Disney World may be synonymous with princesses and magic. But the Imagineers have designed every single park to have something for every aged 1-100+. That might be one of the reasons everyone can find magic in Disney.
As I start to write about my favourite thrilling rides I find myself getting giddy. I can’t believe that in a few short months I’ll be at the happiest place on earth again! Super jealous of Kenzie who is leaving in 8 weeks for her program.
THIS IS MY FAVOURITE RIDE AT DISNEY.
I really don’t mean to yell at you, but it is absolutely amazing. I also think it is one of the best ride lines in any of the theme parks. Before you even embark on the easiest climb of Mount Everest ever, you wind through the colourful fabrics, ancient artifacts and photos of the mysterious yeti.
Then you take your seat, looking up at the looming mountain in front of you, which also happens to be the tallest structure in all of Disney World. Then the coaster is off, it turns and climbs. Just when you think you are about to get through the ride scott free… Well I won’t spoil it all for those who haven’t ridden before.
Tower of Terror
I get goosebumps thinking about getting onto the elevators in the Hollywood Tower Hotel that are seemingly straight out of the 1930s, cobwebs and all. With bellman/women from the early 20th century you’re transported back into the abandoned Hollywood Tower Hotel.
The story goes that 5 unfortunate souls disappeared in the elevator on the stormy night of October 31, 1939. They disappeared into the Twilight Zone. Now you get to experience it for yourself.
This ride not for those with weak stomachs or who are scared of heights. I also wouldn’t recommend eating a huge meal right before this. Why? Because you will get dropped a spookily exhilarating 13 stories. Though, you get a pretty sweet view of Hollywood Studios First.
Everyone says this ride might not be for the young ones, but my cousin went on this ride when he was barely tall enough to. He loved it.
When asked about their favourite ride at WDW, a large amount of people say Space Mountain. All ages alike love this ride.
You’re seemingly hurtled into the outstretches of space and into the wide open of the stars. What I love about this ride is your immediately lose sight of the car you’re riding in and feel almost weightless as you go over the bumps and drops through the blackness filled with ‘stars’.
You get off this ride smiling from ear to ear.
Almost opposingly to Space Mountain, Mission Space is a lot of people’s LEAST favourite ride. Not me though, I don’t get dizzy and love the g-force.
As you enter this ride, the music reminds you of a 1980s space film. Suddenly you are preparing to go to space. You have to train and learn the controls. In groups of 4 everyone is given a role on the space ship from commander to navigator. Then the simulation starts. You have to use the controls, as you get deeper into space, trying to land on Mars.
It’s both brainy and intense. Perfect mix Disney!
For those who don’t know, on this ride you can choose from two separate experiences. The more intense version is exactly that INTENSE. My dad can’t enough look at the ride because it ruins the rest of his day.
If you get DIZZY at all, then DON’T, I REPEAT DON’T RIDE MISSION SPACE. Also take the health warnings seriously, there have been two fatalities on board from hidden medical issues and numerous others treated in hospital.
I’ve waited over two hours for this ride, and I don’t regret it for a second. Where else in the world can you go back on time to collect a dinosaur for research?
As soon as you enter the dino-institute you walk through a real collection of fossils and dinosaurs. Then you go into your briefing. It’s apparent that your mission is to go back in time in a time-rover to rescue an Iguanodon.
Every time I’ve been on this ride it feels so real. Exactly what you’d expect to feel like if you were driving a 4WD through the rainforest getting chased by dinosaurs, including coming face to face with one.
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
This is the only ride at WDW that goes upside down and at 60mph no less.
This ride focuses on Aerosmith and riding a giant limo to get to the concert through Hollywood. You take off and it is music, magic and thrill through the entirety of the ride. From the bright lights to the Aerosmith music it is definitely an experience.
This is probably the closest Disney will get to a ‘traditional’ thrill ride. It is based on a typical roller coaster style ride, but of course with a little ‘Disney-flair’.
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Lastly, just head to the wild west in Frontier Land in the Magic Kingdom to find a wild time. I love looking through all the gold rush era decoration as you walk through the wooden board walks and rocky terrain on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
The ride itself is family friendly, fast and feels like you’re on an old-time train!
So those are the best thrill rides in Walt Disney World.
Comment Below on your favourite Thrill Ride at Disney World!