Top Ten Best Disney World Rides

The Top Ten

1 Expedition Everest: Legend of the Forbidden Mountain

One of the only rides I actually liked - Cyri

I like this ride no I more than like it I love this ride very much you are in and out of a big fake mount everest. I love the backwards part like your going down a tunnel of a mine very fast. It's fun, scary, exiting, fast, height closed in, and it's a nice long high speed ride. No one has to agree its okay but this is my strong opinion.

This definitely deserves the top spot for Disney World rides! In terms of my favorite rides of all time, it is #2 behind the Disneyland version of Space Mountain. In terms of just Disney World, this is my absolute favorite! If you don't like this ride, something is wrong.

This ride is awesome.

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2 Rockin Roller Coaster

Best Ride Totally

It is so fast and dark. That I can’t feel myself going upside down. It just had to be the best.

I love this ride. This is the 2nd 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 still make the #1 ride at Disney. All the Aerosmith music playing and seeing all the records on the wall sends you such a cool vibe. The 2nd 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 it's on the actual ride as well. Overall, I would give this attraction a 15/10 if I could - coasterwatch01

The only Disney roller coaster featuring inversions. It's basically an indoor Vekoma Corkscrew coaster, but unlike other Vekoma coasters this one is pretty smooth. And it's very fun! - MaxPap

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3 Splash Mountain Splash Mountain Splash Mountain is a log flume at Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland, and the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort, based on the characters, stories, and songs from the 1946 Disney film Song of the South.

The first time I was going to ride it, my parents thought it was going to be a short up than 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!

Splash mountain is a log flume where you start off as a nice slow relaxing wet ride in the river than goes in and out of tunnels including ones with the crazy laughing funny animals in song of the south and it has four drops that ate very fun perticually the last hill where it's the largest hill of the ride and gets you very wet but if you take the back seat you get soaked at the end.

I absolutely love Splash Mountain speaking it was my first Disney ride. Just that unexpected moment that you know is coming make the ride perfect

My favorite ride in the Magic Kingdom, and easily my third favorite ride in Walt Disney World. I absolutely love this ride, it's so joyful and the drops are amazing, and the scenes are so well done.

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4 The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

It scary

You think Disney is just for little kids? I guarantee you'll never think the same way until 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, Splash Mountain, Everest, and Test Track are the best rides in Disney World! I love roller coasters and scary rides, so I'm up to any old lightning-fast ride!

The detailed queue, amazingly done build-up, the thrilling drops, storytelling, immersion, atmosphere, EVERYTHING, make this the best ride at Walt Disney World and the best theme park attraction in the world.

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5 Space Mountain 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.

Everest and Space Mountain are my one and two for rides at Disney World. As of current, this is my fave at Magic Kingdom, with Test Track at EPCOT, Tower of Terror at Hollywood Studios, and Everest at Animal Kingdom. On this ride, you are in an airport to other planets, or a Starport. You'll be separated into the Alpha side (for regular cue) and the Omega side (FastPass), but it doesn't matter which. When you get on, you'll see track next to you. I didn't realize it until recently, but you can race the other track. After the lift hill, you'll go through the exhilarating twisting track that lasts about two minutes. While it isn't too fast, it'll feel like you're blazing by. Everest is my favorite ride, but this deserves a Top 5 spot. This will get anywhere from 80-150 minute waits (people love it), so ride I first if you can, or get a FastPass 60 days prior to your trip!

Space Mountain is my favourite Disney ride of all time due to many combining 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 two themes of space and an old thinking 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 the lighting, and 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.

Soar across the galaxy in zooming rockets in this Magic Kingdom favorite

This one sucks compared to the one in Disneyland.

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6 Big Thunder Mountain Railroad 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 so overrated.

This Should Be Number 1

I rode it for the first time when I was 7, the rest of the day I kept telling my mom I wanted to go back there, eventually she told me, "Ryan if you don't shut up, I'm gonna spit on you! ". Needless to say I shut up.

Just thought I'd add a hilarious story in there - ryanrimmel

The first time I went on that ride was when I was a 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!

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7 The Haunted Mansion

This is so low on the list? This ride rocks!

It's actually pretty freaky at night, especially when some person on 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!

