Top 10 Worst Disney World Attractions

The top 10 most horrible and pointless rides and attractions in Disney World.

The Top Ten

1 Stitch's Great Escape!

If you like loud noises, uncomfortable seats, and animatronics burping in your face, this ride is for you! I think Lilo And Stitch is the most underrated Disney film, but the ride is truly awful. You sit in these seats that clamp down on your shoulders and cut into them if you move. The plot of the ride is that experiment 626 (Stitch) has escaped and is causing mayhem the whole time. The noises that are made (ie, things exploding, lights flickering, contraptions operating, etc.,) are loud as heck and will make anybody deaf. While Stitch bounces around the rider's seats, they thrust down on you, and it is hell on your shoulders. The worst part is when Stitch eats a tourist's chili dog, and burps. The seats have nozzles on them that spray scents, and it is the most disgusting thing ever. In fact, when my friend went when he was about 8, he actually threw up because it was so gross. I love the Lilo and Dtitch movie, but this is just bad

I absolutely hate this ride. I went on it 4 years ago and it is TRULY the worst ride in Disney. It's not actually even a ride. Also has nothing to do with the movie. The harness is also useless. Also there is a height limit for 42 inches! What!? No height limit needed. I remember it like this. There's no line for obvious reasons. You walk in this hallway and some police of some sort tell you that stitch has escaped. I thought you would have like fake laser guns and would fight bad guys or something exciting. NOPE. Your sitting in a giant, dark room, in seat with a harness over your head. The "ride" is stitch burping and laughing loudly in your ears, and the harness is for getting shook in for like 5 seconds. Worst. Ride. EVER!

When I heard that there was a Disney World ride based off of Lilo and Stitch, I though it was a cool ride like a 500-foot tall roller coaster with 150 inversions. But apparently, it wasn't even a ride. It's just something that you use for hurting yourself and getting burped on.

Thank god this is gone now

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2 Journey into Imagination with Figment

I have been to Disney five times this year already we are very thoughtful about all the rides and think about the planning. This ride is so not Disney and not up to its capability and standards. It is at best something you would see at a local fair or carnival. Lots of empty space throughout the ride that could be utilized the scenery is it best below average This rug is our families vote for the worst ride at Disney. We range in age from 52 to 8 years old

I didn't go on the original, but the new one is just boring. Unnecessary songs in every scene, boring setting, a bad ending song, and a creepy image at the end of the host's face as the man in the moon ruined it.

People, the original Journey Into Imagination was the best! Figment wasn't annoying in the original like he is here. Disney really messed up with this ride. And considering Splash Mountain isn't in the best shape, I think America Sings is due for a comeback.

This ride is brutally terrible. I couldn't sit through it. This is actually a meme in our family, every time we see Figment merch.

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3 Conservation Station

To make a long story short, it sucks, there is nothing interesting, you have to wait in line twice, once for waiting for the train, they force you off the train and you have to wait in line again to get back into the park. That wasn't exactly making a long story short. - bruinsfan

Really boring

Replace it with Zootopia!

I hate it

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4 Circle of Life

I have no idea how this is so high on the list, let alone on the list at all. This is one of the most amazing Disney live shows ever. Amazing music, costumes, and acts. It's hard to notice an outdated theatre when the show in it is so amazing.

The story's nice and all but they really need to re-film it and RESTORE THE THEATER. If you ever view this attraction you will see what I mean, the place look's like it hasn't been restored since the ride came out in the 90's.

Saw the live show at Animal Kingdom and thought it was awesome! The performers seemed to be really into it and it showed!

This was closed in 2018

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5 Tomorrowland Speedway

Worst Disney attraction of all time! I have been operating it for almost eight months, felt like eight months of pure torture. I am extremely thankful to be transferring over to Test Track in early August.

You wait up to 2 Hours in the BURNING HOT SUN for much of the time waiting, and yo go on these cars that only go 7 MPH! and you bump onto the tracks as well as get BUMPED ON by other "drivers", getting whiplash.
Disney decided to keep this ride even with the making of Tron.

This has huge lines and is very unpleasant for anyone over a certain height or age. - airbb

Sucks, all you do is go 7 mph and bump into each other’s cars as well as the track.

