Disneyland Rides That Might Make You Sick

Disneyland rides that might make you sick. Being sick on vacation is never fun, but the good news is there are ways to avoid motion sickness and other rides that might give you a queasy feeling.Disneyland Rides that Might Make you Sick

What rides might make me sick at Disneyland? All the answers are here, plus tips for keeping sickness at bay and what other attractions you can enjoy at Disneyland Resort.

Depending on which type of rides make you sick, you might have a different experience. Here are the most common culprits:

  1. Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland
  2. Pixar Pal-A-Round (California Adventure Park) on Pixar Pier
  3. Star Tours – The Adventure Continues
  4. Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

Keep reading for more ride types and remedies. 

Disneyland Spinning Rides That Make You Sick

You spin me right round baby, right round. Just like a record, may of the most common attractions that leave people feeling a little nauseous are the ones that go round and round.


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Disneyland rides to avoid if spinning makes you feel sick:

  • Astro Orbitor in Tomorrowland
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant in Fantasyland
  • Golden Zephyr
  • King Arthur Carrousel in Fantasyland
  • Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters (California Adventure Park) in Cars Land
  • Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland
  • Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree (California Adventure Park) in Cars Land
  • Toy Story Midway Mania (California Adventure Park)
  • Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin in Mickey’s Toontown
  • Silly Symphony Swings (California Adventure Park) in Paradise Gardens Park
  • Pixar Pal-A-Round (California Adventure Park) on Pixar Pier


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Disneyland Bumpy Rides That Make You Sick

If shifting positions and orientations quickly makes you sick, some of these bumpy, jerky rides might make you sick.

Disneyland rides to avoid if jerky movements make you feel sick:

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Frontierland
  • Goofy’s Sky School (California Adventure Park) in Paradise Gardens Park
  • Indiana Jones Adventure in Adventureland
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds in Fantasyland


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Disneyland VR Rides That Make You Sick

More and more rides now include video screens, simulators and various forms of VR that can make many people feel queasy. 

Disneyland rides to avoid if virtual reality and/or simulators make you sick:

  • Star Tours- this ride is consistently the top ride people mention that makes them sick at Disneyland
  • Soarin’ Around the World (California Adventure Park) in Grizzly Peak
  • Toy Story Midway Mania (California Adventure Park) on Pixar Pier
  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway (during select scenes)
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run (full ride guide)
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance 
  • WEB Slingers Spider-Man Adventure (California Adventure Park) in Avengers Campus


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Disneyland Rollercoaster That Make You Sick

Do rollercoasters tend to make you feel sick? Can your stomach handle the drops, spills and hills?

Disneyland rides to avoid if stomach dropping roller coasters make you sick:

  • Goofy’s Sky School (California Adventure Park) in Paradise Gardens Park
  • Guardians of the Galaxy- Mission: Breakout! (California Adventure Park) Avengers Campus
  • Incredicoaster (California Adventure Park) on Pixar Pier, complete with a loop!
  • Radiator Springs Racers




  • Space Mountain in Tomorrowland
  • Splash Mountain in Critter Country

Motion Sickness Prevention Tips

If you’re prone to motion sickness but still want to enjoy a Disneyland vacation, a little preparation can go a long way. You might also like to read my article about the time I got sick at Disneyland here

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Second, stock up on over-the-counter remedies like non-drowsy dramamine made from gingerSick at Disneyland.
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Kara N. in my Disneyland with Kids Facebook group said, “They are just ginger in pill form and work wonders. We used them at the park. They don’t make you tired at all.”

Another member of Disneyland with Kids suggests chewable Bonine motion sickness protection.Sick at Disneyland
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For simple solutions without taking an oral medication or remedy, you might try Sea-Band, the natural nausea reliefSick at Disneyland bracelet.
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What remedies do you bring along with you for motion sickness at Disneyland Resort?

Disneyland First Aid

Did you know Disneyland Resort is staffed with nurses during park operating hours?

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That means if you begin to feel sick, head over to First Aid on Main Street, U.S.A. next to the Baby Care Center in Disneyland Park or next to Chamber of Commerce on Buena Vista Street in California Adventure Park.

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Nurses on staff can offer quick remedies and over-the-counter medication. Of course, if you’re having a medical emergency, call 911.

Disneyland Rides That WON’T Make You Sick

No that we’ve covered all the sick rides at Disneyland Resort (no pun intended), let’s talk about what you can enjoy! And truly, there’s so much to do at Disneyland Resort we really can’t even list it all, but I just want to reassure you that going to Disneyland can still be magical for you.

Plus, you might even get to enjoy some often overlooked attractions that don’t get the credit they deserve.

Disneyland Park attractions that probably won’t make you sick:

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes
  • The Disney Gallery
  • Disneyland Railroad
  • Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
  • Haunted Mansion
  • ‘it’s a small world”
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Main Street Cinema
  • Main Street Vehicles
  • Mark Twain Riverboat
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Carribean
  • Snow White’s Enchanted Wish
  • Tarzan’s Treehouse
  • The Enchanted Tiki Room


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California Adventure Park attractions that won’t make you sick: 

  • Animation Academy
  • Bakery Tour
  • Frozen- Live at the Hyperion
  • The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure
  • Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!
  • Red Car Trolley
  • Sorcerer’s Workshop
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

With so many things to do after excluding Disneyland rides that might make you sick, now the only question is where to begin!

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By Jessica Sanders

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14 thoughts on “Disneyland Rides That Might Make You Sick

  • Julie LeHew

    Thank you for all the great suggestions. We are heading to Disneyland in 2 weeks. Every since my chemo, almost all the rides make me sick, but I have Zofran and it really helps except for….. The Jungle Cruise. The smell of the gasoline makes me really light headed and nauseous. Its very strong. But even if I have to sit on the benches alot, ITS DISNEYLAND still so fun. Thanks.

    • Oh Julie, that’s so tricky and I’m glad you mentioned that. Smells can certainly trigger things for lots of people. I am so glad you get to come enjoy Disneyland again soon. Let me know if there’s anything I can help with!

  • Sarah

    You said “pirates of the Caribbean” won’t make you sick but that may be true at Disneyworld but not for me at Disneyland . At Disneyland they have two drops not just one and one of those drops gave me the roller coaster drop feeling VERY badly ! I would never go on that ride if you hate roller coasters since it definitely made me sick to my stomach with two small drops .

    • I don’t have any problem riding things, so I can only say from observation. I know a lot of people use these type of meds for cruises and find them to be helpful. You could always try some and do a ride that’s less likely to make you sick before moving your way up.

  • Jenny

    My sister gets motion sick so easily. She takes Dramamine any time she flys. I think hers has a lot to do with anxiety though and if she’s be able to calm down it wouldn’t happen so much.

  • Brenda

    I’ve realized that my stomach is getting much weaker with age! Who would’ve though the carousel would make me sick ?

  • Kim

    Goofy’s Sky School is definitely the worst for me: jerky, roller coaster, feels like I’m going to be flung off the edge … it’s all bad. ?

    • It’s funny, I hated that ride the first time I rode it. And even though it’s still on my “what not to ride” list, I like it now that I know what to expect. It’s just like you said, jerky and feeling like you’re going to be flung off the edge!

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