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Best Disney World Roller Coasters Guide (Ranked Best to Worst)

Like any theme park enthusiast, roller coasters are a big draw when visiting Walt Disney World. That’s why we came up with a list of the best roller coasters at Disney World and ranked them from best to worst.

Best Disney World Roller Coasters

Walt Disney World has some of the most iconic coasters in theme park history. Everyone knows Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain, for example, both of which revolutionized the industry. In more modern times, coasters like Expedition Everest have taken their legacy to a whole other level.

In this post, not only will we rank every roller coaster at Walt Disney World, we have all the info you need about them including ride length, height requirements, coaster speeds, inversions, the tallest drops, and what new coasters are coming to the parks.

Many people always ask us if Disney World is good for thrill-seekers. While there are many parks around the country that are more focused on thrill rides, Disney World does have some pretty excellent ones too, including its roller coasters.

Best Roller Coasters at Disney World

Whether you are into big thrills or slow and relaxing, there is a roller coaster for you at Disney World.

Just remember, Disney parks are not like Six Flags which tries to build the biggest and the fastest rides. Rather, Disney Parks are all about storytelling and immersion in the total experience. The theming and overall ride experience are more important at Disney World than just pure thrills.

Any list of the best roller coasters is purely subjective and depends on personal opinions. Take our rankings with a grain of salt and if you disagree and have them in a different order, let us know in the comments section.

Of course, there are many more attractions to enjoy in the parks so check out our rankings of the best rides in Disney World which covers all attractions and not just roller coasters.

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Roller Coasters at Walt Disney World Overview

Disney World Roller Coasters Seven Dwarfs

Before we get into the specific rankings, let’s go over some general info about roller coasters at Walt Disney World.

How Many Roller Coasters are there at Walt Disney World?

Currently, there are 9 roller coasters at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida. This includes only traditional roller coasters and not other attractions that ride on a track.

We are only counting roller coasters currently active. No, Primeval Whirl does not count since it is permanently closed and neither does the new coaster Disney is currently building.

Which Disney Park has the Most Coasters?

Disney’s Magic Kingdom has the most roller coasters of all 4 theme parks at Walt Disney World having 5 of them in total.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios has 2 roller coasters and Disney’s Animal Kingdom has 1 coaster. Now that Cosmic Rewind is open, EPCOT has 1 roller coaster after almost 40 years of being the only park in Walt Disney World without one.

Which Park has the Best Coasters?

Having 5 coasters total, we think the Magic Kingdom has the best coasters overall at Walt Disney World. In our rankings, they hold three of the top five spots, although they also have the worst coaster too. In sheer numbers, though it’s hard to beat the Magic Kingdom.

What is the Fastest Roller Coaster in Walt Disney World?

TRON Lightcycle Run fastest coaster Disney World

The fastest roller coaster at Walt Disney World is TRON Lightcycle Run which tops out at just under 60 mph (95 kph). The top speed on this coaster is reached right at the beginning when you are launched onto The Grid, and it only takes a couple of seconds to hit that speed.

The second fastest roller coaster in Walt Disney World is the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster as it tops out at 57 mph or 91 kph. This was the fastest coaster from 1998 when it opened until 2023 when TRON Lightcycle Run took its place. This ride also features a launch right at the beginning and only takes 2 seconds to reach top speed.

The slowest roller coaster in Disney World is The Barnstormer with a top speed of only 25 mph.

All of the roller coasters at Disney World have height restrictions for smaller guests. Make sure to read the Disney World Height Requirements so you know which rides your kids can go on and which ones they have to skip.

Scariest Roller Coaster in Disney World?

Our answer to this question is between two attractions, but we think the scariest coaster overall at Disney World is the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. Not only is it one of the fastest coasters, it also has 3 inversions and the lighting is very low making it hard to see where you are going.

Expedition Everest was our other choice for scary rides as it goes backward at one point in the ride and it has the biggest drop of all the coasters.

Which Roller Coasters Go Upside Down At Disney World?

Fastest Roller Coaster at Disney World Rock 'n' Roller Coaster

The only roller coaster at Walt Disney World that goes upside down is the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith. It has a total of 3 inversions throughout the ride.

The first inversion is right at the beginning when the train is launched out of the starting gate. The other two inversions are part of a corkscrew maneuver later on in the ride and make up what Vekoma calls the “rollover loop.”

All three inversions occur in the dark and you don’t realize you are going upside down until it is over.

