Ranking The Magic Kingdom Rides and Attractions
I never thought that I would turn into a Walt Disney World fan. But after my parents moved an 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. It has given us the opportunity to do almost everything that Magic Kingdom has to offer. Here is my take on ranking the Magic Kingdom rides and attractions.
1. 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 of all Magic Kingdom rides.
2. Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
This interactive card game allows you to explore the entire park. Pick up your starter set of cards from the Fire Station on Main Street and begin your quest.
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3. Haunted Mansion
Take a “spirited tour” through the 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, making it a perfect escape from the Florida heat.
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4. Jungle Cruise
This scenic boat tour takes you across rivers in in Asia, South America, and Africa. Your guide will make corny jokes throughout your cruise–all of which I think are hilarious. You will encounter all sorts of animals on your journey, so watch out!
Tip: During Christmas, the Jungle Cruise becomes the Jingle Cruise. It’s even more fun to ride then!
5. Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
The PeopleMover is very much underrated. I love this Magic Kingdom ride! Take an overhead tram throughout Tomorrowland and learn about all that the area has to offer. It is another great ride to take a break on.
Tip: This ride is even more fun at night, when Tomorrowland is all lit up.
6. 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. Be prepared because you will get wet!
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7. Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train
Although this is a rollercoaster, it’s not anything crazy. My favorite part of this ride is when you enter the Dwarf’s mine and see all of their colorful jewels.
FYI: Although I very much enjoyed it, I would not wait in line two hours to ride this.
8. Mickey’s PhilharMagic
Just thinking about this attraction makes me smile. Sit in an air-conditioned theater for this 12 minute 3D adventure lead by Donald Duck. He takes you through scenes in multiple Disney movies and interacts with the characters. The best part is during “Be Our Guest” when smells of pies and cakes are piped into the theater. How cool!
9. It’s a Small World
One of the most iconic attractions at Magic Kingdom, you are guaranteed to smile as you travel across the world while listening to “It’s A Small World”. The colors are incredibly vibrant there is a ton of glitter, two things that I love.
Warning: you will be singing “It’s A Small World” for the rest of the day.
10. 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.
11. 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!
12. Hall of Presidents
Take a break from the heat in this air-conditioned theater. The show gives you a run down of the United States’ Presidents in numerical order.
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13. Mad Tea Party
Another one of the most iconic Magic Kingdom rides, 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.
14. 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.
15. Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
“Tropical birds, Tiki gods, and colorful flowers come to life in a swinging South Seas musical extravaganza.”
Fun Fact: The Enchanted Tiki Room debuted in 1863 at Disneyland and was the first attraction to use audio-animatronics technology.
16. Tom Sawyer Island
Take a short boat ride over and explore all that this island has to offer. There are tons of hidden passages; you could truly spend an entire day here.
17. Enchanted Tales with Belle
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.
18. 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.
19. Monster’s, Inc. Laugh Floor
Mike Wazowski puts on an interactive comedy show for guests that is very cheesy but funny. On the way in, submit a joke to be read aloud by Mike.
20. 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.
21. 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 minute 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 along with the show’s “There’s A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” song.
22. Space Mountain
Space Mountain is one of the most popular Magic Kingdom rides so try to make it one of your FastPasses. Majority of this ride is in the dark, which I am not a huge fan of.
23. Peter Pan’s Flight
Relive the story of Peter Pan as you fly over London on a pirate ship. This is one of the busiest Magic Kingdom rides. Although it’s cute, I would not wait hours to ride it.
24. Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
Found in Fantasyland, this is your typical carrousel influenced by Cinderella.
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25. Liberty Square Riverboat
Sail around Tom Sawyer Island on the Colonial-era Liberty Belle riverboat for 17 minutes. I think this attraction is rather boring, but you do get to see different views of Big Thunder Mountain, Splash Mountain, and the Haunted Mansion.
26. Tomorrowland Speedway
Take a spin around the speedway. This ride is perfect for little ones who want to get behind the wheel.
27. The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
It is pretty much the same as Dumbo the Flying Elephant, but you ride on a carpet instead of an elephant.
28. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
This attraction always has a huge line outside of it, but I did not find Winnie the Pooh’s journey to be one bit exciting.
29. Swiss Family Treehouse
Climb your way through the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse to see how they lived.
30. 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 Stitch’s Great Escape.
Not included in my list of Ranking The Attractions at Magic Kingdom
(because I have not done them yet)
Country Bear Jamboree
Enjoy These Magic Kingdom Rides And Attractions
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.
Have a magical day!
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