Can You Go To Disney World With Vertigo?
Everything you need to know before going to Disney World with vertigo and motion sickness.
Walt Disney World is designed to be a vacation for the entire family and they take pride in their accessibility options. If you or a loved one lives with vertigo, you know the struggle of having to plan ahead and research what rides and transportation methods are feasible and ones you should avoid. So we've created an in-depth list of rankings for all four Disney parks' attractions on their motion sickness ride-ability and tips to get the most out of the park.
Rating Scale: 1-10 (1: still riding the ride an hour later (iykyk) - red flag, avoid)
(10: Can walk a straight line to next attraction - good to go)
*Chicken Exits refer to the point in the queue a guest can exit the line, meaning you can stay in line all the way to this point and then tell a cast member you won’t be riding and they will tell you where to exit. All attractions have some sort of chicken exit so guests who may not want to ride can stay with their party and enjoy the queue.
Please note: We are not licensed to give medical advice or liable for these suggestions. Information is based on the personal experience of a Disney vacation with an immediate family member with vertigo. Every person’s vertigo is different and no one knows your health condition better than you. Please consult a doctor prior to your trip if you have questions about your health.
Overall Tips and Suggestions
WDW is so much more than just rides and thrills. There is so much to experience and look at that it’s not a “waste of money” if you can’t or don’t like to ride. And NEVER feel bad or embarrassed to tell a cast member you aren’t riding. A lot of the time, if you ask a cast member how far you can go or if there’s something you can do to still have a magical experience, they will go out of their way to make it even more magical for you. Here are a few extra tips and suggestions to immerse yourself in the magic:
Start pin-trading! This is an easy, fun activity you can do at any park and almost any gift shop. All you have to do is go up to a cast member at the register and ask if they have a pin board. They will either pull out a pin board for you to look at, a mystery pin box for you to choose from, or tell you where to go to find one. It also doesn’t have to be expensive! Prior to your trip, order a trading pack of 20-50 pins and take them with you to the parks. Most of the time these are basic pins or “traders” and you can find way cooler pins on the boards.
Meet and Greets with characters! While this was paused due to COVID-19 safety precautions, they are slowly bringing socially-distanced meet and greets back to the parks. This is a magical for any age.
Food. Do I need to say more? There are so many unique snacks and drinks to indulge in while in the parks.
This is the best place possible to people watch. Listen to the families that can’t stand each other anymore, catch a couple getting engaged in front of the castle, or see the cuteness of children there for the first time in awe of the magic.
Take up photography! This may be the most photogenic place you’ll ever go. Capture your magical day!
We hope this guide helps you or someone you know soak up every bit of magic possible!