When visiting a Disney Park, some families have certain things they must do, and that is what makes Disney great. Every Guest has their own unique experience. Some Guests need to eat at a specific restaurant, others want to ride a certain attraction first, some search for hidden Mickeys, and others purchase a new piece of merchandise to add to their collection. Then there are some who just love to complete Disney’s Mountain Challenge.
So what exactly is Disney’s Mountain Challenge?
Well, the answer to this question is relatively simple but will differ depending on which Resort you are visiting. Both Disneyland and Walt Disney World have their own versions of the Mountain Challenge, and both of them are a really fun way to add something new to your day in the Parks.
Walt Disney World
There are four main attractions at Magic Kingdom Park that you must ride in order to complete the Mountain Challenge – and it is important to remember that, if you want to follow the unwritten rule of the challenge, then you must ride them all on the same day. The four attractions are Space Mountain, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
If you are using Disney Genie+, it is important to remember that only two of these Magic Kingdom rides are a part of Disney Genie+ — Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Splash Mountain. Space Mountain and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train are both individual attraction selections, so Lightning Lane access must be purchased separately if you want to skip the standby queue.
*PRO TIP – If you have a Park Hopper ticket and want to give yourself an extra challenge, after you are done at Magic Kingdom, run over to Animal Kingdom the same day and ride Expedition Everest!
For those Guests on the West Coast who also want to complete the Mountain Challenge, there are also four attractions, just like at Walt Disney World, with one difference. Guests will need to ride Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, but instead of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Guests will head over to Fantasyland and ride Matterhorn Bobsleds.
If you are visiting Disneyland Resort and using Disney Genie+, all of the Mountain Challenge Rides are a part of that experience. None of the rides are individual attraction selections, so you will not have to pay extra to ride any of the attractions (other than paying for Genie+).
Have you ever done Disney’s Mountain Challenge? Have you done it more than once?