Disneys Animal Kingdom Rides for Motion Sickness Issues

Headed to Disney World and have Motion Sickness concerns? Wondering what rides would be best for you and kids? READ ON about Animal Kingdom…

Hey Fans, after getting a call (from one of you) I was inspired to write this post. When asked what your FAVORITE ride at Disneys Animal Kingdom Park is, many will say Flights of Passage. But this isn’t always the case. Some people experience issues with motion, are worried about simulated rides and/or are little kids. So here is my list for people like me, perhaps so-called ride chickens or those with motion sickness issues – Enjoy.

Kilimanjaro Safaris:

So in FULL disclosure this ride does have a warning on it, for motion and other health issues. But in ride terms, I don’t find this experience to be all that bad for motion sickness. You are in a Jeep like vehicle and drive over dirt/mud/chained roads…so of course there is some bumping. But nothing like a large hill or motion simulated rides. Other than some huge bumps (road divots), this ride is a NON-issue for me. Expect bumps, hold tight to your camera and enjoy! Look out for the NEW babies recently born.

Kilimanjaro Safaris
Park Shows:

So this is an easy one. Of course shows don’t have any motion issues. But what many don’t realize is the 2 main shows at Animal Kingdom Park are hands-down amazing. They might even be award winning. The Festival of the Lion King is amazing; complete with puppetry, acrobatic monkeys, flying “birds” and fire dancing. I mean it screams, come have a good time. The Finding Nemo show is just as spectacular. Jaw dropping puppetry acting, fun story-line, amazing sets and interactive actors that perform in the seating areas.

Kali River Rapids:

Water Ride AHEAD – so this ride can be a little motion induced, but nothing I can’t handle once. For sure not over and over again. You board a GIANT pool inter-tube that can spin and bump and dip in rushing, splashing waters. There are a few little hills or dips, but nothing to intense. The worse part of this experience is “who is gonna get wet” or wait…that is also the FUN part of the ride 😉 Pop on a poncho, wrap your gear in a bag and enjoy.

Na’vi River Journey:

This is the “other” ride in the Pandora area. Not many talk about this one as the other one gets all the fame. But this little boat ride (considered a Disney “Dark” ride) is very calm, peaceful and beyond colorful. My kids love it and its something we can ride over and over again. If you haven’t seen the Avatar movies, its ok. The bright colors, moving creatures are very imaginative and creative and keep you intrigued. The Shaman in the end might seem a little strange if you haven’t seen the movie, but the peaceful chats and music help smooth that over. Great for kids!

So if you have kiddies, ride chickens or experience Motion Sickness, I hope this list helped. Not all rides are for everyone and we all have our favorites.

Mahalo for READING and FOLLOWING along – Nina

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Mickeys Toontown RIDES at Disneyland

Thinking about Disney? Wondering between World or Land? READ and LEARN about Toontown Rides, a Disneyland exclusive.

Hey guys, thought I would switch gears and head back to Disneyland. After the recent events at Toontown, I though I would share some HAPPY times in this area. Did you know Mickeys Toontown is a kids, little kids, playgound? But adults have just as much fun with 2 coaster/rides and a 3rd ride coming in the near future.

Mickey’s Toontown – Disneyland
Little Kids:

So Toontown is FILLED with stuff for kids, but the toddlers too. The land has a few playground areas with playhouses that kids can explore. Kids can go down slides, climb stairs, sit in Mickey’s furniture and try to drive Goofy’s car. Many of the areas are interactive too, so be sure to give plenty of time to explore. PLUS, it gets all the wiggles out. For a kid, this is a MUST!

Bigger Kids and Kids at Heart:

Along with the kiddie stuff, there is a coaster and a car spin ride to enjoy. Bigger kids can also explore the houses and relive childhood dreams. I mean, who doesn’t want to see Mickey’s House and Donald’s Boat. Plenty of photo ops and snacks too. We had to wait a few times for adults to finish taking selfies so we could do the same, lol. Its a good time for all and definatly not just for kids.

