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  • Have you ever thought about which Walt Disney World rides are the best?

  • Now the best doesn’t necessarily mean the fastest and the most thrilling.

  • Sometimes the slowest rides encompass the true Disney experience.

  • What sets a lot of Disney rides apart from rides at other theme parks is their ability

  • to tell a story, immersing you into a brand new world.

  • Now imagine youre going to visit all four theme parks in one day; Animal Kingdom, Epcot,

  • Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom.

  • Its tough to do but its possible.

  • You only have so much time in a day which means that there’s only so many rides you

  • can actually go on.

  • You’d probably choose the best rides if you could, right?

  • Well this video is gonna be approached with that mindset of only having one day to visit

  • all four parks; youre only able to go on 10 rides, which does not include show based

  • experiences, and youre not necessarily limited by fastpass availability.

  • So today, were gonna be counting down the Top 10 Best Rides at Walt Disney World.

  • Number 10 Remember how we said that sometimes the slowest

  • rides encompass the true Disney experience?

  • Well, the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover falls into this category, and although it

  • only tops speeds of 7 miles per hour, nothing screams classic Disney like the PeopleMover.

  • It’s one of the longer rides at Magic Kingdom with a ride time of just under 10 minutes.

  • The linesusually pretty short and not only does it take you through the other attractions

  • and offers great views of Tomorrowland, you also get some pretty amazing views of the

  • hub and castle as well.

  • This grand circle tour of Tomorrowland is unique and still has a lot of its original

  • charm that it had when it opened in 1975.

  • Anyone regardless of age and height can enjoy the PeopleMover, it might just be the most

  • iconic ride in Tomorrowland, especially seeing how its still operational and Disneyland’s

  • is now abandoned and extinct.

  • Number 9 Using audio animatronics to tell a story is

  • another ride element that encompasses the Disney experience, and what a better example

  • of this than Spaceship Earth at Epcot.

  • Sure, it’s another slow moving omnimover ride, but with a ride time of just over 16

  • minutes, this makes it the longest ride on the list.

  • Although Spaceship Earth has seen some changes since it first opened in 1982, it still is

  • a perfect example of the traditional way of Disney storytelling.

  • From the on board narration by Judi Dench, to the score and the intricate scenes with

  • all the animatronics, youre drawn into each scene as you watch the evolution of communication

  • technology come to life right before your eyes.

  • It’s amazing how realistic some of the animatronics are, especially the sleeping monk.

  • He’s one of my favourites for sure.

  • Disney’s ability to use physical sets and animatronics to tell a story always makes

  • for a captivating ride and the fact that it all fits in this geodesic sphere is even more

  • amazing!

  • Number 8 The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in New Fanstayland

  • at Magic Kingdom introduced this coaster/ dark ride hybrid attraction to the Disney

  • Parks.

  • The highlight of the ride is definitely seeing the 7 Dwarf animatronics as you travel through

  • the mine- these are some of the best audio animatronics at Walt Disney World.

  • {Music} Where a million diamonds shine.

  • We dig dig dig dig dig dig dig We dig dig dig dig dig

  • The ride isn’t too intense, but with it’s coaster elements, its much more thrilling

  • than your typical dark ride with a top speed of 34 miles per hour.

  • The ride vehicles are pretty unique where the trains actually sway from side to side

  • as you make your way along the track.

  • In terms of the story, the narrative isn’t as flushed out as other Disney rides.

  • Sure you ride through the enchanted forest to then find yourself in the mine, but thats

  • about it.

  • The dark ride elements are what really help tell a Disney story and I gotta say, if this

  • ride had one more major dark ride scene, instead of just the cottage at the break run, this

  • ride would have ranked in the top 5 for sure.

  • The ride falls on the short end but it is a lot of fun!

  • Number 7 Heading back over to Epcot, get ready to prepare

  • for liftoff as we head on Soarinaround the World in the Land Pavilion.

  • This has become one of the highlight attractions at Walt Disney World and it offers a pretty

  • unique experience.

  • After your hang glider is raised 40 feet in the air, youre taken over breathtaking

  • landscapes around the world.

  • This is one of those jaw dropping experiences where you sway in the wind, smell the scents

  • of the world, feel the wind in your hair, and get to listen to an iconic score as you

  • head on this scenic journey.

  • It really feels like youre flying.

  • Now this is one of those times where a Disney ride is less about story and more about an

  • experience and it’s not every day you get to fly over the world, right?

  • Video doesn’t do this ride justice, but when you step into the show building to see

  • this 80 foot IMAX projection dome, you know youre in for a special experience.

  • Number 6 There’s nothing quite like the feeling of

  • riding RockinRoller Coaster at Hollywood Studios.

  • Waiting for Steven Tyler’s countdown as youre launched from 0 to 57 miles in 2.8

  • seconds never fails to thrill.

  • The RockinRoller coaster queue and pre show are actually quite detailed and do tell

  • a story that sets up this coaster experience through the dark.