You are immersed in this magical, yet Haunted, ride and wanna join the ghosts' party. - DisneyFan

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8 Soarin' Around The World

Amazing. Just epic.

Oh yeah! This should be number one! I rode Soarin' Over California and when I heard they redid it I was disappointed. I went on it not expecting much. Was I ever wrong! Soarin' Over the World is much better than California.

Yah this ride is one of my all time favorite rides. Even though you don't move much say your about 40 ft above the floor but it is so relaxing it looks like your flying and feels like your flying but in a big screen without feeling carsick. The screen shows pictures of things in California. When your on this ride it looks so so darn real like your in where ever it shows you on the screen and after the ride is over your allways like wear were we. While your 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 your flying more than ever exept when you very are flying.

This is a beautiful ride, and it's a high 7, so you'll love it, try it for once, and you'll thank me later. - DisneyFan

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9 Test Track

My car won 1 2 3 & 4!

THIS IS THE BEST RIDE EVER! BEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD!

Go through tests and design your own car on Test Track, and eventually it turns into the fastest ride in Walt Disney World

I still love it but I miss the old version.

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10 Pirates of the Caribbean Pirates of the Caribbean

Why is everyone praising this ride? This ride sucks and is lazy. If you want a real pirates ride, go to Shanghai China for the best.

This is one of my moms and my favorite rides - CuriousKitten555

The original is one of the most beloved rides of Disney, and will be enjoyable. - DisneyFan

Yar Har, Fiddle Di Dee, Being A Pirate Is Alright To Be!
Oh Wait, Wrong Lyrics
Yo Ho Yo Ho, A Pirates Life For Me! - JPK

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The Contenders

11 Avatar Flight of Passage

Out of all the rides I have ever ridden in multiple theme parks, Flight of Passage is the only one that has ever left me speechless. The technology is remarkable and the sights and details are breathtaking. I recommend riding this ride over any other ride (and this is coming from a thrill-seeker).

Rode it a few months ago and is truthfully a legendary theme park ride.

We only were able to ride it once because we had a fastpass but it was amazing

This ride has the longest wait time in the world, and as you can see why, and it's the best ever. -Anime101

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12 Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

This is not meant to be fun, it's meant to cool off. - Maddox121

This belongs at 25 - DisneyFan

This ride is boring

13 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 then on this ride because it scared my little brother and sister bad.

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

I love this ride and it tells a nice story, too.

I was incredibly scared when I was six. Not scary anymore now that I'm 13

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

I don't think this should be on the list. From June 2005 to June 2006, paramedics treated 194 Mission: Space riders. The most common complaints were dizziness, nausea and vomiting. Of those 194 guests: 25 people passed out, 26 suffered difficulty breathing and 16 reported chest pains or irregular heartbeats. -railfan99

Why is this ride here? You almost DIE on this ride even long before it ends, and you come off with the WORST headache ever.

Fact-It Sent 1,000 People To The Hospital From 2003-2006(When It Was Only Orange)

But Other Than That Amazing Ride

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

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15 Kali River Rapids

More like the 21st best, it's fun though. - DisneyFan

Soaking wet every time but it's great

Did it at night and loved it!

great ride

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16 Kilimanjaro Safaris

I bless the rains down in Africa!

Deserves to be higher than Primeval Whirl, the Barnstormer, and Mission: SPACE.

This ride needs more popularity!

17 Goofy's Barnstormer at Wiseacres Farm

This was a good ride back when Toontown was around, but Disney closed it and now it's garbage. The ride is still fun, but the theming sucks now, Disney is just so selfish to their fans now.

If you want to get started on Roller Coasters, start here. It is a small, yet has a good amount of minimum intensity.

It's real fast. I loved it when I was little! - CuriousKitten555

This is a rather underappreciated ride. It's actually fun

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18 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.

Always brings on a new ride sequence in every ride!

I like the original star tours better

The fact there are different ones every time is so much fun, and you have C3P0 in your ship! That's cool!

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19 Toy Story Mania

Reach for the sky!

I literally waited 3 hours to ride it ONCE!

I literally waited 2 hours to ride it ONCE!