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6 The Magic Carpets of Aladdin

It wasn't as magical as the Dumbo one. Reasons due to hot location, bad views, and less carpets. The spraying camel doesn't help either.

What a huge waste of space in Adventureland. Another dumbo spinner?

I've been on this ride, and I agree. - Gregory

7 Enchanted Tiki Room

It's an Original for Disneyland and Magic Kingdom, which mean's it's pretty old but still is fun (especially with a Dole Whip at hand).

Come on, guys! Grab a Mickey Bar! The burning heat of Florida is worse than you think! And this is less annoying then the Bear Country Jamboree!

I was bored the entire time replace it with something else for crying out loud!


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8 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, more.

I just looked this ride up, and it looks creepy, stupid, and boring. I know it is trying to spread a good message, but can they put cultural music and pictures of all cultures instead? The dolls are creepy, they look like Chuckie's siblings, and the stare at you. The ride is really boring, all you do is go on a boat on water and see some dolls, not fun or interesting, you can look at dolls everywhere, including stores. And that song though, it is creepy.

This is a classic ride and it brings back great memories. It teaches people that there are more cultures and more things than just their homes.

There is so much to look at, the song is catchy, and it makes me feel very nostalgic - JaneMoffat

This is a classic ride made by Walt himself. It's not fair putting this on the list. I could name SEVERAL other coasters that are just as bad. - RyanSmith123014

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9 The Barnstormer

What? I get that it's not exciting but come on it's a kiddie coaster and fits the theme

It's only on here because of Toontown fair closing and the retheming. it sucks now.

10 Universe of Energy

They got rid of it

You know this is closing

Long and boring

It was sience class but worse

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The Contenders

11 Primeval Whirl

It's not a bad ride its very underrated

I got hurt on this ride. Burns from the bars and seat, and got the wind knocked out of me. - Haumea

It so painful and not the quality for Disney, it's a ride you find at a local carnival.

It's a decent Zamperla Wild Mouse and all, but it really doesn't match the Disney Standards. This is the type of ride you'd find at a Six Flags Park or your local fair. Now, it's not the WORST Wild Mouse I've ridden (Coast Rider at Knott's takes that dishonor) but still this is not a good ride for Disney and I reccomend skipping it if you have the credit or if it has a long line (it usually does). - RyanSmith123014

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12 TriceraTop Spin

I love it it is like dumbo you like dumbo right?

13 Carousel of Progress

This ride is not terrible at all. You people musthave a pineapple where your brain should be. This is one of the BEST rides in the Magic Kingdom.

Ok what? Walt Disney created this attraction. And it's perfect and the only place where it's not the rainbows and princesses. It's actually a good ride.

There's a great beautiful tomorrow shining at the end of every thing

Hated this one. Creepy.

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14 Mission: SPACE Mission: SPACE

There's a reason, it's caused 200 paramedic 911 calls and sent 1000 people to the hospital ER from 2003 to 2006, and the G-forces are unrelenting and will actually traumatize you.

They made it so that it perfectly simulates what it's really like to go to space.

This Disney ride is without a doubt, more violent than any other you will EVER go on, you can't even breathe, yet your bones crack, and you can't even have consciousness during and after this ride, and I'm not an overreacting chicken, yet I've been on every other ride around.

The reason why I put this here is because it killed several people and it made me vomit, good thing they have barf bags. - bruinsfan

I never get motion sickness, EVER! I almost threw up after getting off, it gave me a terrible headache as well...

Why is this here? I rode the green version and I didn't get sick. It was fun!

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15 Tom Sawyer Island

Hey; its 20,000 leagues.

How is 10,000 leagues under the sea gone and this is still there?

I wish they still did the hidden paintbrush thing...

No one cares about this attraction, it is just a waste of good useful land.

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16 Frozen Ever After

This is just truly disappointing from epcot, in my opinion, this whole ride was a cheap excuse to use up space, and there is almost nothing having to do with Norway except for the music on the lift chain, overall, it's just a cash grab

Not even educational to the Norwegian pavilion. Why do we need a terrible ride based on a terrible movie?

