50 Genuinely Scary Things at Walt Disney World

Have you ever been SCARED in Disney World?

There are some scary things in Disney World.

Whether it’s a frightening ride, an intimidating character, or just the sheer amount of people in the park, some things can be genuinely terrifying in Disney World.

Today, we’re sharing a list of 50 of scary things at Disney World!

Crowds waiting for Disney Enchantment on October 1st
  • Constance Hatchaway in Haunted MansionShe’s literally a scary murder bride in the attic of a haunted house. Need we say more?
  • Squirrels trying to eat your food. Disney wildlife is gutsy.
  • Birds trying to eat your food. Disney birds are straight-up FEARLESS. They will land on your table and eat your nachos (not like we speak from experience or anything…).
  • Germs. This one is pretty self-explanatory.
Enhanced cleaning
  • The incredibly dark area of the PeopleMoverYa know, when you go into Space Mountain and you can’t see jack diddly squat?
  • Splash Mountain’s hill. Coupled with the creepy vultures at the bottom, it’s an intense experience.
  • The vultures on Splash Mountain. See previous.
  • The Carnotaurus on DinosaurHe’s literally the thing that’s chasing you (and trying to EAT you) throughout the entire ride. A true Disney villain.
  • The Sauropod on Dinosaur. He’s supposed to be a vegetarian, but we’re not so sure. His hiss is pretty menacing.
  • The Expedition Everest Yeti. Her name is Betty (seriously, look it up), and somehow she’s even terrifying when broken.
  • Losing your child. Even though Disney World usually handles this kind of thing exceptionally well, it’s still frightening when it happens.
  • Getting stuck on “it’s a small world.” Been there, done that. No need or desire to do it again.
  • Tower of Terror in its entirety. Plummeting 130 feet in near-darkness, not knowing whether your next move will be up or down? You could call that pretty intense.
  • Caesar the ventriloquist dummy in Tower of Terror. If you know, you know.
Ceasar the Ventriloquist Dummy doesn’t like it if you ignore him
  • It’s Tough to Be A Bug. Does anyone actually LIKE feeling bugs crawl beneath them? Or gigantic animatronic grasshoppers? Or spiders hanging from the ceiling? No? We didn’t think so.
  • Gigantic Ursula animatronic. Definitely the most frightening part of Under the Sea — Journey of the Little Mermaid. (Not like she had much competition, though.)
  • Getting your stroller moved. There are always those few seconds of panic where you’re afraid that another guest walked away with all of your belongings.
  • Kylo Ren meet and greet. Why does he ask so many questions?
  • Getting questioned by the stormtroopers. They always want to see our I.D. and call us suspicious for taking pictures.
They can be very intimidating!
  • Crocodiles on Kilimanjaro SafarisThey may not look like they do much, but we assure you, they’re real. And they have pointy teeth.
  • Getting stuck on a roller coaster. Climbing the stairs back down to the bottom would be the worst part. Are those things trustworthy?
  • The old storyline on Kilimanjaro Safaris. Basically, it involved poachers and dead elephants — not exactly kid-friendly.
  • The hill on Everest. Does it intimidate anyone else that you can literally see ALL of Disney World from up there?
That’s a pretty big hill!
It’s still around at Disneyland!
Crowds in The Emporium on October 1st
  • Children licking railings. Our team members have caught their kids doing it once or twice, and it. is. terrifying.
  • Bo Peep. You can’t tell us that her face isn’t scary.
  • Fancy Nancy. Her face is even scarier than Bo Peep’s. What’s with the plastic look?
  • Hobo Goofy on Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway RailwayGoofy deserved better, that’s all we have to say.
It’s very tall…and very sling-y!
  • Mission: SPACENuff said.
  • Space Mountain in the front seat. You can see much more than you’re intended to see. There’s a reason this ride is in the dark.
  • The caves/tunnels on Tom Sawyer IslandProbably avoid these if you have any sense of claustrophobia.
  • The ghosts behind the tombstones in Haunted Mansion. They pop out at unexpected times and give us the heebie-jeebies. Isn’t that scene supposed to be FUNNY?
We can’t blame it for being scary, it’s haunted!
  • The 18 different warnings you get before riding Mission: SPACE. Almost scarier than the ride itself.
  • Many of the animatronics on Under the Sea — including Flotsam and Jetsam and misshapen Ariel. The proportions are just off, and they all have creepy eyes.
  • Getting stuck on Carousel of Progress and watching the same scene over and over. It’s not a fear you thought you had until it happens to you!
Carousel of Progress
  • People not washing their hands when leaving the bathroom. That’s how germs are spread.
  • Dropping your favorite snack on the ground. Losing a Dole Whip or Mickey bar is a traumatic event.
  • The cannons that go off during EPCOT fireworks. They’re only scary if you’re standing right next to them.
  • Other Guests. We don’t think we need to explain this one.
Crowds at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

There you have it — 50 things that are surprisingly scary in Disney World. Stay tuned to AllEars for more tips, advice, and things you need to know before visiting the parks!

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2 Replies to “50 Genuinely Scary Things at Walt Disney World”

  1. The recent rise in prices on everything should be at least 49 things on this list (a Bug’s Life spiders falling from the ceiling definitely gets one position to itself!)