Top 10 Best Disney Rides and Attractions You Might Have Skipped

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In Disney World, there are more than 100 rides which means you are bound to miss some of them. Whether you are a Disney World veteran or a newbie, these 10 best Disney rides are a must-try attraction!

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Check out the most underrated Disney rides you must visit once:

#1 Gran Fiesta Tour

At EPCOT’s Mexico Pavillion, you will spot this ride. You will find it inside the “Plaze de los Amigos”. This ride followed Panchito Pistoles and Jose Carioca when they were searching for Donald Duck in Mexico.

Reasons why you did not go to this ride:

The ride is tucked away in the deep indoor area of the Mexico Pavilion, meaning it is out of the way. Furthermore, this ride is overshadowed by other World Showcase rides, such as Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and Frozen Ever After in recent years.

Why you need to try it:

It is an amazing ride with many characters and fun gags. Also, it is a longtime fan favorite ride for all the good reasons.

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#2 Carousel of Progress

This one is located in Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrow Land area. Moreover, it has 4 sections that showcase America’s history and technology. First, they will show the 1900s, then the 1920s, 1940s, and lastly, the 21st century.

Besides, the best thing about it is its revolving theater. Here the whole theater will rotate from one scene to another.

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Reasons why you did not go to this ride:

People who do not know Disney in-depth find this attraction boring. Moreover, other Tomorrow Land rides are fast pace and have flashy lights. Thus, this one usually gets overshadowed!

Why you need to try it:

This attraction is a classic ride where you know about history, classic Disney charms, and Easter eggs. Also, the ride is in a close area and has an air conditioner. Hence, this ride is entertaining as well as very relaxing.

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#3 Living with the Land

This ride is located at EPCOT’s Future World at Land Pavilion area. It is a half-dark ride and half greenhouse tour. You will see both real-life animals and plants as well as man-made things of nature.

Reasons why you did not go to this ride:

It is a boat ride about nature that might not sound exciting to a few people. Moreover, Land Pavilion is a little bit out of your usual way. Also, this ride is located in the same area as the famous Soarin’ Around the World attraction.

Why you need to try it:

Even though it is not fast, this ride is interesting and fun. It is entertaining and informative with its half and half dynamic where one part is dark, and another is a greenhouse tour.

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#4 Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

This attraction is situated at Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrow land. It is a slow and tram-like ride above Tomorrow land, which gives you a bird’s eye view of the place.

Also, there are dioramas inside the ride, and you will see behind-the-scenes looks of Space Mountain.

Reasons why you did not go to this ride:

If someone is not a super fan of Disney World PeopleMover might seem like a slow train ride. It looks like a lot of time investment for many people when the superstar Space Mountain attraction is just beside it.

Why you need to try it:

PeopleMover will give you a better look at Tomorrow Land and provide a relaxing area to sit and enjoy. It has major classic Disney vibes. Also, it is worth it as you get to see the dioramas.

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#5 Mickey’s Philharmagic

It is a 4D adventure ride through Disney movies. Mickey’s Phiharmagic is located at Magic Kingdom’s Fantasy Land.

You get to see Donald Duck looking for the Sorceror Mickey hat. Donald Duck journeys through Aladdin, Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and many other classic movies.

Reasons why you did not go to this ride:

This ride is located near the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, which is flashier. Hence, this ride has been overlooked for a few years.

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Why you need to try it:

This ride is not only fun but also technically advanced for its time. Also, it has a new scene from the Disney-Pixar film Coco.

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#6 Alien Swirling Saucers

It is a simple ride at the Toy Story Land. Here the people have whipped around in circles as if you are in a flying saucer.

Reasons why you did not go to this ride:

This ride seems like for young kids and not something adults or teenagers will enjoy. Also, this attraction is located near popular rides such as Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Hollywood Studios, Slinky Dog Dash, and Rise of the Resistance.

Why you need to try it:

It is a simple, nice, and fun ride. Moreover, it might not be the most exciting ride in Disney World, but it is still worth a shot.

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#7 Dinosaur

This ride is situated at Animal Kingdom’s Dino Land (USA location). It is a thrilling ride and can be described as a more terrifying, fast-paced, and intense version of Indiana Jones rides in Disney World. Also, it features scary dinosaurs and bouncing off-road carts.

Reasons why you did not go to this ride:

It is very scary and might as well feel like a chiropractic appointment to some.

Why you need to try it:

It is one of the thrilling rides in Disney World and has some intense sequences. If you are a fan of horror rides, you have to try this attraction.

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#8 The Seas with Nemo and Friends

This ride is inside the aquarium and uses a projection system not to bother the fish. You will be on an undersea voyage, and it takes the riders through the story of Finding Nemo.

Reasons why you did not go to this ride:

Seas Pavilion is in a very different area at Disneyland. It is way out of the way to go there.

Also, you do not need to ride this attraction to see the aquarium as there is another entrance. Lastly, like many other attractions on the list, this ride is also overshadowed by Future World’s Test Track ride.

Why you need to try it:

It is an amazing way to know the story of Finding Nemo, unlike some other attractions on the same story, such as Submarine Voyage.

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#9 Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini

It is located at Magic Kingdom in the Storybook Circus area that takes on a failed flight with Great Goofini.

Reasons why you did not go to this ride:

Like the Swirling Saucers, this ride is also considered by a few fans as a “baby coaster for toddlers.” It is seen as a beginner’s roller coaster and too tame for most people who like thrilling attractions.

Why you need to try it:

This is a classic Disney roller coaster with a lot of gags. Although it seems mild, it is still a fun and good rush.

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#10 Tom Sawyer Island

At Magic Kingdom’s Rivers of America section, Tom Sawyer Island is located. It is a mini-island that has a few activities to try. Moreover, there are also hidden secrets inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean and Disney lore.

Reasons why you did not go to this ride:

People do not go to this attraction as it is located way out of the way of the main Disneyland area. First of all, you need to take a boat or raft to this mini-island. Also, there is no raft on the island. Moreover, most of the activities include walking.

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Why you need to try it:

It is a fun escape from crowds and an amazing way to relax at Disneyland.

Those are the top 10 underrated rides at Disneyland. Keep up with the latest new look at the “My Disney Experience” app.

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