Even though all Disney World parks are magical, they each have something unique to offer that may not be for everybody. For example, if you or anyone in your party is obsessed with rides, they may not get the most out of a park like Animal Kingdom, which is focused more on interactive experiences than thrill rides (excluding Expedition Everest, that’s the exception).
So if you’re wondering which Disney World park has the most rides, it’s definitely Magic Kingdom. Here’s how many rides Magic Kingdom has, where they are, and what our top picks are for everyone in your party.
How Many Rides Does Magic Kingdom Have?
Magic Kingdom has 23 rides. While you will encounter a few thrill rides such as Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain, the majority of the rides here are slower-paced and family-friendly. Here are all the rides in Magic Kingdom and where to find them:
- “it’s a small world” – Fantasyland
- Astro Orbiter – Tomorrowland
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – Frontierland
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin – Tomorrowland
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant – Fantasyland
- Jungle Cruise – Adventureland
- Mad Tea Party – Fantasyland
- Peter Pan’s Flight – Fantasyland
- Pirates of the Caribbean – Adventureland
- Prince Charming Regal Carrousel – Fantasyland
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – Fantasyland
- Space Mountain – Tomorrowland
- Splash Mountain – Frontierland
- The Barnstormer – Fantasyland
- Haunted Mansion – Liberty Square
- The Magic Carpets of Aladdin – Adventureland
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh – Fantasyland
- Tomorrowland Speedway – Tomorrowland
- Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover – Tomorrowland
- Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid – Fantasyland
Read more: Top 10 Magic Kingdom Rides at Night
Best Rides in Magic Kingdom For Babies and Toddlers
If you’re traveling with children, it goes without saying that Magic Kingdom will give you the most bang for your buck. With a few notable exceptions, most of the rides in Magic Kingdom are suitable for babies and toddlers, including:
- Jungle Cruise
- The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- “it’s a small world”
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
- Prince Charming Regal Carousel (those with babies should sit in the carriage)
- Mad Tea Party
- Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover
- Tomorrowland Speedway (if they’re at least 32” tall)
- Walt Disney World Railroad
- The Barnstormer (if they’re at least 35” tall)
Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion are also suitable for all ages, however, you may want to exert caution if your child is frightened of the dark or loud noises.
Read more: Disney World Rides for Babies
Should You Bring Babies to Disney World?
This is a personal question that doesn’t have a “right” answer, rather you have to choose what’s right for you. I often hear the argument that it’s better to bring your children to Disney World when they’re old enough to remember it. But, I think we forget about how much WE’LL remember them being there.
Plus, children under two are free to visit, so it’s a good opportunity to test the waters to find out if it is for you. While young kids probably won’t remember being there, you’ll always have the memories to look back on and for that reason alone, I think it’s worth it. However, it really is a personal decision. The parks offer Rider Switch, which is a service that allows parents/adults to swap out their position in line to ride certain attractions in which their children may be too small or scared to ride.
Best Rides in Magic Kingdom For Teens
If you’re visiting Disney World with your teen, they may not be a huge fan of visiting Magic Kingdom since it’s often looked at as a “kid’s park,” but there are plenty of rides and experiences that are perfect for teens and thrill-seekers. The best rides and experiences in Magic Kingdom for teenagers are:
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Astro Orbiter
- Big Thunder Mountain
- Space Mountain
- Splash Mountain
- Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Haunted Mansion
Our Top Picks for the Best Rides at Magic Kingdom
In terms of thrill, our top picks are Big Thunder Mountain and Splash Mountain. Splash Mountain is one of the longest rides on the property, clocking in around 10 minutes. This lengthy ride is one of our favorites because it gives amazing views of the park and because it’s so long, it becomes a nice little break from the Florida heat. Plus, that drop at the end is pretty epic!
In regards to theming, our top picks are the Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Haunted Mansion. Each one of these rides is so well-themed that it does a good job of making you feel like you’re a part of the experience. I guess that’s good, considering each of these rides now has a movie to go along with it!
When it comes to the rides at Magic Kingdom, each one of them offers something special, whether it’s great views of the park, immersive theming, or engaging story-telling.
Read more: Haunted Mansion: Ride vs Movie
Number of Rides at Disney World Parks
Outside of Magic Kingdom, the rest of the Disney World parks (Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom) have about 7-9 rides each, respectively.
Here are all the rides at Epcot:
- Frozen Ever After – Norway Pavilion
- Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros – Mexico Pavilion
- Journey Into Imagination With Figment – World Celebration
- Living with the Land – World Nature
- Mission: SPACE – World Discovery
- Soarin’ Around the World – World Nature
- Spaceship Earth – World Celebration
- Test Track – World Discovery
- The Seas with Nemo & Friends – World Nature
In light of the park’s 50th Anniversary, EPCOT updated the names of each section of the park. Future World has been broken into different categories including World Nature and World Celebration, while the World Showcase remains the same.
Read more: The Exhaustive Guide to Epcot Rides
All the rides at Hollywood Studios:
- Alien Swirling Saucers – Toy Story Land
- Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway – Hollywood Boulevard
- Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
- Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith – Sunset Boulevard
- Slinky Dog Dash – Toy Story Land
- Star Tours – The Adventure Continue – Echo Lake
- Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
- The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – Sunset Boulevard
- Toy Story Mania! – Toy Story Land
All the Rides at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Expedition Everest – Asia
- DINOSAUR – DinoLand, U.S.A.
- Avatar Flight of Passage – Pandora – The World of Avatar
- Na’vi River Journey – Pandora – The World of Avatar
- Kali River Rapids – Asia
- Kilimanjaro Safaris – Africa
- TriceraTop Spin – DinoLand, U.S.A
Primeval Whirl, located in DinoLand, U.S.A was recently demolished – and my body is severely grateful. Did anyone get hurt riding that? I always walked off it with a backache.
Regardless of which park you visit on your Walt Disney World vacation, it’s important to remember that there’s a little bit of something for everyone. What’s your favorite ride at Magic Kingdom? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for all the latest Disney tips and tricks to help make your vacation more magical.
As a self-proclaimed Mouseketeer, Courtney Dercqu is a fan of all things Disney. Between decorating her desk with souvenirs from the park, to making unique mouse ears and having a dedicated Disney Instagram, Courtney is a true believer in the magic of a Walt Disney World vacation. Having had more than 200 articles published on various content, Courtney’s excited to share her knowledge and experience with everyone! Be sure to follow her on Instagram for all the Disney magic.