Published: May 1, 2013 at 11:06 AM

I agree with your analysis of HPATFJ. Although many people complain about how quesy/sick the ride makes you, it does not jerk you around like the previous rides mentioned. There is so much going on, that you really do not focus on the movements of the ride vehicles.
Luke Dunsmore

Published: May 1, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Fascinating article, and I must admit that this is an issue I'd never really considered before. Great that you can reference your personal experience for anybody that is worried about this as well.

Published: May 1, 2013 at 11:31 PM

Very helpful and interesting read. Could you maybe comment on the SpiderMan ride at IOA? I'd like to hear your feedback on that one as well.

Published: May 2, 2013 at 7:47 AM

I can't remember what it's called, but the Soarin knockoff at Busch Gardens Williamsburg is the worst I've been on. I'm a large man with decent strength. That ride threw me all over the place.

Published: May 2, 2013 at 8:29 AM

Thank you for this great article!
Although I don't have the same handicap I have the same problems with the rides you mentioned.
Especialy Dinosaur I hate with a pasion because I think it could be an awesome ride with beautiful animatronics in there.
Not sure but I thought The Cat in the Hat ride is made a bit less spinny the last few years so I'm not sure when you have been on it.
Anon Mouse

Published: May 2, 2013 at 8:30 AM

What do you mean by "upper-torso weakness"? It sounds like a medical condition, but it could mean many things like upper arm weakness or upper body weakness from multiple sclerosis. Other than avoiding rough rides for the discomfort, it shouldn't have to hurt your enjoyment of the rides.
Daniel Etcheberry

Published: May 2, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Spider-Man is alright. There is a part that spins a lot, but I was able to stay seated in an upright position. Transformers is even better because there is no spinning.

What I mean with upper-torso weakness is just not having enough strength from the waist up to keep an upright position. Maybe I should have said trunk or just torso since I include the abdominal muscles.

Published: May 4, 2013 at 7:43 AM

Thanks so much for your informative article. Personally, I have a recurring back problem, so I do worry about how much a ride jerks you around. Haven't been on Harry Potter yet, so it's good to know I won't have any problems there. Even though I loved Dinosaur, I did have a major problem with being thrown around by that ride. I assumed Indiana Jones was similar. Good to know that it is. I had no problem with Spider-Man or Soarin, but I didn't care for Primeval Whirl, too much trouble staying upright with all the spinning.