The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company and during a recent promotional appearance in the Los Angeles area, he said that his favorite Disney ride was the original Pirates of the Caribbean.Disney CEO Bob Iger has just published his autobiography,
That's a strong — though some might say, easy — choice, given the ride's history and its foundation as one of Disney's most lucrative franchises. But do you agree with Iger's pick?
Here are our Theme Park Insider readers' ratings for the top 10 Disney theme park attractions around the world. Where does your favorite rank?
10. Phantom Manor Disneyland Paris
Back from an extended refurb, Paris' version of the Haunted Mansion includes elements from Disney World's never-built Western River Expedition, making this a favorite for Disney trivia buffs as well as casual fans.
9. Pooh's Hunny Hunt Tokyo Disneyland
Disney's first "trackless" ride spawned an industry trend and continues to delight visitors to Disney's first park outside the United States.
8. Haunted Mansion Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Foolish mortals continue to queue for what might be the most famous Omnimover ride in the world.
7. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney's original Tower of Terror continues its reign as the top ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios, though one wonders if a "Rise of the Resistance" might displace it.
6. Mystic Manor Hong Kong Disneyland
This trackless wonder wowed fans when it opened, lifting Hong Kong Disneyland from an afterthought to a bucket list destination for Disney fans around the world.
5. Radiator Springs Racers Disney California Adventure
The ride where nothing goes terribly wrong offers one of the most impressive facades in the business, finished with one of Disney's top family-friendly thrills.
4. Flight of Passage Disney's Animal Kingdom
The anchor of Pandora - The World of Avatar land, Flight of Passage surprises many of its visitors with an emotionally engaging finale.
3. Pirates of the Caribbean Disneyland
Bob Iger's pick manages only the third spot on our list — but (spoiler alert?), it is the best Disney theme park ride in the United States.
2. Journey to the Center of the Earth Tokyo DisneySea
A long-time favorite of Theme Park Insider readers, Journey offers a collection of amazing moments, leading up to an exhilarating final act.
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle of the Sunken Treasure Shanghai Disneyland
Okay, I guess Pirates did win on this last after all! It's not the 1967 Disneyland original, but the next-generation Shanghai wonder that continues to win our readers' love as the world's best theme park attraction.Tweet
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