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.

I remember coming off this and not feeling my shoulders

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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.

A dull, and annoying ride in a big and beautiful pavilion dedicated to Imagination. Made by people called "imagineers", who are supposed to be inspired by the worlds greatest dreamer and doer, Walt Disney, and this is what we get? An annoying dragon, a fart joke and a creepy face in the moon, along with mirror tricks and yet more video (Epcot loves their outdated videos). I don't buy the excuse that Kodak couldn't support it financially. This is still Disney property and they are a financially strong company and could do this ride properly. It's long overdue and is insulting that they keep such a cruddy ride in an expensive park.

I think that this ride needs an overhaul and why did they put Eric Idol as the serious scientist, shouldn't he be funny!?

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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!

I don't understand how this is on the list. This is a wonderful show.

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5 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

6 Tomorrowland Speedway

The cars move too slow. They should change this ride.

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

Because every American theme park has to have one... - Gametheorysucks

Stinks! Literally and figuratively!

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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 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.

9 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. - AnimeDrawer

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

I was forced on this ride 3x when I went to Disney World in 2006. It was torture. When I thought that was all over, NO! 9 years later, I was forced on it AGAIN, this time, at Disneyland in California!


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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 TriceraTop Spin

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

12 Primeval Whirl

It's not a bad ride its very underrated

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

You would see this at a carnival.

Another wild mouse coaster

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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 Tom Sawyer Island

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

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

Hey; its 20,000 leagues.

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

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15 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.

Should still be "EL Rio de Tiempo" if you ask me, but hey they just closed maelstrom at Norway for Frozen and it doesn't even take place in Norway!


HFJRGEFRGTOKRTR5OTHY (srry for caps rage)

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16 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

17 Mission: SPACE

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...

It's a weird ride since as an adult I get motion sickness on any spinning ride (I almost puked on the tea cups), but I handled this ride fine. Even though it's spinning, your eyes don't see it so it effects people different I guess.

I rode this ride once on my last trip to Disney and I having a panic attack because of how little space you get on the ride, in other terms don't ride Mission: Space, neither version is good

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18 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.

Excellent ride that makes you feel the Frozen buzz all over again! Don't listen to the haters, they probably didn't get the ez pass and are mad at the world because they have no life and need to hate on Disney rides...

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19 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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20 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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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!


If you hate roller coasters and loud music, then this is not your ride, but if you like roller coasters, then your in luck. The takeoff and inversions will satisfy any hardcore roller coaster fans and Aerosmith music will delight any Aerosmith and rock music fans, and if you like taking off so fast that you can’t breathe till you die, then this is your ride. Seriously, this may be one of the best rides for thrill seekers but not for wimps.

Too loud.

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23 Disney Junior - Live on Stage
24 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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25 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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26 Planet Hollywood Observatory

I used to love this attraction, and took my son there 4 times, but afterI 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. - Gregory

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

It's the same thing. Just with a different exterior...STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT DISNEY SPRINGS.

It used to be awesome, but they ruined the whole place, not only the exterior, but also the interior. There is almost no memorabilia and it's not a magical theme anymore, nor a space-scifi observatory inside, just barely, it's just like any other restaurant (with the exception of an OMNIMAX screen).
Also food service is poor and the prices are inflated to huge proportions, the waiters/waitresses are rude and the food is not very well made anymore, just messy.
Disney really ruined the restaurant, shopping center, and the overall resort in general.

27 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.

28 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.

Too loud and not exciting enough :(

Yeah, it is really loud. I agree that it's not that exciting, but there is a drop at the end with a giant dinosaur that gave me nightmares when I was younger. And maybe you just feel that way because you've ridden it so many times or you've ridden other rides that are more exciting and therefore have too high of standards. I've ridden it too many times, which is why I don't think it's very exciting. - JaneMoffat

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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29 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.

30 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

31 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

32 Jungle Cruise


33 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?

Why is this on here? It’s no different than your usual show, and even the end is not to flash your life, though the New Year’s Day finale at Epcot would do that.
On a normal day, every second is like a walk at the park. - Gregory

34 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.

Classic ride!

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

35 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

This is an awesome ride, Why is this here?
It’s not too scary and won’t traumatize you like the last ride I went on at Disney World (rnr)

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36 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 $.

37 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.

38 Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Piece of crap

This ride is very fun

This seems like a good ride for almost everyone, I said Almost, because when I rode Rock N’ Roller Coaster recently, I never went on anymore roller coasters for the rest of my life because it almost KILLED ME!

That comment below this is what Rock N’ Roller Coaster fans would think of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and it perfectly describes me.

It’s so boring, you wait like 3 hours for a “roller coaster” that’s technically 2.5 minutes, but only has 30 second coaster parts, and is for lil pussies.
I mean It’s ok, but it’s not worth waiting 3 hours for.

39 The Jack and Sally ride

That ride was at Disneyland and was called haunted mansion holiday

40 Monsters Inc Laugh Floor

That pretty goo

41 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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42 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

43 Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

It's pretty boring compared to the rest

This ride is epic. It is not bad.

A must-ride. I have no idea why this is on the worst list.

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

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44 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

45 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

46 Churro Cart

It was boring, but delicious.


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