Best/Worst Thrill rides at WDW?Walt Disney World: Your picks?
From Dan SOpinions on the best thrill ride at WDW and some opinions on the worst (attempted) thrill rides.
Posted August 24, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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From Mike GallagherFrom what I've been on, it's Rock n Roller Coaster.
Posted August 24, 2010 at 10:14 AM
From Caroline DavisI really liked Expedition Everest (even though I didn't ride it when it was in it's prime) and was plesantly suprised by the WDW Space Mountain, I'd heard bad things about it but I enjoyed it more than the Paris version. It was more fun! Tower of Terror is both an amazing dark ride and having such little restraints make me feel much more scared on this than any other ride at Disney. Haven't been to Disneyland California, but I'd love to go on California Screaming.
Posted August 24, 2010 at 1:37 PM
From TH CreativeBest thrill ride: Jungle Cruise
Posted August 24, 2010 at 3:55 PM
Worst thrill ride: It's a Small World
From Formula 40I thought it was best/worst thrill ride. Jungle Cruise is NOT a thrill ride. Please tell me what is so thrilling about falling asleep while someone tells corny jokes on a boat.
Posted August 24, 2010 at 8:03 PM
From Anthony MurphyIts a joke Formula!
Posted August 24, 2010 at 9:59 PM
Thrill rides eh?
Best: Tower of Terror
Worst: Stitch's Great Escape (it misses most of the major age groups at WDW)
From Manny BarronCan't go wrong with any of the rides at Disney World. Favorites:
Posted August 24, 2010 at 10:02 PM
MK: Splash Mountain
Epcot: Test Track
DHS: Tower of Terror
From TH CreativeIt's not a joke Anthony.
Posted August 25, 2010 at 5:57 AM
Jungle Cruise is flat out the best thrill ride at Walt Disney World ... if not the best thrill ride on the planet.
Formula, the Jungle Cruise skipper's witty banter is to soothe the fears of the crew.
From Nick Markham^I am definitely going to go with TH on this one. But I am sure TH that you think they should add more hippos?
Posted August 25, 2010 at 6:26 AM
From Victoria JurkowskiBest: Tower of Terror. MUCH beter than the DCA one too.
Posted August 25, 2010 at 6:28 AM
Worst: Tomorrowland Speedway. calling it a speedway makes the little ones think it'll be fast, but it's far from it.
From Brian EmeryDefinitely an Oxymoron… Disney and Thrill Rides….
Posted August 25, 2010 at 6:40 AM
I do enjoy the Disney parks but there are only a few Kinda thrill rides…..So we are limited with answers…..
First we would need to make a list of so called Thrill rides for all Disney parks….
Secondly we could pick from said list…
From Formula 40I personally never thought there were any thrill rides at MK. The closest would be Splash/Space Mountain, but they are both mild at best.
Posted August 25, 2010 at 7:45 AM
Best Thrill Ride: Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
"The Jungle Cruise skipper's witty banter is to soothe the fears of the crew."
What fears? What are we supposed to be afraid of? Hippos? Please tell me this is a joke. You think this is better than TOT or Expedition Everest or even Kilimanjaro Safari's which by the way has REAL animals? By the way, TH still didn't answer my first question.
From Anthony MurphyFormula 40, do you work for Universal?
Posted August 25, 2010 at 8:11 AM
1. You have never said anything good about Disney
From Formula 40Obviously, "Formula 40" is not on my birth certificate.
Posted August 25, 2010 at 8:13 AM
But I have nothing against Disney. They have most of the best dark rides and top-knotch theming. I do feel they're a little overrated, probably because I like thrill rides so much, and there are more at the Universal parks. But Disney's parks and attractions are still great.
From southie chickAnother vote for Rock n Roller Coaster! But, I gotta agree with Formula 40 - Disney is in dire need of more thrill rides for us "older" kids. Maybe some day, they'll realize this an open a park geared towards this (a la Universal) - one can only hope the imagineers realize this.
Posted August 28, 2010 at 9:43 AM
From Rob McCulloughBest Thrill Ride - Tower of Terror. Not as thrilling as other drop rides for the physical ride, but the overall package is fantastic.
Posted September 1, 2010 at 5:50 AM
Worst Thrill Ride - Mission Space. It's a spiny ride with video. Why not just take an iPod on a Tilt-a-whirl?
From Nick MarkhamBest Thrill Ride: Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Posted September 1, 2010 at 8:21 AM
Worst Thrill Ride: Space Mountain
From Joshua CounsilBest: Tower of Terror, hands-down. Nothing at Disney is truly thrilling, but the overall experience is terrific.
Posted September 1, 2010 at 8:49 AM
Worst: Test Track. Not thrilling, poorly themed, inefficient.
From Scott BKuddos for the Jungle Cruise. I have long contested that the ride should have have both shoulder restraints and an industry first 72 inch height requirement.
Posted September 1, 2010 at 9:57 AM
Tower of Terror is my go to thrill. I like the Aerosmith coaster, but it isn't as fun as California Screamin'. I also have a soft spot for Space Mountain, but that may be more attributed to my medical condition of soft-heartitis than anything else.
Big Thunder Mountain to me is a great thrill ride but kind of an even greater failure. Just when you build any momentum the ride will slow to a crawl and then you have to build the momentum back up again.
From Marc RickettsI'm not sure I want to say the word "worst" because I think Test Track is a decent attraction, but feel that it is by far the most overrated at WDW. It's a car going 60 MPH & I got to the park in a car going 70. Rocket Rods were a flop, but the vehicle was more exciting at high speeds than TT because you were more exposed.
Posted September 3, 2010 at 11:06 AM
I'd probably go with the Tower as best, although the summer enhancements seemed awfully cheesy and cheaply done. I actually prefer DCA's to what I rode last month. Now that Space Mtn is finally dark and I don't spend the entire ride fretting about it, I've been able to realize that the track layout is better than DL's, although I still greatly prefer the overall experience in Anaheim.
From jeff hansenDisney is not a Thrill Park, Should'nt have Thrill Rides, its a theme park. What do you want the RIDE HANNAH MONTANA RIDE. You want coasters go to USF or Cedar Point
Posted September 4, 2010 at 9:36 AM
Your right Tower of Terror Is probably the best THRILL Ride, but i have to give kudos to Aerosmith Coaster, great little coaster and it Beats out California Adventure
Worst- Big Thunder Mountain isnt worth the wait
From Dan Syouve obviously forgotten that thrill rides dont have to be going 200 km/h to make it a thrill. for example, on all water rides , isnt it a thrill when you know your gunna get soaked ? i dont know about you, but when im going near some water ride, that says : you will get wet, im thinking "wont it suck if i get soaked and have to walk around like this for the rest of the day ?
Posted September 14, 2010 at 3:23 PM
for test track : if youve never been on it before,wouldnt the part when you almost crash into the unseen transport truck get your heart going a bit >?
From Samantha McCraeHmmm....there are a few good thrill rides at Disney - best and worst in each park are as follows;
Posted September 23, 2010 at 4:22 AM
MK - Best :Space Mountain
Worst:Pirate's of the Carribian (not that i'm saying its bad, but there arent many "Thrill Rides" in Magic)
Epcot - Best:Mission Space
AK - Best: Expidition Everest
HS - Best: Tower Of Terror
yeah...i don't dislike any of these rides, but if i had to pick WORST 'Thrill Rides', these are my choices
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