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We’ve Ranked 30 Attractions at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Disney’s Magic Kingdom is filled with rides, shows and attractions that bring the magic, excitement and fun to life.  We have ranked 30 of those attractions for you today.  Take a look and see if you agree with our list.

 

30. Swiss Family Treehouse

Starting at the bottom of our list is Swiss Family Treehouse.  Located in Adventureland, this treehouse consists of a lot of climbing, walking and navigating as you travel up the treehouse only to climb back down.  Although there typically isn’t a wait, and kids can find it interesting to see how they lived in a tree, we don’t feel the experience on those hot days are worth the extra effort.

29. Tomorrowland Speedway

Get your racing hats ready for the Tomorrowland Speedway in Tomorrowland.  Here guests can drive their race car around the guided track.  This is an exciting experience for the young guests who get to drive for the first time, but for adults, it can be more of a headache than it is worth.  The wait is hot next to the track and we think the cars could use some updates as they offer limited driving ability overall.

28. Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

Even though this ride comes right from Walt’s vision for the park, it isn’t any different than carousels found in other parks or zoos.  The beauty of it is hard to miss when walking through Fantasyland and if you can catch the step-sisters on their morning ride it can bring some extra magic to the ride, but overall it isn’t anything spectacular.

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27. The Magic Carpets of Aladdin

These next three rides are very similar in that they are all a hub-and-spoke ride with only the theming to be different.  The Magic Carpets of Aladdin allows guests to climb aboard their own carpet as they fly above Adventureland.  The only real excitement here is if the camel is spitting water as you soar by.

26. Dumbo the Flying Elephant

Dumbo is an icon when it comes to Walt Disney World vacations, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be a must ride attraction.  The new indoor wait area makes this ride a little easier to stomach the wait, but overall it isn’t any different than the carpets in Adventureland.

25. Astro Orbiter

What puts this hub-and-spoke ride above the other two is the speed and location.  Astro Orbiter is located up high above Tomorrowland giving guests an amazing view of the Magic Kingdom.  This ride also has a little bit more speed to it when it comes to soaring around.  Try to catch a flight during the fireworks for an extra special experience.

24. Liberty Square Riverboat

Here guests can catch a ride on a real riverboat as it travels around Liberty Square and Frontierland.  This attraction is a great way to take a break during the day and enjoy some downtime while seeing the unique details of both Liberty Square and Frontierland.

23. Country Bear Jamboree

This is a classic Disney attraction that has been around for a long while in Magic Kingdom, but its age shows.  The Country Bear Jamboree is a humorous show that allows guests to relax as adults can enjoy the jokes while the kids can enjoy the silly bears while everyone takes in the air conditioning.  Even though the bears are great, they do need some TLC.

22. Mad Tea Party

This iconic ride is found in Fantasyland and is sure to bring laughs and screams to those that ride it.  Although many find it fun others find that it makes them a little green as it spins constantly.  Make sure your stomach can handle it before taking these tea cups for a spin.

21. Hall of Presidents

This 25-minute show located in Liberty Square tells an amazing story of our country’s history by using all of our presidents.  Where many history lovers will find it fascinating the average person might find it long.  Either way it is a great option when afternoon waits are long and heat is high.

20. Tom Sawyer Island

Tom Sawyer’s Island is a great place for kids to run off energy with tunnels, bridges, and secret caves to discover.  This is a fun location, but the raft to get there and back as well as the limited hours can make it difficult to enjoy.  Also, if you have younger kids it can be hard to keep track of them adding some unnecessary stress to the trip.  The island is a true escape and can provide hours of fun for kids as they explore and discover throughout the island.

19. Enchanted Tiki Room

The Enchanted Tiki Room has had many changes over the years, but in the end those that love the show absolutely love it while others find it strange but a good place to relax out of the heat.  This show featuring birds and tiki statues can take some getting used to, but the animatronics and songs are sure to bring a smile to your face.

18.  Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin

Over in Tomorrowland guests can fight off Zurg by using their blasters and gathering points to become a galactic hero.  This ride can be fun as all ages can ride and participate; however, it can be frustrating as the lasers and targets don’t always seem to be working the best.  Compared to Toy Story Mania this can be a letdown.

17. The Barnstormer

Goofy’s Barnstormer is a kid friendly roller coaster located over in Storybook Circus.  This quick 50 second coaster is a fun way to introduce kids to roller coasters.   With a few dips and turns, this is fun for the whole family.

