Unfortunately, however, life is not always magical for Disney Parks Cast Members, who sometimes find themselves tasked with handling unruly Guests, breaking up major fights, and dealing with drunken antics.
Furthermore, they occasionally have to deal with Guests breaking the rules when it comes to their children’s safety, like the time an intoxicated couple tried to hold their baby up “like Simba” on the classic Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride.
A People Magazine article shared another tale involving an infant, as told by a Cast Member who was present for the alarming situation. The Disney employee said:
“We had a lady try to smuggle an infant onto a ride. She put a huge jacket on (in the summer) and stuffed her child down near the bottom in an attempt to look pregnant. Several cast members warned her that it is not recommended that pregnant women go on the ride, but she insisted, and we couldn’t stop her. So she manages to get on the Jeep, and puts the seat belt on, and that was when her stomach started screaming and crying.”
Although additional details were not shared, it is likely that the woman and her child were immediately escorted off of the ride for safety reasons. The Cast Member did not share which ride the Guest was attempting to board with her baby surreptitiously in tow.
Below, however, you will find a breakdown of rides and attractions that are not suitable for expectant mothers at Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks:
- Splash Mountain
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Space Mountain
- The Barnstormer
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Tomorrowland Speedway
- Test Track
- Mission Space
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
- Rock ‘n Roller Coaster
- Slinky Dog Dash
- Star Tours
- Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
- The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Avatar Flight of Passage
- Expedition Everest
- Kali River Rapids
- Kilimanjaro Safaris
Disneyland Resort also has certain rides and attractions that are not suitable for pregnant women.
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