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Universal orlando - pregnant

Lancashire, United...
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Universal orlando - pregnant


Planning a Florida trip

Would you still recommend Universal if pregnant as big Harry Potter fans?


Berkshire, United...
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1. Re: Universal orlando - pregnant

Before you get on any of the rides, you can read the warning notices and it will say whether you can ride if pregnant.

The Harry Potter areas in both Universal and Islands of Adventure are great if you are big fans and although the rides are very good, I'm sure you will enjoy just walking about and looking at everything if you can't go on them

You need Park to Park tickets to be able to ride the Hogwarts Express (which you will be able to do) between the HP areas in each park.

Lancashire, United...
2 posts
2. Re: Universal orlando - pregnant

Brilliant thanks so much for your reply

Morecambe, United...
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3. Re: Universal orlando - pregnant

How far gone when you get there??

There’s so much to do, without going on the physical rides..

You can walk through (fantastic theming) & bug out before you get onto the ride..

Kelso, United...
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4. Re: Universal orlando - pregnant

The rides have warning signs before you ride - it’s then up to you to decide

Orlando, FL
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5. Re: Universal orlando - pregnant

Don't forget to check if your airline has any policies about flying pregnant.

Here is Universal's Rider Guide which shows you the warnings you'll find in the park. https://www.universalorlando.com/webdata/k2/en/us/files/Documents/universal-orlando-riders-guide.pdf The website also has a tab for expectant mothers for what they say you can ride. Naturally, they say no to most things and for most that should be heeded. Certainly, I would say the two signature Harry Potter rides would be out. But there are a couple, Despicable Me and Shrek for example, which give the warning, but those two actually have stationary seating. So if there is a particular ride you are interested in, research it more. And when in doubt, skip, as it's not worth it.

Orlando, Florida
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6. Re: Universal orlando - pregnant

The recommendation on most of the rides at the Universal parks are to not ride pregnant. If you follow those guidelines there won't be much you can ride. Then you have to decide if it's worth the cost to just walk around and see everything.

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275 posts
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7. Re: Universal orlando - pregnant

Every ride (nearly) says you shouldn't ride if you are pregnant. I would talk to your midwife/physician and ask for their recommendation about riding thrill rides.

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8. Re: Universal orlando - pregnant

+1 to post #7. Why would you not ask the advice of your physician instead of asking on a public forum?

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