Tips for Visiting Dollywood While Pregnant

Dollywood is an amazing place to visit! With so many awesome rides and attractions, it can be a few full days of fun. But what happens when you’ve planned your trip months in advance and you find out you’re expecting? Don’t cancel your trip! You can still have fun doing these awesome things to make the most out of your visit, even while you’re pregnant.

Enjoy a Slower Pace

One of the most difficult things for me to do, personally, is to slow down. When you’re pregnant, you’re sometimes forced to whether you like it or not. Usually, my family visits the theme park in a mad dash to cram in as much as we can. However, during my last visit, I took a lot more time to “stop and smell the roses” as it were. Enjoy taking in a show or sitting down to people watch while others are on rides. You never know what interesting things you might see!

Purchase a Refillable Drink Mug

Refillable drink mugs are a MUST when you’re pregnant at a theme park. I am always thirsty, and being able to refill my Dollywood mug makes staying hydrated so easy. Sometimes, I even just asked for ice water because it was just that hot out! Also, if you want a little “treat yourself” moment, upgrade your beverage to a frozen lemonade. Trust me on that one!

Try Other Things Besides Rides

I am totally guilty of only riding rides when at a theme park. Being pregnant on my last visit made me put on my thinking cap and see what else I could enjoy. If you haven’t been to the Chasing Rainbows museum, I highly recommend it. Dolly Parton’s career and life is fascinating. Not only will you learn something, but the museum is indoors with air conditioning and protection from the elements! That’s a win-win in my book.

Also, consider stopping by one of the theaters to see a show. The shows change throughout the year depending on the season, so make sure to check out Dollywood.com for the latest show schedules.

With a little planning and preparation, you really can enjoy lots of Dollywood offerings, even while you’re expecting!

By | 2019-08-28T17:55:19+00:00 August 28th, 2019|Trip Planning|0 Comments

About the Author:

Sarah Gilliland (Dollywood Insider 2018-2019) hails from the suburbs of Birmingham, Alabama, and has been visiting Dollywood regularly for the past three years. When she’s not visiting her favorite theme parks, Sarah loves to write for her blog Sarah in the Suburbs as well as other popular websites like TravelingMom.com and the Birmingham Moms Blog. Sarah has been married to her husband, Neil, a software developer, for almost 10 years, and they have rambunctious, fun-loving, 7-year-old twin daughters. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys reading, binge watching the latest Netflix shows, and volunteering at her girls’ school. She is very excited to be a Dollywood Insider this year, and she cannot wait to share her tips and tricks for enjoying the parks with your family!
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