7 Best Rides at Disney World

In this guide we will list out the best rides that Disney World offers, how each one is unique, and actual (point of view) videos of the rides!

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Table of Contents

  1. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
  2. Avatar: Flight of Passage
  3. Soarin' Around the World
  4. Space Mountain
  5. Kilimanjaro Safari
  6. Tower of Terror
  7. Test Track

1. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

What a better way to start this list than with one of the newest and most popular rides in the world.

This isn't your ordinary ride that you hop on, and it's over in under a minute. There's a walk-through portion, a dark ride portion, a simulator portion, and even includes a drop and a lift.

Even the cast members are dressed up, and immediately spring to action in order to transition you into the next portion of the ride. It's a full experience.

You'll initially be taken captive by a First Order Star Destroyer, until a team of Resistance fighters intervene and try to help you escape.

In this journey you'll experience the escape pod, avoiding storm trooper shots, and even see the battle going on outside in space.

Location

Disney's Hollywood Studios

We've created a guide on the best rides at Hollywood Studios, where you can read more about the top rides at the park.

2. Avatar: Flight of Passage

Grab a pair of 3D glasses and strap on to your banshee, as you'll navigate up, down, left and right through one of the coolest simulator rides to date.

This 3D flying simulator ride will take you on top of a winged mountain banshee, and you'll fly around at high speeds and sharp turns through the moon.

This ride begins by flying you through stars & galaxies until you've made it to the World of Pandora.

Riders will get right into it as they experience the first nose dive drop, seconds after entering this new world.

It will genuinely feel as if you're in this actual world. The best part is that you don't have to have watched the movie in order to enjoy the ride.

You'll immediately appreciate how much work has been put into this ride, once you've taken one look at the scenery from the first drop.

Location

Disney's Animal Kingdom

We've created a guide on the best rides in Animal Kingdom, where you can read more about the top rides at the park.

3. Soarin' Around the World

Another flight motion simulator, with a little bit of a twist.

This one will take riders high into the air while keeping them on planet earth, and showcasing the beauties of this world.

Guests will begin in the Swiss Alps, travel above the Pyramids of Egypt, and even see the Wall of China!

To top it all off, this ride uses artificial winds and aromas, to give guests the most realistic experience possible.

It will genuinely feel as if you're traveling the world at high speeds, heading directly from one trademark destination to another seamlessly.

Location

EPCOT

We've created a guide on the best rides at EPCOT, where you can read more about the best rides at the park. 

4. Space Mountain

Launch straight into Space at high speeds, but there's a kick.. It will be in the dark!

It's a space-themed coaster, where through the majority of the ride, riders are flying through high speeds in the dark.

The only thing that you'll be able to see are the 'stars' from other planets, as you twist and turn your way through space.

The ride begins by entering a futuristic tunnel, where the lights move forwards to backwards in a rapid pattern.

After that, riders will slowly ride by a space shuttle, and that's when the real ride begins, as riders are launched into darkness.

Location

Disney's Magic Kingdom

We've created a guide on the top Magic Kingdom rides, where you can read more about the top rides at the park

5. Kilimanjaro Safari

A trip to Animal Kingdom is not complete without a visit to the Kilimanjaro Safari.

This safari ride will simulate a ride through the East African Savanna, as you'll travel through the 110 acre area.

Some of the animals you'll see include cheetahs, lions, rhinos, hippos, okapis, giraffes, and even crocodiles.

Your tour guide will take you through different spots throughout the ride, point out animals and provide riders with interesting facts about each of the 34 species of animals.

They are trained to have a sharp eye, in order to see animals that guests normally miss. 

Location

Disney's Animal Kingdom

We've created a guide on the best rides in Animal Kingdom, where you can read more about the top rides at the park.

6. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

If you've been anywhere near the Sunset Boulevard area of the park, you'll immediately hear the screams coming from the Tower of Terror.

This is one of the classics in the park, a free fall drop ride, that will give you plenty of thrills.

The story behind this ride is that the hotel was struck by lightning in 1939, and those riding the elevator, along with those in a specific area of the hotel vanished. 

Guests will be introduced to the famous Twilight Zone.

Location

Disney's Hollywood Studios

We've created a guide on the best rides at Hollywood Studios, where you can read more about the top rides at the park.

7. Test Track

Design your own vehicle exactly how you want it, and then test drive it!

One of the coolest rides in all of the Disney parks, guests will select their car, and then move on to the next phase in order to board, and then finally begin riding.

The car that the riders designed will be tested from 4 main factors including capability, efficiency, responsiveness and power.

Riders will feel the acceleration, top speed, handling, and brakes of their designed vehicle.

This ride will reach speeds of up to 65 miles per hour!

Location

EPCOT

We've created a guide on the best rides at EPCOT, where you can read more about the best rides at the park.