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Top Rides at Disney You Don’t Want to Miss

One of the great things about visiting Walt Disney World is that there are rides for everyone to enjoy. Guests will find experiences perfect throughout the Walt Disney World Parks, from thrilling coasters to immersive rides that put you right into the story.

Disney is constantly improving Disney Parks by updating rides and adding new ones. We will list Walt Disney World’s top rides to ensure you know what not to miss during your next Disney vacation.

Look at this list of top rides in the four Disney Parks to see what you might want to ride during your next Walt Disney World vacation.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, EPCOT
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Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind- EPCOT

One of the top and best rides at Walt Disney World is Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. This intense indoor coaster has taken Guests by storm with a thrill that hasn’t been experienced at Disney before.

This coaster features the first-ever reverse launch on any Disney coaster, and that is just the beginning of the thrills. What makes it even more impressive is that an innovation from the Walt Disney Imagineering team has created what they are referring to as an omnicoaster- it allows the ride vehicles (Starjumpers) to rotate 360 degrees to Guests who never miss any of the actions.

Each ride on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is different because of the outstanding soundtrack featured during the ride. Guests can get six other songs, each creating a unique ride experience.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is one of the top attractions at Walt Disney World and you won’t want to miss it.

Related: All You Need to Know About Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

Remy’s Ratotulie Adventure- EPCOT

Another top ride in EPCOT is Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. This trackless ride is fun for the whole family. Guests are shrunk down to the size of Remy as they work to create the perfect dish without getting caught.

As they race through Gusteu’s kitchen, Guests enjoy a fun, high-energy ride. It is full of great visuals and smells and puts riders in the middle of the action. Since the whole family can ride this one together, it continues to be a top ride for Guests in EPCOT.

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Kilimanjaro Safari- Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Kilimanjaro Safari is one of the unique rides in all of Walt Disney World. Guests board their ride vehicles and are taken into the Harambe Wildlife Reserve. On the savanna, Guests can see amazing animals such as lions, giraffes, hippos, flamingos, and so much more.

These animals make Disney’s Animal Kingdom home, and the safari is a way for Guests to get up close to them in a nature environment. This is a magical experience that is different every ride.

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

Guests are connected with their very own banshee, and then they soar together to experience Pandora’s beautiful and sometimes dangerous world.

This ride is unique and genuinely makes Guests feel like they are flying around Pandora. Wait times are still long for this ride daily, years after it opened. This shows how much Guests love it.

Expedition Everest- Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The most thrilling ride in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is Expedition Everest. This coaster has it all as it takes Guests backward, in the dark, and on a huge drop. The theming is fantastic, and the adventure is a must-do.

For those wanting a lot of thrill in their day at Disney, Expedition Everest must be on their top-ride list.

Kids on Tron Lightcycle Run
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Tron- Lightcyle Run- Magic Kingdom

There are a lot of top attractions at Magic Kingdom, but the newest one is Tron Lightcyle Run. This high-speed coaster is based on the Tron franchise, but you don’t need to be a fan to enjoy this fantastic ride.

On the ride, Guest board their very own futuristic motorcycle. Once looked in, Guests race through the virtual world full of amazing special effects and neon lights. The ride features big drops, dark sections, and a launch with Guests reaching almost 60 mph at the start. This speed makes TRON the fastest coaster at Walt Disney World as it passes the Rock n’ Roller Coaster in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which reaches 57 mph.

The speed and smoothness of this coaster make it enjoyable. Ensure you put it on your top-ride list for your next Disney trip.


Pirates of the Caribbean- Magic Kingdom

Pirates of the Caribbean is the ride we think is a must-do every time we visit Magic Kingdom. The ride combines a dark, water, and small thrill, making it much fun.

We love the visuals, the songs, and even the smells of this ride which all make Pirates of the Caribbean is a top choice.

The Haunted Mansion, Magic Kingdom
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Haunted Mansion- Magic Kingdom

The Haunted Mansion would be our next pick for top rides in Magic Kingdom. This ride is a classic Disney attraction, and we feel it is one that Guests should experience each trip.

We love the overall storyline of the ride, the ride vehicles themselves, and the special effects that bring the ride to life. Even though it might not be the most thrilling ride in Magic Kingdom, we love it.

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

The top ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the outstanding Rise of the Resistance. This ride is more of an experience that puts Guests right in the middle of the action. Guests work with the Resistance to fight the First Order. The outstanding visuals, special effects, and Cast Members make this ride unforgettable.

Slinky Dog Dash- Disney’s Hollywood Studios

A top ride in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is Slinky Dog Dash, found back in Toy Story Land. This family-friendly coaster has more thrills and excitement than many Guests anticipate. With two small launches, a fun drop, and a few dips, it has a little of everything. Don’t miss the incredible views from this coaster as well.

Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway, Disney's Hollywood Studios
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Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway- Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Finally, don’t miss out on Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway and a trackless ride for the whole family to enjoy together. The unique projections leave Guests fabulous and needing to ride again to see it all. We love the visuals, and who wouldn’t want to hang with Mickey and friends?

Those are the currently top rides at Disney. They are the best of what the Walt Disney World Resort has to offer. From top Disney thrill rides to a classic Disney rides, these remain the most popular in Disney Park. Which ones will you put on your must-do list?







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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