Back at work or school? Sure, it's the middle of the week in the middle of September, but I just think that makes this the perfect time to be thinking about the very best theme park rides in Orlando. So, no matter where you are right now, let's take a moment to imagine riding one of these top attractions.
These are the top 10 theme park rides in the Orlando area, according to our Theme Park Insider reader ratings.
10. The Lego Movie Masters of Flight Legoland Florida: One of the two new-for-2019 attractions on our list, Legoland Florida's first flying theater ride offers more than a few call-outs to other top attractions, too.
9. Haunted Mansion Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom: The stretch room spiel just started playing in your head right now, admit it... "which offers you this chilling challenge - to find a way out!"
8. Expedition Everest Disney's Animal Kingdom: Orlando's original forward/backward/story coaster, just imagine how much highly this one would be ranked if Disney could find a way to get that Yeti working again.
7. Manta SeaWorld Orlando: This Bolliger & Mabillard flying coaster continues to amaze fans and remains Central Florida's top-rated "pure" coaster in our ratings.
6. The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man Universal's Islands of Adventure: Okay, I would have put this one a couple or three spots higher, but the big question with Spidey this days is... how will Disney's Spider-Man ride (opening next year at Disney California Adventure) compare?
5. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Universal's Islands of Adventure: Universal's original Harry Potter ride has some company in the Top 10 now from a Wizarding World neighbor.
4. Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure Universal's Islands of Adventure: Despite its operational challenges, Hagrid's wins raves from just about everyone who manages to get on, making it one of the top attractions in the Orlando area.
3. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Disney's Hollywood Studios: California's version might have accepted a mission to break out from the Twilight Zone theme, but the original storyline keeps pushing this Disney World favorite toward the top of our ratings.
2. Splash Mountain Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom: Splash always creeps up in the ratings during the summer months, so this flume ride is enjoying the peak of its popularity right now.
1. Flight of Passage Disney's Animal Kingdom: The undisputed king of Orlando-area attractions ever since it opened, the anchor of Disney's Pandora - The World of Avatar land continues to elicit some of the most powerful emotional reactions seen from a theme park ride.
So what do you think? If you'd like to participate in our reader ratings, follow the links on our top theme park attractions and best roller coaster pages. If one of your favorites hasn't made those lists, you can find all of our theme park listings linked from our theme park ratings and reviews page. And if all this has you inspired to book a trip, just follow the links below.Tweet
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