Which Disney World Park Has The Most Rides?

Walt Disney World is comprised of four parks: Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. While you are on your Disney Vacation, you are going to want to manage your time so you are able to enjoy as much as each park as possible.

Some people love shows and will want to spend more time in Animal Kingdom or Hollywood Studios. Some people love food and will want to enjoy spending time in the world showcase in EPCOT.

Some people love rides….so where should you spend your time?

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We are going to break down all the rides in each of the Disney parks to help you decide! To do that, first things first. Disney actually doesn’t have any rides.

I know, I know…you think we are crazy. But we aren’t! Disney calls all the rides, shows, and events at the parks “attractions.”

Attractions are all encompassing. You will never hear any Disney cast member or any Disney publication refer to anything in the park as a “ride.” Everything is an attraction.

We understand, however, that when you are wondering about rides you want to know about things like Big Thunder Mountain….not The Hall of Presidents.

So that being said, we will be referring to “rides” as any attraction that you board some sort of moving vehicle to experience that particular attraction.

Now that we have cleared up terminology, lets get to the question at hand.

Which Disney World Park Has The Most Rides?

The Magic Kingdom has the most rides with 23! EPCOT currently has 10 (soon will have 11), Hollywood Studios has 8, and Animal Kingdom has 8.

What Rides Are in the Magic Kingdom?

Magic Kingdom rides are:

  1. It’s A Small World
  2. Astro Orbiter
  3. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  4. buzz lightyear’s space ranger spin
  5. Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  6. Jungle Cruise
  7. Liberty Square Riverboat
  8. Mad Tea Party
  9. Peter Pan’s Flight
  10. Pirates of the Caribbean
  11. Prince Charming’s Regal Carousel
  12. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  13. Space Mountain
  14. The Barnstormer
  15. Haunted Mansion
  16. Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  17. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  18. Tomorrowland Speedway
  19. Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
  20. Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
  21. Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
  22. Splash Mountain
  23. Walt Disney World Railroad
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The thrill rides in the Magic Kingdom are: Big Thunder Mountain, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain, and Splash Mountain. You will find these rides will have long lines and you will want to consider using Genie+ for these.

The Magic Kingdom is our top park for families, especially families with small children. There is a huge variety of rides to choose from. We have all the best rides for toddlers listed here to help you navigate this huge park easier!

What Rides Are In Epcot?

EPCOT rides are:

  1. Spaceship Earth
  2. The Seas With Nemo and Friends
  3. Soarin’
  4. Living With the Land
  5. Journey Into Imagination With Figment
  6. Mission: SPACE
  7. Test Track
  8. Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros
  9. Frozen Ever After
  10. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

These rides are scattered throughout the park and the World Showcase. We have a breakdown of every single attraction in Epcot (with rankings!) so you may want to check it out here.

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Epcot is undergoing some significant changes right now, so if you visit in 2022 be prepared for a lot of construction. We look forward to no attractions and things to see and do! As far as rides go, Guardians of the Galaxy is coming in summer of 2022.

The thrill rides in EPCOT are Mission:Space and Test Track.

What Rides Are In Disney’s Hollywood Studios?

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Rides are:

  1. Alien Swirling Saucers
  2. Millenium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  3. Rock n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith
  4. Slinky Dog Dash
  5. Star Tours – The Adventure Continues
  6. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  7. Toy Story Mania!
  8. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

The thrill rides in Hollywood Studios are Millennium Falco, Rock n’ Roller Coaster, Slinky Dog Dash, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

Hollywood Studios is the best park with all the top rides for those who love more adventure. Hollywood Studios used to be our least favorite park, but it has been amassing some of Disney’s most popular attractions!

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What Rides Are In Disney’s Animal Kingdom?

Disney’s Animal Kingdom rides are:

  1. Avatar Flight of Passage
  2. DINOSAUR
  3. Kali River Rapids
  4. Kilimanjaro Safaris
  5. Na’vi river journey
  6. TriceraTop Spin
  7. Wildlife Express Train
  8. Expedition Everest

The thrill rides in Animal Kingdom are Avatar Flight of Passage, DINOSAUR, Kali River Rapids, and Expedition Everest. Animal Kingdom is much more of an “experience” and less of a “ride” park.

Approaching Animal Kingdom with this mindset will help you enjoy the park much more. Fewer rides in the Animal Kingdom gives you the chance to enjoy some of the live shows!

The Animal Kingdom has two of our favorite shows – The Festival of the Lion King and Finding Nemo.

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Of course Disney is always changing things up, so this list is subject to change!

If you are wondering what boat rides will get you the most wet be sure to check out this information. If you are wondering about water parks, we have information on that here!

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