Certainly not the best, and it's 27, which is close to 30th place. - DisneyFan

20 Mickey's Philharmagic

What the heck is going on this IS THE BEST

Isn't this a show? - PianoQueen

Philharmagic* and yes it is wonderful

20th best. - DisneyFan

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21 Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin

I hope whoever put stich on this list gets aids

Really needs a revolutionary update.

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!

Fun, but I wish the guns were better

22 Jungle Cruise

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

Way funnier than the Laugh Floor!

Man I want to go on that ride because we haven't rode it awhile ever since I was little I rode it

This one needs more popularity too!

23 Spaceship Earth

Nah, screw all those overrated actresses that one guy listed. Tommy Wiseau is the one who should narrate the very next version of Spaceship Earth. That way, this beautiful, iconic masterpiece of an attraction could close off with the following touching, heartwarming lines of narration: "If a lot of people love each other, the world would be a better place to live. Now let's go eat, huh? Come on, let's go! "

If useless bimbo Jenny McCarthy ever gets to narrate this ride, I am boycotting Disney FOREVER!

Thank the Phoenicians!

Why is this so underrated? I miss the old EPCOT, I mean Mission: Space is okay, and Test Track is fine, but there was the Living Seas, World of Motion, Horizons, and The original Journey into Imagination. Maelstrom was also good, too. Now they are replacing it with a dumb Frozen ride.

The only nostalgic rides in EPCOT these days are Spaceship Earth, Ellen's Energy Adventure, and Living with the Land.

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24 Peter Pan's Flight

The idiot who put Stitch's Great Escape on this list is a fragile, insecure codfish with a microscopic peter!

STITCH'S GREAT ESCAPE SUCKED! Peter Pan's Flight is WAY better!

Only someone as incredibly stupid as Joby Dimms would put Stitch’s Great Escape on this list and vote for it.

Feels like you're flying!

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25 Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

To the person who GIVING death threats you can go to jail for that but stitch great escape is still cancer though

"YOu cAN gO To jAiL FOr thAT." -some cringy kid who plays too much roblox and doesn't understand how the real world works

Q: What do the Seven Dwarfs say each time they march by a Kardashian?
A: HI HO!

YOu cAN Go tO jAiL FOr thAT.

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26 Living with the Land

Much more peaceful than having to sit through Bio-Dome.

This ride is forgotten - Maddox121

Stitch's Great Escape = Sucky With a Chance of Cancer

P.S. No, I am not AniMat.

Stitch’s Great Escape was worse than cancer. This should be higher!

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27 Na’vi River Journey Na’vi River Journey

Absolutely nothing was good about Stitch's Great Escape. Even Universe of Energy had genuinely talented and entertaining actors involved in it!

The only really good thing about this ride is that shaman animatronic towards the end. The rest is pretty mediocre.

FOr tHE pERsoN wHo THreATeNEd tO bEaT SOmEOne uP shUT Up yOu AsS.

Living With the Na'vi

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28 Journey into Imagination with Figment Journey into Imagination with Figment

This ride has hardly any imagination going for it compared to the original.

Eric Idle ruined the Imagination pavilion.

Worst ride at Epcot. Bring back the original and maybe people will be riding it again!

Bring back the Dreamfinder dammit!

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29 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Replacing mr toad with pooh was still nowhere near as infuriating as changing alien into stitch

If this ride ever closes down in Shanghai thanks to the recent controversy involving China's dictator being unfavorably compared to Pooh himself, do you guys think that they should replace it with an exact clone of the long-defunct Disney World version of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride?

Pooh's voice really irritates me to be honest. Am I the only one?

Now I have a machine gun ho ho ho

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30 Primeval Whirl

Sucks but should be higher than Stitch.

Primeval HURL! Worst ride at AK.

This ride stinks and makes Animal Kingdom look lame (when in reality it is one of Disney’s greatest parks aside from DisneySea).

I remember doing this when I was 7. It was my favorite ride along with Tower of Terror back then. - PianoQueen

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31 The Seas with Nemo & Friends

To be completely honest, Stitch's Great Escape felt more like a Chicken Little ride than a Lilo & Stitch ride because of how much it SUCKED!

Only stupid Trump supporters would put Stitch's Great Escape on this list and/or agree to vote for it.

