Top 10 Best Disney World Rides

The Top Ten
1 Expedition Everest: Legend of the Forbidden Mountain

The best rides at Disney are those that whole families can enjoy, as that is what Disney is for. Walt Disney envisioned Disney properties to be family places. While this ride has excellent theming and thrills, it's at the very upper limit of it. Therefore, the "family" aspect of the ride might be missing.

In fact, it might not even be a family ride at all. We know Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, Tower of Terror, Mission: SPACE Orange, and Summit Plummet aren't. Though I heard it's still a good one and is known to have excellent theming.

Don't let the 44" minimum height requirement fool you. I'm not a major sissy, as I've ridden Space Mountain, which I read is more than half as intense as this and twice as intense as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, which I rode later. Yet Space Mountain is more family-oriented and also has a 44" height requirement.

2 Splash Mountain Splash Mountain is a log flume ride located at Tokyo Disneyland, and formerly the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland. Originally, it was based on the characters, stories, and songs from the 1946 Disney film, Song of the South... read more

This is a great ride, but why is it number 2?

It's a fun ride, and the setup is cute. What's neat is how many times you are tricked into believing you're going down the big drop. The ending is sure to give you a surprise.

There are better rides out there, but that doesn't stop this one from being a classic.

The first time I was going to ride it, my parents thought it was going to be a short up-and-down ride from what we saw. We were very wrong and happy we were.

We found, to our surprise, that it was a ten-minute dark ride, plus the amazing drop. Nothing beats this!

3 Rockin Roller Coaster

I love this ride. This is the second-best-themed roller coaster I've ever been on (yes, I prefer Expedition Everest's theming), but the ride itself is amazing! Just the theming and the launch by themselves could make it the number one ride at Disney. All the Aerosmith music playing and seeing all the records on the wall sends you such a cool vibe.

The second half of the ride could be called sluggish in a sense, but it's still fun. I also love the theming on the ride. It's not just the queue but also on the actual ride as well. Overall, I would give this attraction a 15/10 if I could.

4 The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, also known as Tower of Terror, is an accelerated drop tower dark ride located at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Tokyo DisneySea, Walt Disney Studios Park, and formerly located at Disney California Adventure Park. Except for the Tokyo DisneySea version, the attractions... read more

You think Disney is just for little kids? I guarantee you'll never think the same way after you've experienced the Tower of Terror. The atmosphere in the waiting line really increases anxiety before you go on the ride. The ride itself is amazing. Windows open to the outside world as you pummel downward and upward in your elevator. It feels just like an adrenaline rush once you leave.

This is one of the best and scariest rides Disney has ever created. The queue room and ride are set up perfectly. When the elevator drops, the sequence is done by a computer that programs the sequence to be random. You never know what it'll be like, so it's a different experience for everyone and every time you go on it, which makes it truly a masterpiece.

I'm so thankful Disney didn't close this version down. It's the original, unlike its doppelgangers, one of which Disney trashed into Guardians.

5 Space Mountain Space Mountain is the name of a space-themed indoor roller coaster attraction located at five of the Magic Kingdom-style Disney Parks.

Space Mountain is my favorite Disney ride of all time due to many factors. First of all, the thrill. The ride isn't very fast, and it doesn't have many drops, but it has many unexpected twists and turns, keeping you on the edge of your seat. Some complain that it is too rough and causes whiplash, but personally, I enjoy the twists and turns.

Second, the theming is amazing. This attraction combines the themes of space and an old vision of the future. This leads to the last point, nostalgia. When I enter the queue, I instantly get the feels due to the retro-future theming, music, and lighting. The nostalgia lasts from the second I step inside the queue right to the gift shop.

Although I may enjoy this version of Space Mountain, it isn't for everyone, so be aware before you try it. However, I love it, and I hope everyone can get a chance to experience this one-of-a-kind ride.

6 Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a mine train roller coaster located in Frontierland at several Disneyland-style Disney Parks worldwide.