What Is The Longest Roller Coaster In Disney World?

This question has two answers and depends if you are talking about ride length in minutes or track length.

Ride Length Minutes – The longest roller coaster in Disney World in minutes is Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at 3 minutes and 30 seconds.

The second-longest roller coaster at Disney World is Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind which comes in at 3 minutes and 20 seconds long.

The shortest roller coaster in Disney World is Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster which only lasts 1 minute and 20 seconds. TRON Lightcycle Run is the next shortest and it last for less than 2 minutes from start to finish.

Ride times for the other coasters are all pretty close with Space Mountain, Expedition Everest, and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train all somewhere between 2 minutes 30 seconds and 3 minutes.

Track Length – Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind has the longest track of any roller coaster at Disney World and is 5,577 feet long (1,700m).

Expedition Everest has the second-longest track of all the Disney World roller coasters and is 4,424 feet long (1,348m).

What Is The Highest Roller Coaster In Disney World?

Expedition Everest highest Disney World roller coaster

Expedition Everest is both the tallest roller coaster and the roller coaster with the highest drop at Walt Disney World. The attraction tops out at 199.5 ft tall (not the track but the structure). The biggest drop on the ride is 80 ft tall.

The shortest roller coaster is The Barnstormer and it stands only 30 feet tall.

Is it Possible to Ride all 9 Coasters in One Day?

If you are a roller coaster enthusiast and only have a short amount of time at Walt Disney World, it is definitely possible to ride all 9 of them in one day. It’s actually not as difficult as it sounds even though you now have to visit all 4 parks to make it happen (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom).

If you want to do it and mostly only ride the roller coasters, we suggest going to Hollywood Studios first and riding Slinky Dog Dash and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster first thing in the morning.

Once you finish up at Hollywood Studios, head to the Animal Kingdom and do Expedition Everest. Next, go to EPCOT to get Cosmic Rewind done. Lastly, head to the Magic Kingdom to wrap up the remaining 5. We like to finish at the Magic Kingdom because it has the most rides and you can stay for the fireworks in the evening.

Plus riding TRON at night is an experience that can’t be missed!

Which Disney World Roller Coasters are Good for Kids?

Disney World Roller Coasters for Kids

While Walt Disney World has dozens of rides for small children, not all of the roller coasters are good for kids. This is subjective and depends on how old your children are and how much they like thrill rides.

Here is a list of the Height Requirements for all 9 roller coasters in Walt Disney World in order from lowest to highest:

  • The Barnstormer – 35 inches (89 centimeters)
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – 38 inches (97 centimeters)
  • Slinky Dog Dash – 38 inches (97 centimeters)
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – 40 inches (102 centimeters)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind – 42 inches (106 centimeters)
  • Space Mountain – 44 inches (113 centimeters)
  • Expedition Everest – 44 inches (113 centimeters)
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster – 48 inches (122 centimeters)
  • TRON Lightcycle Run – 48 inches (122 centimeters)

The Barnstormer is the best coaster for little kids and is often the first coaster they try because of the low thrill level and a height requirement of only 35 inches. Even most 3 and 4-year-olds can handle that.

As you work your way down the list, we suggest you ride the coaster first as a parent before deciding whether or not your child can handle it or not. Work them up the list one by one. If they don’t make it this year, there is always the next trip so no worries.

You can consult our Guide to Disney World Height Requirements to see how tall they need to be for every type of ride in all the parks. If they are not tall enough, you might want to check our list of the Best Rides for Toddlers at Disney World.

Our Ranking Factors

Ranking Disney World Roller Coasters Expedition Everest

When ranking the Disney World Roller coasters we based our evaluations on many factors and not only on the “Thrill Level” alone. We rated them based on thrills, theming, ride length, storytelling, and the overall fun factor. We then put them in order from best to worst (#1 the best and #9 the worst).

We want to make it clear that our numbers 1 and 2 roller coasters were very close and we wouldn’t argue if you want to switch the order due to your personal preference, but they are clearly the 2 best roller coasters in the 4 parks. Number 3 is also very close, but just behind the top 2.

The number 9 pick is in a class by itself and there is no doubt that it is the worst roller coaster in Disney World. The middle 5 coasters however are all very close in our opinion and could be ranked in any order you prefer.

