Ok, so the title was to catch you off guard- did it work? I have been wanting to write for some time now about certain attractions in Walt Disney World that make me queasy. I am talking about the nausea, the motion sickness, or even a dizzy spell. So here goes, and I hope it helps those out there that may suffer from anything like this.
The obvious number one is Mission: Space because it spins you while sucking the GForces from the bottom of your toes to the top of your head- a no brainer here to avoid it and ride the tame side instead.
Finding Nemo and Friends– I know, you are scratching your head on this one. In the tunnel where Crush and friends decide to surf the EAC with us, well, I don’t do well with the “spinning” feeling.
Spaceship Earth– another tunnel area. After the garage and the guy on the computer, you enter a “time warp” of sorts. After being stuck in this area once, I was ready to wretch by the time I got to see the Earth after it.
Soarin’- Second to last scene takes you into downtown Los Angeles where the camera seems to shake a little. That motion, added to the busy lights, is one I ALWAYS keep my eyes shut at. As soon as the music changes key, you are happily soaring over Disneyland’s Main Street next.
Maelstrom– the strobe light while you are climbing is very hard on the eyes, and anyone prone to migraines and seizures should take heed on this one.
Universe of Energy– the fast camera action on the movie after you ride through the Dinosaurs. Anything to do with that shaky film feel makes me want to hurl.
Most of the films shown in World Showcase are in first person, so if they are at all fast or speed up, it’s another tigger.
Star Tours– They DO have air condition turned up on this ride now, but with the 3-D glasses and the sudden jerky movements, it takes a GREAT day for me to get on this anymore. The light speed I can no longer even glance at anymore.
Great Movie Ride– The ending after the movie clips, they take you over the Hollywood sign, but the feeling that you are actually flying over it makes me sick. Also the strobe lights in the “Alien” section are VERY hard to look at without getting a headache.
Tower of Terror– I loved the drops, but my stomach wasn’t a fan of being pushed back up.
Philharmagic– When Donald is on the flying carpet and falling through Agrabah. Going upside down and the fast feel just makes me close my eyes every time when it comes up.
Tea Cups– Spinning, I just avoid them most of the time.
Dinosaur– I don’t actually ever get sick on this ride, but I know of loved ones who can’t handle the flashing lights as we go up the incline.
Again, these are from my experiences and are MY opinion. I have rode these so many times that I know when to shut my eyes and when to open them again. These are just a warning that if you are sensitive to light, drops, and get easily motion sickness, to be ready for these Attractions.