Disney recently announced that TRON: Lightcycle Run will finally open to the public on April 4th, 2023. This attraction will be one of 4 roller coasters at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park and Disney World Resort’s 9th roller coaster! Let’s take a look at the other 8 roller coasters currently operating at Walt Disney World Resort.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic RewindDisney world’s newest roller coaster opened to the public on May 27, 2022. This attraction is one of the world’s largest enclosed roller coasters and features unique ride vehicles that spin 360 degrees! The new attraction is located in EPCOT Park in the Mission Space Pavilion. This attraction is the first-ever roller coaster for Disney’s EPCOT park and has quickly become a fan favorite! This attraction also boasts the title of the most expensive roller coaster ever made, and cost a whopping $500 million to create!
Slinky Dog Dash
Located in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios park, Slinky Dog Dash is a fun family-friendly attraction that has just the right amount of thrill. Slinky Dog Dash also has awesome theming, like the rest of Toy Story Land, and a great queue. Children and adults alike love this attraction.
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is another fun and family-friendly roller coaster with amazing theming. Located in Fantasyland in Disney’s Magic Kingdom park, this attraction quickly became a park favorite among guests. This ride is known for being really smooth. Guests love how each ride vehicle rocks from side to side individually.
Expedition Everest- Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
This exciting and thrilling roller coaster is found at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park. This attraction was actually the most expensive roller coaster in history (until Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind) and was $100,000,000 to imagine! Expedition Everest boats incredible theming in both its ride queue and on the attraction itself. This ride is definitely one of the most thrilling roller coasters at Disney, and is full of surprises!
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith- Closing February 20th, 2023
Get ready to rock and roll on the only roller coaster at Disney that’s themed after a rock band! You can find this ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios park. This attraction is thrilling and fast! Riders twist, turn, and swirl in the dark while Aerosmith music blasts! This ride is not really one for young children because of its intensity. It’s definitely one of the most fun and thrilling roller coasters at Disney World. If you are hoping to ride this one more time before it closes for a lengthy refurbishment, you only have a few more weeks to do so! We are not yet sure if the attraction will be completely rethemed.
Barnstormer Starring The Great Goofini
This roller coaster is definitely one for the kids and kids love it! With no drops or big thrills, this ride is perfect for youngsters. This ride is located in the Storybook Circus section of Magic Kingdom Park and is a great first roller coaster for children. Of course, The Great Goofini is none other than Goofy!
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a roller coaster located in Frontierland in Disney’s Magic Kingdom. It is family-friendly and was designed for children as well as adults. Guests “race through a haunted gold mine aboard a speeding train on this thrilling coaster-style ride.”
Found in Tomorrowland at Disney’s Magic Kingdom park, Space Moutain is Disney World’s oldest roller coaster but remains very popular to this day. Disney’s own description states “guests “blast off on a high-speed journey into the darkest reaches of outer space on a roller coaster ride in the dark”. It’s hard to miss the iconic white pyramid-shaped building that houses this popular attraction!
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