Now let’s see the best roller coasters at Disney World…

Best Roller Coasters at Walt Disney World Ranked

Best Disney World Roller Coasters Ranked Space Mountain

Below we are going to break down our rankings and tell you why we put each roller coaster in the position we did. Before we do that, here is our list of the best roller coasters in Disney World ranked from best to worst:

  1. Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
  3. TRON Lightcycle Run
  4. Space Mountain
  5. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  6. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  7. Slinky Dog Dash
  8. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  9. The Barnstormer

We have our reasons for these rankings which we will share with you now. Let’s start with the worst coasters and work our way to number 1.

9. The Barnstormer (Magic Kingdom)

The Barnstormer Disney World
  • Thrill Level: 2/10
  • Top Speed: 25 mph
  • Ride Length: 1 minute 3 seconds

There is no doubt in our mind that The Barnstormer is the worst roller coaster in Disney World. It’s a kid’s coaster and offers very few thrills for adults. It’s the slowest roller coaster at only 25 mph, the lowest coaster at 30 feet tall, and the shortest time-wise at just over 1 minute.

If your child has not been on any of the bigger roller coasters yet in the park and you want to gauge how daring they are, The Barnstormer is a good way for them to get their toes wet. If things go well, you can take them to the next step up.

Actual roller coaster enthusiasts will be bored out of their minds on The Barnstormer and unless you have small children that want to go on it, we say to skip it altogether.

8. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (Magic Kingdom)

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Disney World
  • Thrill Level: 5/10
  • Top Speed: 35 mph
  • Ride Length: 2 minutes 30 seconds

While still a very good ride, we rank Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in the #8 position because of all the other quality coasters after it. This is one of the newest roller coasters at Walt Disney World, located in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom. It’s actually part roller coaster and part dark ride with a lot of storytelling to it.

As far as thrills go, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is pretty calm. There aren’t any big drops or inversions and even most kids can handle it. The only thing that might make you a bit nauseous are the cars that swing side to side around the corners giving it a cool effect. We like it but some may not.

This ride does have an old-school Disney feel to it with the Snow White theme and it also has one of the coolest show scenes of all the coasters at Disney World when you go into the diamond mine with the animatronic dwarfs. We wish it was a little longer because the storytelling aspect of the ride is top-notch.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train usually has the longest wait times at the Magic Kingdom, so either get a Lightning Lane reservation for it or get to the park in time for rope drop and make it your first ride of the day.

7. Slinky Dog Dash (Hollywood Studios)

Slinky Dog Dash Disney World
  • Thrill Level: 6/10
  • Top Speed: 40 mph
  • Ride Length: 2 minutes

One of the newer roller coasters at Disney World is Slinky Dog Dash in Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios. This is an outdoor steel coaster that Andy built out of his Dash and Dodge Mega Coaster Kit.

As a coaster, it doesn’t have a high thrill factor, but it is more intense than it seems from the ground. There are no inversions but it hits a top speed of 40 mph and we love the long stretch of track where you bounce up and down and get some great air time!

There is some debate between this and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, both in intensity and overall fun. We think Slinky Dog Dash is the better coaster because it is faster and taller and we love the blast-off midway through the ride. We give Seven Dwarfs the nod in storytelling and character integration into the ride, though they are both must-do attractions.

Slinky Dog Dash has the longest wait times in Hollywood Studios so get a Genie+ reservation or make it the first attraction of the day at the park opening.

6. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith (Hollywood Studios)

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Disney World Roller Coasters
  • Thrill Level: 9/10
  • Top Speed: 57 mph
  • Ride Length: 1 minute 22 seconds

If you like thrill rides, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is for you. It is the fastest and most intense roller coaster at Disney World. In fact, it is the only ride that goes upside down, in fact, it has 3 inversions (one loop and a double corkscrew).

The ride starts out with a 0-60 mph blast-off in just about 2 seconds which sets the tone for the entire ride. The story behind the ride is Aerosmith has given you backstage passes to a concert downtown and you have to take a stretch limo to get there only traffic gets in the way and some quick maneuvers are required.

To us, fewer things are more fun than rocking out to Aerosmith blasting in your headrest as you zip around tight corners and fly upside-down through the loops. We also enjoy the fact that it’s in the dark, not as dark as Space Mountain, but dark nonetheless. Our only complaint is the ride is short at only 1 minute and 20 seconds, so it’s over way too quickly.

If you don’t like thrill rides then you definitely don’t want to ride the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, but if you are a fan you will love it. Also, children must be 48 inches or taller, and kids under 7 must ride with an adult.

