Leap and the kids like to tease me about it, but I’ve been known to turn an even brighter shade of green on certain rides. If you get motion-sickness like I do, here are 10 Disney rides you may want to avoid.
Mad Tea Party - It’s a beautiful day at Magic Kingdom, I ate lunch about an hour before and Leap and Tad promise they won’t spin those darn tea cups too fast. Liars! I must admit, even when they don’t spin very fast, I still get a little sick to my stomach on Mad Tea Party. (Watch the video.)
Space Mountain - Strange enough, outdoor roller coasters pose no problem for me. I think it’s having a point of reference. Space Mountain provides no such thing. Since it’s in complete darkness, I can’t tell when another turn is coming up. (Watch the video.)
Astro Orbiter - I’m not a fan. If the rockets weren’t going so fast, then I could actually enjoy the great views of Tomorrowland the Cinderella Castle. I’ll take Tomorrowland Transit Authority over this one any day. (Watch the video.)
Mission: SPACE - Green or orange version, I’m one of the reasons Disney makes motion-sickness bags available during this ride. I do enjoy the Advanced Training Lab, so I usually wait there while Leap, Tad and Lily go on the ride. (Watch the Green Version video.)
Soarin’ - I reluctantly include Soarin’ in this list because the last few times I’ve been on it, it hasn’t bothered me that much. I make a point not to go right after we eat though. (Watch the video.)
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster - I LOVE the initial acceleration of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, but I don’t like the three inversions. What makes them worse is that I can’t tell when they’re coming up…like Space Mountain, it’s completely dark. (Watch the video.)
Star Tours - Tad was soooo excited when Star Tours finally re-opened last year that I forced myself to go on it with him. BIG mistake. The 3-D simulation is way more than my stomach can handle.
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror - This one doesn’t bother me too much anymore (maybe it’s knowing what to expect or maybe it’s because I really love this ride). However, it’s another story if I go after lunch or supper. (Watch the video.)
Primeval Whirl - Great family ride, but you never know how those “time machines” are going to spin. When the weight is unevenly distributed, it feels like a repeat of Mad Tea Party.