Top 10 Most Thrilling Rides & Attractions at Disney World

This is a list of the most thrilling rides at Disney World.
Thrill scale is ranked below each detail.

The Top Ten

1 Summit Plummet


It's a water slide that's 120 feet tall and 360 feet long, and depending on your weight, you'll slide anywhere from 50 to 60 mph, and get wet.
A minimum height requirement of 48" is in place, so it's no kids ride.
It's the flagship attraction at Blizzard Beach, so it's bound to be a real thriller.

9/10. - Gregory

2 Mission: SPACE

Made me sick. This should be up.

I threw up, and this is the only ride that made me do so - MegaSoulhero

Unbelievably intense, should be higher.
Not to mentioned 2 people died.

From June 2005 to June 2006, paramedics treated 194 Mission: Space riders.
The most common complaints were dizziness, nausea and vomiting.
Of those 194 people, 25 people passed out, 26 people had difficulty breathing, and 16 reported chest pains or irregular heartbeats. -railfan99

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3 The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Very intense ride! - MegaSoulhero

It's the flagship ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and it's known for having a drop sequence, so it's a real thrill, yet it's randomized, so it's different for every rider, adding to the fun and scare.
However, despite its extreme thrill, the minimum height requirement is 40", a real understatement.

7/10 - Gregory

4 Rock N' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

It launches you from 0 to 57 mph in 2.8 seconds, and delivers 5 g's and includes 2 loops and 1 corkscrew, and is in the dark, yet Aerosmith blasts music into your eardrums.
The minimum height requirement is 48", so little kids will not be tall enough to ride.
6.5/10 - Gregory

5 Expedition Everest Expedition Everest

It's a big coaster that goes backwards during part of the ride, and that's when things get really big.
44" minimum height requirement in place, which is rather understated for a big ride.
6/10 - Gregory

6 Space Mountain Space Mountain

The Disneyland version is better - MegaSoulhero

The Disneyland version has speakers in the cars for the onboard soundtrack. - railfan99

It's an indoor roller coaster in the dark and the 1st roller coaster in Florida, yet you might only go up to 28 mph, but it's a space themed coaster, and that means darkness included, so with that it seems faster and more thrilling, yet it's a great medium for a lot of Disney coaster lovers.
Though you have to be at least 44" tall to ride, so not for very many little ones.

5/10 - Gregory

7 Crush N' Gusher

A series of water coasters at Typhoon Lagoon, the ride has different levels, but all provide thrills for everyone, though the minimum height requirement is 48", so little kids are not tall enough to ride.
4.5/10 - Gregory

8 Avatar Flight of Passage Avatar Flight of Passage

This may be the best and most magical ride of all time, but in terms of intensity, this ride is a fair scale when compared to others, though is a simulator, though you sit on these seats like you do on a motorcycle, and it does simulate flying and falling and the feeling is very realistic, so those who are afraid of heights, are prone to motion sickness and have other health problems and are pregnant should not ride.
A 44" minimum height requirement is in place.
4/10 - Gregory

9 Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

I really liked this ride!

It's a mine train roller coaster in Frontierland, and it's one of the medium grade coasters many families love to go on.
The theme fits the ride.
4.5/10 - Gregory

10 Primeval Whirl

It's a wild mouse coaster, and the 1st coaster at Animal Kingdom.
The layout looks easy, but is deceiving, the turns are very sharp and jerky, so those with bad backs, necks or heart problems should bypass this ride, and to add to the thrills, the cars spin, and unlike Mad Tea Party, you can't control the spinning, as it's automated, so those prone to motion sickness should not ride.
Yet the minimum height requirement is a surprising 48", so kids will not be tall enough to ride anyway, and they mean exact.
Even a millimeter below that and they won't let you on.
It's not an extreme ride, but the hairpin turns and the spinning make for one thrilling ride.
4.5/10 - Gregory

The Contenders

11 Star Tours: The Adventures Continue

It's a motion simulator, and like many, you don't move much, the image creates the illusion of motion, and it's a good intensity for simulators and Disney rides.
Despite not actually moving much, it has a height requirement of 40", many little kids are able to ride.
4.5/10 - Gregory

12 Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

This roller coaster is the most intense ride and attraction in Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom, so it might take a little one by surprise.
The minimum height requirement is 38", and those starting out on roller coasters might want to try the Barnstormer 1st, and if they like it, then they might love the mine train.

4/10 - Gregory

13 Test Track

You go in this car and test your car skills and near the end, for the finale, you go full speed outside with banked turns and an acceleration of up to 64.9 mph (a normal driver can hit that speed on the interstate with ease however), and then they check your skills and make a commercial out of your test.
It's a perfect ride for those who enjoy a fair amount of thrills at Disney, although it's the fastest Disney ride of all time.
4/10 - Gregory

14 The Barnstormer

It's a kiddie coaster and the perfect indroductory for little kids starting out on roller coasters.
Though a 35" minimum height requirement is in effect.
3/10 - Gregory

15 Astro Orbiter

It's a spinning ride like Dumbo and Aladdin, you sit on these Buck Rogers-style rockets, but you spin much higher and faster.
There's no height requirement, but you can control the height and speed if you want comfort.
Some kids might wanna try Dumbo and Aladdin first, and if they like those, then they might wanna try this.
3/10 - Gregory

16 Soarin' Soarin'

It's a simulator ride that simulates flight, and being so awesome, it's no wonder it's one of the most popular rides at Epcot and Disney World, so it was a success.
It also has, fans and sprays to add to the realism with the sensations of wind and nature.
The initial rise can be surprising, and those who are afraid of heights and/or are prone to motion sickness should not ride, and a minimum height requirement of 40" is in effect.
However, it is a very mild ride.
2.5/10 - Gregory

17 Pirates of the Caribbean Pirates of the Caribbean

There is a small drop in the dark, so that can be surprising and scary to little ones.
However, there is no height requirement, so anyone can ride at any height, but it's not for those with health problems due to the drop.
2.5/10 - Gregory

18 Frozen Ever After Frozen Ever After

There are 2 small drops, and the 1st one is where you go backwards, so that can be a bit much for little ones, even little Frozen fans.
2.5/10 - Gregory

19 Mad Tea Party

Known famously to people as the teacups, this ride you spin on teacups and spin right round like a record teacup.
And your teacups are on spinning tables, and with all spinning, those who are prone to motion sickness or have health problems should not ride.
Although you can control the spinning.
2/10 - Gregory

20 The Magic Carpets of Aladdin The Magic Carpets of Aladdin

The ride is like Dumbo, which is annoying because this one is unoriginal, but the spinning puts its thrills.
1.5/10 - Gregory

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