Disney’s Top Attractions: Which Ones Should You Visit First?

Walt Disney World has so many outstanding attractions across the four Disney Parks. As you plan for each day, you will want to make sure you know which of those attractions you should visit first.

We will break down the top attractions in the four Disney Parks so you will first know which ones to visit during your Walt Disney World vacation.

TRON Entrance
TRON Entrance

Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom is the Disney Park with the most attractions. Although this means there is much to do, it will also be challenging. Magic Kingdom has recently got a new top interest, but some classics remain ones you should visit first during your day at Magic Kingdom.

TRON: Lightycycle/Run- Tomorrowland

The newest ride in Magic Kingdom is the high-speed, high-thrill coaster found in Tomorrowland. TRON: Lightcycle/Run is finally open for Guests to experience. Here Guests strap onto their bikes and race through the grid. Right now, the only way to experience this top attraction is to purchase an Individual Lightning Lane or join the virtual queue. If you are a fan of thrills, don’t miss out on TRON.

seven dwarfs mine train
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Seven Dwarfs Mine Train- Fantasyland

This family-friendly coaster continues to be a top attraction at Magic Kingdom. Guests board their mine train and join the adorable seven dwarfs as they head into the mines for a day of work. With a few tiny drops and a couple of tight turns, this coaster is perfect for a first-time rider. Grab an Individual Lightning Lane to avoid the long lines that form here daily.

Peter Pan's Flight, Fantasyland
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Peter Pan’s Flight- Fantasyland

Peter Pan’s Flight is a Disney classic that remains a top ride at Magic Kingdom. Here Guests will fly high over Neverland with Tink, Peter Pan, and friends on their magic pirate ship. Don’t be surprised at how short this ride is compared to the wait time. Although we love the flying idea, we prefer to hit this ride at rope drop or use Genie+ to avoid the long lines.

Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean- Adventureland

Don’t forget to go on an adventure on Pirates of the Caribbean. This iconic Disney ride has it all. From a fun storyline to a little thrill, Pirates of the Caribbean continues to be a top ride at Magic Kingdom. The fantastic scene truly transforms the Guests into an adventure.

There are so many top rides at Magic Kingdom that it is hard to narrow it down to just a few; however, those are the ones we suggest when arriving at Magic Kingdom.

Avatar Flight of Passage, Disney's Animal Kingdom
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Disney’s Animal Kingdom

With fewer rides, Disney’s Animal Kingdom has only a handful of rides you should focus on first.

Avatar: Flight of Passage- Pandora

Avatar Flight of Passage is the top ride in Disney’s Animal Kingdom that you will want to go to first to avoid long lines. Guests soar on the back of a banshee as they discover the beautiful land of Pandora. This is a ride that has Individual Lightning Lane and can help with avoiding the long lines if you can’t their right away.

Kilimanjaro Safaris

Kilimanjaro Safaris: Africa

Kilimanjaro Safaris is The ride you won’t want to miss at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This attraction takes you into a savanna where Guests can get up close to amazing animals. Giraffes, elephants, lions, zebras, rhinos, hippos, and more all make this area home. Going right away lets you see the animals before the day gets too hot.

You should head to those two rides first at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
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EPCOT has recently added a lot of top attractions for Guests to choose from when visiting this Park. 

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind- World Discovery

The newest E-ticket attraction at EPCOT is Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. Like with TRON in Magic Kingdom, the only way to experience this ride is to join a virtual queue or purchase an Individual Lightning Lane. This indoor coaster is intense. Guests experience a reverse launch, constant rotation, and darkness. This all works together to create a unique but intense experience.

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure
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Remy’s Ratotoluie Adventure- France Pavilion

This family-friendly trackless ride is fun for the whole family. Shrink down to the size of Remy as you rush through the kitchen, trying to stay out of trouble. A combination of screens and real, large sets create a unique ride experience. Get here quickly so you can avoid the long lines.

We love these new additions to EPCOT and enjoy them during our vacations to Disney.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Depending on what type of rides you like, there are a lot of top attractions to choose from at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Hit these up early to avoid long lines.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance- Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is the most immersive attraction in all of Walt Disney World. Guests are taken into the Star Wars story like never before. Join the Resistance to help Rey, Poe, and BB-8 fight the First Order. This is more than a ride from excellent ride vehicles to live-action actors, Rise of the Resistance is an experience.

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Slinky Dog Dash- Toy Story Land

Another tremendous family-friendly coaster is found in Andy’s backyard. Slinky Dog Dash is a fun coaster that is more intense than it looks. Join Slinky as he zips throughout the backyard with dips, turns, and minor drops. You will want to get to this trendy ride right away in the morning.

Although you can’t go wrong by hitting any of Disney’s Hollywood Studios attractions to start your day, these two will consistently see the most extended lines.

When planning your days at Walt Disney World, those are the top attractions you will want to make sure you have a plan to visit first. They will have long lines throughout the day or require you to be up early to join a virtual queue or get an Individual Lightning Lane.


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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