Relax with the 10 most chill rides at Disney theme parks

July 29, 2019, 6:35 PM · Tired of walking around, standing in line and baking under the sun at Disneyland or Walt Disney World? Then it's time to take a load off and relax on one of the 10 most chill rides in any Disney theme park.

These are the attractions where you don't have to do a thing but relax. Welcome to Disney's best thrill-free rides.

10. Storybook Land Canal Boats

Storybook Land Canal Boats

Okay, so there's a moment of mild peril for the little ones when you sail into Monstro's mouth. But after that, it's smooth sailing past miniature scenes and gardens from many Disney classics.

9. Venetian Gondolas
Tokyo DisneySea

You will forget that you are in one of the world's busiest theme parks as your gondolier gently pushes through the canals of the park's Mediterranean Harbor.

8. DisneySea Electric Railway
Tokyo DisneySea

This one's a bit short, but the views are spectacular as you ride above our six-time winner as the world's best theme park.

7. Disneyland Monorail

Disneyland Monorail

This one also offers some lovely aerial views and with a much longer ride time. But it does take you outside the park... if you don't just ride it back to the Tomorrowland station.

6. Disneyland Railroad

The Grand Circle Tour, with its trips through the Grand Canyon and Primeval World dioramas, remains one of the classic Disney delights.

5. Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth

If you also enjoy this lovely tour through time, thank the... Imagineers.

4. Na'vi River Journey
Disney's Animal Kingdom

Okay, the wait can frustrate if you didn't snag a coveted Fastpass. But the Shaman of Songs delivers.

3. Mark Twain Riverboat

Mark Twain Riverboat

Some of the most tranquil moments at Disneyland can be found on the deck of the Twain, sailing the Rivers of America at twilight.

2. Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom

Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

Plenty of you might rank this one atop this list... and we would have no complaint if you did. It's a delightful experience, especially in the world's busiest theme park.

1. Living with the Land

Living with the Land

But we're going with the boat tour in Epcot's The Land pavilion. The outstanding scenic design, plus all that food growing in OCD-soothing formations, provides our favorite moment of theme park Zen.

What's your go-to, most relaxing ride in a Disney theme park?

Replies (5)

July 29, 2019 at 8:53 PM

For a Grand Circle Tour on the waters of Tokyo DisneySea, take the DisneySea Transit Steamer Line. These boats make stops in Mediterranean Harbor, American Waterfront, and Lost River Delta and provide beautiful views of this one-of-a-kind Park.

July 30, 2019 at 12:57 AM

Glad to see Living with the Land at the top of a list! An underrated gem that takes its questionable theme and makes it into a relaxing ride that is just what the doctor ordered if you need to charge up your "batteries". These rides are important for that reason. Sometimes you just need to get off your feet, away from the sun, and see something entertaining and well put together and these attractions get the job done.

July 30, 2019 at 9:31 AM

My FAVORITE relaxing attraction at WDW is my hotel room!

July 30, 2019 at 10:51 AM

Thank you Robert! Just got back from WDW and your top 2 are my top 2! They are hidden gems. I ride them every time I visit (sometimes multiple times). As an aside, I also recommend the Behind the Seeds tour at Epcot. It's a nice companion piece to Living with the Land.

July 30, 2019 at 11:30 AM

Too bad they took out Universe of Energy. On a hot day, it was great to sit for over a half hour taking in a fun attraction.

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