  • The inside of G force records feels and looks like a real recording studio then once you

  • head into the pre show room it helps to further set the scene.

  • {Steven Tyler} Wait a minute, i love that idea!

  • How about some backstage passes?

  • A lot of people always seem to not be interested in the pre show but this set up of getting

  • the backstage passes and heading into the back alley to catch your super stretch limo

  • is the Disney difference when it comes to roller coasters.

  • The back alley loading area is full of grit and dirt but after a minute of flying through

  • the coaster track which does include 3 inversions, the scenery completely changes at the end

  • of the ride as you get to the theatre for the premiere.

  • This is just one of the best coasters at Walt Disney World and don’t worry there’s more

  • to come.

  • Number 5 Next were gonna change the pace and board

  • our boat on Pirates of the Caribbean at Magic Kingdom.

  • Water based dark rides are a staple of the Disney theme parks and Pirates of the Caribbean

  • is another classic Disney attraction.

  • Dozens of audio animatronics, highly detailed physical show scenes and a catchy soundtrack

  • can all be found along the 8 minute leisure ride.

  • Now sure, this version of Pirates is shorter than Disneyland’s but thats not to say that

  • it isn’t a good ride by any means.

  • Its one of the rides that I go on multiple times while at Magic Kingdom.

  • Although the ride has seen changes since it opened in 1973, it still lets you experience

  • the pirates life.

  • Each of the different scenes tells their own story which is easy to follow and there’s

  • surprises around every corner, especially when it comes to the water cannons, so you

  • might get wet.

  • The ride features some pretty realistic animatronics like Jack Sparrow and the Auctioneer and it

  • wouldn’t be a trip to Walt Disney World without singing Yo Ho Yo Ho a pirates life

  • for me.

  • Number 4 Changing the pace once again, Expedition Everest

  • at Animal Kingdom is another great example of the Disney difference when it comes to

  • roller coasters.

  • This ride has immense theming.

  • It begins right in the queue which sets up the story of the legend of the Yeti, then

  • continues through the journey into Himalayas arriving at the base of Mount Everest.

  • The coaster track is cleverly designed right into the architecture of the mountain and

  • your experience takes place inside and outside.

  • There’s thrill and it begins as soon you head up the lift.

  • Youll plunge backwards into a helix that gives the feeling that youre going upside

  • then it eventually dives down the largest drop and reaches top speeds of 50 miles per

  • hour.

  • Then after a near miss you run into the Yeti, or Disco Yeti, who guards the forbidden mountain-

  • You can get your Disco Yeti T-shirt in our tee spring store, link is in the description.

  • Expedition Everest is how you do a roller coaster the right way but an honourable mention

  • which could be considered Number 4 B is Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Magic kingdom.

  • This is sort of like Expedition Everest’s little cousin that isn’t as thrilling since

  • it only reaches speeds of about 30-35 miles per hour, but it does use a mountain in a

  • similar way to disguise the coaster track, once again giving the Disney difference when

  • it comes to roller coaster theming.

  • The entire area takes up 2.5 acres of Frontierland, and this ride also has a story but its not

  • as prominent as other attractions; it’s better known for just being the wildest ride

  • in the wilderness.

  • Both of those mountainous Disney roller coasters are some of the best rides to get your adrenaline

  • pumping, and they never disappoint.

  • Number 3 Avatar Flight of Passage in Pandora at Animal

  • Kingdom is a great example of how to use 3-D augmented reality on a ride the right way.

  • This flying simulator attraction allows guests to ride on the back of a banshee and soar

  • across the landscape of Pandora.

  • Think of it as a cross between a more intense Soarinwith the movement of Star Tours

  • only youre riding on your own individual vehicle.

  • It allows you to feel the banshee breathing against your legs, its really cool.

  • Flight of Passage is the newest ride on the list and this highly immersive and thrilling

  • experience begins right in the queue.

  • There’s a lot of detail from the outside of the mountain into the bioluminescent forest,

  • and past the the indoor lab with the floating animatronic.

  • The lab’s so detailed that it could very well be it’s own walk through attraction.

  • The pre show also does a great job of explaining the story

  • {Lab Assistant} Were in the Valley of Moara studying Banshee’s and their environment.

  • {Doctor} With permission from the Navi and in partnership with Alpha Centauri Expeditions,

  • we can now bring this amazing experience to you.

  • and this is what allows you to experience the beauty of this lush landscape; you even

  • get to smell the scents of Pandora.

  • Flight of Passage offers a breathtaking experience and is an excellent example of modern Disney

  • storytelling.

  • Number 2 As you head down Sunset Blvd at Hollywood

  • Studios, the rows of palm trees lead to the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

  • It’s a fully immersive experience thats unlike any other drop tower ride out there.

  • Before falling 130 feet at speeds of up to 39 miles per hour, youll need to dig your

  • way through the cobwebs of this abandoned 1930’s hotel.