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The Bottom 12 Rides in Magic Kingdom

As Guests think about visiting Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort, there are a variety of rides that they can choose to ride or choose to pass over.

We will rank the bottom 12 rides out of the 22 rides in Magic Kingdom. As we rank them, we will see if we think these rides are must-dos on your Magic Kingdom day.

We hope this will help you determine if these rides will be important to your family when you visit the Magic Kingdom Park during your Walt Disney World vacation.

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12. Magic Carpets of Aladdin- Adventureland

Guests can fly high over Adventureland as they board a magic carpet just like Aladdin and Jasmine.

This ride is a classic spinner ride where Guests can control the height of the carpet and the tilt.

Even though the spitting camels bring some excitement, overall, this is a very basic ride and not one that is a must-do in Magic Kingdom. We prefer to ride the OG spinner ride instead.

Magic Carpets of Aladdin typically doesn’t have long waits so you can often ride easily so don’t use Genie+ here.

Astro Orbiter

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11. Astro Orbiter- Tomorrowland

Another spinner attraction is the Astro Orbiter. This ride is located high above Tomorrowland.

Because Guests need to ride an elevator to the loading area, this can be a prolonged process.

The ride vehicles are also not built for two adults, so keep that in mind when you determine who to ride with.

Although there are some great views of the Magic Kingdom from Astro Orbiter, we don’t think the wait to ride it is worth it.

To us Astro Orbiter isn’t a must-do when visiting Magic Kingdom.

Tomorrowland Speedway Magic Kingdom

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10. Tomorrowland Speedway- Tomorrowland

Get ready to take the wheel as you drive around the track in Tomorrowland.

Little ones might love the chance to drive all on their own, but adults will probably find this attraction less appealing.

The track’s heat and smell and longer waits make this ride one we don’t think needs to be on the top of your list for Magic Kingdom.

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9. Liberty Square Riverboat- Liberty Square

Those who want a nice leisurely boat ride around the Magic Kingdom will love the Liberty Square Riverboat.

This authentic steam-powered wheeler travels around Tom Sawyer Island, giving Guests a fantastic look at the island as well as Frontierland.

Because this is a 17-minute trip, it takes a lot of time out of your Magic Kingdom day, and without seats, it can be a lot if you are tired.

If you are looking for a way to escape the crowds, this would be a good option. You can catch a ride typically on the half hour or on the hour.

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

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8. Prince Charming Regal Carrousel- Fantasyland

One of these classic rides in Magic Kingdom, Prince Charming Regal Carrousel, allows Guests to climb aboard one of the beautiful wood-carved horses for a leisurely ride around.

This ride doesn’t rank high on our list because you can find carousels throughout amusement parks and zoos around the country.

Although this ride is an opening day attraction, we don’t feel like it’s a must-do while visiting the Magic Kingdom.

If you can catch it without much of a wait, little ones might enjoy it. Otherwise, we would choose to do something higher on our list.

Carousel of Progress

7.  Carousel of Progress– Tomorrowland

Guests travel through four different generations of progress as they watch one family’s technology transform their lives.

Each scene is a different time period where Guests learn about new technology that the family has experienced.

This revolving theater was presented at the New York World’s Fair from 1964 to 1965 and the classic song “There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” by the Sherman brothers.

We love the history of this ride, but we don’t think it is a must-do on a perfect Magic Kingdom day. This is a great choice to get out of the crowds, heat, or rain; however, if you haven’t hit some of the top rides, we would make sure to do that first.

6. Barnstormer- Storybook Circus

The Great Goffin will perform his world-famous stunt show, and Guests will join in.

The Barnstormer is a kid-friendly roller coaster that is super fun for little ones.

The ride itself is less than a minute, making it an excellent option for easing little ones into roller coasters; however, we think that there are better coaster options in the Park which is why it is ranked lower.

5.  Mad Tea Party- Fantasyland

Most Guests visiting Magic Kingdom know about the Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland as it is an iconic attraction in the Park.

Guests spin around in a giant teacup as madcap music plays around them. You can spin as fast or slow as you want.

This doesn’t make our top ten list of rides because of the spinning aspect. Although it can bring a lot of laughter, it can also make some tummies upset.

You can typically find lower wait times here, so if you want to take a spin, check it out after riding some of the top Magic Kingdom rides.

4.  Dumbo the Flying Elephant- Storybook Circus

The original spinner ride in Magic Kingdom, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, is a must do for many Walt Disney World Guests.

For us, it didn’t make the top ten rides in Magic Kingdom because we feel those top ten have a little more thrill, and a little more Disney to offer Guests.

If it is your first time, we think a trip on Dumbo is a must-do!

3.  Under the Sea- Journey of The Little Mermaid- Fantasyland

We love all rides that take us into the movies we grew up with, and Under the Sea- Journey of the Little Mermaid does just that.

We love the music on this ride and the beautiful scenes that bring the story to life before our eyes.

Even though we love this ride, we believe there are better, more must-dos rides in Magic Kingdom.

As it doesn’t typically have a long wait, if can typically squeeze it in during your time in the Park.

2.  The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh- Fantasyland

Fans of Winnie the Pooh will love this adorable ride. Guests get to board a honey pot and travel through fun scenes featuring Winnie the Pooh and all his friends.

We love how the honey pot moves throughout the ride bouncing along with Tigger or floating in the rain.

This is a delightful ride that Guests of all ages can enjoy together. After you hit the top rides in Magic Kingdom, we think this is good to experience.

1.  Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover- Tomorrowland

Almost making it onto the top 10 list in the Magic Kingdom is the PeopleMover in Tomorrowland.

This ride takes Guests around Tomorrowland, giving them amazing views from high above. Guests also go through both Space Mountain and Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin.

This 10-minute journey around Tomorrowland is fantastic during a hot or busy day in Magic Kingdom. We love the sights and the relaxation that it brings to our trip.

We suggest taking time to ride the PeopleMover during your vacation.

Those are our bottom 12 rides in the Magic Kingdom. We skip these some of the time, while others visits we may still ride if the wait time is low.

We hope this helps you determine if these rides are ones your family will enjoy during their Walt Disney World vacation.

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.