Claustrophobic ride question

NYgirl018

Earning My Ears
Joined
Oct 6, 2019
When at Disney, the only ride that made me feel anxious was Mission Space because you were locked into such a small confining compartment. Soon I will be going to Universal Orlando, are there any rides I should avoid? Thanks
 

CPanther95

Mummyketeer
Joined
Aug 4, 2000
Dudley Do-Right Ripsaw Falls, maybe, but it's similar to any other log flume. The bigger you are, the more locked in you feel.

Gringott's has an elevator, but if you don't have a problem with the stretching room at The Haunted Mansion, you won't have a problem with it. They keep crowd size limited so you aren't packed in too tight.

The queue of the Mummy (at least the EP line) can feel tight with a crowd - tighter the darker it gets.

Fast & Furious causes many to panic and try to leave, but that has nothing to do with fear or claustrophobia. :D
 

cschaaf

DIS Veteran
Joined
Oct 19, 2013
Nothing at Universal is as claustrophobia-inducing as Mission Space.

The only thing I can think of that bothers me is the Hogwarts Express - which I admit is odd. It's one of the few rides where you aren't strapped in, but I think being completely enclosed and not able to see out does it.

I can still ride it, but I'd rather walk between parks.
 
  • GoingSince1990

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Oct 31, 2018
    Possibly a bit off-topic, but while I have never felt claustrophobia on any Disney or Universal ride, the ride that takes you to the top of the Gateway Arch in St Louis did make me feel somewhat claustrophobic. It's very cramped in there!
     

    Disxuni

    "Where's the fun without a bit of risk?"
    Joined
    Mar 12, 2016
    You probably are fine with crowds since you didn't mention it, but I thought I would let you know still, that the security check after you leave the parking garage and going into City Walk feels a little more chaotic and bigger than Disney. I do not know if that is one of your issues, but thought I would point it out to you in case that might motivate you to come earlier to beat the crowd, or during odd periods. As sometimes are lighter than others.

    I personally never been on a ride that makes me feel claustrophobic, but my issue is situations in which I am literally surrounded by people. It's one thing if it's a queue, or a room, as there is order and it's relatively (for the most part) a line, or certain selection of how many people are in place, but it's another being completely surrounded when a lot of people do not know which way to go, changed their mind to go into another line, or feels the need to keep nudging forward when you already feel packed in.
     
  • heidijanesmith

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 1, 2010
    No claustrophobia issues for me at Universal. I am very clausterphobic and Mission Space is a no go.

    I am "pooh" sized and find that some Universal rides are tight for me. As another poster mentioned, the Dudley Do Right falls is hard to get in and out of and the lap bar is very tight. The tightness alone can induce some claustrophobia for me. But it is a really fun ride.

    I like the modified seats on FJ, Hulk and RRR.
     

    cieslack

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Nov 19, 2009
    When at Disney, the only ride that made me feel anxious was Mission Space because you were locked into such a small confining compartment. Soon I will be going to Universal Orlando, are there any rides I should avoid? Thanks
    The first time I rode the Simpsons Ride I felt a bit anxious in the pre-ride room with the video, but it is relatively short and sometimes they leave the outer door open. The ride itself was a little closed in until it lifted into the open area, but looking around at the vastness of the room can help with claustrophobia and motion sickness.
     

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