Every Disney Thrill Ride Ranked According to Vomit Factor

To some, Disney may seem like a place that would only house kiddie rides… BUT Disney actually has quite a few thrill rides. And believe it or not, some of those rides actually have a tendency to make people toss their cookies.

Below we have ranked Disney World and Disneyland’s thrill rides based on their ability to make you sick!

Tower of Terror at Hollywood Studios

The thrill and vomit scales will rank each thrill ride. A 1 would be on the lower end, while a 10 is a maximum thrill experience or vomit possibility.

1. Mission: SPACE

Vomit Scale: 8

Thrill Scale: 6

Mission: SPACE comes with two options based on ride intensity. The Green option is a less intense experience, while Orange is a more intense ride experience.

In both cases, participants are launched into space, but on the Green mission they just orbit around planet Earth instead of going on a mission to Mars. And, man, is that trip to Mars INTENSE!

On the Orange mission, you will have the sensation that you are really going to outer space. This is where that vomit factor comes in! The spinning and feel of G-forces often force tears out of my eyes and make my tummy a bit queasy.


There are actually signs outside of the ride that warn of potential health risks and motion sickness bags at every seat in the ride vehicle, just in case. So use caution — this ride will give your head and tummy those funny feelings if you are prone to motion sickness! Mission:SPACE can be found in Epcot at Walt Disney World.

Mission Space Warning Signs

2. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster 

Vomit Scale: 7

Thrill Scale: 8

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster will give you a total rock star experience as you jam out to Aerosmith songs while flipping and twisting in the dark. You will board a “super stretch limo” and shoot from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds.

Since the ride is so dark it is often hard to make out what twists and turns are coming next. This not only leaves us on the edge of our seats, but it makes our tummy feel a little funny at times. BUT, if you love thrill rides and the unexpected, this is the perfect ride to check out! You can find this ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

3. Expedition Everest 

Vomit Scale: 6

Thrill Scale: 7

A journey aboard a runway train, Expedition Everest takes riders through the Himalayan Mountains. This ride can be a doozy since it goes backwards in the dark and spirals. (Note that you do NOT loop or go upside-down!)

Expedition Everest

Everest is a quick ride with a combination of speed and drops. Honestly, it can really jerk you around and may leave your stomach feeling a bit unsettled! You can find this ride at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World.

4. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout 

Vomit Scale: 6.5

Thrill Scale: 7.5

These two rides are essentially the same so we have decided to rank them together. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror can be found at Disney’s Hollywood StudiosGuardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout is located at Disney California Adventure.

Tower of Terror places riders on board a rickety elevator. After taking guests through the Twilight Zone the elevator will plunge 13 stories in the dark. The elevator will then rise and drop unpredictably a few more times. The darkness and suddenness of the drops often cause our stomachs to flip and flop. (Read more about the ride here!) 

The newer Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout also drops riders up and down in the dark. BUT, when riding this ride, you will get to listen to ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s music. Rocket will lead the mission to break out his companions, which may distract you enough from those queasy feelings… but then again, it may not.

5. Incredicoaster 

Vomit Scale: 6

Thrill Scale: 7

After Jack-Jack throws a superhero tantrum since he is too short to ride, guests will go on a mission with the Parr family (The Incredibles) to retrieve him.

On the Incredicoaster guests will shoot from speeds of 0 to 55 mph at the beginning of the ride. After that, the ride is a pretty typical steel and wooden coaster, except for the fact that there is a loop and a 108-foot drop! Therefore, the ride will have a few drops and turns! This ride is located in Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure. 

To watch a POV video of the coaster… click here! 


Incredicoaster at Pixar Pier

6. Avatar Flight of Passage 

Vomit Scale: 5.5

Thrill Scale: 6

Although not necessarily a “roller coaster,” this ride located in Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom should be experienced with caution. Anyone who is prone to motion sickness just might get it here.

On Avatar Flight of Passage, guests straddle a single-seat simulator that looks a lot like a motorcycle or a bike. The simulator beneath riders will move and breath as if it were living. Riders will also wear a pair of 3D glasses. The ride itself consists of a large screen that takes you through the world of Pandora with a combination of graceful and swift movements. Even though it’s generally a very smooth ride, there is the sensation of very fast flight and the 3D film can be a bit disorienting. We’ve spoken to several people with motion sickness whose stomachs were more than a little upset after riding.

7.  Space Mountain 

Vomit Scale: 5

Thrill Scale: 6

You can find this thrilling ride in the dark in Tomorrowland at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Space Mountain will take you through an “out-of-this-world” experience through outer space. There are a large number of drops and twists… all in the dark!

To read more about Space Mountain at Disneyland, click here! 

To read more about Space Mountain at Disney World, click here! 

Much like Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, the unexpected drops and turns are what typically make us wonder if we’re going to lose our lunch. Fun fact… if you ride in the front of the ride vehicle you can actually make out the tracks in the dim light. I personally think this makes the ride have an even higher vomit factor!

8. Test Track

Vomit Scale: 4.5

Thrill Scale: 5

Test Track gives guests the ability to build and test out their own SimCars. The ride itself is essentially a simulation of trial runs to see how your SimCar competes against Disney’s and other guests’ who have ridden throughout the day.

