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Adults Will Love These Rides in Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World is not just a vacation place for kids and families. Walt Disney’s goal with his parks was to create a place where adults could act like kids, and he accomplished just that. We have a list of rides that adults will love in Disney’s Magic Kingdom. We hope these help convince you that even adults can find some fun and magic during a vacation to Walt Disney World.  

Space Mountain

One of the most thrilling rides in Walt Disney World can be found in Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland. Space Mountain is an indoor coaster that blasts Guests through space as they dodge comics, meteors, and more during their space travel. This ride isn’t for the weak as it does toss you around as you zig-zag and dip all over the place. Adults will surely like the thrill of this ride as they fly through the dark.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at night with the moon shining bright over Frontierland in Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Calif.
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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Buckle up for the wildest ride in the wilderness.  This runaway train is found over in Frontierland and is a fun and exciting ride for adults.  Head into the abandoned mine shafts and travel along the rickety track as your runaway train takes you through the ghost town of Tumbleweed.  Although there aren’t any major drops, the speed and turns of this ride make it super fun.  You will want to make sure that you hang on tight as it does cause you to slide around as you take those tight turns.

Splash Mountain

Another fantastic ride for adults in Frontierland is Splash Mountain. Slow drift along the southern bayou alongside Br’er Rabbit as he searches for his laughing place. Not only does this ride have a fun, entertaining storyline with silly characters and catchy songs, but the variety of drops also keep riders guessing as to when the big five-story drop will be coming. Adults will enjoy the long ride as well as the thrill of the big drop at the end.

Pirates of the Caribbean

Get ready for an adventure when you board Pirates of the Caribbean over in Adventureland. This ride is a classic Disney attraction that has it all. Set sail on a voyage back to a forbidden time when pirates ruled the seas. Adults will enjoy taking it all in, from outstanding animatronics to great songs and even some intense moments as they travel along the water. There is so much detail throughout the ride that it might take a few trips on board to catch everything. Keep your eyes open for Captain Jack Sparrow from The Pirates of the Caribbean movies, as you will find him throughout the different scenes.

Haunted Mansion

Haunted Mansion is located in Liberty Square and is one of the iconic attractions in Magic Kingdom. A Ghost Host will take you through the different rooms of the haunted estate home to 999 happy haunts. Adults will appreciate the unique technology that is used to bring this story to life. Adults will have an exciting ride from the ghost host to the ballroom scene as they take in all the details that bring the Haunted Mansion to life. Don’t forget to take time to take in the details outside of the mansion itself. Check out the supernatural, hands-on experiences, and the musical crypt, leaky tomb, and ghostly writer all along the main entrance of the mansion. These small touches help transport Guests into the ride before they even enter.

Jungle Cruise

For those adults who like to enjoy jokes, make sure to stop by and take a trip on the Jungle Cruise. This cruise is like no other cruise before as your skipper takes you through the treacherous rivers to explore the wild. As you travel along this 10,000-mile journey, you will want to keep your ears open and be ready to roll your eyes and chuckle as these skippers come prepared with some of the “best” jokes around. Little ones might miss them all, but adults sure will find them funny. This 10-minute attraction is a great way to get off your feet while still enjoying the immersive storytelling of Disney.

Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

When adults get a little tired, the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover is the best ride for the occasion. Located above Tomorrowland, adults can sit back and enjoy a slow moving 10-minute ride throughout Tomorrowland. Take in the sights of the castle, Tron, Space Mountain, Buzz Lightyear, Star Traders, and so much more as you relax, enjoy the breeze, and get ready to tackle more rides. Don’t forget to catch the models of Progress City, the prototype for EPCOT. This is a great way to see the Park from an extremely unique vantage point.


These are just a handful of rides that adults can enjoy while visiting Disney’s Magic Kingdom. The fantastic thing about visiting Disney World is that you can ride anything and everything you want no matter how old you are. These are just some of the more “adult” like rides that you can find in Magic Kingdom, but don’t be shy about riding Dumbo, Peter Pan’s Flight, or anything else your heart desires. It is all about finding your magic. Wanting to know more about the top rides in Magic Kingdom? Check out our post HERE.

About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.