12 Headliner Attractions at Walt Disney World

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There are so many amazing attractions at Walt Disney World.  With 4 different theme parks there are a wide variety of attractions to experience and enjoy.  The headliner attractions for Walt Disney World are attractions that consistently hold a long wait time and many guests prefer to get a FastPass+ for.  They are among the most popular attractions in all of Walt Disney World.  Given that there are so many, it is hard to even narrow it down to 12!  Here are the top 12 headliner attractions at Walt Disney World:


12. Test Track – Epcot, Future World

This attraction continues to command extremely long lines at Epcot.  The attraction allows guests to design their own SIM car and then test out their new creation on the road.  You get to experience a series of tests and then an extremely fast trip at 65 mph on the outdoor track portion of the ride.

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11. Na’vi River Journey – Animal Kingdom, Pandora – The World of Avatar

This boat ride is a family-friendly attraction where guests get to explore the bioluminescent forests that are found within Pandora.  They will encounter the Na’vi, including the Shaman of Songs, which is the most advanced animatronic that Disney has ever created.  The technology within the attraction is amazing and it is easy to see why the ride continues to command such long lines and wait times.

10. Splash Mountain – Magic Kingdom, Frontierland

This is a classic attraction that is still just as much fun as the first time that we rode it.  Guests join Br’er Rabbit and others during this log-style water ride.  There are a couple different drops and there is definitely the chance that you may get wet.  It continues to be an exciting attraction which also lets you get a nice break to cool off in the Florida heat.  Beware that the music is catchy, so you may find yourself singing it for the rest of the day.


9. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – Hollywood Studios, Sunset Boulevard

I could ride this one over and over again, if I wouldn’t have to wait so long each time!  The theme and detail that was put into creating this attraction is incredible.  Guests venture through The Hollywood Tower Hotel to the elevator that they will take and then ultimate drop 13 stories.  The drop sequence is random, so you don’t experience the same ride twice.  You have to experience this one during the day as well as at night, since the experience is a little bit different for each.

8. Frozen Ever After – Epcot, Norway Pavilion

Frozen Ever After is a family-friendly boat ride that took the place of the former Maelstrom and follows a similar track, winding through multiple experiences up and down the river. It’s a fun attraction with beautiful surroundings, top notch animatronics, and of course… the forever popular Frozen characters and songs to sing along with!

7. Space Mountain – Magic Kingdom, Tomorrowland

This one is definitely a fan favorite that continues to be a headliner attraction for all of Walt Disney World.  The ride is a roller coaster that lets guests rocket through space with a variety of twists, turns and drops.  It is so much fun and definitely an attraction that you want to get a FastPass+ for if you can.

6. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith – Hollywood Studios, Sunset Boulevard

If you enjoy roller coasters, then you definitely can’t miss this one.  The coaster takes off and goes from 0 to 60 in seconds.  Then there is a series of flips, turns, twists and thrills.  The entire time, guests have speakers at the side of their heads where they get to listen to a series of Aerosmith music while they ride and then arrive at the red carpet premier of their concert.

5. Soarin’ Around the World – Epcot, The Land Pavilion (Future World)

This one is definitely a favorite for our entire family.  You get to enjoy the feeling of gliding over a variety of different countries as you are moving in front of a giant screen.  The attraction is also equipped with scents that coincide with the location for a more immersive experience.  It is one of the more unique attractions on property and one that shouldn’t be missed.

4. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – Magic Kingdom, Fantasyland

This is the newest of the headliner attractions to join the Magic Kingdom family and it incorporates some of the latest and greatest Disney technology.  Guests ride in mine carts that sway from side to side while on the track.  There is also the latest technology used for the dwarf animatronics.  This is a family-friendly coaster-style ride, so many guests and families get to enjoy the experience.

3. Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

Take a ride on the “fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy”! Star Wars fan or not, riding in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon is an experience not to be missed. This interactive attraction is located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ newest land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. With roles including pilot, gunner, and engineer – everyone must work together to reach their destination despite a few hiccups along the way.

2. Slinky Dog Dash – Hollywood Studios, Toy Story Land

Slinky Dog Dash is one of the most unique coasters that has been created.  The ride vehicles stretch and move together like a slinky.  The attraction is perfectly themed for the land and is a family-friendly coaster that guests of a variety of ages and sizes can enjoy.  You will even see some other Toy Story favorites like Jessie and Rex at the attraction, too.

1. Avatar Flight of Passage – Animal Kingdom, Pandora – The World of Avatar

Pandora is the newest land within Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  This new attraction lets guests experience what it would feel like to ride on the back of a banshee and soar all over the world of Pandora.  It is a unique experience that is extremely thrilling for guests.

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!