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!

This list sucks.

The best rides don’t have to be so scary, and especially since this is Disney, people want to be happy, not crying in fear.

Now theming is one thing to enjoy, but it’s kinda annoying that the scariest rides get the best reviews because that’s just messed up.

I mean, who would want to scare themselves off all the time.

Disney is a place of happiness, no wonder there are kids crying.

Expedition Everest is one of the scariest rides at Disney World.

So scary that many children come off crying, because of the intensity and scary Yeti.

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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.

IT IS NOT EVEN CLOSE SPLASH MOUNTAIN IS SO FUN. I LOVE FOLLOWING BR'ER RABBIT AND FRIENDS DOWN CHICKAPIN HILL. THE SCENERY, MUSIC, COLORS, THRILL AND SUSPENSE ALL ADD UP. IT IS SO COOL AND IF YOU ARE DEBATING WHETHER TO RIDE, DO SO! BEST RIDE EVER! DISNEY WORLD'S IS BETTER THAN DISNEYLAND'S.

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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.

This may have one of the best details, but it’s not the best.
Because not everyobody can go on it.
The best rides are for everybody. - 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

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! )

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

I’ve learned that the best rides are those that are for everybody of all ages in all conditions.

While this ride is known to be great and fun, it doesn’t explain the fact.
First off, it requires being 48” tall, so no kids will ride this, and it’s a roller coaster with a fast launch at the beginning, and the only one at Disney World to include inversions(which not everybody’s up for).
It requires following the heath and height requirement, and plus, the seating won’t accommodate everybody due to some people’s shapes or sizes.
Plus, it’s in the dark, and some people, especially kids, are afraid of the dark, and darkness even means not seeing where you’re going(same with Space Mountain).
Yet there’s loud music, which can cause hearing loss, and there’s head banging due to the roughness on the back row with the otsr’s(over the shoulder restraints).

The best rides at Disney are those that all dads, moms, brothers and sisters can enjoy all ...more - Gregory

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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

This one sucks compared to the one in Disneyland.

This is just a ride that'll hurt your back rather than be fun. it's so outdated

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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

Very good

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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.

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

I went on this ride, and I had an orgasm

This ride is amazing! I loved Soarin' Over California,and I was doubtful about this, but now I love it better than Soarin' Over California

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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

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

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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!

Kinda overrated to be up here.
It’s ok, but not the best.

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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 Avatar 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

Most amazing ride at Disney.

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14 Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

This belongs at 25 - DisneyFan

This ride is boring

15 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!

This is not the best ride.
The best rides are those that are for everybody, and I heard numerous people say this thing jerks hard and makes many people sick.
Which shows us not everyone’s in great shape for stuff like this. - Gregory

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16 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.

BEST RIDE EVER!

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17 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!

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

SO MUCH FUN!

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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21 The Great Movie Ride

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

The alien scene might scare kids on the ride

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22 Kilimanjaro Safaris

This ride needs more popularity!

23 Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin

Fun, but I wish the guns were better

24 Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor

I like it but does it count as a ride

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

Not a ride.

25 Castaway Creek

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

26 Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular

Its not a ride

BOO!

It is an amazing show😃

27 Spaceship Earth

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.

28 Jungle Cruise

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!

29 Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Great ride but I wouldn't be willing to wait 90 minutes to ride. - PianoQueen

It's my dads 2nd favorite ride in the magic kingdom with the 1st being Space mountain.

I LOVE this ride!

WHO put this on here? You wait 90 minutes or 3 hours to ride this, and it's so short and not very thrilling or fun.
The Seven Dwarfs mine scene does not make it better.

30 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

31 Lights, Motors, Action

A show, not a ride.

32 Peter Pan's Flight

Probably the best ride in fantasyland, it is completely overlooked! - adumas700

Well,adumas700,I think that the 7 dwarfs mine train is the best ride in fantasyland

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33 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.

34 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.

35 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!

36 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 ride has always been my childhood. No matter what people say about this ride, it will always have a special place in my heart. And 11 years later I still don't think the song is annoying, I don't think is creepy or haunted, I just adore it. And every time I go to Disney world this is the ride that I go on first. I just love It's a small world.

It's so fun and cutesy! Who could resist such a cute ride! And the toon is catchy! IT'S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL!

For all of you saying its bad, this was in the 1964-65 New York World's Fair, so it's pretty nostalgic.

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

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37 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.

38 The Seas with Nemo & Friends

I think this should not be on here because all the characters from finding Nemo are just underwater projections.

39 Mr Toad's Wild Ride

One of my mom's favorite rides throughout her childhood

Isn't this Disneyland not world - lbelle0527

40 Country Bear Jamboree

1st favorite of mine when I was little

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

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41 Frozen Ever After

This ride sucks because it's a frozen ride

It's not even opened yet!

42 Living with the Land
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