Which Disney World Park Has the Most Rides?
Welcome to the magical world of Disney! If you’re a thrill-seeker, a fan of classic attractions, or simply eager to embark on unforgettable adventures, you might find yourself wondering: Which Disney park has the most rides?
As the pinnacle of family entertainment, Walt Disney World in Florida offers four distinct parks, each brimming with enchanting experiences. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the captivating realms of Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom to determine which one reigns supreme in terms of ride count.
Get ready to embark on a journey filled with imagination, excitement, and, of course, a healthy dose of pixie dust as we uncover which Disney World park truly boasts the most thrilling and enchanting rides.
By the numbers:
💥 Number of Rides at Magic Kingdom: 23 Rides + 5 shows/experiences
💥 Number of Rides at Epcot: 11 Rides
💥 Number of Rides at Hollywood Studios: 9 Rides + 9 shows
💥 Number of Rides at Animal Kingdom: 8 Rides + 5 shows/experiences
Disney World Parks Overview
Walt Disney World in Florida is home to four main parks, each offering a distinctive and captivating experience. Let’s explore these magical realms.
Magic Kingdom, the crown jewel of Disney World, is where fairy tales come to life. With its iconic Cinderella Castle and beloved attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean and Space Mountain, it captures the essence of classic Disney enchantment.
Epcot, on the other hand, takes you on a journey of discovery and global exploration. Divided into four areas, World Celebration, World Discovery, World Nature, and World Showcase, Epcot combines technological innovation with cultural immersion, showcasing wonders from around the world.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios transports you into the glitz and glamour of showbiz. From thrilling adventures like Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance to the nostalgic charm of Toy Story Land, this park celebrates the magic of movies and entertainment.
Lastly, Disney’s Animal Kingdom invites you to embark on a wild expedition through immersive landscapes and encounter incredible creatures. This park merges entertainment with conservation, featuring thrilling attractions such as Expedition Everest and the awe-inspiring Pandora – The World of Avatar.
Each of the four Disney parks has its own allure, drawing millions of visitors each year who eagerly embrace the captivating experiences they offer.
And, as my daughter always says, a trip to Disney is guaranteed fun!
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Factors to Consider in Evaluating Ride Counts
I counted rides as attractions that actually move in some way – which is why I considered for example the Carousel of Progress to be a ride while PhilharMagic is a show. However, I do list many of the best shows as you really shouldn’t miss them when you visit.
And of course, you could easily spend days at each Disney park exploring the theming, shopping, meeting characters, watching parades, and more. There is really so much to do at the Disney World parks even beyond the rides.
The Rides You’ll Find at Each Disney Park
Ready to see the list of rides at Disney World?
Magic Kingdom undoubtedly has the most rides – even if you don’t count some of the “experiences” that are almost rides, it wins the title of which Disney World Park has the most rides in a landslide. So, if riding rides is your goal, then the Magic Kingdom is the park for you!
Magic Kingdom Rides:
- Astro Orbiter
- The Barnstormer (we rode this 12x in a row when my daughter was 4!!!)
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (one of my favorite roller coasters)
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Ride
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- Haunted Mansion (my favorite Magic Kingdom ride)
- It’s a Small World
- Jungle Cruise
- Liberty Square Riverboat
- Mad Tea Party
- Magic Carpets of Aladdin
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Prince Charming’s Regal Carrousel
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Space Mountain
- Tomorrowland Speedway
- Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover
- Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
- Walt Disney World Railroad
- Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
And the attractions that are “almost” rides …
- Monsters Inc Laugh Floor (so funny!)
- Swiss Family Treehouse
- Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
- Tom Sawyer Island
The Magic Kingdom is the one park that I almost always purchase Genie+ for – there are just so many rides that I feel I do get my money’s worth.
Although Epcot doesn’t have nearly as many rides as the Magic Kingdom, it does have some pretty popular ones. We never miss a visit to this park on our Disney World trips! Plus, some of the best food is located at Epcot!
- Frozen Ever After
- Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros
- Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (BEST RIDE EVER!!!)
- Journey into Imagination with Figment
- Living with the Land (fantastic at Christmas)
- Mission: SPACE
- Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
- The Seas with Nemo & Friends
- Soarin’ Around the World
- Spaceship Earth
- Test Track
After you’ve ridden all the rides, be sure to spend some time exploring World Showcase – it’s a big part of what makes Epcot so special.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Although there aren’t too many rides at Hollywood Studios, the rides that are there are pretty terrific. Overall, this Disney park has the best rides for adults – or at least it’s the Disney park with the most rides for adults!
