The 12 Best Rides at Disney World Are More Than Worth the Wait Times
Getting to go to Disney World is a magical experience filled with special treats, unique accessories, and enchanting fireworks. Beyond all of these things, what makes the park so special is the rides. While you might want to see them all, it's best to know which ones should be your go-to experiences. In this list are 12 the best attractions at Disney World; some are classics and some are new, but all of the ones featured on this list simply can't be missed.
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror has been a fan favorite ever since it debuted in the '90s. The 13-story drop causes riders to lift out of their seats (secured by their safety-belts, of course) as they're presented with a terrifying view of the park below.
One of the most classic rides at the park, Space Mountain, debuted in the '70s and has been thrilling park-goers for decades. The ride sends guests shooting through the darkness of space with multiple twists and turns, making for an unforgettable ride.
Toy Story Midway Mania!
This interactive ride is one of the most fun experiences at the park. Using 3D glasses, guests play carnival games as they are moved through the ride.
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
This fast-moving coaster doesn't just use speed to get people moving. The music of Aerosmith is pumped through the trains with alternating soundtracks, making each ride a unique experience.
Possibly the attraction with the most fans, Haunted Mansion is always on the best-of park lists, and it's easy to see why. A perfect blend of spookiness and humor sends guests on a haunted tour of a stunning mansion where a ghostly passenger might decide to leave with you.
Mad Tea Party
An Instagram favorite, this pretty ride is sweet and classic. Guests spin the Mad Hatter's cups to swirl around to their hearts' delight.
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Hunt for gold along Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, which sends riders down a rickety track. Twists and turns are just the beginning as guests are bolted down some impressive drops.
Avatar Flight of Passage
Having debuted in 2017, Avatar Flight of Passage is one of the newest attractions. The 3D flying simulator transports guests soaring through Pandora.
Star Tours — The Adventures Continue
Star Tours is as classic as it comes for Disney rides. Considering the relaunching of the series, it makes sense that the ride would get an upgrade, taking guests on a 3D journey through the world of Star Wars. You don't have to be a fan of lightsabers to be enchanted by this ride.
This flight simulator at EPCOT allows guests to feel what it's like to be an astronaut. The mission has guests lift off as they slingshot around the moon. Preparing to get to Mars, riders have to navigate natural occurrences to land safely.
On a warm day, nothing is quite as satisfying as a big splash at the bottom of a roller coaster. Splash Mountain takes guests through a logging journey with music and storytelling. It's the 50-foot drop at the end, however, that is particularly memorable.