Disney World Travel

Disney World Rides I DON’T Recommend

Hi everyone! So if you weren’t aware, I am starting to post more Disney related things on my blog because honestly.. it is good to switch it up every so often, and that is what we are doing! I still talk about books primarily, but Disney is a big part of my life. I’ve been several times now and I have a pretty solid idea of Disney and how it works.

So I’ve been to Disney about 7(?) ish times now, and I have definitely found some amazing rides that I must-do every single time. I’ve already published a post about this which you can check out here. While I have found some of those amazing rides, I have found my fair share of… not so amazing rides. Here is the list of rides that just… really don’t spark joy.


(1) Mad Tea Party (Magic Kingdom)

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Yes, this ride is a classic at Disney, and some may be upset with my opinion… but let’s all be real here. Other than the fact that it’s a classic, it’s cute and looks adorable, it isn’t one of Disney’s best ride options! If you’re someone like me, you love to snack at Disney World and this ride is not the best option if you plan on eating all day. I think the line is way too long for this one all the time, it’s a short ride, and it just really isn’t all that great. I think if it’s in the morning, your walking by and the line is short, then hey, why not do it. But I wouldn’t recommend waiting in line for this one at all.

What I Would Recommend: The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh (Magic Kingdom)

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A classic, but not so spin-y like.


(2) Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin (Magic Kingdom)

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I’m sure if your going to Disney World with a little one, especially a little boy… I could see how you would definitely probably want to fit this ride into your Disney schedule. I get it, it’s Buzz Lightyear and who wouldn’t want to go defeat Zurg by shooting lasers at him and earning points in the process. I used to love this ride when I was 5/7 years old, but honestly the ride is in some need of renovations. The last few times I’ve been on it, the lasers don’t detect your points correctly, the shooters don’t move and sometimes it can’t even read your score! It seems like almost everytime I see at least 3 people just have to sit through the ride because their laser doesn’t work. Also, this line can be like an hour long and it is just honestly not worth it. Also, Zurg might scare some kids so be careful with that.

What I Would Recommend: Toy Story Midway Mania (Hollywood Studios)

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This ride is just like space ranger spin except… it’s not. The ride actually works, you get to use these cool 3D glasses, play kid friendly arcade games, and you get to see all of your favorite Toy Story characters, but just Buzz and Zurg.


(3) Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (Magic Kingdom)

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Guys, I am ready for the backlash on this one. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is ridiculously over rated. The line is always incredibly long for a ride that for me was an utter disappointment. I really don’t get this ride. I mean you have to wake up 60 days before you go to Disney and try and get a fastpass, just for this very quick, very lackluster ride. I think there isn’t enough themeing, you see the dwarf’s once and you go fast for a little bit but that’s about it. You see snow white at the end for about a half a second and then bam, your done. You waited 2 and a half hours to be tossed around for about 45 seconds.

What I Would Recommend: Slinky Dog Dash (Hollywood Studios)

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It’s smooth, a lot longer, and has incredible themeing. 10/10 in my books.


(4) Star Tours – The Adventure Continues (Hollywood Studios)

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Not that it’s horrible.. it just isn’t really all that worth it. The animatronics for the few that they have are good, but it just isn’t the ride Star Wars fans should be going on…

What I Would Recommend: Rise of The Resistance (Hollywood Studios)

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I cannot even put into words what this ride is. It’s simply amazing and there is honest to god nothing like it anywhere in the world. I can see why this ride wasn’t ready when Galaxy Edge opened, it’s that amazing, and the detail is just incredible. I walked off this ride with tears in my eyes it was just such an experience. I plan on writing an entire post on what I thought of Galaxy’s Edge, but for now just know this is the ride you need to get yourself on.


(5) Soarin’ (Epcot)

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Here’s the thing about Soarin’… you need to know where to sit. Or at least asked to be placed. If you aren’t sitting in the right spot, the entire ride is messed up. The screen looks distorted, and the whole reason you go on this ride is to feel like you’re flying over some famous worldwide landmarks. Not to see the Eiffel Tower tilted to the side or a distorted jumping whale. Also, what is it with the jump scares now?

What I Would Recommend: Just Walk Around World Showcase (Epcot)

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If you want to see the world close up, just walk around World Showcase. You can get up close and personal with cast members who are from the countries they are in, you can eat amazing food and shop! Oh, and the Eiffel Tower in the France Pavilion isn’t tilted to the side.


Well those are my picks for Disney World Rides I wouldn’t recommend, and I even included a few that you should check out instead. Let me know some ride you don’t enjoy riding when you go to Disney either!


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7 thoughts on “Disney World Rides I DON’T Recommend

  1. Whenever I’ve gone to Disneyland Paris, I always avoided their Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups as they would set off the motion sickness I can sometimes get. Even watching them spin would make me feel queasy.

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