The Top Must-See Attractions at Walt Disney World

One of the main things visitors love to do at Walt Disney World Resort is enjoy the many different attractions that can be found at each Disney Park, which offer everything from thrills to family-friendly entertainment. With so many options to choose from, each featuring its own storyline and theme, guests might find themselves overwhelmed trying to prioritize which must-see attractions. If you’re short on time or just want to experience the best attractions possible, be sure to check out these must-see must-see attractions at Walt Disney World Resort!

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Haunted house

Liberty Square in the Magic Kingdom is home to the iconic Haunted Mansion, which welcomes guests to a stately mansion inhabited by 999 happy hauntings that have mastered the perfect balance of weird and humorous. After enjoying the stretch room, guests board Doom Buggies and set off on a haunted mansion tour, where they meet favorite characters, like Madame Leota and the Hitchhiking Ghosts, and the Song classic “Grim Grinning Ghosts”. The entire experience is an unforgettable adventure where guests will find themselves not only chilled to the bone, but laughing at silly effects and antics.

Pirates of the Caribbean

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Pirates of the Caribbean

Another major attraction that guests cannot miss in the Magic Kingdom is Pirates of the Caribbean, which is located in the heart of Adventureland near the Jungle Cruise. The attraction offers guests the chance to set sail and find themselves in the middle of a charming seaside village plundered by rowdy pirates in search of gold and rum. While humming “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)”, guests can spot Captain Jack Sparrow sneaking towards a massive treasure, along with other iconic characters like the auctioneer and Redd the pirate.

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“the world is small”

There’s no attraction more essential to Walt Disney World Resort than “It’s a Small World” in Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland located across from Peter Pan’s Flight. This charming attraction allows visitors to board cheerful boats and set off on a world tour of different countries and cultures brought to life by the iconic singing dolls dressed in traditional clothing. With vibrant colors, memorable scenes, and the Sherman Brothers favorite song of the same name, “It’s a Small World” is an absolute must for any guest in the Magic Kingdom.

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space mountain

Thrill seekers can find several mountain attractions in the Magic Kingdom, including Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Space Mountain at Tomorrowland, which is housed in a large futuristic building. Guests brave enough enter Starport Seven Five, an intergalactic travel hub where they can board rockets and soar through the dark of space for a thrilling adventure filled with unexpected twists, turns, and drops. With an immersive theme and the element of surprise, thanks to the dark setting, Space Mountain is a major attraction in the Magic Kingdom!

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Seven Dwarfs Mining Train

The final attraction that guests shouldn’t miss in the Magic Kingdom is the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, which sits in the heart of Fantasyland. The fun attraction features unique mining trains where each cart swings independently as the vehicle spins around a mountain, providing scenic views. Guests are also treated to a glimpse of the dwarves at work in their mine, as well as in their cabin playing music and dancing happily with Snow White.

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Spaceship Earth

EPCOT is home to many amazing attractions, but none are as iconic as Spaceship Earth, which sits right across from Disney Park in World Celebration, inside a structure of the same name. Spaceship Earth features narration by Dame Judi Dench that helps guests explore the history of communication from the beginning of time in an entertaining, yet educational way. Guests can slowly cycle through memorable scenes, including the Renaissance and the invention of the personal computer, before an interactive finale where they can choose their own future to explore. Don’t forget to soak up the smell of burning Rome!

Guardians of the Galaxy Comic Rewind

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Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Return

One of the newest additions to EPCOT is also one of the park’s most thrilling experiences. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind invites Guests to join the Guardians and help save the galaxy from a new villain by traveling through time using innovative new technology. Featuring several unique songs that perfectly enhance the experience, the attraction combines smooth spins, backward launch and stunningly clear screens to bring the story to life and make visitors feel like they’re in the middle of the stock.

Soarin around the world

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Go around the world

In EPCOT’s World Nature, visitors can enjoy The Land pavilion, where several attractions celebrate the beauty and diversity of the Earth, including Soarin’ Around the World. This innovative attraction takes visitors into the sky for a hang-gliding-like adventure, offering the chance to dangle their feet above some of the most amazing places on earth. With a beautiful score and scenes such as Sydney Harbour, the Great Wall of China, Mount Kilimanjaro, the Eiffel Tower, and more, Soarin’ Around the World is one of the top attractions at Walt Disney World Resort.

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The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to some of the most thrilling attractions at Walt Disney World Resort, including The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror that towers above Sunset Boulevard, inviting guests in with the chilling sound of screams. The attraction offers visitors the chance to experience their own episode of The Twilight Zone by boarding a service elevator that quickly takes control and sends them diving and ascending again and again for thrills.

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Toy Story Mania

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is also home to Toy Story Land, where guests can play in Andy’s Backyard and enjoy several attractions, including Slinky Dog Dash, which features the beloved character from the film series. Toy Story Mania is a fun and competitive game where guests don 3D glasses and take part in a series of intermediate games hosted by Woody, Buzz and more. Each game has different targets to aim for and surprises along the way, and guests love to see who can score the most points on each visit!

Minckey & Minnie picnic scene

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Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

One of the newest additions to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, which is housed in a replica of the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theater at the end of Hollywood Boulevard. The attraction uses amazing technology that allows guests to literally step into the cartoon and embark on a crazy adventure with Mickey and Minnie, filled with immersive scenery and amazing technology.

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star wars: Rise of the Resistance

star wars: Rise of the Resistance is by far the most popular and advanced attraction at Walt Disney World Resort and cannot be missed. This incredible attraction is located in star wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and uses multiple pre-shows and an incredible experience to put visitors in the heart of the action as they attempt to escape the First Order while protecting the location of a base resistance. With beloved characters, amazing technology, and an unforgettable, immersive story, star wars: Rise of the Resistance is one of the main attractions at Walt Disney World Resort.

Elephant Habitat Kilimanjaro Safaris

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Kilimanjaro Safaris

Disney’s Animal Kingdom celebrates the beauty of nature through many popular attractions, including Kilimanjaro Safaris, which is located in the village of Harambe in the Africa Zone of Disney Park. This wonderful experience takes guests to the Harambe Game Reserve, where they board authentic safari vehicles and set off into the forests and savannahs to encounter amazing animals including elephants, giraffes, cheetahs, lions, rhinos, hippos, etc. Each experience on Kilimanjaro Safaris is completely unique thanks to the animals roaming free, and the theming is so incredible that customers really feel like they are in a savannah in the middle of Africa.

Avatar Passing Flight

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Avatar Passing Flight

Pandora – The World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom brings the popular film’s Valley of Mo’ara to life with plants and otherworldly creatures, floating mountains and the rich culture of the Na’vi. The area is also home to Avatar Flight of Passage, an incredible attraction that uses innovative technology to link visitors to avatars and offer them the chance to fly over Pandora on the back of a banshee. With thrilling action moments, a brief break in a bioluminescent forest, and some of the most immersive technology around, guests absolutely can’t miss Avatar Flight of Passage.

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Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain

The final major attraction that visitors shouldn’t miss at Walt Disney World Resort is Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain in the Asia Zone of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The attraction invites guests to board a steam train for a shortcut to Everest Base Camp through the Forbidden Mountain, but things quickly take a thrilling turn when the yeti comes into play. the mountain, the Yeti tears up the track, chases guests and even tries to pick them up as the train hurtles backwards through darkness, turns and a steep drop on this unforgettable and thrilling adventure on Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain.

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