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

Not that good of a ride but SHOULD be higher than Stitch's Lame Escape, which is thankfully no more.

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32 Stitch's Great Escape!

The movie was better but the ride was still good for the person who threatened to beat someone up shut up you ass.

To the person who put this ride on this list I will beat you up it's probably a teen titans go fan

Don't waste your time voting this vote some other ride

Alright who the idiot who add stitches great escape

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33 The Great Movie Ride

Old, lazy and boring. I'm glad it closed. - MaxPap

It's closing very shortly to be replaced with Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railroad

This ride will be closing on August 13, 2017.

It was a great ride, shame Disney closed it down, to replace it with a Mickey ride that'll betray Walt Disney. - DisneyFan

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34 The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure

The Ursula animatronic is pretty cool but everything else is just OK.

Decent

35 Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor

I like it but does it count as a ride

Not a ride.

It counts as a attraction which means it's also a ride, of course

36 Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular

Its not a ride

BOO!

It is an amazing show😃

37 Lights, Motors, Action

A show, not a ride.

38 The ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter

This got replaced with Stich's Great Escape, which sucks as the worst attraction

A show, not a ride.

They had to close it down because a million children got nightmares.

That was a great show, not ride, I can't believe Disney closed it for some stupid Frozen ride.

That's Maelstrom that closed and got replaced with Frozen Ever After, this got replaced with Stitch's Great Escape, which happens to be the worst attraction of all time. - Kyle21

39 Slinky Dog Dash

It’s the worst roller coaster at Disney World besides Primeval Whirl.
You wait in line in a shade less queue and spend only 2 minutes on this “coaster” with boring theming and few hills and some launches, which are not very impressive anyway.
That’s it, BORING!

Why hasn't anyone put this on the list yet?

40 DisneyQuest

RIP I can't belive they got rid of it, well it was a chain or games and simulators, which could be treated as rides, but still, Disney doesn't give a whatever to their guests anymore.

41 Princess Jasmine Magic Carpet Ride

This isn’t the Magic Carpets of Aladdin, because if it is, then it shouldn’t be on here.
That ride is overrated and unoriginal, and it’s a huge waste of space on property.
It’s just another copy of Dumbo, and we’ve already got two spinners in the Dumbo area, and Astro Orbiter.

42 Countdown To Extinction (Disney's Animal Kingdom) Countdown To Extinction (Disney's Animal Kingdom)
43 Maelstrom

It's a shame that they replaced this ride for a ride to make 6 year-old girls happy.

I miss this ride, stupid Frozen isn't even a good movie!

44 It's a Small World It's a Small World It's a Small World is a water-based dark ride located in the Fantasyland area at the various Walt Disney Parks and Resorts worldwide; these include: Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, ...read more.

This feels a lot more like a Rankin/Bass ride than it does a Disney ride, largely thanks to the visuals.

Not one of my favorites but WAY better than the thankfully extinct Stitch's "Great" Escape, which sucked so badly that it made Rocket Rods look like Journey to the Center of the Earth!

Whoever put Stitch's "Great" Escape (which thankfully doesn't exist anymore) on this list should get cancer and die from it. This ride, though not the greatest, is WAY better!

I loved this ride since I was a baby and I still love it today. It's my favorite ride

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45 Castaway Creek

It's at Typhoon lagoon,so it doesn't count as a ride

46 Carousel of Progress

There's a great big beautiful tomorrow!

A worker got killed on this

Sorry I was thinking of America Sings. My bad

This is not really a ride.

47 Mr Toad's Wild Ride

Isn't this Disneyland not world - lbelle0527

One of my mom's favorite rides throughout her childhood

48 Country Bear Jamboree

1st favorite of mine when I was little

It takes me back

Not a ride, a show.

But wait, The Enchanted Tiki Room was my 1st favorite,country bears was my 2nd favorite

49 Frozen Ever After

Stitch’s Great Escape < the entire Twilight saga

Still better than the deservedly deceased Stitch’s Lame Escape.

This ride sucks because it's a frozen ride

It's not even opened yet!

50 Infinity War

This isn't a ride, that's Avengers Infinity War film. Come on people. - DinoLover4242

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