I never thought that I would turn into a Walt Disney World fan. But after my parents moved to Florida, one hour outside of Orlando, it sort of just happened. I am now a Walt Disney World Passholder and look for any excuse to go. My favorite park is Magic Kingdom and I try to visit every time that I am in Florida. My family has found that it is best to go on weekdays, when the parks are a little less crowded, and that has given us the opportunity to explore almost everything that Magic Kingdom has to offer. So here is my go at Ranking the Attractions At Magic Kingdom.
Ranking The Attractions At Magic Kingdom
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad -This rollercoaster is set back in the days of America’s Gold Rush. With all of the dips and twists, it is the most exhilarating coaster that Magic Kingdom has to offer.
- Space Mountain -One of the most popular attractions at Magic Kingdom, this is one ride that you do not want to miss. It takes you through space and majority of the ride takes place in the dark. I recommend getting a FastPass for Space Mountain as the line is typically incredibly long.
- Splash Mountain -I have only ridden Splash Mountain once, but it was a lot of fun. Guests accompany Br’er Rabbit on his journey to find his “laughing place”. It is a longer trek than I had anticipated, so I was on the edge of my seat (literally) waiting for the famous drop. You will get wet, so be prepared.
- Haunted Mansion -I am pretty sure that my family rides this every time that we visit the park. Take a “spirited tour” through this Haunted Mansion and see all of the ghosts living inside. The hologram of the little girl blowing out her birthday candles is my favorite. The mansion is air-conditioned, which makes it a perfect escape from the Florida heat.
- Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom -This is an interactive card game that allows you to explore the entire park. Pick up your starter set of cards from the Fire Station on Main Street to get started!
- It’s a Small World -One of the most iconic attractions at Magic Kingdom, it is guaranteed to make you smile as you travel across the world and listen to “It’s A Small World”. The colors are incredibly vibrant there is a ton of glitter, two things that I love. Warning, that song will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day.
- Jungle Cruise -This scenic boat tour takes guests across rivers in in Asia, South America, and Africa. Your guide will make corny jokes throughout your cruise, all of which I found to be hilarious. You will encounter all sorts of animals on your journey, so watch out!
- Mickey’s PhilharMagic -Just thinking about this attraction makes me smile. Sit in an air-conditioned theater (thumbs up) for this 12 minute 3D adventure lead by Donald Duck. He takes you through scenes in multiple Disney movies while interacting with the characters. The best part is during “Be Our Guest” when smells of pies and cakes are piped into the theater. How cool!
- Under the Sea: Journey of The Little Mermaid -This attraction will have you singing and dancing in your clamshell seat. Relive parts of The Little Mermaid with very cool animatronics and colorful lights. This is another ride that is perfect for cooling off.
- Pirates of the Caribbean -Most people think that this ride was created for the movie, but it was in fact this ride that sparked the movie. It opened at Magic Kingdom in 1973 and the animatronics were state of the art for their time; heck, they still are!
- Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover -The PeopleMover is very much underrated. I love this attraction! Take an overhead tram throughout Tomorrowland and learn about all that the area has to offer. You get to go inside of Space Mountain, too, which is very cool. It is another great ride to take a break on.
- Enchanted Tales with Belle -My fiancé and I stumbled upon this by accident but we ended up really enjoying it. If you have small children that love Beauty and The Beast, this is a must stop on your list. Belle tells the story of Beauty and The Beast with help from some of the children in the group. They get to act out certain parts and is very entertaining.
- Astro Orbiter -Although its location is kind of strange, on top of a building, it is worth the work to get there. Guests ride in a spaceship around planets in Tomorrowland. Even better for Snapchat users, this ride has its own Geofilter.
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin -Play an interactive game at the Ranger Spin. Use the onboard cannon to hit targets and earn points. You compete with the person riding with you which makes it even more fun. And you get to hear Buzz Lightyear say “to infinity and beyond” so Toy Story fans will love this ride.
- Monster’s, Inc. Laugh Floor -Mike Wazowski puts on a comedy show for guests that is very cheesy but funny. It is interactive so audience members will get picked on and you can submit jokes on the way in to be read aloud by Mike. I really enjoyed this attraction and it was a great break from walking around all day.
- Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress -Take a trip through the 20th century to see how technology has evolved over time. The Carousel of Progress is a 21 animatronic show that takes you through four generations of a typical American family’s life, all inside of a revolving theater. Walt Disney himself created this attraction and by the end you will be singing the show’s “There’s A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” song.
- Mad Tea Party -Another one of the most iconic rides at Magic Kingdom, the Mad Tea Party will have you spinning around in colored teacups. Rumor has it that one teacup spins faster than all of the rest, but I can neither confirm nor deny that claim.
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant -Fly on Dumbo’s back over Storybook Circus. The carnival music will have you feeling like you are in the movie.
- Prince Charming Regal Carrousel -Found in Fantasyland, this is your typical carrousel influenced by Cinderella.
- The Magic Carpets of Aladdin -It is pretty much the same as Dumbo the Flying Elephant, but you lay down on a carpet while your ride. Although I am not a fan, the laying down is a cool concept. Plus, the sign is very colorful.
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh -This attraction always has a huge line outside of it, so on my most recent visit I FastPassed it to see what all of the hype was about. I did not find Winnie the Pooh’s journey to be one bit exciting.
- Swiss Family Treehouse -Climb your way through the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse and see how they lived. I think this is boring, but then again I’m not a fan of the movie.
- Stitch’s Great Escape! -I hated this ride. From the awful smells, to jumping seats, and being in a closed space, I did not like any part of this.
Not included in my list of Ranking The Attractions at Magic Kingdom (because I have not done them yet)
- The Barnstormer
- Country Bear Jamboree
- Hall of Presidents
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Tomorrowland Speedway
- Tom Sawyer Island
That concludes my list of Ranking The Attractions At Magic Kingdom. I hope that no matter which attractions you choose to visit while at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, you have an absolute blast!
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