Ranking the world's top theme park rides
Best Attraction, based upon our readers' ratings over the past year. But we're not just giving you one top ride today — we're listing our readers' top 10 from the past year.
Today we present the 2020 Theme Park Insider Award for
1. Star Wars: Rise of the ResistanceDisney's Hollywood Studios, Disneyland (Opens Jan. 17)
— Disney's amazing new Star Wars ride won our Best New Attraction award
this year and now tops our overall list, too.
2. Pirates of the Caribbean Battle of the Sunken TreasureShanghai Disneyland
— Last year's winner comes in a very close second by continuing to wow fans with its immersive sets and non-stop action.
3. Journey to the Center of the EarthTokyo DisneySea
— Another former winner in this category, this adventure through the park's iconic volcano delights visitors with its surprises within.
4. Flight of PassageDisney's Animal Kingdom
— The 2017 winner for Best New Attraction, the anchor in Disney's Pandora - The World of Avatar land brings James Cameron's movie to life with an experience that is as emotional as it is thrilling.
5. Steel VengeanceCedar Point
— Our Best New Attraction in 2018 is also our top roller coaster, a Rocky Mountain Construction reimagining of the former Mean Streak wooden coaster.
6. Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike AdventureUniversal's Islands of Adventure
— This year's winner for Best New Roller Coaster challenges the definition of "roller coaster" with a unique experience that brings Harry Potter fans face-to-face with Hagrid and the creatures of the Forbidden Forest.
7. The Amazing Adventures of Spider-ManUniversal's Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios Japan
— A four-time winner of our Best Attraction award, this wild ride through Marvel's New York City remains a favorite of many fans.
8. Mystic ManorHong Kong Disneyland
— The 2013 Best New Attraction winner reimagines Disney's Haunted Mansion experience as an all-new adventure on a trackless ride system.
9. Harry Potter and the Forbidden JourneyUniversal Studios Hollywood, Universal's Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios Japan
— Enter Hogwarts Castle and climb aboard an enchanted classroom bench for a flight around the school grounds on our Best New Attraction winner from 2010.
10. Radiator Springs RacersDisney's California Adventure
— Based upon the same ride system as our number three pick, this Cars
-themed ride offers the almost opposite experience — a comforting adventure where nothing goes wrong, but we all make some new friends.
2020 Theme Park Insider Awards:
About Theme Park Insider: Theme Park Insider is a consumer's guide to the world's best theme park resorts, reaching more than five million unique readers via its website annually and winning multiple honors for its reporting, including from the Online Journalism Association and the Webby Awards. Winners of the Theme Park Insider Awards are those locations that received the highest average reader rating, with a minimum number of votes, in their categories over the past year.
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