As we barrel headfirst into the new year, we look back and think about the previous year. The highs, lows, and everything in between are worth reflecting on, and things are no different over at Walt Disney World, where fans are reflecting on their favorite and least favorite experiences.
WDW Stats recently shared the top 5 most popular rides at Walt Disney World Resort in 2022, and fans couldn’t be more curious to see where their favorite attractions landed on the list. So, without further ado, here are the top 5 Walt Disney World Resort attractions in 2022!
5. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
The fifth most popular attraction in 2022 is Magic Kingdom’s Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and we can see why. This thrill ride is categorized by roller coaster carts resembling mine carts which swing from side to side. This swinging effect, combined with the classic Snow White (1937) theming, creates an entirely unique experience.
This attraction’s average wait time in 2022 was 76 minutes.
4. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
In fourth place is Hollywood Studios’ Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, a thrill ride that is truly timeless. The spooky Twilight Zone (1959-1964) theming comes to life in this elevator-dropping attraction, making Guests feel as if they’re in an episode of the revolutionary TV series. Fun fact, when this attraction drops Guests down the elevator shaft, Guests are actually being pulled down instead of free-falling, making for an ultra-thrilling experience.
This attraction’s average wait time in 2022 was 82 minutes.
3. Slinky Dog Dash
Hollywood Studios is also home to the third most popular Walt Disney World attraction. This thrill ride is excellent for the whole family, with exciting twists, turns, and at least one big drop! There’s nobody springier than Slink, and he’s happy to take Guests on a ride through Andy’s Mega Coaster Play Kit!
This attraction’s average wait time in 2022 was 87 minutes.
2. Avatar Flight of Passage
Over in Animal Kingdom lies Pandora: The World of Avatar, home to the second most popular ride of 2022. For many tribes of the indigenous species of Pandora, the Na’vi, taming an ikran (or a mountain banshee) is the final rite of passage into becoming an adult. This fantastic attraction gives Guests a chance to link with an Avatar and experience the exhilarating journey of riding a mountain banshee.
This attraction’s average wait time in 2022 was 96 minutes.
1. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
In first place is Hollywood Studios’ most ambitious attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, and for a good reason! This attraction is easily one of the most immersive experiences at Walt Disney World, and its demand is tough to surpass. The Disney magic used to illustrate the illusion will have Guests wondering if they’ve truly entered another galaxy.
The average wait time for this ride was 110 minutes.
Are you ready for 2023? Those attractions were the most popular in 2022! ?✨
— WDW Stats (@WdwStats) December 31, 2022
Can we be surprised about Walt Disney World’s most popular attractions in 2022? We’re already wondering what the most popular attractions of 2023 will be. Only time will tell!