If you succumb easily to carsickness and find that too much motion can leave you queasy for the rest of the afternoon, navigating a theme park safely is no small task. While there are plenty of attractions (shows in particular) that remain perfectly safe, there are also several options that might surprise you with their intensity.
For the purposes of this list, we’ve excluded all major roller coasters. Those five attractions (Expedition Everest, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Space Mountain, Thunder Mountain, and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train) are awfully self-explanatory. If you can’t handle the twists and turns of a roller coaster, don’t ride the roller coasters. Rather, the attractions on this list feature a variety of ride systems that could make you queasy in some surprising ways.
Alternatively, we rounded up the five tamest attractions in the park, so you can still enjoy a moving ride without upsetting your stomach, even after a big meal.
1. Spaceship Earth, Epcot
Spaceship Earth is an iconic attraction that loses absolutely nothing for being slow and steady. You travel through time at a slow and comfortable pace. The most uncomfortable part of the ride is when you move backwards at an angle at the very end. Moving through this last area studded with tiny lights can be a bit disorienting, but it’s easy enough to close your eyes or focus on the screen in front of you until you’re through.
2. Great Movie Ride, Disney’s Hollywood Studios
The Great Movie Ride has a large slow-moving vehicle that stays on a completely flat path through the entire ride. The only jolt you can get would happen if your Tour Guide had to hit an E-Stop (emergency stop). This happens only rarely and the slight forward jolt will really only bother you if you’re napping in the back and your forehead happens to bump the seat in front of you. Stay awake for your lively, hard-working Tour Guide and you’ll be fine.
3. Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover, Magic Kingdom
The TTA PeopleMover takes you on an elevated tram ride around Tomorrowland. This is a great opportunity for you to get a closer look at some of the attractions you may decide to skip to save your stomach. You get a glimpse of Space Mountain and Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin from your comfortable padded seat. The breezy tour lasts 10 minutes and stays on a level track at slow speeds.
4. Ellen’s Energy Adventure, Epcot
Ellen’s Energy Adventure puts you on giant slow-moving vehicles that travel back in time to the prehistoric age. You really crawl through this attraction and the track is level, so there are no hills or drops to worry about. Keep in mind that this attraction takes a full 45 minutes, so you’re making a significant commitment when you get on. This is a great option if you want to kill time in a dark air-conditioned environment while the rest of your party waits in line for a more intense attraction.
5. Carousel of Progress, Magic Kingdom
The Carousel of Progress is a 21-minute attraction that takes place in a revolving theater. If it wasn’t for the occasional rotation of the theater, this wouldn’t be a ride at all. It’s as tame as watching a movie. You rotate through four audio-animatronic scenes that take you from the turn of the 20th century through to today.