Disney’s Hollywood Studios Rides
- Alien Swirling Saucers
- Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
- Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
- Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
- Slinky Dog Dash
- Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
- Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
- Toy Story Mania!
- The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (my favorite at this park)
Disney’s Hollywood Studios Shows
What Disney’s Hollywood Studios lacks in the number of rides, it MORE than makes up for in the number of shows. We love to ride the rides early in the morning, then grab a cup of coffee at Joffrey’s and start enjoying the shows!
- Beauty & the Beast Live on Stage
- Disney Junior Play & Dance (fun for the Disney Junior crowd)
- Fantasmic (a must-see – this show is wonderful)
- For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration (lots of fun!!!)
- Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
- Lightening McQueen’s Racing Academy
- Muppet*Vision 3D
- Vacation Fun – An Original Animate Short with Mickey & Minnie
- Walt Disney Presents
Don’t miss Fantasmic when you are visiting Hollywood Studios. Typically, we will leave the park in the early afternoon, go to the resort and rest, and then head back to the park in the evening to finish up a few rides and watch Fantasmic.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Although the focus at Animal Kingdom is on the animals (rightfully so), there are some terrific rides. As there aren’t really very many rides, follow my perfect day at Animal Kingdom and you can hit them all by early afternoon.
Rides at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Avatar Flight of Passage
- Expedition Everest (my favorite traditional Disney roller coaster)
- Kali River Rapids
- Kilimanjaro Safaris
- Na’vi River Journey
- TriceraTops Spin
- Wildlife Express Train
Shows and “kinda” rides at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Animal Encounters: Winged Encounters – The Kingdom Takes Flight
- The Animation Experience at Conservation Station (very fun!)
- Festival of the Lion King
- Finding Nemo: The Big Blue … and Beyond!
- It’s Tough to be a Bug
Of all the Walt Disney World Parks, I feel like Animal Kingdom has the best theming. The attention to detail at this park is outstanding – it’s a lovely park to just wander around and soak up the atmosphere.
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FAQs about Rides at Disney World
Which park at Disney World has the most roller coasters?
The Magic Kingdom has the most roller coasters. With the addition of Tron, there are now four at this park: Space Mountain, Seven Dwarf’s Mine Ride, Tron, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
Which Disney Park has the least rides?
Animal Kingdom is the Disney park with the fewest rides, although Hollywood Studios is a close second.
Which Disney Park is best for one day?
If you only have one day at Walt Disney World, the Magic Kingdom is the park to visit. It is the iconic Disney park with the most rides and the most “Disney” feel to it.
Can you do all 4 Disney Parks in one day?
Theoretically, yes, if you have a park hopper you could visit all 4 parks in one day. However, you would spend quite a bit of time in transit between parks and would definitely just be able to ride a few rides in each park. Personally, I wouldn’t recommend it.
Does Magic Kingdom have less rides than Disneyland?
Disneyland is smaller than Magic Kingdom, but it actually has more rides!
Which Disney park requires the most walking?
Although you’ll be getting in a lot of steps at all the Disney parks, EPCOT is definitely the park that requires the most walking. Hands down. So, if you plan on visiting EPCOT, make sure you have shoes that can handle the miles you’ll be walking!
Map of Disney World Theme Parks
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Conclusion: Which Disney Park Has the Most Rides
In conclusion, the question of which Disney park has the most rides is a complex one. While ride count alone may seem like the determining factor, it’s essential to consider the overall experience, ride diversity, and quality when choosing the best Disney park to visit.
Magic Kingdom, with its timeless classics, and Epcot, with its fusion of technology and culture, offer a wide array of attractions for all ages.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios brings the magic of movies to life, while Disney’s Animal Kingdom combines adventure and conservation in a unique way.
Each park has its own charm and appeals to different interests. Ultimately, the “best” park depends on personal preferences and the specific experiences you seek.
So, whether you’re seeking thrills, beloved characters, or immersive adventures, rest assured that any Disney park you choose will provide you with an enchanting and memorable experience.
Pack your bag, put on your Mickey ears, and get ready to make lifelong memories in the most magical place on Earth.