July 17, 2023

10 Must Do Thrill Rides for Both Kids & Adults at Walt Disney World

our favorite and best rides at disney world

Since mine and Leighton’s favorite ride, Splash Mountain is out of commission for this year, we had a little fun trying out some new rides this year and adding to our favorite list of thrill rides! Last year we went to Magic Kingdom and Epcot. This year we decided to go to Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. We all had so much fun, and all the parks really are working to add more to their thrill-ride list. Keep reading for our favorite and best rides at Disney World between the 4 parks.

The 10 Best Rides at Disney World

1.) Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith – This has been a favorite ride of mine for years, but it was Leighton’s first time to try it at Hollywood Studios this year. When it first took off, she was definitely a little bit frightened, but she immediately started smiling and cheering. She loved all the twists and turns upside down in the dark! You must be 48 inches tall to ride.

2.) Tower of Terror – This was hands down the girls’ favorite ride at any of the Disney parks! We rode it twice in one day, and they still wanted to go more! It is such a fun thrill when you’re free falling up and down in an elevator over and over. Even though the line is outdoors, some of it is shaded, and there are misters throughout the entire line to keep you cool. Highly recommend! You must be 40 inches to ride.

3.) Space Mountain – This was one of Leighton’s favorite rides last year at Magic Kingdom second to Splash Mountain, and it’s still one of her favorites to this day. The line to wait is indoors too which is a bonus. The roller coaster is indoors and loops around in the dark through outer space. It has been in my top list of rides since I was a kid! You must be 44 inches tall to ride.

4.) Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – This was Amelia’s favorite ride last year at Magic Kingdom. I think it actually began her love of roller coasters, woohoo! And they both loved it this year. It wasn’t their top ride, but it still made it into the top 5 for them for sure! Even I enjoy this fun roller coaster! You have to be 40 inches to ride.

5.) Expedition Everest – This roller coaster is an outdoor coaster at Animal Kingdom, and it is one of the best! We cannot wait to go back to Animal Kingdom next year so we can all try it! You must be 44 inches tall to ride.

6.) Guardians of the Galaxy – It doesn’t get much cooler than this reverse launch coaster at Epcot! It rotates 360 degrees, and it is one of the largest fully enclosed coasters in the world. Also, it is also the only reverse launch coaster at Disney! It is such a fun and unique one that will definitely be on the top of your list! You must be 42 inches tall to ride.

7.) Tron Lightcycle – Race in your very own light cycle at Tomorrowland in Magic Kingdom. This ride is based on the super popular movie, and is such a unique and popular thrill ride! A virtual queue is in place for TRON Lightcycle. Guests will need to use the My Disney Experience app to enter this attraction. A standby queue will not be available. Each Guest can request to enter this virtual queue no more than once per day during regular park hours. You must be 48 inches tall to ride.

8.) Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – This ride is a favorite of adults and kids alike at Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom! And it is a fun one! But…it usually has a crazy long line. If you can’t handle the wait outdoors in line, it is definitely worth it! The girls love it too! You must be 38 inches tall to ride.

9.) The Barnstormer – This is a fun little outdoor roller coaster located in Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom. It is also a great one for younger kids if they aren’t so sure about roller coasters yet. It is fun for any age though! You must be 35 inches tall to ride.

10.). Slinky Dog Dash – This is a new outdoor roller coaster in the new Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios. It truly is a favorite for both kids and adults! Who doesn’t love a slinky dog?! And this area at the park is just so cute, upbeat, colorful, and fun! You must be 38 inches tall to ride.

Have you tried any of these Disney thrill rides? Which is your favorite? Which park and ride is next on your list?


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