16. Enchanted Tales with Belle

This is a one of a kind meet and greet with Belle as she retells the story of meeting the Beast and guests get to help act it all out with her.  From the very beginning when guests enter Marcie’s cottage, the magic of the story sweeps guests away.  If you have shy kids, this might not be the best for them as it is a lot of participation in front of the group.  

15. Mickey’s Philharmagic

Mickey’s Philharmagic takes the favorite songs from movies such as Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Lion King, and Little Mermaid and brings them to life with 3D fun.  This show is fun, high energy and a great way to get out of the heat.  There are some special effects that might scare little ones such as loud noises so keep that in mind.

14. Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

A true Walt original, the Carousel of Progress is a classic ride in Magic Kingdom.  Guests take a trip through the ages and experience the new and exciting progress that is made with each new time period.  Even though there are some areas that could be updated, we think that this ride reminds us all of the great big beautiful tomorrow we all hope for.

13. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Jump into a honey pot and travel with Winnie the Pooh through some favorite scenes from his adventures.  This is a great ride for the whole family as you can bounce with Tigger, help Piglet and celebrate with Pooh.

12. Monsters Inc Laugh Floor

Here guests can become part of the show with Mike and friends as they try to collect laughs.  Guests get to participate in an interactive comedy routine as different monsters perform their acts.  Just make sure to laugh along with them so there is enough power to open the exit doors.

11. Under the Sea- Journey of The Little Mermaid

This dark ride retells the story of Ariel and her prince.  This ride is located in the back of Fantasyland and is often forgotten by guests as it is hidden behind Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.  The music and scenery are outstanding and fun for everyone.

10. Peter Pan’s Flight

Another classic dark ride, this one takes guests to Neverland where they can fly along with Peter and Tink.  Flying high above Mermaid Lagoon, Skull Rock and Neverland makes for a magical experience.  The long wait times however that this ride seems to always have isn’t probably worth the short ride experience.

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9. Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

What used to be a hidden secret in Tomorrowland has quickly become a popular attraction by guests.  The PeopleMover is a slow ride throughout Tomorrowland giving guests a relaxing trip while enjoying the views of the park.  This is a great option when guests need a rest from the crowds and heat.

8. It’s a Small World

Another classic Magic Kingdom ride is it’s a Small World.  This slow-moving boat ride takes guests through a variety of countries before bringing them all together in the end to live in peace.  Even if you don’t love the song, this ride is a must do when visiting Magic Kingdom.  

7. Jungle Cruise

Get ready for an adventure on the Jungle Cruise.  These skippers will take guests down the rivers of the world while showing off different famous or infamous icons.  A truly unique ride experience, the Jungle Cruise is one that shouldn’t be skipped when in the Magic Kingdom.

6. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

The newest roller coaster to come to Magic Kingdom is Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.  Swinging carts, exciting turns, and amazing animatronics makes this ride one of the most popular in Magic Kingdom.  The only downside is the long waits that typically are seen here.  Make sure to jump on early or late at night to avoid those long waits.

5. Space Mountain

Get ready to launch through space on this high thrill roller coaster in Tomorrowland.  Space Mountain rockets guests through space with turns, drops and thrills at every moment.  Even though it isn’t the fastest coaster in Disney, this ride brings the thrills each and every time.

4. Big Thunder Mountain

The wildest ride in the wilderness can be found in Frontierland.  Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a fantastic roller coaster with hills and thrills that leave everyone laughing and screaming with fun.  This runaway train is a must ride for thrill seekers.  For extra excitement, sit in the back as you will be given even more of a thrill.

3. Splash Mountain

Located next door to Big Thunder Mountain is Splash Mountain.  This water log ride is full of drops, turns and of course water.  Splash Mountain is a longer ride making the time you might wait worth it.  The final drop at the end is one of the best thrills in all of Disney.

2. Haunted Mansion

999 happy haunts welcome guests as they enter the Haunted Mansion.  A combination of spooky and silly, this ride takes guests through the haunted mansion where they experience dancing, singing and entertaining ghosts.  Just make sure not to take one with you as you leave.

1. Pirates of the Caribbean

The top ride in Magic Kingdom is Pirates of the Caribbean.  This ride includes everything that makes Disney rides special.  From great Imagineering and outstanding storytelling to a fun dark ride with music, drops and smells that bring the story to life this ride has it all.   Don’t miss this ride the next time you visit Magic Kingdom.

There is our ranking of 30 attractions at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.  We hope you enjoyed our list.  What Magic Kingdom rides would rank the highest on your list?

About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.