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!

It replaced Alien Encounter, which was the funniest thing to 5 year old me. - YuukitheGeek

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.

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.

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.

3 Circle of Life

Not a bad attraction, but it's too big of a long runner for a non-motion movie, it should've been cycled by 2000. - Maddox121

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!

4 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.

Really boring

One of my favorite things to do in AK! Seeing the goats and characters is always a blast.

Replace it with Zootopia!

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

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

6 Universe of Energy

They got rid of it

You know this is closing

Long and boring

The Original should be here, but if were talking about Ellen's Energy Adventure. That ride is my favorite at EPCOT due to Bill Nye and 45 minute's of Air Conditioning.

7 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.

You would see this at a carnival.

8 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.

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.

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

9 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!

THE WORST. Complete waste of time. And you can't leave in the middle of the show. Why do they still keep it? Disney world needs major renovations.

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

10 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

The Contenders

11 Mission: SPACE Mission: Space is a centrifugal motion simulator thrill ride at Epcot in Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

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...

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.

12 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.

13 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.

This is the sole definition of Disney Parks fall from greatness

14 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

Who couldn't love this ride? It's a ride made for the fans!

15 Journey Into Your Imagination (Epcot)

THANK GOD they closed this. It was the absolute worst. - railfan99

16 TriceraTop Spin

Again, another copy of Dumbo, along with the Magic Carpets and Astro Orbiter. This one is the most boring one of all though.

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

17 Captain EO

This show was a waste a space

People! It closed!

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?

I hate the story line, the acting, the singing... The film itself seems to have been made to show off 3D, and 3D doesn't awe people anymore. So it's just a bad show, and you have to wait for it by watching a boring video about how it was made and blah blah blah...

18 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.

19 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

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!

20 Monsters Inc Laugh Floor

That pretty goo

21 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.

A kid got bitten there.

22 Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

It's fun and all, but the shoulder restraints cut into you and the music blasts into your eardrums, raping them.
The speed is thrilling though.

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

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


23 Living with the Land
24 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 ride is awesome! It doesn't belong here! Country Bear Jamboree isn't even on here yet! This makes no sense!

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 It's Tough to Be a Bug

Fun and entertaining, but NOT for small children.

Who likes this ride?

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.

27 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.

28 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 $.

29 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 the same thing. Just with a different exterior...STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT DISNEY SPRINGS.

30 Country Bear Jamboree

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

Aw this was adorable and it was indoor fun

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

31 Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Piece of crap

This ride is very fun


I waited 95 minutes for this and it’s a disaster. Not very thrilling and the mine scrne is too short and so is the overall ride. It needs more stuff.

32 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.

33 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 in the park, and should be removed from this list.

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.

34 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

35 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

36 Jungle Cruise


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.

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

38 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?

39 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!

40 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.

41 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

42 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

43 The Enchanted Tiki Room: Under New Management

Completely disrespectful to the original ride

Not the best one. Iago wouldn't shut up!

44 The Jack and Sally ride

That ride was at Disneyland and was called haunted mansion holiday

45 Disney Junior - Live on Stage
46 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.

47 Spaceship Earth

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

48 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

49 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

50 Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a mine train roller coaster located in Frontierland at several Disneyland-style Disney Parks worldwide.

This ride is epic. It is not bad.

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

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

It's pretty boring compared to the rest

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