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8 Best Thrill Rides At Walt Disney World

It’s safe to say that thrill rides are an important part of most theme parks. Walt Disney World agrees with that. You are guaranteed to get your thrill ride fix on your Disney vacation. Of course these aren’t the only great rides that Disney has to offer, but here are eight of the thrill rides that you won’t want to miss.

 

8) Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom

The newest addition to Fantasyland is Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. This ride will take you through a day in the life of the seven dwarfs. For thrill seekers this may be tame, but it is still a must do. Lines may be long, so try to ride first thing in the morning or use FastPass

7) Avatar Flight of Passage

Pandora – World of Avatar, Animal Kingdom

Avatar Flight of Passage is one of the newest attractions located in the new Pandora – The World of Avatar area within Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Prepare to straddle what feels somewhat like one of those motorcycles at an arcade, be secured in, and then using 3D screen technology, awesome 4D effects, and motion simulation – feel like you are literally flying on the back of a mountain banshee in the most exhilarating way. Your banshee (somewhat like a flying dragon) will soar through the sky as it takes you on the ride of a lifetime through Pandora – The World of Avatar.

6) Space Mountain

Tomorrowland, Magic Kingdom

Space Mountain is an indoor, in the dark roller coaster. You’ll feel like you’re traveling through outer space in a space shuttle. There are no loops or flips, but the ride still provides a thrill for all riders. The line is indoors and air conditioned with an interactive queue, so don’t let a long wait time stop you.

5) Test Track

Future World, Epcot

For those of you who have ever dreamed of riding in your own race car this is the perfect opportunity. In 2012 the ride was closed for a major refurbishment, so if you haven’t ridden since then you will see some major changes. During your wait you can design your very own race car that you will then get to test out. One thing that has not changed is the thrill at the end. The 65 miles per hour track is still there and is a highlight of the ride.

4) Expedition Everest

Asia, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

If you think that Florida doesn’t have snow covered mountains, think again. This is a thrill seeking coaster that takes you through the Forbidden Mountain. Make sure you watch out for the Yeti, he doesn’t like guests. The track goes forward and backward so you never know what’s coming next. There is also a 118 foot hill that adds to the thrill.

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3) Mission: SPACE

Future World, Epcot

This ride is unique because it offers two different intensity levels. Green Team offers riders a less intense experience on their trip to Mars. If you want the full thrill you want to be on the Orange Team, which is a much more intense adventure. Be warned; if you get motion sick easily Orange Team will not be the best choice for you. If you’re claustrophobic you may want to skip this ride all together.

2) Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster

Sunset Boulevard, Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Zero to 60 in 2.8 seconds, how’s that for a thrill? This is a high speed, intense roller coaster in the dark. You’ll get backstage passes from Aerosmith and they’ll provide the limo since you’ll be running late. There are two loops and one corkscrew that thrill seekers will love. The entire ride is set to music by Aerosmith. This ride has a single rider line which may shorten your wait time.

1) The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Sunset Boulevard, Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Thrill seekers; this is the ride you’ve been looking for. You will drop 13 stories faster than the speed of gravity. The ride sequence is random so you never know what you’re going to get. It’s based inside the old Hollywood Tower Hotel. The Twilight Zone’s Rod Sterling narrates your adventure. Tower of Terror is unlike any other drop tower you’ve ever ridden.

About Tricia Kennedy

Tricia Kennedy lives in Orlando and loves having Walt Disney World pretty much in her backyard. She can be found at Disney several times a week. She will often stop by a park for an hour or two, but she also enjoys spending a whole day there with her friends. A lifelong Star Wars fan, Tricia especially enjoys Star Wars Weekends and has ridden Star Tours over 200 times. Tricia's other favorite thing is Disney's BoardWalk, where she can often be found taking a walk or watching the nightly street performers.