Top Ten Disney World Rides


Top ten Disney World rides offer something for everyone. These must-do rides offer unique themes that only Walt Disney World could bring to life. Thrills, chills, laughs, and aah moments to be had by all at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Top ten Disney World rides are shown in alphabetical order for the four theme parks making up the Walt Disney World Resort.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Avatar Flight of Passage

Na’vi hunter, are you ready to fly your own mountain banshee? Of course, the answer is yes, then climb atop and embark on a thrilling flight. You will soar over the breathtaking incredible land of Pandora. Most exhilarating experience ever.  Avatar fans will love the queue, too.

Pandora – The World of Avatar is by far one of the top attractions at Walt Disney World. You will want a fast pass or expect to wait a couple of hours. It’s that good.

Must be at least 44″ tall.

Expedition Everest

Legend tells of a mysterious snow creature living deep in the mountain and peering down on the Tibetan village below. Race to escape this forbidden mountain before the infamous Yeti claims another victim.

Filled with high altitude drops, hairpin turns, and a close encounter with the legendary Yeti himself. Plus, not to mention plummeting backward. You can see why this top attraction maybe a little bit scary for some.

Must be at least 44″ tall.


Soarin’ Around The World

Soar high above the treetops and feel the wind in your hair in this exhilarating experience. You will soar between one part of the world to the other. Discover places and wonders of the world you’ve never seen. From the Great Wall of China to the Great Pyramids in Egypt, see polar bears in Greenland and elephants at Mount Kilimanjaro. The magic of Soarin’ will be enjoyed by all ages.

Must be at least 40″ tall.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster

Living life in the fast lane! Aerosmith has given you backstage passes to their Hollywood concert. The problem is they are running late, then again maybe that’s not a problem. Hop into the super stretch limo and buckle up because this baby travels 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds. Jam to Aerosmith while zooming past iconic Hollywood landmarks. As I said no problem, the band and yourself will make it on time.

There’s three inversions, two rollover loops, and one corkscrew. The different ride may mean different Aerosmith music.

Must be at least 48″ tall.

Tower of Terror

As you wind your way through the dusty lobby of the Hollywood Tower Hotel you’ll quickly discover that things are not as they seem. Even the hotel staff seem a little strange, well maybe a lot. Rod Serling welcomes you to the Twilight Zone while revealing what happened many years ago to hotel patrons while riding the elevator. Do you dare to ride this rickety elevator all the way to the thirteenth floor?

Oh no, I believe I hear the sound of cables snapping. Hold on! Will you make it out alive or will you become a resident of the Twilight Zone?

Must be at least 40″ tall.

In all seriousness, this ride is really scary. May be too intense for some guests.

Magic Kingdom Park

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

After the gold was discovered spooky things started to happen in this cursed cavern. Abandoned mine shaft now welcomes you…but is it truly abandoned? There’s exploding dynamite and tumbling boulders. You are sure to have a blast on the wildest ride in the wilderness.

This is a great beginner roller coaster. Ride at night for more of a scare factor.

Must be at least 40″ tall.

Haunted Mansion

Welcome, foolish mortals. Ready for some ghoulish fun? Then climb aboard your Doom Buggy, did I say doom? Mwahahaha! Your private ghost host will guide you through this haunted mansion filled with ghouls and ghosts. Speaking of ghosts… Beware of hitchhiking ghosts.

One of the most beloved attractions that the whole family can enjoy. But, it could be a wee scary for the littlest in your family. But for most, it’s more silly than scary.

No height requirements.

Pirates of the Caribbean

Live a pirates’ life as you travel treacherous waters aboard a weathered barge. Keep an eye peeled for non-other than the likes of the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow. Sail into a pirate battle, complete with cannonballs. Explore treasure-filled caves and float through a town filled with drunken pillaging pirates’. Beware: Dead men tell no tales. Aaargh, you ready for an adventure?

Your young pirates’ will enjoy this ride along with the whole family.

No height requirements.

Space Mountain

Have you ever wanted to blast off into outer space? Some days, yes. Dip, turn and blast off into the darkness of outer space. Almost completely in the dark with only stars illuminating the way. Maneuver past shooting stars, wayward comets, and meteors.

I still remember my first ride on this iconic attraction. It is still to this day a must-do ride for many guests at Walt Disney World.

Must be at least 44″ tall.

Splash Mountain

Drift through a southern bayou where Br’er Rabbit invites you to his “laughing place”. But beware! Things are about to get hairy or is that harey, as Br’er Bear and Br’er Fox are in hot pursuit of our favorite hare. You’ll plummet into dark caves and tumble over waterfalls. And if that wasn’t enough there’s a five-story splashdown waiting just up ahead. Be prepared to be soaked if you are in the front seat of the log flume.

Must be at least 40″ tall.

If your kids are wee in size, then it’s off to the Laughin’ Place which is designed with them in mind.

In Conclusion

Come ride a banshee, encounter the legendary Yeti, share a ride with a hitchhiking ghost, discover the wonders of the world, live through a death-defying elevator drop, jam out with Aerosmith, and much more at Walt Disney World Resort. One of the top Orlando attractions since 1971.

From opening day rides to the most recent, these are my top ten Disney World rides. What are your Disney World favorite rides?

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