How To Experience All The Movie-Based Walt Disney World Attractions In Chronological Order

When we visit the Disney Parks, we all have our preferred order for checking out our favorite Disney attractions, whether those are rides, shows, or restaurants. Do we rope-drop Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and then rush over to Space Mountain before slowing down with “it’s a small world”? Or perhaps start with a character breakfast and then mosey over to Big Thunder Mountain?

The next time you’re at Walt Disney World, maybe you should consider checking things out in “Disney movie chronological order.”

If you’re looking for a truly unique method to mix up your experience the next time you visit your favorite Disney World theme park, look no further than this list which will help you take on every movie-based attraction, ride, and restaurant at the Walt Disney World resort that in the order in which the film its based on was released!


1) The Film: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

The Attractions: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (Magic Kingdom)


2) The Film: Pinocchio (1940)

The Attractions: Pinocchio Village Haus (Magic Kingdom)


3) The Film: Fantasia (1940)

The Attractions: Fantasmic! (Hollywood Studios); Mickey’s PhilharMagic (Magic Kingdom)

fantasmic sorcerer mickey

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4) The Film: Dumbo (1941)

The Attractions: Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station (Magic Kingdom); Dumbo the Flying Elephant (Magic Kingdom)


5) The Film: The Three Caballeros (1945)

The Attractions: Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros (EPCOT)


6) The Film: Make Mine Music (1946)

The Attraction: Casey’s Corner (Magic Kingdom)


7) The Film: Song of the South (1946)

The Attractions: Splash Mountain (Magic Kingdom)

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8) The Film: Melody Time (1948)

The Attraction: Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café (Magic Kingdom)


9) The Film: The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

The Attraction: Sleepy Hollow (Magic Kingdom)


10) The Film: Cinderella (1950)

The Attractions: Cinderella Castle (Magic Kingdom); Cinderella’s Royal Table (Magic Kingdom); Prince Charming Regal Carousel (Magic Kingdom)


11) The Film: Alice in Wonderland (1951)

The Attractions: Cheshire Café (Magic Kingdom); Mad Tea Party (Magic Kingdom)


12) The Film: Peter Pan (1953)

The Attractions: Mickey’s PhilharMagic (Magic Kingdom); Peter Pan’s Flight (Magic Kingdom)


13) The Film: Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier (1955)

The Attractions: Crockett’s Tavern (Fort Wilderness Resort)


14) The Film: Lady and the Tramp (1955)

The Attractions: Tony’s Town Square Restaurant (Magic Kingdom)


15) The Film: Sleeping Beauty (1959)

The Attractions: Fantasmic! (Hollywood Studios)


16) The Film: Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

The Attractions: Swiss Family Treehouse (Magic Kingdom)


17) The Film: The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)

The Attractions: Journey into Imagination with Figment (EPCOT)


18) The Film: The Sword in the Stone (1963)

The Attractions: Sword in the Stone Ceremony (Magic Kingdom)

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19) The Film: The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)

The Attractions: Journey into Imagination with Figment (EPCOT)


20) The Film: Robin Hood (1973)

The Attractions: Friar’s Nook (Magic Kingdom)


21) The Film: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

The Attractions: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Magic Kingdom)


22) The Film: Star Wars (1977)

The Attractions: Star Tours: The Adventure Continues (Hollywood Studios); Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (Hollywood Studios); Star Wars Launch Bay (Hollywood Studios)


23) The Film: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

The Attractions: Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! (Hollywood Studio); Jock Lindsey’s Hanger Bar (Disney Springs)


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24) The Film: Tron (1982)

The Attractions: TRON Lightcycle / Run (Magic Kingdom)


25) The Film: The Little Mermaid (1989)

The Attractions: Mickey’s PhilharMagic (Magic Kingdom); Prince Eric’s Village Market (Magic Kingdom); Sebastian’s Bistro (Caribbean Beach Resort); Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid (Magic Kingdom); Voyage of the Little Mermaid (Hollywood Studios)


26) The Film: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

The Attractions: Be Our Guest Restaurant (Magic Kingdom); Beauty & The Beast Live on Stage (Hollywood Studios); Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along (EPCOT); Enchanted Tales with Belle (Magic Kingdom); Gaston’s Tavern (Magic Kingdom); Mickey’s PhilharMagic (Magic Kingdom)


27) The Film: Aladdin (1992)

The Attractions: The Magic Carpets of Aladdin (Magic Kingdom); Mickey’s PhilharMagic (Magic Kingdom)


28) The Film: Hocus Pocus (1993)

The Attractions: Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular (Magic Kingdom, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party)

Sanderson Sisters

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29) The Film: The Lion King (1994)

The Attractions: Festival of the Lion King (Animal Kingdom); Mickey’s PhilharMagic (Magic Kingdom)


30) The Film: Toy Story (1995)

The Attractions: Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin (Magic Kingdom); Toy Story Land (Hollywood Studios)


31) The Film: A Bug’s Life (1998)

The Attractions: It’s Tough to be a Bug! (Animal Kingdom)


32) The Film: Dinosaur (2000)

The Attractions: Dinosaur (Animal Kingdom)


33) The Film: Monsters, Inc. (2001)

The Attractions: Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor (Magic Kingdom)


34) The Film: The Country Bears (2002)

The Attractions: Country Bear Jamboree (Magic Kingdom)*


35) The Film: Finding Nemo (2003)

The Attractions: Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond! (Animal Kingdom); The Seas with Nemo & Friends (EPCOT); Turtle Talk with Crush (EPCOT)


36) The Film: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

The Attractions: Pirates of the Caribbean (Magic Kingdom)*


37) The Film: The Haunted Mansion (2003)

The Attractions: Haunted Mansion (Magic Kingdom)*


38) The Film: Cars (2006)

The Attractions: Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy (Hollywood Studios)


39) The Film: Ratatouille (2007)

The Attractions: Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure (EPCOT)


40) The Film: The Princess and the Frog (2009)

The Attractions: Tiana’s Bayou Adventure (Magic Kingdom)


41) The Film: Tangled (2010)

The Attractions: Tangled restrooms (Magic Kingdom)


42) The Film: Frozen (2013)

The Attractions: For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration (Hollywood Studios); Frozen Ever After (EPCOT)


43) The Film: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

The Attractions: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (EPCOT)


44) The Film: Tomorrowland (2015)

The Attractions: Tomorrowland (Magic Kingdom)*


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45) The Film: Avatar (2009)

The Attractions: Pandora – The World of Avatar (Animal Kingdom)


46) The Film: Moana (2016)

The Attractions: Journey of Water (EPCOT)


47) The Film: Coco (2017)

The Attractions: Mickey’s PhilharMagic (Magic Kingdom)


48) The Film: Jungle Cruise (2021)

The Attractions: Jungle Cruise (Magic Kingdom); Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto & Tiki Terrace (Magic Kingdom)*


*Technically, these Disney Parks attractions came first, long before the movies, but we’ll still count them!

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