This ride is an adventurous roller coaster in a mine. I like when it goes in and out and has easy drops and turns. This is cool because you're on a twisty railroad, which makes it a fun thrill for families.

The first time I went on that ride was when I was one year old. Each time I go to Disney, it's a must, even if I have to wait for a few hours. I'll do it!

Space Mountain and BTMR are my favorites at the resort. I'm not a big roller coaster type of guy, but both times when I first tried these, I was nervous and then loved them both!

7 Test Track

Test Track is in my top ten because the ride is thrilling and fun. At first, I thought I was going to hate it, but when I rode it, I immediately asked, "Can we go on it again?"

That quote is important because it shows how this amazing ride impacted my experience.

I love the theming on this ride so much, and the ride is super thrilling. Great ride and great replacement too! I prefer this version of Test Track rather than the old one.

It's a really amazing ride, you cannot miss it when you go to Epcot, but don't forget to check out Soarin'!

8 The Haunted Mansion

The Haunted Mansion is in my top ten because the ride has a way of giving me the exact amount of scary and fun. All of the special effects make the ride fun.

Also, fun fact: Madame Leota was voiced by a Disney cast member.

It's actually pretty freaky at night, especially when someone in a wheelchair is boarding and they have to stop the ride. Then you're stuck next to a bunch of creepy stuff.

Great ride though.

I love this ride. It's hilarious and entertaining!

9 Soarin' Around The World

Soarin' is in my top ten because it has fun visuals and effects. When I ride, I always hear the kids younger than me shout, "Wow, this is amazing!"

That quote is important because it shows how all ages can enjoy this ride.

Yeah, this ride is one of my all-time favorites. Even though you don't move much, you're about 40 feet above the floor. It is so relaxing. It looks like you're flying and feels like you're flying but on a big screen without feeling carsick. The screen shows pictures of things in California.

When you're on this ride, it looks so darn real, like you're actually wherever it shows you on the screen. After the ride is over, you're always like, Where were we? While you're on the ride, there's one nice, beautiful smell of oranges when the screen shows the gardens. You feel air flying through your face like a fan, which makes you feel like you're flying more than ever, except when you really are flying.

10 Avatar Flight of Passage

This is truly the best ride Disney has ever put out.

It's a simulator, but you get into this room and sit in these seats that look like Tron lightcycles, which is kind of awkward. However, when you sit on them and wear these "flight goggles," which are actually 3D glasses, and the ride starts, you are TRULY immersed and experience a thrill of a lifetime.

The simulator has effects using sprays and smells along with fans to simulate flying through a spray of waves, mist, wind, and the smell of nature. Did I tell you that you may get wet on this ride?

There are also seat vibrations to simulate the banshee's breathing. As you fly one last time for the rest of the ride, you are just in awe, not only about the thrill but also the wonders of nature, which show you how to connect with nature and its importance.

This ride puts many in tears for its awesomeness, and it is sure to do the same to you. I don't know why people put other rides higher because THIS is the best Disney ride you'll ever go on, and I can't think of a better description.

The Contenders
11 Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

The PeopleMover is in my top ten because this ride is a way to relax and still get the most out of your visit. Most people say it is a waste of time and will probably be boring, but it helps you get the most from your trip.

It has lots of fun things to look at and helps recharge you for all the other fun things Magic Kingdom has to offer.

This is not meant to be fun. It's meant to cool off.

12 Dinosaur

It's my third favorite ride in Disney World. You get face-to-face with robotic dinosaurs. If you have little kids, don't bring them on this ride because it scared my little brother and sister badly.

This is the most unique ride. This is a great ride, where you come face to face with dinosaurs that want to devour you. No other ride is like it.

