13 Walt Disney World Attractions You Must Try Once

Walt Disney World is truly the most magical place on Earth thanks to its amazing theme parks, water parks, Disney Resorts, and Disney Springs. Guests who visit the vacation destination have so many options of amazing experiences to enjoy that they might be overwhelmed tying to see it all. With so much to see and do, many guests choose to focus on enjoying attractions throughout their vacations, and this is a great option as there are attractions sure to please every member of the family. While there are plenty of classic attractions that are considered must dos in Walt Disney World, there are also plenty of thrilling options to enjoy. The attractions of Walt Disney World can create experiences including an African safari, shrinking to the size of a toy, traveling through time, and even interacting with ghosts. With so many amazing attractions to enjoy, there are definitely some that simply cannot be missed. Here are thirteen Walt Disney World attraction that all guests must try once.

13. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

The Magic Kingdom is home to its very own mountain range, and the newest addition is an attraction that guests absolutely love. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train has guests board mine carts and head off on an adventure into the workplace of the Seven Dwarfs. Guests can enjoy the gorgeous mines filled with diamonds and wonderful audio animatronics of the Seven Dwarfs as well as twists and turns around the mountain that offer beautiful views of New Fantasyland.

12. Haunted Mansion

One of the most beloved attractions in all of Walt Disney World can be found in the heart of the Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square. The Haunted Mansion brings guests into a stately manor home where nine hundred and ninety nine happy haunts materialize to cause all sorts of eerie occurrences. Guests move through the attraction in Doom Buggies and find themselves face to face with loved characters like Madame Leota, the hitchhiking ghosts, and Constance the Bride.

11. Pirates of the Caribbean

Another classic attraction in the Magic Kingdom is considered by many guests to be a must do. Pirates of the Caribbean is located in Adventureland and brings guests to the high seas where they can sail through eerie caves, burning seaside villages, and a raging battle. Along the way they can enjoy the hijinks and humor of pirates while singing along to the classic song “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life For Me.)”

10. Spaceship Earth

One of Epcot’s most recognizable attractions can be found just inside the main entrance to the park and is housed inside a structure of the same name. Spaceship Earth brings guests on a journey from the beginning of time to modern day to celebrate the history and progress of communication. Guests can experience important moments in history like the burning of Rome, the Renaissance, man landing on the moon,, and the invention of the personal computer. Spaceship Earth is narrated by Judi Dench and also features an interactive ending that guests love.

9. Frozen Ever After

The Norway Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase features a very popular attraction inspired by the Disney animated film Frozen. Frozen Ever After invites guests into the kingdom of Arendelle where Anna and Elsa are waiting to host a summer celebration. Guests set sail in Nordic boats and can check out favorite characters like the sisters, Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf.

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8. Test Track Presented by Chevrolet

One of the most popular attractions in Epcot can be found in Future World East. Test Track Presented by Chevrolet invites guests to step into the design studio and create their very own SIM cars. Guests can then test their models on the track and see how they score in Power, Efficiency, Capability, and Responsiveness before enjoying a thrilling outdoor loop at high speeds.

7. Soarin’ Around the World

Also found in Future World is an attraction that offers guests the unique opportunity to hang glide over some of the most beautiful locations on Earth. Soarin’ Around the World is located on the lower level of The Land Pavilion and invites guests to dangle their feet over some of the most stunning locations including Sydney Harbor, Mount Kilimanjaro, The Great Wall of China, Eiffel Tower, and Monument Valley.

6. Toy Story Mania

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is all about bringing the movies to life and allowing guests to feel like stars in their very own Hollywood adventures. Toy Story Mania magically shrinks guests down to the size of toys and invites them to compete in a series of 3D midway games hosted by Woody, Buzz, and friends. Each midway game features a different theme and targets, and guests love taking aim and competing to see who can get the high score!

5. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Sunset Boulevard in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to the Hollywood Tower Hotel where something sinister happened many years ago. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror shares how five guests disappeared many years ago after their elevator was struck by lightning. Guests soon find themselves on board a service elevator headed directly for the same fate in The Twilight Zone.

4. Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

Take a ride on the “fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy”! Star Wars fan or not, riding in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon is an experience not to be missed. This interactive attraction is located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ newest land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. With roles including pilot, gunner, and engineer – everyone must work together to reach their destination despite a few hiccups along the way.

3. Slinky Dog Dash

Who’s up for a ride on the new Slinky Dog Dash at Hollywood Studios? Toy Story Land has crowds flocking to it for all the right reasons. This fun, new land makes guests feel as if they’ve shrunk down to the size of toy and are exploring Andy’s backyard with his beloved toys. Slinky Dog has joined in the fun with smooth dips and turns on his roller coaster! This is a great family-friendly coaster that is sure to be a favorite after just one ride. Have a blast with the breeze in your hair… just don’t forget to look around at all the awesome sights you’ll see across Andy’s toy-filled backyard. Finally, pull in for a stop to hear the sweet audio-animatronic Wheezy the Penguin singing for all the Slinky Dog Dash guests to enjoy.

2. Kilimanjaro Safaris

Disney’s Animal Kingdom features many different attractions that allow guests to enjoy the beauty of nature. Kilimanjaro Safaris in the Harambe section of the park brings guests on a stunning two week long African safari in the Harambe Reserve. Guests can enjoy gorgeous views of the forests and savannahs while spotting wildlife like lions, hippos, cheetahs, rhinos, flamingos, elephants, and giraffes.

1. Avatar Flight of Passage

The newest section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom brings the world of Pandora to life, and one attraction in particular is proving to be very popular with guests. Avatar Flight of Passage links guests with Avatars and offers them the opportunity to experience what it is like to soar through Pandora on the back of a banshee. With many gorgeous views and surprises along the way, Avatar Flight of Passage is an amazing experience.

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a child and has developed a deep love and appreciation of the Disney Parks with a particular interest in the small details and history that can be found all around. Visiting every chance she gets, Caitlin loves to enjoy the ambiance of the Disney Parks and try something new every time. She can often be found eating and drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, riding the Haunted Mansion, sipping on a Lapu Lapu, pretending Illuminations: Reflections of Earth was still in existence, and enjoying seeing the magic through the eyes of her children. When not in WDW, Caitlin can be found at home in New York dreaming of a ride on Living with the Land and counting down the days until her next trip.