This ain’t your grandma’s Walt Disney World, folks! We’re here to unpack Disney World’s Top 5 Thrill Rides, from Magic Kingdom to Animal Kingdom and everywhere in between! So, buckle up… because this is going to be one bumpy ride!
Walt Disney World is home to a ton of high-octane rollercoasters, yet #5 on our list is none other than a highly themed take on the classic log flume ride! Showcasing over 950,000 gallons of water, this modern-day masterpiece presents 100 musical Audio-Animatronics, from geese to frogs, possums to gators.
So, what is it about this wet and wild attraction that makes it so thrilling? Well, for starters… the 5-story drop looks absolutely menacing! Not to mention, if you’re brave enough to sit up front… you’re going to get soaked!
Space Mountain was the very first coaster to make premiere at Walt Disney World. Needless to say, guests found this rip-roaring rocket to outer space to be absolutely out of this world! Despite the sudden twists and turns, this attraction truly shines thanks to its pitch blackness! In addition, the futuristic soundtrack that echoes throughout offers the perfect audible backdrop to a mass of shooting stars, celestial satellites, streaking orbs and wayward comets.
Just be sure to keep your eyes and arms inside the spacecraft! You wouldn’t want gravity to get the best of you and pull you into a wormhole!
Rock ‘N’ Rollercoaster Starring Aerosmith
You don’t have to be a fan of classic rock to roll with this ride! If you’ve got the need for speed and are looking to live life in the fast lane, then hop on over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios where a super stretch limo is waiting to send you zooming through the Hollywood’s most iconic landmarks. Maneuver past traffic jams and swoop into 3 thrilling inversions—2 rollover loops and one corkscrew!
This high-octane coaster will have your belly doing backflips. But what is it about it that gets fans blood pumping? It just may be the music! That’s right, each ride vehicle stacked with a 125-speaker, 24-subwoofer, 32,000-watt audio system! So, while you’re cruising along the city streets, you’ll be jamming out to Aerosmith’s greatest hits, “Walk This Way,” “Dude (Looks Like a Lady),” “Sweet Emotion,” “Back in the Saddle,” and an re-imagined version of “Love in an Elevator.”
Sure, there are coasters and flume rides… but how many of these white-knuckle adventures can call themselves an EXPEDITION?! Blending fact and faction with myth and mystery, Expedition Everest is one of the most intense rides in Orlando!
Board a train to the top of the world and race through the darkness, as a legendary snow monster awaits your arrival. Oh, and did we mention… you’ll be plummeting backwards?!
So, how did this Animal Kingdom favorite make it to #2 on our list? Well, it may have something to do with the genius behind it’s queue. Every detail has been painstakingly crafted by Imagineers to bring you a level of historical authenticity, all of which builds backstory.
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
There should be little surprise over which Walt Disney World attraction has landed the #1 spot in our lineup! Step right up to…. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror! (Dun dun duuun!)
This attraction sends you hurling up and down a rickety abandoned elevator shaft—unexpectedly dropping and rising—as you hear the sound of cables snapping and clanging overhead. But before you do, you must brave your way through the lobby of the infamous Hollywood Tower Hotel, as the television set springs to life and Rod Serling welcomes you on a journey into the Twilight Zone.
There is something more than this age-old establishment that sends chills up your spine; the massive façade of the hotel itself. Architecturally unsettling and overwhelming in it’s own right, this structure features a “now you see me, now you don’t” effect, allowing passersby to catch a glimpse of fellow passengers as they fall to their fates. Perhaps even more disturbing are the shrieks and screams that can be heard from all throughout the park.
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is a prime example of the power of themeing. You can have all the dips, scoops, drops, hops, spills, and thrills under the Florida sun. But nothing is scarier than……………….. anticipation!
And there you have it, Disney World’s Top 5 Thrill Rides!
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