Location:

This land is located at Disneyland Park as I mentioned. Its in what I call the back end or far end of Fantasyland. Its located next to It’s A Small World and is basically straight back from Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. Mickeys Toontown even has its own stop on the Disneyland Railroad and might have different operating hours from the rest of the park. It does fill up fast, so try to go early OR as I say, get in, then get out, lol

RIDES:

As mentioned, there are 2 rides currently in Toontown. A 3rd has been mentioned, a Mickey & Minnie Railway Ride (Exact or Similar to the one designed for WDW). But the 2 current rides are Gadgets GO Coaster, a family roller coaster, and Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin. The coaster is a coaster, just on a smaller scale. But Roger Rabbit’s spin is a Disney “dark” ride that spins. I am gonna compare it to Mr’s Toads but MORE wild, lol. SEE my RIDE Video. And its a Fastpass Ride as well.

Overall I wouldn’t personally call it a MUST unless you have little ones that NEED to run, but I would say to do it. After years of passing it by, since I got plenty of exposure to it when I was younger…It is a fun area to explore. Even as an adult, I enjoyed reliving some childhood magic. We go back next month and its on the list, again. We want to explore it further, as a fastpass cut our time short before. So give it a try, Mickeys Toontown is worth the time to explore and release some energy!!

Mahalo for READING and FOLLOWING along – Nina

Top RIDES at Disney World & Disneyland

Visiting Disney can be overwhelming. Figuring out which rides to experience can be challenging. READ about my favorite rides at Disney World & Disneyland

Hey fans, I am planning on doing several helpful lists of my top rides, resort, restaurants, etc…but thought I would start with this. My TOP favorite rides in each USA Disney Theme Park. Walt Disney World AND Disneyland Resort. These are my favorite rides, for no specific reason, just the rides I love and will continue to ride over and over again. I would love to hear your list – make sure to comment.

Almost made the cut – Jungle Cruise
Magic Kingdom – Disney World:

This park is probably the hardest out of any park as there are SO many options. But for me, I am gonna say Pirates of the Caribbean. I would love to say the Pirates BEFORE they changed it, but even with the recent changes…it’s still a favorite and something I ride EVERY trip. In fact when I visited WDW pregnant, my Dr told me no pirates and well…she wasn’t on my happy list during that trip 😉 I love the song, the familiarity from childhood. And the silly, singing pirates with dirty feet and sleeping with the pigs. “We wants the Redhead.”

Epcot – Disney World:

AS this was also a hard one, it ended up being a no-brainier. One ride that I hate to miss and will fastpasses or RUN to directly after rope drop is Soarin’ Around the World. I have been SO many times, you think I would be tired of it – nope. Its just so different from other attractions. I love the smells, the sights and the feeling like you are flying, even though it can make me a little nauseous (just close your eyes).

Animal Kingdom – Disney World:

This was an easy one – Kilimanjaro Safari. Sorry Pandora fans, nothing will beat the ability to see animals roam “freely” and enjoy life eating grass and grazing. Nothing with beat watching a baby hippo splash in the pond with her mom or seeing a lion rest on pride rock. Even being a vegan, I love this ride. It feels like the animals are happy and well cared for. I love that each time it’s a different experience, morning, noon or evening.

Hollywood Studios – Disney World:

This selection might be short lived once Galaxy’s Edge opens, but for now its Toy Story Mania. This could be due to my son who makes us ride this over and over again, especially at Disneyland where we can. But its a fave. My choice would have been the Backlot Tour and it might become Rise of the Resistance, but for now…Toy Story has my heart.

Disneyland Park:

100% Dumbo!! Its been my favorite since I was a kid and since my Disney life started in California, that’s where my heart is. It’s an original attraction that made little Nina very, very happy. Even today I tear up when on the Disneyland version. It goes oddly fast for a Flying Elephant and has the most beautiful view of Fantasyland, especially at night when the lights are on.

California Adventure: Disneyland

For this park, my favorite is an attraction or an experience – I love the Animation Academy. For those that don’t know this hidden gem, its a drawing class in the park. A Disney animator teaches you how to draw a certain character using only a pencil. NO erasers. The artist in me LOVES this. I love the concept, the actual experience so much. Think about it, with a place so filled with animated characters, shows and rides…why not learn how it all started…by drawing a mouse?!?!

Learn HOW to Draw GOOFY!!

Remember this is MY personal favorite list. These aren’t necessarily the rides to RUN to or to fastpass, but they are the attractions I won’t miss. I come from a place of childhood memories, growing up in the park. This is what drives my list, drives me. I love the original attractions that Walt helped create. The attractions that draw me closer and closer for whatever emotional reason. This is what makes Disney Parks so great, so many options. So, whats your list?

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