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10 Disney Rides Not to Miss in 2023

There are many amazing rides throughout the four Walt Disney World Theme Parks. This can make it hard to narrow down which ones to focus on during your trip. We will give you the top ten rides to take advantage of in 2023.

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10. Kilimanjaro Safari: Disney’s Animal Kingdom

One of the unique rides in all of Walt Disney World is Kilimanjaro Safari. This ride takes Guests through the Harambe Wildlife Reserve on an open-air safari ride. During the ride, Guests can see some of the 34 species that make this area home.

This fantastic adventure allows Guests to enjoy some amazing animals as they roam free on the savanna. From giraffes, rhinos, lions, cheetahs, zebras, and so many more, this ride is truly outstanding. Each trip is unique and special, making it one Guest can enjoy multiple times.

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9. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror- Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is one of the most well-themed rides in all of Walt Disney World. The theming begins as Guests journey down Sunset Boulevard and head toward the abandoned hotel.

We enjoy how the courtyard and lobby continue to theme as they are both dusty and abandoned.

Guests finally make their way to the boiler room, where they board the last working elevator in the hotel. From there, they are transported into the twilight zone. This ride is fantastic not only because of the wonderful theming but also because of the randomness of the ride. The drop sequences randomly make it impossible to predict what you are in for each ride. The uncertainty is part of the thrill.

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8. Pirates of the Caribbean- Magic Kingdom

Pirates of the Caribbean in Magic Kingdom is a top ride for every Disney vacation. We love how this ride combines the slow-moving boat ride, a small thrill, excellent music, and an overall great storyline.

We love the music and how there is so much to take in throughout the ride. Pirates of the Caribbean is an excellent showing of what Disney does well regarding their rides. Pirates of the Caribbean is a must-do attraction for Magic Kingdom visitors.

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7. Slinky Dog Dash- Disney’s Hollywood Studios

This family-friendly coaster found in Andy’s backyard is fun for everyone. Ride along with Slinky Dog on a wild ride along the Mega Coaster Play Kit that Andy created in his backyard.

Twist, turn, and spring your way along with Slinky Dog. This adorable roller coaster combines thrill and fun, making it perfect for many toys looking for a great time.

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6. Avatar Flight of Passage- Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Avatar Flight of Passage continues to be one of the most popular rides in Walt Disney World. Guests are connected to their banshee before flying around the stunning land of Pandora.

This 3D ride is breathtaking as Guests feel immersed in the beautiful landscape that creates Pandora. There is so much to take in on this ride that we find ourselves in awe each time.

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5. Walt Disney World Railroad- Magic Kingdom

This might seem strange for our 2023 top ten list, but the Walt Disney World Railroad is iconic. Guests have just started to be welcome back on board after years of the railroad being closed.

Take a trip around the Magic Kingdom. See the sights of the lands and experience the new tunnel and track that will inform you about the wonders of Magic Kingdom.

It might not be thrilling, but the Walt Disney World Railroad is magical and shouldn’t be missed.

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4Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway- Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Join Mickey and his friends on an epic adventure. This family-friend trackless ride takes Guests into the cartoon with Mickey and his friends. A lazy picnic turns into an epic adventure when Goofy takes over, and things go wrong.

We love the fantastic scenes that transform at every turn, the trackless ride adds a little thrill as you don’t know where your adventure is going, and since it is the first ride to feature Mickey Mouse himself, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway continues to be a must-do in 2023.

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3. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance- Disney’s Hollywood Studios

One of the best experiences in all of Walt Disney World is Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. This ride transforms Guests into the middle of the action like never before. Guests experience multiple ride vehicles as they work with Rey, Poe, and other Resistance members to fight the First Order.

The special effects of this ride are mind-blowing. It is truly one of the best experiences that Disney has ever created. Get ready to help the Resistance ride in this thrilling adventure.

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2. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind- EPCOT

The newest Walt Disney World attraction is Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. This indoor coaster brings thrills to Walt Disney World like never before. With the first-ever reverse launch, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind has Guests racing through space as they work to help the Guardians.

A new coaster that rotates 360 degrees keeps Guests constantly in the action as they travel along the track. Join the Guardians of the Galaxy on this epic adventure.

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1. TRON: Lightcyle Run- Magic Kingdom

Our number one ride to experience in 2023 at Walt Disney World is Tron Lightcycle Run. We have been anxiously awaiting this epic coaster, and 2023 is supposed to be the year. Disney has announced that TRON will welcome Guests in Spring 2023, and we can’t wait.

Those are the top ten Disney rides to take advantage of in 2023. We hope you enjoyed the list and are excited about a magical 2023 at Walt Disney World.









Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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