5. Space Mountain (Magic Kingdom)

Space Mountain Magic Kingdom
  • Thrill Level: 7/10
  • Top Speed: 28 mph
  • Ride Length: 2 minutes 30 seconds

We’re getting to the top of the best roller coasters at Disney World, and given its important place in the history of thrill rides, it seems only right to put Space Mountain #5. In fact, Space Mountain is synonymous with the word thrill ride and maintains a larger-than-life profile on the Magic Kingdom skyline.

The majority of Space Mountain runs in complete darkness, with only a few seconds of light. Even though it’s not very tall or fast, since the whole ride is in the dark, it makes you appear to be going much faster than you really are. The special effects include asteroids, shooting stars, and great sound effects, all adding to the experience.

The fact that it has remained relevant and a perennial guest favorite speaks volumes about its lasting power after being almost 50 years old! Space Mountain gets bonus points for its futuristic ride queue, creating nice anticipation for the ride itself as well as the unique post-show queue.

Yes it’s bumpy and it will rattle your brain around like a pair of maracas, but it still can’t take away from the other factors making Space Mountain undoubtedly one of the best rides at Walt Disney World.

4. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (Magic Kingdom)

Big Thunder Mountain Magic Kingdom
  • Thrill Level: 6/10
  • Top Speed: 36 mph
  • Ride Length: 3 minutes 30 seconds

Affectionately called “The wildest ride in the wilderness,” Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a Frontierland staple and a roller coaster that’s been wowing guests for generations. Yes, many of the coasters on this list are bigger and faster than Big Thunder, but very few match its characteristic storytelling aspect and overall mystique.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a runaway mine train set in an abandoned mining village in the old wild west. The theming is “classic Disney” and the level of detail in the stonework, artifacts, and other elements are second to none.

Even though it’s not an incredibly thrilling roller coaster in the traditional sense of the word, it creates dramatic suspense and build-up that makes it seem like you are going faster and higher than you really are. It can be a bumpy ride so hold on tight.

Even though it can use some technical upgrades and some newer special effects, it remains one of the best rides Walt Disney Imagineering has ever built and a must-do roller coaster at Walt Disney World.

3. TRON Lightcycle Run (Magic Kingdom)

TRON Lightcycle Run roller coaster at night Magic Kingdom
  • Thrill Level: 9/10
  • Top Speed: 60 mph
  • Ride Length: 2 minutes

Coming in at number #3 on our list and the 3rd Magic Kingdom coaster in a row is TRON Lightcycle Run. This is also the newest roller coaster in Disney World and one of the coolest ride experiences you will have.

Think of this as a combination of Space Mountain and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, just without the inversions of the latter. It’s also now the fastest coaster in Disney World, even though it doesn’t feel really scary at any point.

The first thing you notice is the huge canopy that guests ride under, also known as the Upload Conduit. You can spot it a mile away and its lights and special effects make for an especially dramatic ride at night.

Another reason why we put it where we did is the unique ride system. Riders sit on the Lightcycle bikes (something similar to Flight of Passage) and it gives you much more freedom than a regular coaster. At times you really feel like you are flying!

We had to wait for 5+ years to ride TRON and it was worth it. The only negative you can say about it is that it’s too short, it would have been better if it was 30 seconds longer. Even so, it’s the best coaster now at the Magic Kingdom and one you absolutely must try for yourself!

2. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (EPCOT)

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind ride vehicle train

Thrill Level: 8/10
Top Speed: 39 mph
Ride Length: 3 minutes 20 seconds

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is the newest roller coaster in Walt Disney World and we love it so much that we couldn’t help but put it in the number 2 spot. We’d even make an argument it could go in the #1 spot, but we didn’t want to be a prisoner of the moment since we haven’t been on it as many times as the other coasters.

Cosmic Rewind does just about everything right. We think it has an almost perfect blend of thrills, theming, and overall fun. We are in love with the new Omnicoaster ride system and the spinning ride vehicles, they make it so easy to follow the action throughout the ride.

This is probably the absolute smoothest coaster we’ve ever been on, there is no vibration from the track or jerkiness, it honestly feels like you are gliding. There are no inversions, but it doesn’t need any. It has enough thrills for teens, but many younger children will also be able to ride.

Don’t get us started on the Awesome Mix Tape and the 6 songs chosen for this ride. Your head will be bopping up and down the whole time. Pure fun is the best way to describe Cosmic Rewind. From the launch, I don’t think there was one moment we weren’t either smiling or laughing.

