Walt Disney World Attractions for Thrill Seekers

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The Walt Disney World Resort is known for featuring many beloved and family-friendly attractions. However, there is truly something for everyone at the parks. This includes attractions for the most adventurous visitors! This is your guide to Walt Disney World attractions for thrill seekers.

Our list includes attractions that re fun and thrilling for all ages including your adventurous little ones!

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

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Location: Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom

Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it’s off on an adventure we go! This swaying family rollercoaster takes you through the diamond mine with the Seven Dwarfs as you sing along. Then, continue the adventure racing around the mountain, with a great view of Fantasyland! Don’t forget to say cheese for your ride photo! End your ride watching Snow White and friends dance in their cottage, with a sneaky visitor waiting outside! Since the height requirement is only 38”, this is a great first rollercoaster for younger thrill-seekers.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

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Location: Frontierland, Magic Kingdom

It’s the wildest ride in the wilderness! Board a speeding train and venture through an abandoned mine shaft at the Big Thunder Mining Company. This attraction is full of thrills but is a great option for younger thrill-seekers, with a height requirement of 40”.

Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain

Location: Frontierland, Magic Kingdom

This exciting water ride takes you through the Southern bayou on an adventure with Br’er Rabbit. Be prepared for thrills as you soar down 5 stories with a splash! You will get wet on this attraction!

This attraction is getting an exciting new refresh soon, with a fun and family-friendly theme.

Space Mountain

Tomorrowland Magic Kingdom

Location: Tomorrowland, Magic Kingdom

Blast off into outer space on this thrilling rollercoaster ride! Speed past shooting stars, comets, and meteors as you zoom through the darkness!

Soarin’ Around the World

Soarin' EPCOT

Location: Future World: EPCOT

Take an exhilarating flight around the world as you hang glide past some beautiful wonders of the world. Take in the sights of the polar bears in Greenland, Sydney Harbour, and various other destinations around the world.

The attraction takes place in a 180-degree, 80-foot IMAX theater, complete with stunning footage, scents, and movements, all of which are sure to delight your senses!

Mission: SPACE
Mission: Space

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Location: Future World, EPCOT

Blast off to outer space on this simulated NASA-style mission, with each member of your 4-person flight crew having an important role including navigator, pilot, commander, or engineer. Choose from the more intense Orange Mission, where you head off to Mars or the calmer Green Mission, where you orbit the Earth.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind – Coming Summer 2022!

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

Location: Future World, EPCOT

Enjoy your adventure through the universe with the Guardians of the Galaxy as you help save us all! This new attraction is expected to open soon and although described as family-friendly, is sure to have its share of thrills as well! Featuring the first-ever reverse-launch on a Disney coaster, it is also one of the longest enclosed coasters in the world.

Avatar Flight of Passage

Floating Mountains at Pandora the World of Avatar

Location: Pandora, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The whole world of Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is just beautiful! On this attraction, ride on the back of a banshee for a thrilling experience that is sure to take your breath away. This exciting 3-D simulator takes you through the world of Pandora, testing yourself just like the Na’vi do on this important rite of passage.


Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain

Expedition Everest Disney's Animal Kingdom

Location: Asia, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Board a train in a Tibetan village and venture to the top of Mount Everest on this exciting rollercoaster. There are thrills around every corner when the track suddenly ends and sends you careening back into the darkness! There’s a reason this mountain is forbidden as you race to escape and come face-to-face with the mythical Yeti!


Slinky Dog Dash

Slinky Dog Dash in Toy Story Land

Location: Toy Story Land, Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Although this family-friendly rollercoaster isn’t at the top of the thrills list, it is still a bit of a wild ride! Ride through Andy’s backyard, filled with twists and turns, as you dash past all of the giant toys along the way!

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

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Location: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disney’s Hollywood Studios

You’ve been called on to help the Resistance and they are counting on you to complete your mission! However, things don’t go according to plan and you’re captured by the First Order! Now, you have to escape, but Kylo Ren is right on your trail. Luckily, you have some friends to help as you battle the First Order along the way!


The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™

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Location: Sunset Boulevard, Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Step into the twilight zone as you enter the infamous Hollywood Tower Hotel and learn about the history of the fateful night where a group of guests disappeared! Then, head into the elevator and prepare to scream as you are dropped through the elevator shaft, only to be propelled right back up again! It’s unpredictable, thrilling, and not for the faint of heart!


Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

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Location: Sunset Boulevard, Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Hop in your super-stretch limo to make sure you get to the concert on time! This rollercoaster includes three exciting inversions as you race through the streets of Los Angeles and jam to some of Aerosmith’s hit songs!

There are plenty of opportunities for thrill-seekers of all ages! These fun attractions are found across all four theme parks and are a great way to add soem adventure to your trip!


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