When it comes to theme park thrills, few places can match the magic and excitement of Walt Disney World. Nestled in Orlando, Florida, Disney World is home to an array of captivating attractions. Among the most adrenaline-pumping experiences are its remarkable roller coasters. From high-speed launches to gravity-defying twists and turns, these rides offer something for everyone. In this article, we’ll explore the best roller coasters at Disney World that are sure to provide an unforgettable adventure, bringing out the inner child in visitors of all ages.
7. Space Mountain
This indoor roller coaster in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom combines darkness, special effects, and high-speed excitement. Board your sleek spacecraft and zoom through the cosmos, zipping past sparkling stars and encountering surprises. As a bigger rider, I was a little worried about this one. But I had no issues fitting on the ride. However, I am 5’10” and still felt slightly cramped on my knees. The twists, turns, and drops happen very suddenly and surprise you because you don’t see them coming. Overall it was one the the most thrilling coasters at Disney World Magic Kingdom.
6. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
In Frontierland at Magic Kingdom, an old mining town comes to life on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. This classic roller coaster offers a wild ride through a runaway mine train. Hold on tight as you navigate sharp turns, sudden drops, and dark tunnels while the train speeds through the scenic desert landscape. The immersive theming and clever storytelling make Big Thunder Mountain Railroad an exciting adventure that captures the spirit of the Wild West. As the voice over actor on the ride says, “This here is the wildest ride in the wilderness”. Although I wouldn’t consider it too scary for younger riders, it is of the the bumpier roller coasters at Disney World. I still recommend this ride for those guests that are looking for a little thrill.
5. Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
Journey to Disney’s Animal Kingdom for an expedition like no other. Expedition Everest takes you to the snowy peaks of the Himalayas, where you’ll encounter the mythical Yeti. Board a tea train and brace yourself for an exhilarating adventure filled with twists, turns, and a thrilling encounter with the fearsome guardian of the mountain. From the queue, you can’t help but notice how much thought went into the theming of this ride. From educationalarticless hung up on the walls to unique artifacts on display. This attraction is impressive from start to finish. For ourthrill-seekingg friends, I would consider this one to be the most thrilling of all the outdoor coasters. I had an absolute blast!
4. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
Calling all music lovers! Head over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a rockin’ experience on the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. Partnering with the legendary band Aerosmith, this indoor coaster offers a high-speed journey through Los Angeles. As you step into a super-stretch limo, the exhilarating launch catapults you into a world of neon lights, loops, corkscrews, and inversions, all synchronized to Aerosmith’s greatest hits. This was another one that I was nervous about fitting on because of my size. Not only did I have no problem fitting, but it was actually one of the most comfortable seats of any coaster at Disney. It has a over the should restraint that doesn’t need to come down too far to lock. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is does have two inversions and is probably the most thrilling of the indoor coasters at Disney World.
3. Slinky Dog Dash
This ride is one of the most popular rides at Hollywood Studios. If you purchase Genie Plus the Disney Experience App, this should be your first lightning lane selection. The ride offers a gentle coaster experience with mild twists and turns, making it suitable for younger riders or those who prefer a milder thrill. It was just a fun ride that the whole family can enjoy. If you have a nervous rider who doesn’t like thrill rides, this is best of the beginner coasters at Disney World to start with.
2. Tron Lightcycle Run
This cutting-edge roller coaster will transport you into the high-speed universe of the Tron film franchise. Inspired by the iconic lightcycles, riders will board their very own sleek motorcycle-like vehicles and race through a futuristic grid. With exhilarating speeds, neon-lit environments, and immersive storytelling, Tron Lightcycle Run promises to be an unforgettable thrill ride that merges technology and imagination in true Disney fashion. I could not fit on the Lightcycle. Luckily, they have a coaster cart with a standard roller coaster seat. I was still able to enjoy this awesome new attraction. It’s fast, thrilling, and just an overall beautiful experience. Guests can experience this attraction only by joining a virtual queue or purchasing an individual lightning lane on the My Disney Experience App. This is an absolute must-do for coaster lovers.
1. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
Lastly, we have wheat I consider the best. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is the best and most innovative roller coasters at Disney World. This thrilling attraction combines storytelling, technology, and the beloved characters from the Guardians of the Galaxy films. First, you enter the gorgues queue and then hilarious pre-shows, this ride is a magical experience from beginning to end. This twists, turns, and thrilling encounters with cosmic creatures are thrilling and aestetically pleasing. And if that wasn’t enough, they play one of six different mega-hits from the 80’s while the ride is in full force. This just might be the best ride in all of Disney world. If you are in Epcot, Do Not Miss this one.
Disney World’s roller coasters are a testament to the park’s dedication to creating magical and unforgettable experiences. From the thrilling darkness of Space Mountain to the immersive adventure of Expedition Everest, each coaster offers a unique and exhilarating journey. Whether you prefer high-speed launches, unexpected drops, or immersive theming, Disney World has a roller coaster that will satisfy your craving for excitement. So, grab your Mickey ears, fasten your seatbelt, and prepare for an adventure like no other as you explore the best roller coasters at Disney World, where dreams really do come true.
Author: Jose Velazquez
Jose is the founder and writer at amusementparkdad.com. He Lives in Lakeland, FL, with his wife, two sons, and two dogs. Jose’s favorite hobby is spending time with his family at all the Theme parks in Orlando. They recently became annual pass holders at Disney and have absolutely fallen in love with the Magic. They look forward to exploring everything Disney offers in the years to come.
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