Until we get to ride it a bit more, we are going to leave it at #2, but it wouldn’t surprise us to see it move to the #1 spot at some point in the future.

1. Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain (Animal Kingdom)

Expedition Everest Disney World Roller Coasters
  • Thrill Level: 9/10
  • Top Speed: 50 mph
  • Ride Length: 2 minutes 50 seconds

Was there ever any doubt about #1? Though we love all the other roller coasters on this list, Expedition Everest is unquestionably the best roller coaster at Walt Disney World. This ride has everything you want from a thrill ride, and more.

The ride starts in its highly-detailed ride queue as you find yourself on a trip through the Himalayan mountains on the “Anandapur Rail Service.” You can learn a ton about the Himalayan culture and of course the infamous Yeti.

The roller coaster itself is unmatched at a Disney World park. It’s a steel coaster that runs incredibly smooth with little bumpiness or jostling. There are no inversions on Everest but there is a long backward drop that leads into a 250° turn at high speed. Expedition Everest tops out at 50 mph and its biggest drop is 80 feet tall and done to perfection.

The whole ride builds anticipation for the mythical Yeti creature who is after your train. We wish Disney would fix the impressive, yet broken Yeti animatronic figure, but even that can’t derail Everest from landing at #1 on our list.

In a place known for “Mountain roller coasters”, Expedition Everest stands above the rest and is the best coaster Disney World has to offer. Don’t leave without going on it!

New Roller Coasters Coming to Disney World

The Disney Parks are never completed and Walt Disney Imagineering is always working hard to bring us new attractions with the latest innovations in technology, this includes roller coasters.

With Cosmic Rewind and TRON Lightcycle Run now open, there are not any new roller coasters currently being built. Both have quickly become fan favorites and you definitely need to try them on your next visit!

Let’s take a look at what they are like…

TRON Lightcycle Power Run – Magic Kingdom

side front of Tron Lightcycle Run ride vehicle

The TRON Lightcycle Power Run coaster is a clone of the original in Shanghai Disneyland has been built in Tomorrowland at Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

This futuristic coaster straps guests onto a lightcycle bike and launches them out onto “The Grid,” with amazing lighting and special effects reminiscent of the TRON films. Even though it’s only been open for a short time, it has already become one of the most popular rides at the Magic Kingdom and a much-need addition to a park with aging attractions. It also is great for thrill-seekers reaching speeds of 60 mph.

Disney was hoping to have this open in time for the start of the Disney World 50th Anniversary but construction delays made that impossible. It officially opened to the public on April 4, 2023, even though many were able to ride it before that during the preview events.

Official Opening Date: NOW OPEN

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind – EPCOT

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Roller Coaster model Epcot

In its entire history, EPCOT has never had a roller coaster, until now! Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is located in the old Universe of Energy pavilion and will become EPCOT’s first coaster.

This ride is based on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise and is one of the longest indoor coasters in the world. It is great for thrill-seekers as it has a backward launch to start the ride.

Opening Date: NOW OPEN

Read our post on the Best New Rides Coming to Disney World for a more detailed look at more Disney attractions in the next few years.

Tips for Riding Roller Coasters at Walt Disney World

Tips for Riding Disney World Roller Coasters

Choose the Best Seat – With most roller coasters, we like to sit in the front row. This usually gives you the best view of your surroundings and lets you really take in the ambiance of the ride more than the middle or the back. When you get to the loading area just ask a Cast Member to sit in the front row and they will hold you to the side until the next available seat opens up.

Don’t Get Sick – Many people like roller coasters, but their stomachs don’t and they can get nauseous when riding. To combat this, choose a seat in the middle of the vehicle, usually the most stable part of the vehicle. Also, keep good posture sitting up tall in your seat and looking straight ahead with your head up. Don’t close your eyes but keep them on a fixed point in front of you.

Put Your Valuables Away – Roller coasters are fast with sharp corners and sometimes loops. Store important items like sunglasses or hats in the pouch on the back of the seat in front of you and don’t hold anything in your hands like a phone as it could fall out and lose it.

Be Adventurous – Roller coasters can be scary at times, but it’s worth it to be adventurous and try new ones. You don’t want to be stuck on The Barnstormer for the rest of your life, so try some of the bigger coasters too. Work your way up in order of intensity until you find the level you prefer most.

