Walt Disney World’s theme parks are full of fun rides, immersive attractions, and great experiences. But, not all Disney parks are created equal. Some theme parks have a larger roster of rides than others.
So, which theme park has the most rides in Walt Disney World? For the sake of this list, we’re talking physical rides and not attractions, which means we’re not counting things such as theatre shows, etc.
Most Rides in Walt Disney World
- Magic Kingdom
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Magic Kingdom has the most rides and things to do by a significant margin. The park has more than 20 attractions guests can enjoy, which makes many view Magic Kingdom as a two-day park. There’s a lot to do and we recommend trying to enjoy Magic Kingdom with a slower pace to avoid burning out.
EPCOT comes in a distant second place with 11 rides for guests. It may not sound like a lot, but EPCOT’s immense dining options and great theming around World Showcase might be more compelling to some guests than a big ride count. We also love SeaBase, the aquarium near the The Seas with Nemo & Friends attraction.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is next with nine rides. The park does have some live entertainment shows that we’re not counting in this list, which skews the numbers some. It’s also home to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and some of Walt Disney World’s best thrill rides. Toy Story Land is a hit if you’re even vaguely a fan of Toy Story.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is fourth with eight total rides. This park makes up for its short list of rides with some amazing animal exhibits and trails. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a park that’s worth exploring due to its incredible theming and even more incredible animals. Some say it’s “just a zoo” and that’s a bit silly. If it was “just a zoo” it’d be arguably the best zoo you’ve ever visited with some outstanding rides (Flight of Passage!).
But It’s Not All About The Rides
It may be easy to look at the list above and assume the Magic Kingdom is the best Walt Disney World park to visit. It has the most rides, right? While it does have the most attractions by count, each Walt Disney World theme park offers something a bit different.
EPCOT has far fewer rides for guests to enjoy, but traveling around the different countries in World Showcase is an experience in itself. The same can be said about the animal trails at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The trails aren’t rides, but they’re part of the experience that makes the park unique. You can’t judge a Disney park by just its attraction count.
We recommend researching each park, seeing what rides and attractions they have, and deciding what you want to do based on your findings. Magic Kingdom has the most rides by volume, but the park doesn’t have many thrill rides outside of TRON Lightcycle Run. Adults without kids might be more interested in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and its roster of fewer attractions that have more of a thrill factor.
The best Disney park isn’t the one with the most rides – it’s the one that matches the interests of your group the most.