Favorite WDW Rollercoasters

Disney has it’s fair share of family-friendly boat rides and interactive shows, but it also has a great variety of thrillers! We’re big rollercoaster fanatics. Here we have listed all the great Walt Disney World coasters and ranked them, starting with our favorite!

1. Expedition Everest

Where: Asia in Animal Kingdom

What: An exciting coast through the Himalayas’ Forbidden Mountain! You’ll ride forward, backward, through the dark, to a dead end, and you may even run across the elusive and terrifying Yeti! SMILE!

Bonus: This attraction has a really fun cue! As you wait your turn to take on Everest at the tour booking office, read the accounts of missing hikers and see artifacts telling of the harrowing tale of the Abominable Snowman!

2. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster

Where: Hollywood Studios

What: You’ll earn backstage passes to an Aerosmith concert…but it’s way across town. Race through the highways and alleyways of Los Angeles in your stretch limo…at 60 mph! You’ll be doing loopty-loops and corkscrews to the tunes of Aerosmith, then be let off on the red carpet. This is an indoor attraction, and definitely the most intense coaster at WDW!

3. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Where: Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom

What: Climb into another mine train, but this one will take you through the Enchanted Forest and a active mine…worked by the Seven Dwarfs! These carts are special: try rocking back and forth…you’ll be swinging your way around curves and down hills in no time. 

Bonus: I hear that this attraction also has an interactive cue, full of jewel sorting fun. We have never actually waited in the stand-by line, but instead always make sure to get FastPasses for this coaster. I suggest you do the same…even though this opened back in 2014, it is still consistently one of the longest waits in Magic Kingdom!

4. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Where: Frontierland at Magic Kingdom

What: All aboard for the wildest ride in the wilderness! This crazy runaway mine train dashes it’s way through caverns and canyons and the ghost town of Tumbleweed! This is a ride that you’ll want to do at least twice – once in the daytime and once after dark!

5. Space Mountain

Where: Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom

What: Blast off into deep space in a six-person shuttle coaster, and soar through the dark as you dash in, out, and around the stars! This is another indoor coaster, and I’m a big fan! Kevin does not appreciate this coaster quite as much…since it takes place in a dark dome he feels like he’s going to hit his head on the beams overhead!

TBD: Slinky Dog Dash!

This attraction opened at Hollywood Studios in June 2018, and unfortunately we won’t be riding it until 2019. We can’t wait! 

TBD: The Barnstormer

This is an airplane coaster in the Storybook Circus area of Magic Kingdom. This is a mild family-friendly attraction, geared more toward the younger crowd. That doesn’t mean adults can’t enjoy it, though – we just haven’t taken the time to ride it yet. We’ll be sure to take flight with the Great Goofini on our next trip!

Upcoming Contenders:

Guardians of the Galaxy-themed coaster at Epcot and TRON coaster at Magic Kingdom (both to open by 2021). We are so excited to experience these potentially thrill-inducing attractions in just a few years!

How does our list stack up compared to your favorite-coasters list? And if you haven’t ridden some/any of these yet, which are you most excited to try?!

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