Which Disney World Park Has the Most Rides?
Want to cram the most fun possible into your upcoming vacation to Walt Disney World? But not sure where to start?
Disney World has multiple individual parks, each with its own theme and experience. Knowing which park to spend the bulk of your time in can be tricky, especially if you’ve never been to Disney World before. However, if you do know that you want to spend as much time riding rides as possible, we’ll help you narrow down your options.
Read out guide to the best amusement parks in Florida.
Here are the rides you can expect to find in each park, plus other need-to-know info to help you plan.
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Which Disney World Park has the Most Rides?
|Disney World Park||Number of Rides|
|Disney’s Hollywood Studios||9|
|Disney’s Animal Kingdom||8|
Looking at the list above, you might quickly assume that Magic Kingdom is where you need to go. However, while it’s a good pick, remember that just because Magic Kingdom has the most rides by far — more than twice the park with the second-most rides, EPCOT — it still might not be your favorite.
Here’s what to expect in each park.
Rides in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom
As the oldest and most popular theme park in Disney World, Magic Kingdom is as classic as it gets. Expect rides for the entire family, particularly rides themed after classic Disney movies and characters.
This is where you’ll also find rides that have spawned their own movies and franchises thanks to their popularity, such as the Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, and Jungle Cruise rides. Additionally, you’ll find famous rides that Disney has become known for, such as the “It’s a Small World” ride.
Lastly, because this is the most popular of the four parks, it’s also where you’ll find the most crowds.
Magic Kingdom rides include:
- Astro Orbiter
- The Barnstormer
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- The Haunted Mansion
- “it’s a small world”
- Jungle Cruise
- Liberty Square Riverboat
- Mad Tea Party
- The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
- Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train
- Space Mountain
- Splash Mountain
- Tomorrowland Speedway
- Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover
- TRON Lightcycle/Run
- Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
- Walt Disney World Railroad
- Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
Further Reading: Where Can You Buy Beer and Alcohol in Magic Kingdom?
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Rides in Disney World’s EPCOT
If you’re an adult visiting Disney World and always looking out for great food, and the occasional adult beverage, as part of your theme park experience, you might discover that EPCOT is your favorite Disney World theme park. While it has fewer rides, it’s big on culture and food, with several great festivals along these lines taking place throughout each year. It’s also the park with the most, overall dining options.
However, for the rest of the family, rides include:
- Frozen Ever After
- Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
- Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
- Journey Into Imagination with Figment
- Living with the Land
- Mission: Space
- Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
- The Seas with Nemo and Friends
- Spaceship Earth
- Test Track
Rides in Disney World’s Hollywood Studios
For Star Wars fans, there’s nowhere else to go at Disney World other than Hollywood Studios. It’s your prime place in the park to enjoy all the latest and greatest Disney Star Wars attractions. It’s also home to the famed Tower of Terror ride.
- Alien Swirling Saucers
- Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
- Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
- Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
- Slinky Dog Dash
- Star Tours
- Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
- Toy Story Midway Mania
- The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Rides in Disney World’s Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom is the largest park in Disney World in terms of size, but, despite that, it has the fewest number of rides. That said, what it lacks in rides, it makes up for in ambiance.
Part theme park, part zoo, animal lovers will find plenty of reasons to stay here well after they’ve experienced the eight theme park rides.
- Avatar Flight of Passage
- Expedition Everest
- Kali River Rapids
- Kilimanjaro Safaris
- Na’vi River Journey
- TriceraTop Spin
- Wildlife Express Train
Which Disney World Theme Park Should You Spend Your Time in?
If you’re all about riding as many rides as humanly possible during your trip to Disney World, spend your time working your way through the Magic Kingdom first. Not only is this park home to the most rides in a single Disney park, but it’s also home to classic rides you can’t miss during your first trip to Disney.
However, if rides aren’t your thing, see what the other parks offer. Star Wars fans will love Hollywood Studios. Culture and foodie fans will want to spend all their time in EPCOT. Animal lovers are sure to enjoy Animal Kingdom.
If you have enough time, see it all! If you have at least four or five days on your trip, you can easily explore all four parks, dedicating a day to each.
Epcot, with its focus on culture and cuisine, is home to the largest number of eateries in Walt Disney World. Hollywood Studios has the fewest number of restaurants in the park.
Disney World does have a larger overall number of rides compared to Universal Studios. That said, Universal Studios offers more thrill rides, with bigger rollercoasters and more rides geared toward older kids and adults than the younger travelers in your crew. If you want to experience both in one trip, make sure you know how to get between Disney World and Universal Studios.
It’s recommended you set aside at least four full days to experience Disney World, spending one day in each of the four parks.
Editorial Disclosure: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, hotel, airline, or other entity. This content has not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by any of the entities included within the post.
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