Totally boring ride with lots of empty spaces. The few animatronics in there were nice, but the ride is very sparse (like 2 characters per room with blank walls everywhere else) and there is no coherent reason for anything that is happening. It just felt like we were watching a commercial for the movie with 30 seconds of song per room. We only had to wait for 15 minutes due to being there during extra magic hours and even that was too long to wait.

Worst ride in Epcot.

The ride is basically Frozen, and it took away Maelstrom.
It’s an insult to Norwegians and it ruined a classic masterpiece(Maelstrom).

Maelstrom was a classic ride, and Disney threw it away and replaced it with this garbage.
Not to mention the Let It Go song is driving everyone bananas, and it’s just an excuse for demand.

Yet speaking of demand, when it opened, it was so popular people waited 5 Hours just to ride it.
Many hours were outside in the heat, and some people were sunburned and even had heat exhaustion.
Disney did provide water and ice cream for them, so they’re refreshed, but still.

5 Hours for a boring Frozen ride!
Not worth the wait, or even riding.

It’s just a cash grab, and Disney milked it.
They don’t care much about the guests true interest in Disney anymore, just Movie popularity and $. - Gregory

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17 Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros

Awesome ride that shows the true beauty and compassion of the Mexican culture. Although not as good as its predecessor "El Rio de Tiempo" it is quite an awesome show.

It was fun for kids. I love the night and shops. Nothing wrong with it.

I went on this so many times with my 2 friends and my sister and would give this ride 10/10 great for taking a break on a hot summer day and does not have very long waits


HFJRGEFRGTOKRTR5OTHY (srry for caps rage)

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18 Country Bear Jamboree

Aw this was adorable and it was indoor fun

If you want to see robotic bears make racist and sexist jokes, than this is the ride for you.

My Family Went Into Here For Air conditioning We were stuck so we were forced to watch this awful show with horrid animatronic bears the only thing worthwhile in my opinion were the animal heads and the air conditinion

19 Captain EO

People! It closed!

This show was a waste a space

Old, poorly scripred, makes no sense at all, just dumb in general. Also, I couldn't care less how the stupid thing was made 26 years ago, yet alone stand in the slanted room for 8 minutes watching the making of movie hurting my neck looking at the screens over head...did I mention old?

Why did they put this on the list!? This was Epcot's other popular attraction.

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20 The Land

This ride is not bad. Just because this ride is Educational doesn't mean its bad.

It think it's pretty miserable to see the alligators and fish waiting for their death. Plus it's a bad location.

I have bad memories of this. Parents really enjoy this one because it's relaxing, but it's really really boring too. - airbb

Most boring waste of time ever.

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21 It's Tough to Be a Bug

Fun and entertaining, but NOT for small children.

Absolutely terrifying, especially for small children and those scared of/squicked out by bugs. Also lots of grossouts and things that poke you. Oh, and all this is in 3d.

22 Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

Legend, who ever put it on here... they can ride the elevator of THEIR LIFE TIME!


I went on this ride and it was too rough and my whole body hurt to this day.

Never again

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23 Disney Junior - Live on Stage
24 The Great Movie Ride

This is actually a great ride with classic movies

This is kinda not the same... It is really freaky now

But they knew Mary poppins

This ride is closing in Aug 13 to be replaced by Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railroad
Shame they decide to take away a great attraction for that.

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25 Sounds Dangerous

I'm a huge Disney fan and I've never heard of it. Must not be very popular.

They shut this down for a Star Wars movie

Glad they took it out.

26 Planet Hollywood Observatory

I t used to be a great attraction, and went there 4 times, but after I heard about the new design outside and inside, along with the really bad service they have now, I'm not sure anymore about thinking about going.
They ruined the design and made it crap. - Gregory

The old one was awesome, but this new version sucks.
I can't believe Disney ruined a great restaurant attraction.

So, they gave it the Dueling Dragins treatment. Such a shame.

It’s all because of Guy Fieri.
He teamed up with Disney and turned this into his Las Vegas restaurants.
Even the appetites and food are like those in Las Vegas and are named after them.
The food is very expensive and the service is poor.
How dare he and Disney ruined a wonderful restaurant.

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27 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.

