Disney World in Orlando, Florida, is a massive property containing four theme parks and two water parks.
It’s hard to visit every park in one trip and experience everything there is to enjoy.
Focusing on the theme park with the most rides is a good strategy for maximizing the time spent at Disney World’s famous attractions.
Disney’s Magic Kingdom has 25 rides, the most out of all the theme parks at Disney World. EPCOT takes second place with 11, and Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios tie for third place with eight (8) rides at each park.
Knowing how many attractions are at each park and the type of rides they are helps Disney visitors plan their trips.
This article provides an overview of the rides at each theme park so guests can choose which parks to visit.
How Many Rides Are at Magic Kingdom?
The 25 rides at Magic Kingdom are mainly kid-friendly slow excursions with a few thrilling roller coasters designed for braver visitors.
Most of these attractions are suitable for all guests and don’t have minimum height requirements.
Slow Rides at the Magic Kingdom
The 19 slow rides at Magic Kingdom are great for riders of all ages, including:
- “it’s a small world”
- Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
- Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- Liberty Square Riverboat
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
- Walt Disney World Railroad
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
- Jungle Cruise
- Main Street Vehicles
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Mad Tea Party
- Astro Orbiter
- The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
- Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
- Haunted Mansion
- Tomorrowland Speedway.
Thrill Rides at the Magic Kingdom
The five thrill rides at Magic Kingdom are roller coasters made to get the heart pumping.
These rides include:
- Space Mountain
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Splash Mountain
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- TRON Lightcycle (opening 2023).
Space Mountain has the most restrictive height requirement in the Magic Kingdom – riders must be at least 44 inches (112 cm) tall to be safely strapped into their seat.
Big Thunder Mountain and Splash Mountain require passengers to be at least 40 inches (102 cm) tall, and Splash Mountain is the only ride at the Magic Kingdom where riders might get wet.
The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train allows riders who are at least 38 inches (97 cm) tall, so this roller coaster is generally appropriate for children four years old and up.
While the TRON Lightcycle does not open until Spring 2023, it’s on this list because spring is right around the corner.
An additional ride at the Magic Kingdom is the Barnstormer, a small roller coaster for young children 35 inches (89 cm) and above.
How Many Rides Are at EPCOT?
EPCOT also offers family-friendly attractions.
A majority of the eleven rides at EPCOT are slow and focus on edutainment.
The main draw to EPCOT is the World Showcase, where a few countries show off their cultures, foods, and music.
Slow Rides at EPCOT
Half of the slow rides at EPCOT focus on science and the future of our world, while the other half have movie themes.
These eight slow rides include:
- Journey Into Imagination With Figment
- Living with the Land – Glimmering Greenhouses
- Spaceship Earth
- Soarin’ Around the World
- Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
- Frozen Ever After
- The Seas with Nemo and Friends
- Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.
Thrill Rides at EPCOT
EPCOT hosts three thrilling attractions – Mission: SPACE, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, and the Test Track.
The newest thrill ride is the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, where riders must be at least 42 inches (107 cm) tall to enjoy this Marvel adventure.
Mission: SPACE simulates a space shuttle launch, with g-forces included when guests at least 44 inches (112 cm) tall choose the Orange Mission.
The Green Mission simulates a more gentle adventure for riders 40 inches (102 cm) or taller.
The Test Track lets visitors at least 40 inches (102 cm) tall crank up the speed in a self-designed car they race against others to see whose vehicle performed best.
How Many Rides Are at the Animal Kingdom?
The Animal Kingdom has eight rides based on nature and wildlife.
These attractions are a mix of thrill rides, slow rides, and water rides.
Slow Rides at Animal Kingdom
Four slow rides at Animal Kingdom are great for people of all ages and heights.
These rides include:
- TriceraTop Spin
- Kilimanjaro Safaris
- Wildlife Express Train
- Na’vi River Journey.
The Na’vi River Journey is based on the movie Avatar, while the TriceraTop Spin is a ride for small children.
The Kilimanjaro Safaris and Wildlife Express Train take guests to see the animals living in the park’s habitats and educate them about the importance of conservation.
Thrill Rides at Animal Kingdom
The Animal Kingdom has three thrill rides and one thrilling water ride.
These adventure-based rides are:
- Expedition Everest: Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
- Avatar Flight of Passage
- Kali River Rapids.
Expedition Everest: Legend of the Forbidden Mountain is the only roller coaster at Animal Kingdom. Avatar Flight of Passage is a 3D ride where riders fly over Pandora, based on the movie Avatar. Riders on both rides must be at least 44 inches (113 centimeters) tall.
Dinosaur is a dark, scary ride with some drops, and riders must be at least 40 inches (102 centimeters) tall.
The Kali River Rapids will get riders wet or soaked, depending on where a person sits in the raft. Riders on the rapids must be at least 38 inches (97 centimeters) tall.
How Many Rides are at Hollywood Studios?
Hollywood Studios, like the Animal Kingdom, has eight rides and attractions.
Disney Imagineers based these rides on popular TV shows or movies, none of them are considered slow, and only one allows riders of all ages and heights.
Slow-ish Rides at Hollywood Studios
Only two rides at Hollywood Studios can be considered slower and not too scary for younger children.
The first, Toy Story Mania!, is a spinning type of 3D ride without a minimum height limit where riders shoot at targets, competing against other players.
The other, Alien Swirling Saucers, has a minimum height of 32 inches (82 cm) and is gentle enough that it shouldn’t frighten younger children.
Thrill Rides at Hollywood Studios
he six thrill rides at Hollywood Studios offer plenty of drops, simulations, and roller coasters for guests tall enough to enjoy.
The adrenaline gets pumping on the following attractions:
- The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
- Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
- Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
- Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
- Slinky Dog Dash
- Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith.
The Slinky Dog Dash and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run allow guests at least 38 inches (97 cm) tall to ride.
Riders on Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror must be at least 40 inches (102 cm) tall.
The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith requires that guests be at least 48 inches (122 cm) tall to ride.
This rollercoaster has the most restrictive minimum height at any Disney World theme park.
Disney World guests can more easily plan their trips when they know which rides and attractions are available at each theme park.
Magic Kingdom has 25 rides, most of which are slow and geared toward children.
EPCOT has 11 mostly slow rides, with a few thrilling ones that appeal to older kids, teens, and adults alike.
The Animal Kingdom has eight attractions based on nature and the Avatar movie – half are slow, and half are thrilling.
Hollywood Studios also has eight attractions, but most are action-packed rides designed for more mature guests.
Table of Contents
- How Many Rides Are at Magic Kingdom?
- How Many Rides Are at EPCOT?
- How Many Rides Are at the Animal Kingdom?
- How Many Rides are at Hollywood Studios?