Enjoy It – Most importantly, have fun! Take a deep breath, let out a big scream if you must, and enjoy the ride of a lifetime!

Make sure to check the Disney World Refurbishment Calendar to see which rides are going to be closed during your visit.

How to Avoid Long Lines for Rides at Disney World?

Avoid Long Lines on Disney World Roller Coasters

Everyone loves riding roller coasters, but no one like waiting in line for one. After all, the less time you have to spend in line, the more rides you can be doing, and saving time is crucial.

Here are a few tips that will help you avoid spending too much time in line during your visit:

Use Genie+ – The Disney World Genie+ system allows you to make a reservation for the Disney attractions so you don’t have to wait in the normal standby line. Reserve your favorite rides and come back when it’s your turn to ride. Disney World guests can book multiple rides per day which is especially useful at the attractions with the longest wait times. It’s like a paid version of FastPass+.

Do Rope Drop in the Morning – No matter what type of rides you like (roller coasters or not), the most important part of avoiding long wait times is to go to the parks early in the morning. It’s not ideal to wake up early on vacation, but it will save tons of time in the long run.

Go When the Crowds are Low – Of course, no matter what you do, if you go to Disney World during the busiest time of the year, you will have long lines. That’s why we recommend going during the less busy times if possible. Read our Disney World Crowd Calendar to find out the dates that are least crowded each year.


How Many Roller Coasters are there at Disney World?

Right now there are 9 roller coasters at the 4 Walt Disney World theme parks combined. Now every theme park at Disney World has at least 1 roller coaster. 1 new roller coaster was just built at Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

Which Park has the Best Roller Coasters?

Disney’s Magic Kingdom has the best roller coasters at Disney World and also the most at 5 coasters total.

What is the Fastest Roller Coaster at Disney World?

The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is the fastest roller coaster at Walt Disney World.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Map Disney World

That wraps up our rankings of the best roller coasters at Walt Disney World. We had a lot of fun making this list, and anyway you look at it, each coaster has its place and is fun for a certain type of guest.

We encourage you to share your favorite Disney World Roller coasters in the comments section below to see how your list compares!

For more info on the Disney World attractions, check out the following guides:

If you are thinking about going to Walt Disney World in the coming future, make sure to read our Disney World Planning Guide. There you will find all the info and tips you need to plan your trip.

Your Thoughts

I want to know what you think about our list of the best roller coasters in Disney World…

  • What is your number one roller coaster?
  • What is your ranking of the Best Disney World Roller Coasters?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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Tony Piscitelli

Wednesday 3rd of May 2023

There is no doubt that all of these roller coasters certainly tell a story and are for the enjoyment of all ages. They will keep all who are young, young and also keep those who are older, young. Great job. Tony P.

George Mells

Sunday 16th of April 2023

First, I must point out something that needs correcting. I the listing it is said that the TRON coaster is the newest in Disney World. But the next entry for the Guardians coaster also calls it the newest. Not true. That aside I think the report is pretty good.

Now a query. Is the Goofy's Flight School coaster at California Adventure basically the same as The Barnstormer? I did it in 2019 and it seems much like a large Wild Mouse coaster. Finally, personal experience. I was at Disney World the 1975 day Space Mountain opened. The ride was pretty wild and I almost got a concussion from my companions head hitting mine on a big bump. I rode it maybe a year later and I felt is was tamer. I also had the "GREAT FORTUNE" of getting stuck in "It's a Small World" for 15 minutes or so (seemed like hours) and don't understand why the Disney sadists can't turn the music off when that happens. In May of 1986 I was a chaperone for a Grad Night at the Magic Kingdom and had the rare experience, when riding Thunder Mountain Railroad, upon returning to the boarding area being asked "Do you want to go again?"

George Mells

Friday 10th of June 2022

How can there be two NEWEST roller coasters? "Currently, the newest roller coaster at Disney World is Slinky Dog Dash in Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios." and "Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is the newest roller coaster in Walt Disney World"? Otherwise a good report. I happened to be at Disney World in January, 1975 when Space Mountain opened. The ride was pretty wild then, I almost got a concussion from my front seat companion's head hitting mine. I also chaperoned a "Grad Night" in 1986 and got to ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad twice without getting out. Generally agree with the ranking though I have not ridden 5 of them.

Ziggy Oskwarek

Saturday 11th of June 2022

Hi George, you're right. That was in there from my previous update but I hadn't changed the info for Slinky Dog. I just changed it so it should be good now! :)