Why is Space Mountain on here? Space Mountain is such a great and awesome ride.

Because it's too dark to enjoy it anymore. If you went on it before 2009, then it wouldn't make sense being on here. - railfan99

Space mountain is the best Disneyland ride in my eyes.

People have died in this ride. Must've been traumatic and violent, not to forget it's so dark, so yeah, worst nightmare for ride haters.

They had heath problems, no one should go on rides like this if they have health problems. - Gregory

This Used to be my favorite ride, I went back on it, and let me tell you.
It's TOO Jerky and rattled my body to the point of hurting. I had developed back and neck pain and I would say I'm NEVER going back on That ride AGAIN!
I see the track needs a new refurbishment, because it's really old and outdated.
I read the warning sign about heart, back and neck problems, and I had a good back, it'a that the ride is TOO Darn JERKY! It jerks you around, and yet while Disney wants to keep everyone safe, they don't realize most of the people riding it come off with back and neck problems.
There's NO back and neck support in these TINY Seats! and you're whipped about, so I was hurting for the rest of the day.
Disneyland has a MUCH better Space Mountain, it's track has been rebuilt, so it's MUCH SMOOTHER! And it also has better music and special effects, and anyone riding that one will love it.
If they ever refurbish the track on this one, then I would go on it again, but right ...more

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28 Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Piece of crap

This ride is very fun



(who does that? )

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29 Soarin' Around The World Soarin' Around The World

Not very realistic, you can see the edges and lines and if you sit in the end rows, you’ll see the image look distorted.
And it’s not in 3D, so it’s not that good.
It’s an even worse matter for Disneyland to turn theirs into around the world since it shows disrespect for Californians.
I don’t get why it’s still so popular?
Disney Step up your game.

30 Dinosaur

While waiting in line, it feels like it's going to be an exciting ride. It's actually just riding around in a jeep looking for a dinosaur, with some bumps and fast movements. Only ride if you have extra time and the line isn't long. Younger kids who like dinosaurs might enjoy. More sensitive ones could be frightened.

I HATE this ride. It is horrifying, terrified me as a child, and is a seizure machine. Blinking lights, a furiously shaking car thing, and dinosaurs eating each other isn't a good mix, especially in a Disney park.

Why is this on the list? This is a great ride (in my opinion), filled with realistic animatronic dinosaurs (and a pterodactyl) that moves fluidly and very lifelike. This ride should stay. - DinoLover4242

This ride could use a rehab. Change the name back to Countdown to Extinction, change the plot (malfunctioning time machine), and replace the Carno with a T Rex

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31 Astro Orbiter

Nothing new or original, just going up in a sweaty elevator to have the same ride experience as Dumbo or Aladdin without any classic Disney feel.

2 THING long lines AND Waste of time it is just a reguler caroseill

Astro orbiter
Vietnam flashbacks ensue

32 Kali River Rapids

This ride made me miserable. It soaked me in the places I didn't wan't to be soaked -- my butt and my face/head, and it didn't even cool me down! The ride was way to quick. It felt like I was on for about 30 seconds and then off. It was also really uncomfortable to be sitting face to face with complete strangers. The worst part of the ride was the line. I stood in line for an hour and a half. Half of the time was outside, and the other half of the time was inside a small room with about three small fans to keep us cool, but the body heat was insane. I would have rather kept waiting outside in the Florida heat at the end of May. Definitely my least favorite ride. Definitely not worth it.

This ride was way too quick and because it's a water ride I had to take my glasses off which meant I couldn't see anything and furthermore I got soaked from head to toe and even had someone say "woah she got real soaked" so after I was walking around looking for my mum in the dark whilst soaking wet... not great

33 Jungle Cruise


34 Illuminations: Reflections of Earth

It's a firework show, so it needs to be loud and bright.

This is only here because of the New Year finale, it's not normally like that every night, but on New Year's Day, during the finale, it's like warfare. - Gregory

ARE YOU SERIOUS?! YOU MUST BE SICK MINDEED TO THINK THAT! I guess the NY version could be true, and we don't want our health to be in danger, but seriously, this is one of the best things at Disney World.

