• Samantha Pauley

Vertigo Meets Disney Parks — Hollywood Studios

Updated: Jan 29

Everything you need to know before going to Hollywood Studios with vertigo and motion sickness.


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.



Hollywood Studios Attractions

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Rating: -1/10, BUT READ ON (ride spoilers alert)

Description: Fast-moving, trackless ride, with sudden movements, turns, spins, drops, visually stimulating

Alternative: AFTER THE QUEUE AND PRESHOW, check out the merchandise carts

Chicken Exit: If you don’t take any of our other advice, JUST TAKE THIS ONE. Rise of the Resistance is an amazing experience and the most expensive and advanced attraction on Disney property. The line is long, but it is worth it. While going through the queue, there are different stop points where cast members will ask how many are in your party. Let them know you’re part of your group, are not riding, but would like to continue as far as you can. When you get to the preshow with Rey and BB-8, let them know you’d like to keep going but aren’t riding. You’ll watch the preshow in a room where you stand and watch. Then, all the guests are escorted outside to where they go on the transporter. This part is a simulator and can cause motion sickness. There will be a cast member outside guiding people. Go up to the cast member and (very nicely) tell them you have vertigo, you’re not able to ride but you would ABSOLUTELY LOVE to see the stormtrooper room and ask if there is any way you’re able to get there without riding the transport. The rest of your party can go on the transport and the cast member will take you in back hallways to get to the stormtrooper room where you can meet up with your group. Continue with your group through the launch bay and hallways of the First Order. Each time a cast member asks how many are in your party, tell them you won’t be riding but would love to be able to see the holding cell scene and ask if there's any way it is possible to continue until your group boards the ride vehicle. They will most likely let you get all the way until the holding cell and will escort you out and to the exit once your party boards the ride. This is how you will get the most out of it, without being able to actually ride the ride.


This is based on a personal experience and how the cast members handled our group. We can’t guarantee that this will work, but 9/10 times, cast members want to give you the most magical and immersive experience they can without having you feel left out or held back due to something that is out of your control. So just remember to be nice, ask politely, and the majority of the time the cast member would love to create that magic moment for you.

Alien Swirling Saucers

Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

Muppet Vision 3D

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

Star Tours: The Adventure Continues

Slinky Dog Dash

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Toy Story Mania


Want to see our vertigo guide for the other Disney parks’ attractions? Check them out here: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Animal Kingdom. We hope this guide helps you or someone you know soak up every bit of magic possible!


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