You can dodge falling meteors, go back in time, and ride over rocky terrain, but can you survive an encounter with a Carnotaurus

13 Pirates of the Caribbean Pirates of the Caribbean is a dark ride attraction located in various Disney parks, including Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida. The ride takes visitors on a boat journey through various scenes that depict a pirate-infested Caribbean island. Originally conceived by Walt Disney... read more

Um, have you been to the Disneyland one? Theirs is a better version. It is longer, more original, has bigger drops, along with the Yo Ho Yo Ho song, and more action. This is just a cheap and short knockoff, and they made it worse by removing the auction scene (also in the Disneyland one).

Shanghai, China, has an even better one with real action and stunning visuals along with traditional and new elements. Sometimes they play the Yo Ho song at the end. It's not the longest Pirates ride, but it is the best one ever, and they didn't mess it up like the others. You gotta try that one. It puts this one to shame.

14 Kilimanjaro Safaris

Kilimanjaro Safari is in my top ten because I love animals, and this ride helps me see them in person. As someone who has adored animals since birth, this ride has always been amazing to me. It never gets old.

Seeing them in a healthy environment makes me very happy.

This ride needs more popularity!

This is better than Jurassic World because Disney is awesome, duh.

15 Mission: Space Mission: Space is a centrifugal motion simulator thrill ride at Epcot in Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Blast off to Mars in this rocket simulator, where gravity really does force you back in your seat!

The simulation is just wonderful. You feel like you were just launched into space.

16 Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
17 Kali River Rapids
18 Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway

Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway is in my top ten because the ride is so fun and has lots to look at. All the hidden Mickeys and details make the ride even more entertaining than just looking at the scenery (which is also fun too).

19 Toy Story Mania

Toy Story Mania is in my top ten because this ride has lots of fun things to do. Shooting at targets and having fun with your family is one thing, but being a 6-year-old and putting on those glasses makes you feel like you're the coolest kid in the world!

20 The Seas with Nemo & Friends

As someone who wants to be a marine biologist (and work at this ride), this is amazing. Seeing your favorite marine characters' story come to life is so cool, not to mention the sea animals you get to see at the end.

They have manatees, sea turtles, and an even bigger view of the aquarium.

Not the greatest ride in the world, but I still really like the overall pavilion.

21 Frozen Ever After

You only hate the ride just because it is Frozen. If it was Lion King or Zootopia, then you would love it. It is a very fun ride, especially when you start to go backward.

22 Star Tours: The Adventure Continues

I just wish that the most recent adventures on this ride had more diversity again rather than focusing on the exact same scenes from both Force Awakens and Last Jedi over and over again.

They turned this into Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, and the best thing about it is that you get a new experience every time, so it's a different adventure for everyone. Rated 9.

The fact there are different ones every time is so much fun, and you have C-3PO in your ship! That's cool!

23 Goofy's Barnstormer at Wiseacres Farm

Barnstormer was and is the only roller coaster I can ride. I am so afraid of roller coasters and drops that I can't enjoy some of the park's rides, but Barnstormer is fun for all ages and an easy ride.

I rode this ride when I was little. It was my first roller coaster, and it scared me beyond words. I had my eyes closed as it went up, and my dad was laughing. I only squinted them open to see him laughing, and it was horrifying. Then I got off the ride crying. I experienced my first case of roller coaster trauma and developed an overall fear of roller coasters since then.

On October 4, 2017, I rode it again (now it's called the Great Goofini's Barnstormer, after they got rid of Toontown for the new Fantasyland expansion). I kept my eyes open the whole time and wasn't as scared as before. I came off without a tear, though that hardly did anything to help with my roller coaster phobia.

It's a boring coaster by coaster standards (as it's a kiddie coaster) but packs a punch by Magic Kingdom standards.

24 Jungle Cruise

Jungle Cruise is in my top ten because it is immersive, funny, and easy. All of the animals that spray water, make noises, and move really help you get into the feel of being in the jungle. The jokes the cast members make are hilarious, and watching dads add on to them and their kids being like, "Dad, stop," is even funnier. The ride is a good way to stay cool in the shade, and it is a nice, easy boat ride for your family.

My real favorite is Expedition Everest, but THIS should be much higher than #29!

This one needs more popularity too!

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