I got IBS and stomach issues and it sucks.
Having it as an avid Walt Disney World visitor is even worse – not because of all the unique and tasty foods and drinks you might encounter, but because attractions are so long and others have queues that are massive and bathroom-less.
I can’t tell you the amount of times I had to avoid certain rides because the queue or ride setup was way too long and risky for my belly.
Carousel of Progress? Nope, 20 minutes too long. There’s no escape.
It’s a Small World? No way.
Living with the Land? Nah, once you’re on that boat, you are screwed.
90 minute wait for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train? Pass (but not because of IBS lol)
Spaceship Earth? I wish.
Thankfully, there are a handful of rides with reasonable queues that are completely safe for anyone with IBS or even anyone who poops a lot.
So if you feel that you can’t ride a certain ride because you don’t know when exactly nature will call, this list will be your best friend.
IBS-Friendly Disney World Rides and Attractions
Here are my go-to rides that make me feel safe and comfortable about my IBS:
Here are all of the rides that I feel are great due to their short ride lengths or low average wait times. And even though a ride might have a short duration, I also take into account of the difficulty to exit the queue.
- Astro Orbiters
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- Mad Tea Party
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Prince Charming’s Carousel
- Alien Swirling Saucers
- Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
- Slinky Dog Dash
- Star Tours
- Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind (Lightning-Lane only)
- Test Track
- The Seas with Nemo and Friends
- Avatar Flight of Passage (there’s literally a bathroom in the queue)
- Expedition Everest
Shows are by far the best attractions because you can get up and leave at any time:
- Country Bear Jamboree
- Enchanted Tiki Room
- The Hall of Presidents
- Magic Carpets of Aladdin
- Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor
- Beauty and the Beast Stage Show
- Disney Junior Live on Stage
- For the First Time in Forever
- Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
- Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy
- Muppet Vision 3-D
- American Adventure
- Circle of Life
- O Canada!
- Reflections of China
- Turtle Talk with Crush
- Festival of the Lion King
- Finding Nemo The Big Blue and Beyond
- It’s Tough to Be a Bug
- UP! A Great Bird Adventure
Attractions I Avoid
If I’m feeling off, these are the rides and attractions I generally avoid at each park. Honestly, it’s usually because the queue or pre-shows are way too long. It’s mostly the boat rides.
- Jungle Cruise
- Liberty Square Riverboat
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
- Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
- Gran Fiesta Tour
- Journey into Imagination with Figment
- Living with the Land
- Mission Space Orange
- Spaceship Earth
- Kali River Rapids
- Kilimanjaro Safari
- Navi River Journey
Best Way to Manage a Disney World Park Day
Generally I would tell people to be careful with what they eat, but it’s hard to do that especially with all the tasty snacks everyone should experience at WDW.
The goals is to get on and off a ride as quick as possible and there’s no better wait to minimize wait times then using Genie+ and purchasing Individual Lightning Lane access.
Lastly, I tend to gravitate towards indoor shows because they usually have easy exits. Plus, I sweat way too much, so it’s nice to cool off.
Keep This Handy
Thanks for reading my IBS guide to Disney World attractions.
For future reference, be sure to keep this page bookmarked as well as my full list of Disney World Ride Durations.