Our Disney Old Key West 4th of July Vacation While Pregnant!

Bittersweet to be home!  
On one hand I would have loved to stay another week 
and on the other I am 28 weeks pregnant and eager to ready for babies arrival!



My family of 5 and 2/3 of us went.  I am over 6 month pregnant.  We stayed at The Old Key West Resort in Disney June 29th - July 8th, 2015.  Me, my husband and my 3 step kids - twin 15 year olds and a 12 year old.  The forth of July is known to be the busiest time of year in Disney as well as hot!  Boy are both those things true!  None the less we had an amazing time!

See Pregnant in Disney Tips at the bottom!  

PLANNING

Like any Disney Vacation Club Member we plan our Disney Vacation pretty much while on our last Disney Vacation. No seriously...! Lots of thought out thorough planning goes into our Disney Vacations.  Luckily Disney makes it easy and we can do most all of it online.

We opted for our usual Hopper Passes and our "magic bands" arrived about 1 month out.

Our room door 2712 - Welcome home!

Originally we planned an August trip to Saratoga Springs to stay in a Tree House.  
Surprise I got pregnant!  Well after 5 rounds of IVF  See here
The Tree Houses were fully booked for any earlier arrival date. Our choices were restricted between Old Key West and Saratoga Springs in a 2 Bedroom Villa instead.  We have not stayed at either.  Knowing that we would be back to stay at the Tree Houses another year we decided to try out Old Key West Resort.  

Katie's Tip: I called the hotel front dest the day before we arrived and told them I was pregnant.  I requested a room near the hospitality building.  This Resort is HUGE and I am thankful I did this! 

ARRIVAL:

Love the online check in and now with the magic bands I received and email and text that our room was ready!  All before we even arrived.  We went straight to the room forgoing checking all together.  

Katie's Tip: We used Garden Grocers gardengrocer.com and saved 5% purchasing groceries in advance online.  They delivered it all the day before we arrived and Disney stored it in their fridge and freezers until our arrival.  10% saving if we purchased 60 days out.  
Water in the parks can be up to $4 a bottle.  Having cases in our room was great.

Ah..  made it! 

View of Kitchen - this is the largest Villa we have ever stayed in.  It was huge!
View from our balcony - so peaceful and we could see peek-a-boo of the Hollywood Studios nightly fireworks. 

View from Master down hall and into bathroom

View from front of our Building looking at pool area and canal


View looking left.  Bus stop so very close 
Just over bridge to hospitality house 

Ferry from Hospitality Area to Downtown Disney

Raglan Road Irish Brunch Weekends a Must!  See Here  Downtown Disney
First Day walked to Germany!  Boy I didn't realize how the heat and pregnancy don't mix!  

Our favorite Dinner was Narcoses See here Easily the best meal I have had all year
and the price matched but worth it! 


View on our way into dinner


Had to take pics of the new Saratoga bridge connecting Saratoga to Downtown Disney






Baby onboard! 


Chef Micky's! 



Another night of fireworks! Amazing this was at a Mexico restaurant in Epcot.


Our last night at the Boardwalk.  It had just rained
We decided next trip will be Beach Club




















Pregnant in Disney Tips:  

  • Take it slow!  
  • Plan on going out just once a day.  For me this meant staying at hotel or pool alone in room some days.
  • Wear a pedometer to monitor step - stay under 10,000 - trust me this is hard
  • Rent a scooter - I fought this but gave in 1/2 way through wish I had it all week (don't be too proud no one will judge)
  • Warning: You WILL swell especially in the heat.  
  • Water Water Water you can not drink enough - I drank 13+ 16oz bottles a day! 
  • Request near your hospitality building
  • Ask for assistance - I would ask for a ride from staff members all the time (golf carts etc)
  • Mid day naps are the best
  • Once the sun goes down it's on..  Cooler at night and so much easier to walk around and enjoy! 
  • Plan in advance - we planned 1 meal a day in advance with a reservation this was great!  I could plan my attack on how I would get there and or rest on the way. 


See our trip to Disney Aulani Here

Other Family Vacations Here 

2 comments:

  1. Sounds and looks like an amazing trip!!!

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  2. Looks like a lot of fun BUT maybe not so much pregnant! lol Even being just 22 weeks there is no way I could fathom the walking in the heat. Major props to you for making this trip :)

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