According to YOU, These are the 10 Best Rides at Walt Disney World!

This is a question we get a lot: What is the best ride at Walt Disney World?

It’s basically an impossible question. Do you mean the best ride for kids? The most iconic ride? The most thrilling? If only there was a (not-really) scientific way to answer this difficult question… .

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Oh, wait — THERE IS! We scoured the AllEars Review Section and pulled together a list of the 10 rides with the highest reader-ranked scores. (Keep in mind these are RIDES — no shows, walk throughs, or theater experiences included.) We’re not saying we agree on all counts, but these are the rides that keep you coming back again and again!

Here are the 10 Best Rides in Walt Disney World according to Our Readers

10. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Score: 9.47

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Our readers say:

 “A classic and an iconic ride, a must-do!”

“It’s fun at literally any age. It’s a must do if you’re going to Magic Kingdom”

“I remember going on this ride as a kid and still love riding it every time I go.”

9. Kilimanjaro Safaris

Score: 9.56

Rhino on Kilimanjaro Safairs

Our readers say:

“Amazing scenery and animals which is magical at sun set. Cannot go to animal kingdom and not see animals!”

“Different experience every time you ride! Ride in the morning and at night/ different weather. You’ll see tons of different animals every time! Loveee how close they can get!”

“The most unique thing you’ll do on your vacation”

8. Expedition Everest

Score: 9.61

Expedition Everest

Our readers say:

“Thrilling roller coaster with beautiful theming and some unique elements. One of my favorite rides at WDW.”

“One of the best roller coaster ever created. I would argue its the ride at WDW. Just go on it.”

“Phenomenal roller coaster. Absolute must-do, over and over.”

7. Soarin’ Around the World

Score: 9.67

Soarin’

Our readers say:

“The best ride in Epcot undoubtedly! This is a unique experience you can’t find anywhere else (well, besides DCA)”

“Soarin Around the World is awesome. You truly feel like you are hand gliding above some of the most breathtaking views on Earth.”

“Great ride for all members of the family.”

6. Haunted Mansion 

Score: 9.71

Haunted Mansion

Our Readers Say:

“My favorite ride of all time! An absolute classic and good for everyone to ride!”

“This is a very eerily fun ride.”

“Dare I say the best ride in the park? We love love love this one. This classic ride is a must do. They’ll be waiting for you”

5. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Score: 9.77

Tower of Terror

Our readers say: 

“Best Ride on WDW property as far I am concerned! Elaborate theming…immersive…spooky-thrilling-FUN”

“A fantastic attraction-a drop tower and dark ride at their best”

“I love ride, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is EVERYTHING a classic Disney attraction should be, I do it over and over.”

4. Splash Mountain 

Score: 9.78

Splash Mountain

Our readers say:

“AMAZING I love this ride it’s a total must do!”

“Great, especially on a hot day. Nice and long for a flume ride”

“I always walk out with a smile on my face. The song just makes you happy.”

3. Walt Disney World Railroad

Score: 9.8

Walt Disney World Railroad

Our readers say:

“Great, relaxing way to get around the park. Good for transportation from one side to the other without having to walk through the crowds too.”

“One of the most beautiful restored steam trains still in operation”

“Beautiful trains, relaxing ride”

2. Toy Story Mania

Score: 9.85

Toy Story Midway Mania

Our readers say:

“this is still a hit for all ages. from your oldest party member to your youngest, everyone comes off smiling.”

“Fun, and a little competition, for the entire family! This interactive ride lets you play midway games just like you were really there!”

“This is one of those attractions that people of all ages can (and do) enjoy regardless of how they score.”

1. Rise of the Resistance

Score: 10.00

Rise of the Resistance

Our readers say:

“The most amazing ride ever”

“AHMAZING. This ride is a mold breaker. Helps to be a Star Wars fan but truly anyone will enjoy”

“it’s truly the most technologically advanced attraction on earth. It’s not just a ride…it’s a journey through space, an absolute masterpiece”

What do you think of our Reader’s top 10 list? Did they forget anything — or did anything surprise you? Let us know in the comments!

And don’t forget to leave your own reviews on the AllEars review pages!

Molly is a lifelong Disney enthusiast, and former Walt Disney World Guest Relations Cast Member and tour guide. Her Walt Disney World favorites include Festival of the Lion King, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Fantasmic!, Mickey-shaped pretzels and rice krispie treats, and anything with Buzz Lightyear! She lives in Orlando with her husband (who she met in Guest Relations) and their two rescue dogs, Kronk and Cruella de Vil (Ella for short!)

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11 Replies to “According to YOU, These are the 10 Best Rides at Walt Disney World!”

  1. I have to say I’m shocked the railroad beat out Flight of Passage. Haunted Mansion is absolutely understandable because it is THE quintessential Disney attraction but the railroad?

  2. I am quite shocked! Flight of Passage is the best ride ever at any theme park. (OK, have not been to Tokyo, but ones in States). I can get on board with some of the others, but not the order. Would think Rock-n-roller-coaster would be in there.

  3. Where is Rock ‘n Roller Coaster?! I can’t believe that this is not in the top 10! Between the music, the story line, that amazing take off – what’s not to love?!