The ride includes a few small drops and quick stops. The portion that really adds to the vomit factor is that stretch where your car reaches speeds beyond 60 mph. Test Track is located in Future World at Epcot.

Test Track

9. Dinosaur and Indiana Jones Adventure 

Vomit Scale: 3.5

Thrill Scale: 4

Dinosaur and Indiana Jones Adventure have very similar tracks, therefore we have ranked them together. Dinosaur is located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. And the Indiana Jones Adventure is at Disneyland Park.

Dinosaur can be a scary ride, especially for kiddos. Not only is this attraction in the dark, but guests are put into situations where they are chased by a gigantic dino! The ride has a few jerky turns and one decent-sized drop toward the end. The turns are what make our tummies bounce up and down! Along with the fact that we are being chased by a dinosaur!

The Indiana Jones Adventure also boosts our anxiety levels a bit. As we ride, we’re on a mission with Indiana Jones. Between the number of unexpected booby traps and all the twists and turns that we encounter, we can sometimes get a little queasy. Even though it can be a bit unsettling, we doubt that either of these rides will actually make you vomit.

10. Matterhorn Bobsleds 

Vomit Scale: 3

Thrill Scale: 4

The Matterhorn Bobsleds queue starts on the Tomorrowland side of Disneyland. These bobsleds are a lot like Expedition Everest, but they do not go backwards! Since it is an older ride, it is not too smooth — there are lots of herky-jerky turns.

Inside the ride you encounter the Abominable Snowman, which can totally get your heart racing. The ride concludes with a drop into a lake! Exciting, but not enough to make you actually throw up, at least not in our experience.

The Matterhorn

11. Slinky Dog Dash 

Vomit Scale: 2.5

Thrill Scale: 4

This new Disney World coaster inside Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios is loads of fun. BUT it’s really fairly tame, as far as coasters go. It should not make riders very queasy, unless you have a VERY sensitive stomach.

When Slinky Dog Dash hits its midway point, the ride vehicle (Slinky Dog) will stop. The ride vehicle will reverse for a few yards and then will quickly shoot forward for a second launch. The ride includes a few camelback humps and drops. Overall, it is a very fun, family-friendly attraction!

12. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad 

Vomit Scale: 2

Thrill Scale: 5

Big Thunder Mountain is located at both Disney World and Disneyland. This attraction is a lot like a typical coaster and will throw you from side to side as it makes small drops and twists. The ride will take guests through caverns, mountains, avalanches, and floods that are reminiscent of the Old West.

Check out a POV video here! 

iPhone Frontierland Train Station
Frontierland Train Station from the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad queue in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Apple iPhone 8 Plus, 1/160s, f/1.8, ISO 20, 4.0 mm (28.0 mm in 35mm) Focal Length.

13. Splash Mountain 

Vomit Scale: 2

Thrill Scale: 4.5

Splash Mountain is another attraction that can be found at both Disney World and Disneyland.

Splash Mountain in Frontierland

Most of this attraction is pretty calm and smooth as riders float in a boat through audio-animatronic scenes that feature Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, and Brer Bear. The “thrill” and “vomit” portion of the ride comes at the end as guests have a quick drop that often leads to getting thoroughly soaked!

Honorable Mentions 

And since you may be a little worried about getting the queasy feeling while at other places in a Disney theme park, we have a few honorable mentions. These aren’t technically thrill rides, but they could totally make you lose your lunch.

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

Much like Avatar Flight of Passage, this motion simulator ride can be difficult for those prone to motion sickness. The experience is located at both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland.

The Mad Tea Party

These teacups can spin pretty fast and often leave riders feeling queasy. We would suggest holding off from riding this immediately after eating! This attraction is at both Disney World and Disneyland as well.

Primeval Whirl 

This “wild mouse” attraction is not smooth at all and includes lots of surprising turns and spins. It definitely has the potential to create some discomfort. It is located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Soarin’ Around the World 

Soarin’ can be found at both Disney World and Disneyland. You can be suspended fairly high, depending on where you’re sitting, and the simulated flight combined with the 180-degree, 80-foot IMAX screen can be disorienting. If you’re sensitive to smells, that also might contribute to your stomach upset, so this is another attraction we’d suggest you proceed to ride with caution.

What would you rank as the top Disney thrill ride according to vomit factor? Did we miss any that trouble you? Let us know in the comments below! 

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2 Replies to “Every Disney Thrill Ride Ranked According to Vomit Factor”

  1. I used to wait outside of the Body Wars exit while my family rode it because I puked the first (and only) time I rode it. It was funny to watch so many people come out with that green look on their faces.

    I had a friend who got sick every time he rode it, but kept riding it thinking that he would eventually get used to it. He never did. Thankfully for him they closed it down.

  2. I love rollercoasters and have never gotten sick on one, even Primeval Whirl (which was kind of surprising). Mission Space did me in though. Rode it once about 13 years ago before there was an easier version and got halfway across the park afterwards and lost it, then again once we got in the Land pavilion. We were doing the ice cream social afterwards so that wasn’t so great. On the flip side, i haven’t ridden on the teacups since I was 5 and never will as spinning rides do make me sick (which is why I was surprised that Primeval Whirl didn’t affect me). I used to love Tower of Terror back when it dropped you all the way down but the last time I rode it they just dropped you a little & bounced you back up several times & my tummy didn’t like it.