It's not too bad on a normal night, but on on the New Year, there's a spooky countdown that might frighten children, along with a finale that will Punch you in the face, make you deaf, and cause small earthquakes, along with epilepsy and concussions.

WAY too scary for all ages that time of year no matter what.
Sorry for spoiling you guys that didn't go for the new year.

It’s closing in Summer 2019, so that’s good news if you hate it.
Still a masterpiece though. - Gregory

35 Fantasy In The Sky

Idiots who put the best attractions on this list

Anyone afraid of fireworks will hate this and Illuminations.
Though Illuminations during new year's ends with a thundering, earth shaking, seizure-inducing and concussive finale.

Whoever put this on here is such a dickhead.
I don’t know why this is on here?

36 Mad Tea Party

I think it's fun. Classic ride, right in Fantasy Land, and the Alice and Wonderland character meet and greets are right around it.

My mom HATES the teacups. Even watching makes her sick.

Classic ride!

37 The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh

For weirdos I guess its babyish but its still fun

You guys have gone bananas... BEST DARK RIDE

Too babyish Too boring

Boring ride.

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38 Jack Sparrow Jack Sparrow Captain Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp, is a fictional character and the main protagonist in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. He is a pirate in the film series.

You wait an hour for a sleezy drunken Johnny Depp 5 minute electronic/laser projected badly choreographed presentation. All about the $.

39 Slinky Dog Dash

It’s a small roller coaster, but the worst part is the queue.

The queue is nearly all shadeless, with poor air conditioning, so many guests who go to this ride wait in line in a practically shadeless queue, keeping them unprotected from the Sun and its UV rays as well as rain, thunder and lightning.

The worst moment happened on opening day, when the wait time for it was 7 hours and stretched from the Chinese Theater over a half mile all the way to the ride.

Because of that, even those who prepared their best for luck in the line ended up burning in the sun (especially after 7 whole hours) and many were dehydrated.
Yet even cloudy weather can’t prevent a sunburn since 87% of UV radiation will still pass through the clouds.

Remember in 2017 when a dad went on a drunken tirade and left his child severely sunburned at Disney, and Disney charged him for child negligence.
Yet they didn’t help much for these poor victims in the line of Slinky Dog ...more - Gregory

40 UP! A Great Bird Adventure Show

A disaster ruined by Disney for the sake of $.

It’s fun and entertaining and u get to see cool exotic birds

41 The Jack and Sally ride

That ride was at Disneyland and was called haunted mansion holiday

42 Monsters Inc Laugh Floor

That pretty goo

43 Spaceship Earth Spaceship Earth

Sure it might seem old and outdated, but it's a classic and it tells us the past and even the future.

44 Buzz Light Years Space Ranger Spin

Used to be good, but it looks outdated now, and you can’t detach the guns and it’s hard to shoot well.
They should refurbish the settings to make it more advanced and better. - Gregory

45 Body Wars

Looks interesting to me, but it makes people sick, probably due to the setting or the rapid spinning and moving. If you don't like being in bodies for too long, ride the Haunted Mansion.

I disagree, it's not even open anymore so this should be a nominee at most

Every child's dream is to have a disgusting adventure in someone's stomach right... THROW UP.

Body Wars doesn't even operate anymore, heck, the simulators were removed years ago. - railfan99

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46 Honey, I Shrunk The Audience

This one closed in 2010, it was a 3D show, I think, a bit like it's tough to be a bug. I only remember it being scary for young kids. We didn't ride it very much. - airbb

so boring

47 Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Shadeless lines, and it's just a boring and rough ride.

This ride is epic. It is not bad.

It's pretty boring compared to the rest

Its such a fun and smooth ride why is this on it

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48 Star Tours Star Tours

It's a great ride but it is anyone

The original one was okay but the new version was very awesome

Worst ride ever, you are constantly jolted out of place and leave the ride sick to your stomach.

Well, they warn you that and that you have to be in good health to ride. - Gregory

49 Expedition Everest

It only goes straight? It curves and even goes backwards.
No drops? There are three pretty intense drops on this coaster.
Slow? Very fast.

Who ever made this list is such a dick head

This ride is terrible it's so slow and it goes straight and has no drops don't ride this

50 Churro Cart

It was boring, but delicious.


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