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Old 06-17-2012, 06:09 PM   #1
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Soarin' and motion sickness?

Just a quick question. We're heading to WDW in a few months. My stepdad has problems with motion sickness sometimes, though if he takes something before going on rides he tends to be OK. I've been on Soarin' plenty of times and know it's not rough at all. But you never know what might trigger a nauseated feeling, so I'd rather hedge my bets and just ask you guys.

For those with motion sickness or family members with it, does Soarin' sit well with you/them? Any problems ever?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:12 PM   #2
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My oldest DS rides roller coaster and any other crazy thrill ride he can find with no problem, but Soarin made him dizzy beyond belief!
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I get motion sickness in cars and sometimes on planes. I feel nauseous on Mission Space and sometimes on Star Tours, but not on coasters. I have never felt nauseous on Soarin'.
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:17 PM   #4
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I get motion sickness on pretty much anything, but not on Soarin. If he looks straight ahead it should be no problem.
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:29 PM   #5
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Me and my son suffer badly from motion sickness due to inner ear imbalance issues but we found soarin very calm.
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:31 PM   #6
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I get motion sickness on things like Star Tours and even Astro Orbitor. But I just rode Soarin 4 times back to back with no issues at all! So glad my son convinced me to ride last year!!
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:44 PM   #7
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Since the seats in Soarin don't actually move, he should be able to just clothes his eyes if he starts to feel dizzy. I have had one or two occasions when Soarin started to make me feel dizzy. Closing my eyes did the trick.
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:56 PM   #8
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I honestly think Philharmagic would be more likely to induce motion sickness than Soarin.

It's not a thrill ride. At all.

It's a movie. And it isn't even one of those movies that make you wonky like Timekeeper was. It's just a movie.

Watch it on YouTube. See what you think.
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Thanks for all the great responses! I'll pass all of this info on to him. I think he'll be OK once we're there. Thanks again!
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:22 PM   #10
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I don't think you will get sick with motion sickness from it. Its a smooth slow ride. I would think it would be ok, star tours, now that is a different story.
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Since the seats in Soarin don't actually move, he should be able to just clothes his eyes if he starts to feel dizzy. I have had one or two occasions when Soarin started to make me feel dizzy. Closing my eyes did the trick.
The seats in Soarin do move, but rather gently through not a great range of motion.

I suspect that Soarin induces motion sickness on a very narrow range of the population.
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I have very sensitive motion sickness/vertigo triggered by both movement and visual but had NO problem with Soarin.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:13 PM   #13
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IMAX films?

If you are in a location where you can watch IMAX films, you can test out the motion sickness theory. In MD, our local Science Center museum has a jumbo IMAX theater. I have no problems watching any films in 3D there. But my sister. Whoa. If the film has any sort of illusion of moving forward (much like Soarin does) then she gets sick. But, since her seat isn't moving, she can close her eyes for a few seconds and the feeling passes very quickly.

So, if you have access to an IMAX theater, give it a test drive. We just watched Sea Rex 3D and it made my sister woozy. Good one to try out.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:35 PM   #14
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My dad gets terrible motion sickness and he does fine on soarin he cant even watch movies in IMAX.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:39 PM   #15
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It was horrible! Within seconds of going on Soarin my tummy and my head started. I kept my eyes closed the entire time, and was off for a couple of hours.

It was awful!!!! Tiger
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