The Walt Disney Company has made sure that any visit to Walt Disney World is a memorable one. There are character meet-and-greets, live shows, attractions, character dining, shopping, and entertainment for the entire family, from babies to thrill-seekers and everything in between.
But one of the things that people most look forward to in the Disney World parks is the rides.
Which Disney World park has the maximum number of rides? The answer is Magic Kingdom – the most popular theme park in the world. It’s also one of the busiest, with over 20 million guests visiting Magic Kingdom every year.
Keep reading to learn more about the different rides at the Walt Disney World Resort. If you don’t have time to visit all the Disney parks, this article will help you decide which of the four theme parks you should visit for a memorable Disney World vacation.
How Many Rides Are At Walt Disney World?
There are 50 rides in total at Walt Disney World. As mentioned, Magic Kingdom has the most rides in Disney World with a total of 23 rides, yes, twenty-three!
Here’s how the other Disney World parks compare.
- Magic Kingdom – 23 Rides
- Epcot – 10 Rides
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios – 9 Rides
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom – 8 Rides
As you can see, Magic Kingdom is head and shoulders above the others with 23 rides compared to 8-10 at each of the other Disney parks.
Now, let’s take a look at each Disney World theme park and see what rides are on offer.
Magic Kingdom Rides
From the time it opened in 1971, Disney’s Magic Kingdom has gone on to become the most popular theme park in the world. Part of the reason could be that it offers guests a choice of 23 amazing rides inside a 107-acre land!
From classic and beloved rides to some of the newest and most thrilling rides anywhere in the world, Magic Kingdom has it all. We even have a list of the best toddler-friendly rides at the park.
Here is the current list of rides at the most magical place in the world – Magic Kingdom.
Main Street U.S.A.
- Walt Disney World Railroad
- The Haunted Mansion
- Liberty Square Riverboat
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
- Space Mountain
- Astro Orbiter
- Tomorrowland Speedway
- Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover
- Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
- The Barnstormer
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Mad Tea Party
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
- It’s A Small World
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Splash Mountain
- The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
- Jungle Cruise
- Pirates of the Caribbean
New Ride Coming Soon
The Tron Lightcycle Power Run is a themed roller coaster in which riders will board a vehicle that looks like a motorbike, on which they will lean forward and grab the handlebars.
By hitting speeds up to 60 mph, Tron Lightcycle Power Run is going to be one of the few thrill rides and roller coasters at Magic Kingdom that will please serious adrenaline junkies (the other being the classic – Space Mountain).
Of course, there are also others like Rock n Roller Coaster at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
When it opened in 1982, EPCOT (Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow) was the second Disney World park and eye-bogglingly futuristic.
Spread over 4 areas – World Showcase, World Discovery, World Nature, and World Celebration – there are 10 rides here, catering to all ages. The rides at Epcot are themed around human achievement, international culture, and technological innovations.
If you’re looking for the best rides for your toddler, see our list here.
Here are the rides you can enjoy at Epcot on your next Disney World vacation.
- Frozen Ever After
- Living with the Land
- Spaceship Earth
- Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
- Mission: Space
- Journey Into Imagination with Figment
- Test Track
- The Seas with Nemo and Friends
- Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
New Ride Coming Soon
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Walt Disney World’s first reverse launch roller will debut at Epcot in 2022. While it sounds like a thrill ride, it’s being touted as a family-friendly ride, as many rides are at WDW.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios Rides
There are now 9 rides at Disney Hollywood Studios with the recent additions of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. More rides have suddenly made Hollywood Studios super popular, but it still cannot compete with the roster of Magic Kingdom’s rides.
See our recommended toddler rides at Hollywoord Studios.
Here is the current list of rides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios:
- Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
- Alien Swirling Saucers
- Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
- Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
- Star Tours
- Slinky Dog Dash
- Toy Story Mania
- Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
- The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Missing in Action
The Great Movie Ride permanently closed in 2017 to make way for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Rides
Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which opened in 1998, is the newest theme park in the Walt Disney World Resort. It has 8 rides.
While it may be the park with the least number of rides in Disney World, Disney’s Animal Kingdom offers an enchanting experience for people of all ages. It’s also the largest Disney World park at 500 acres and the biggest animal-themed park anywhere in the world.
Our kids love Animal Kingdom, and here are some of their favorite attractions there.
Here the complete list of rides you can experience at Animal Kingdom.
- Avatar Flight of Passage
- Expedition Everest
- Kali River Rapids
- Na’vi River Journey
- Kilimanjaro Safaris
- TriceraTop Spin
- Wildlife Express Train
When you plan a vacation at the Disney Resort in Orlando, it’s important to remember that quality trumps quantity. Don’t get too hung up on how many rides there are in the different theme parks!
Each of the amusement parks at Disney World is unique and completely different from the others in myriad ways. All the rides are heaps of fun, but your family’s favorite ride may be very different from the most popular or “best” rides. You have to decide what works well for your family or group.
One thing is for sure, no matter which theme park you visit at Walt Disney World, you won’t run out of attractions to enjoy. My advice is to slow down a little bit, stop focusing on riding alone, and take advantage of features like rider switch on the most popular rides.
Have fun and tell me in the comments below which are the best rides at Disney World according to you.