Top Ten Best Disney World Rides

The Top Ten

1 Expedition Everest: Legend of the Forbidden Mountain

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.

I like this ride it's way more than awe some I like when we go in mount Everest and we go backwards fast. If you go to to animal kingdom, do this ride first. No one who likes it doesn't know what they are missing out on!

The best rides at Disney are those that the whole families can enjoy, as that is what Disney is for, Walt Disney envisioned Disney property to be a family place, and this ride is at the very upper limit of it.
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, it's known to have excellent theming.
Don't let the 44" minimum height requirement fool you, and 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. - Gregory

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2 Splash Mountain

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.

This is a great ride, but Why is it number 2?
It's a fun ride, and the setup is cute and what's neat is how many times you are tricked into believing you're going down the big drop, and 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. - DisneyFan

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3 The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

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.

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.

I love that feeling you get whenever you drop. My Uncle hates it, but he never liked free falls, but he loves rocking rollercoaster. I was really scared at first when I went on it at 6, but It was a good scared. Can't believe other kids on YouTube hate this ride.

It’s an awesome ride, though not family oriented, as that is where the controversy is.
Its minimum height requirement is only 40”, and this ride is WAY too intense and also scary for that.
In fact, many people at that height are not ready for this, and the fact that Walt Disney envisioned the place to be more about delight, which is why they closed Alien Encounter, as it was way too scary.
The moral is that the best rides/attractions at Disney are the ones that families can enjoy.
This isn’t one of them, yet Universal is known to be more for thrills, but this is still known to be awesome. - Gregory

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4 Rockin Roller Coaster

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

Love the jump in the beginning, corkscrew, and just about everything else about it.

I love Aerosmith. I love roller coasters. Put them together, and you get the best ride at Disney World! (That is, of course, unless you are to young to go on it! )

My favorite roller coaster by far

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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.

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

There is no wrong answer but Space Mountain has always been my personal favorite.

This one sucks compared to the one in Disneyland.

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6 Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

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!

Hang on to your hats and glasses cause' this here is the wildest ride in the wilderness

This is a great family coaster, and it's perfect for the family who loves a good thrill.
Have a wild ride at 14th Place! - DisneyFan

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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

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.

If you think this ride is cool, then you HAVE to GO to PANDORA and ride AVATAR Flight of PASSAGE THAT'S WAY BETTER and the BEST! -ThemeParkManiac

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

This I heard is one of the best rides in Epcot and Disney World.
A piece of technology achieved.
The only thing is that it's just 2D imagery on a dome.
Just 2D, not 3D, at least they could've done that and required 3D glasses. - Gregory

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9 Test Track

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.

Love The Neon In The Building

The old & new version of this is great, and it's a ride where you test your driving skills, and at the end, you get to the best part, Speed. You race up to 64.9 MPH and then they'll tell you your score and you'll be proud.
Great ride at Epcot, and 19th best ride at Disney. - DisneyFan

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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

Um have you been to the Disneyland one?
Theirs is a better version, that is longer and 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 and has real action and stunning visuals along with traditional and new, and 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, that puts this to shame.

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The Contenders

11 Kali River Rapids

Soaking wet every time but it's great

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

Did it at night and loved it!

great ride

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 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.

This should be in the top 10. One of the more immersive rides at Disney. - DisneyFan

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13 Star Tours: The Adventure Continues

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!

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. - DisneyFan

14 Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

This belongs at 25 - DisneyFan

15 Mission: Space

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

But Other Than That Amazing Ride

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.

Go for liftoff: Here we go
In t-minus 5 4 3 2 1: This Is It
dead x_x

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16 Toy Story Mania

I literally waited 3 hours to ride it ONCE!

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

I literally waited 2 hours to ride it ONCE!

17 Flight of Passage

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

Why can't this ride be higher? It's seriously the most immersive ride in the world and the BEST THRILL of your LIFE! You can't get that on any other ride can you? -Mark

There's no doubt about it, it's the best. To those who say Rock N Roller Coaster or Expedition Everest or Space Mountain or Mission Space or Tower of Terror or Primeval Whirl or Dinosaur is the best, Try this ride and see if you can change your mind. -DisneyMan

Best Ride of All Time

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18 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

I know this is a kiddie ride, but it's unique in ways and it'll thrill many kids, so far from the best, but good.
Good at #23. - DisneyFan

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19 Primeval Whirl

Haven't been there yet, I will next time I go! It looks AWESOME on YouTube - CuriousKitten555

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


15th best, if you can count it for its thrills. - DisneyFan

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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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