having a normal, low-risk pregnancy, and have been doing fine with mild walks, but Disneyland is a *lot* of walking. OTOH, we'd just go on a weeknight for a few hours, since I'm sure it'd be fairly overwhelming for DS anyway on his 1st time and he wouldn't be up for spending an entire day there.<br><br>
So, that's doable, right? Taking it easy most of the day and then walking around Disneyland from maybe 5-9pm?
 

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I went in January. I had trouble keeping up with our group (bunch of DH's friends from work who we usually go with), and I was BEAT by the end of it, but it was doable. I had a *lot* of BH contractions that day (seemed like the day was one long one somtimes), so if that's been an issue for you, I might not do it.<br><br>
That was a whole-day trip, though. We don't have passes anymore, so we do the whole day when we go. ;-) But DH takes a day off work, so at least we don't try to go on a weekend.<br><br>
Also, we know the park REALLY well... we know where every single bathroom and bench is I think ;-) which makes it easier. If you get tired, go to the Tiki Room... my son loves it! (I did too as a kid.)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">If you get tired, go to the Tiki Room... my son loves it! (I did too as a kid.)</div>
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Yes, that's a good resting spot -- I also like to go on Pirates of the Carribean for a break, especially on hot days -- nice and cool and dark, and it's a fairly long ride -- ahhhhh. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><i>In the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room...</i> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We live near Disneyland, and have been wanting to get annual passes for ourselves and DS. I kind of want to do it soon, like next week, so that we can go with just DS, rather than having to take a newborn, stop for nursing, have one of us wait outside every ride with the baby, etc.</div>
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Well, you may end up waiting outside some of the rides anyway--pregnant women aren't allowed on some of them (as I discovered at an amusement park here in NL a couple months back). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">I'm having a normal, low-risk pregnancy, and have been doing fine with mild walks, but Disneyland is a *lot* of walking. OTOH, we'd just go on a weeknight for a few hours, since I'm sure it'd be fairly overwhelming for DS anyway on his 1st time and he wouldn't be up for spending an entire day there.<br><br>
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It sounds doable to me, especially since you live close by. Go for it!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Well, you may end up waiting outside some of the rides anyway--pregnant women aren't allowed on some of them (as I discovered at an amusement park here in NL a couple months back). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"></div>
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Oh, yeah, I missed that part... basically, any ride with height restrictions also restricts pregnant women. :-/ Even the Go Coaster in Toontown (though the sign is REALLY hard to find, so I ended up going on it anyway in November, and not seeing it until the EXIT).<br><br>
So... you'll probably be waiting outside for DS and DH, though if DS is under 40", he can't go on most things that are height-restricted either (Matterhorn and Go Coaster are 36"; everything else is 40" or... 42"? They're all on the website anyway if you want to check it out.)<br><br>
ETA: even if your DS *is* over 40", my super-adventurous, Star Wars crazy 3.5-year-old says "Star Tours is too scary!" He liked Big Thunder Mountain though.
 

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DS is only 39 inches, so I figure anything that he's allowed on I'll be allowed on too. If not, no biggie -- we're really just going for him anyway, and want to have a special family day before the baby comes. I'm looking forward to it!<br><br>
Although I looked up prices for 3 annual passes yesterday, and ouch -- it'll be like $800 for the 3 of us! But I figure it'd cost that much for all of us to buy regular tickets 4 times throughout the year, so as long as we go more than that (and I'm sure we will), it'll be worth it.
 

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I would definitely go! I did WDW this past December for a week. That was obviously intense and not something I would attempt at this stage. But one day in Disneyland sounds doable, particularly since many of the rides are calm and relaxing.<br><br>
Have fun!
 

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I'd definitely say it depends upon how you feel. With my first pregnancy, I was still hiking and doing yardwork up until the very end, so I would have totally considered something like this. But this time.....um, no. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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