Motion Sensitivity

If you are prone to motion sickness or are sensitive to motion, there are some attractions at Walt Disney World you may want to avoid or, at least, use caution and think twice about entering.

Some rides may not bother you at all, but they have moving walkways for loading and unloading that could cause a problem.

Several members of the AllEarsNet.com team have motion issues and rated each ride's "Motion Quotient" as a guide. Remember, each person is very different so you may have a totally difference experience.

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Reader Comments

Here's a list, by theme park, of rides to be aware of:

Animal Kingdom

Attraction
Motion Issues
Motion Sickness "Quotient"
Dinosaur - DinoLand USA Very rough jeep ride with lots of sharp turns and quick starts and stops High
Expedition Everest Roller coaster, sharp turns, some highspeed backwards, expect some motion issues. High
It's Tough to Be a Bug 3 D movie requires special glasses to see effects. Low
Kali River Rapids

White-water raft adventure, You WILL get wet! The raft spins around randomly as you travel through the water.

Slow moving load and unload zone, goes the same speed as the boats

Medium
Kilimanjaro Safaris Jeep ride through the animal savannas. You will be jostled on the ride. Near the end, there are some sharp quick turns. Low - Medium
Primeval Whirl Coney Island Wild Mouse and Tilt-a-whirl rolled into one. Lots of quick sharp 180 and 360 turns. EXTREME
TriceraTop Spin Gentle circular ride just like Dumbo and Aladdin's Magic Carpets in the Magic Kingdom Medium
Wildlife Express to Rafiki's Planet Watch Slow moving train ride and you will be seated facing left (facing out) not forward Low

 

Epcot

Attraction
Motion Issues
Motion
Sickness Quotient
Captain EO 3 D movie requires special glasses to see effects. Low
Innoventions
Sum of All Thrills

Custom Design Your own Roller Coaster - Watch others first!

Low - Extreme
Living with the Land Gentle Boat Ride Low
Mission: SPACE High Speed Centrifuge

Orange: EXTREME

Green: Medium

The Seas with Nemo and Friends Gentle ride in "clamshell" Cause as you enter the East Australian Current section Low-Medium
Spaceship Earth

Gentle slow moving ride. Car rotates and travels backwards through final portion of ride.

Slow moving load and unload zone, goes the same speed as the vehicles

Low
Soarin' Imax Movie with Motion Simulator, Seating rows move off the floor
Request 3rd Row
Medium
Test Track High Speed car ride, breaking, fast turns. High
 
Gran Fiesta Gentle boat ride Low
Maelstrom Boat ride, small drops, boat travels backwards briefly Medium
Impressions de France 200 degree movie screen Low

O Canada/
Wonders of China

360 degree movie screens, standing with lean rails Low

 

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Attraction
Motion Issues
Motion
Sickness Quotient
Muppet Vision 3D 3 D movie requires special glasses to see effects.  
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster featuring Aerosmith High speed roller coaster in dark with 3 upside down loops EXTREME
Star Tours Jerky motion simulator ride High
Toy Story Midway Mania 4-D ride requires special glasses to see effects, cars also spin in jerky motion Medium - High
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Thrill ride with fast movements up and down Medium - High

 

Magic Kingdom

Attraction
Motion Issues
Motion Quotient
Astro Orbiter Gentle circular motion that is also high in the air and moves up and down High
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Roller coaster with more sharp turns than drops Medium
Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin

slow ride through larger than life arcade - you CAN spin your car, but it doesn't spin on its own

Slow moving load and unload zone

Low - High
Carousel of Progress Theater gentle rotates around the stage after each scene Low
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel Gentle Merry-go-round Medium
Dumbo the Flying Elephant Gentle circular ride just like Aladdin's Magic Carpets in the Magic Kingdom and Triceratops Spin in Animal Kingdom Medium
Haunted Mansion Gentle ride but car will rotate backwards  
"it's a small world" Gentle boat ride  
Jungle Cruise gentle boat ride with a few sharp turns Low
Liberty Square Riverboat Gentle boat ride Low
Mad Tea Party Spinning tea cups, cups go in circular motion and you can ALSO spin them in their own circular motion Medium - EXTREME
Magic Carpets of Aladdin Gentle circular ride just like Dumbo in the Magic Kingdom and Triceratops Spin in Animal Kingdom Medium
Main Street Vehicles You must sit sideways, facing out, on some of the vehicles Low
Mickey's PhilharMagic 3 D movie requires special glasses to see effects.  
Peter Pan Slow moving load and unload zone Low-Medium
Pirates of the Caribbean

Boat ride
Short drop in dark
Upward Moving walkway after exiting

Low
Snow White's Scary Adventure

Short, sudden turns

Slow moving load and unload zone,

Medium
Space Mountain

High Speed Roller Coaster, sharp turns and drops

Moving walkway after exiting

High
Splash Mountain boat ride (mostly gentle) with significant drops! Medium (drops only)
Tomorrowland Transit Authority Seating is forward or backward, gentle ride Low
Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid Gentle boat ride Low

 

Typhoon Lagoon

Attraction
Motion Issues
Motion Quotient
Keelhaul Falls Tube can rotate as you go through the water Medium
Gangplank Falls Tube can rotate as you go through the water Medium

Blizzard Beach

Attraction
Motion Issues
Motion Quotient
Downhill Double Dipper Small rises and falls Low
Teamboat Springs Raft can rotate as you go through the water Medium

Disney Quest

Attraction
Motion Issues
Motion Quotient
Aladdin's Magic Carpet Ride Virtual Reality, wear goggles High
Invasion! ExtraTerrestrial Alien Encounter Simulator Ride Medium
Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters Cars can spin without warning High
Cyber Space Mountain You ride your own coaster creation High
Mighty Ducks Pinball Slam you're on a platform that rocks back and forth and you need to watch a screen at the same time. Low
Pirates of the Caribbean Virtual Reality, your on a ship High
Ride the Comix 3d Virtual Reality High
Virtual Jungle Cruise   Medium