Disney World Attractions that may Cause Motion Sickness

Posted by on May 12, 2022 in Thoughts and Opinions | 0 comments

05/12/2022

Anna Trosper

Do you get motion sickness? Are you in the “sensitive stomach club”? Well, you’re not alone – I also have this issue! Here’s what I’ve learned over the years ways to help with the problem so I don’t miss out on all the fun rides Walt Disney World has to offer.

The first thing I want to say is don’t add to your misery! Make sure you stay hydrated, get a good night’s rest, and try not to eat too much junk food. Easier said than done on vacation at Disney, right? Dehydration, not eating well, and not getting enough sleep are 3 things that frequently happen when on vacation, and all 3 are things that can make anybody (even those that don’t normally get motion sick) feel gross when riding attractions.

There are a lot of over-the counter medications that can help people with motion sickness – some come with side effects, so it is best to talk with your doctor first. I have tried almost every over-the-counter medicine and I just don’t like the side effects I get with most of them. For context, I’m also a diver and need to have something that won’t make me sleepy or blur my vision when diving. What works for me is Motioneaze, an all-natural topical liquid. One dab of Motioneaze behind the ear every morning and I am good to go! While this works for me, it may not work for you. Again, it’s always best to speak with your doctor first.

Start taking your medication the day before you are headed to the parks – this helps a lot! 

It’s also good to know what personally triggers your motion sickness. Some common triggers are:

  • Sitting facing forward OR backward
  • Eating before a ride
  • Ride Simulators
  • Spinning
  • Drops
  • Tight Turns
  • Inversions
  • Moving backward

Even with medication and avoiding certain triggers, there are times where nothing seems to help! If you find yourself having one of those days, below is a list of rides you might want to avoid if you have a “sensitive stomach”. This list is just some of the most frequent culprits and should be used as a general guide.

Magic Kingdom:

  • Mad Tea Party
  • Prince Charming’s Regal Carousel
  • Dumbo
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Space Mountain

Epcot:

  • Mission: Space (I can’t even do this one with medication!)
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
  • Soarin’
  • Test Track
  • Finding Nemo

Hollywood Studios:

  • Star Tours
  • Rock n’ Roller Coaster
  • Toy Story Mania
  • Tower of Terror
  • Slinky Dog Dash

Animal Kingdom:

  • Expedition Everest
  • Flight of Passage

I hope this helps you know a little more about what rides might get to your “sensitive stomach”. If you would like more help in planning a Walt Disney World trip or any destination, I would be happy to set up a time where we can talk.

Feel free to email me at: annat@wishesfamilytravel.com and follow me on Facebook. Happy Adventures!

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