The Magic Kingdom boasts over 20 rides and attractions that can be enjoyed by guests of all ages. If you’re new to the Magic Kingdom, it can be a bit intimidating as you first walk in. How can you make sure that you see it all? How can you stay out of lines? Which attractions can’t be missed? This is our comprehensive guide to all of the Magic Kingdom rides and we’ll break down everything.

Read ahead for the following information:

Magic Kingdom Touring Plan - A one-day guide that will ensure that you see everything in the Magic Kingdom.

Magic Kingdom Fastpass Strategy - Which Fastpasses should you choose?

Magic Kingdom Rides and Attractions Overview - We break down all of the attractions in this fantastic park

Magic Kingdom Touring Plan

It’s very important to be prepared when you tour the Magic Kingdom. As you know, tickets aren’t cheap. I’ll never forget the first time we walked through the gates at the Magic Kingdom. There’s stuff going on everywhere, there are people everywhere, and it was totally overwhelming. We would have had no idea what to do if we hadn’t had wonderful friends with us to help us out.

Don’t worry, Mousehints has you covered. Our one-day Magic Kingdom Touring plan is designed to keep your family from wasting time. Nothing can sap the energy out of your family quite like a 90 minute wait for a 2 minute ride. Don’t make that mistake. Our touring plan will help you choose fastpasses, help you determine when to arrive, and give you a plan for when you should ride each attraction.

The best part? It’s 100% free!

Magic Kingdom Fastpass Strategy

Each Disney guest gets 3 fastpasses to use each day. No matter what the current wait time is, a fastpass enables you to go to the front of the line. But it’s important to have a good plan before you book fastpasses. Many guests just choose their 3 favorite rides. Is that smart? We’ll show you why it’s not.

Did you know that if you use your fastpasses correctly, you could get up to ten fastpasses in one day! It’s not easy, but it is possible. Our guide will ensure that you choose the right fastpass at the right time.

Enjoy our free Magic Kingdom Fastpass Strategy guide!

Magic Kingdom Rides and Attractions Overview

Now it’s time to breakdown all the rides. In this article, we’ll give you a brief breakdown of the Magic Kingdom attractions. For most of the top rides, we will link you to longer articles that provide you more information and ride-specific strategy that you’ll find interesting and helpful!

Fantasyland Rides & Attractions

Fantasyland is located right behind the castle. To get to it, you can go right underneath the castle. Fantasyland is full of rides with little to no height restrictions. This is the section of the park that small kids love, as they can basically do everything!

Barnstormer

Height: 35 inches
Ride Type: Kid Roller Coaster

The Barnstormer is a very short roller coaster in Fantasyland. This is usually one of the first roller coasters your little ones will ride, as the height restriction is low. While this roller coaster doesn’t last long and has VERY small drops, it’s still a big hit with the little ones in your group.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

Height: Any height
Ride Type: Spinning

Dumbo is one of the original rides in Disney World. For decades, it was located in the main fantasyland area behind the Carrousel. But it has been moved to the Storybook Circus area and there are now two different spinning Dumbo machines, which keeps wait times from getting out of hand.

Enchanted Tales With Belle

Height: Any height
Ride Type: Indoor Interactive

This is an interactive story-telling event that your kids will love. In this story you meet Belle and get her ready to meet the Beast. I don’t want to spoil it too much, but your small children will have a chance to get very involved in the show. It’s a blast and not something you want to miss!

It’s a Small World

Height: Any height
Ride Type: Indoor Slow Ride

It’s a Small World is another classic that has been around since the early days of the Magic Kingdom. We’ve all heard the song, and most of us have been on the ride. It’s slow, it takes awhile, and the wait times usually aren’t bad. But sometimes in the heat of a Florida day, it’s a good way to get out of the sun!

Mad Tea Party

Height: Any height
Ride Type: Spinning

Let’s face it, the tea cups make a lot of us sick. I know I simply will not ride it. But if you love spinning rides, this classic ride on the border of Tomorrowland and Fantasyland will keep you entertained!

Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Height: Any height
Ride Type: Indoor Slow Ride

The Winnie the Pooh ride is a slow moving ride in Fantasyland that takes guests through one of the classic Winnie the Pooh stories. While the ride hasn’t changed in decades, the newer queue has a lot of entertaining activities that your young children will enjoy.

Peter Pan’s Flight

Height: Any height
Ride Type: Indoor Slow Ride

Peter Pan’s Flight is one of the classic rides in all of Disney World. The journey through the land of Peter Pan will take you back to your childhood. There is also a phenomenal new interactive queue that will keep your kids occupied during the long wait.

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

Height: Any height
Ride Type: Spinning

This is a classic carrousel located right in the heart of fantasyland. There’s not much to it, it hasn’t changed in years! Pick a seat, sit back and enjoy!

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Height: 38 inches
Ride Type: Roller Coaster

Mine Train is still the toughest ticket in the Magic Kingdom. You’ll want to make sure that you have a fastpass for this fan favorite, as wait times can get out of hand. Despite the fact that this ride is very fun, they kept the height restriction down to 38 inches, which means your little ones may be able to ride it. Enjoy, they will love it!

Journey of Little Mermaid

Height: Any height
Ride Type: Indoor Slow Ride

The Little Mermaid is another newer addition to Fantasyland. This ride sports very low wait times. Fans of the Little Mermaid will love this ride, but don’t expect any thrills, it’s a slow-moving kids ride.

Mickey’s PhilharMagic

Height: Any height
Ride Type: Indoor Stage Show

This 3D show is one of my favorite shows in Disney World. While the 3D effects are aging, the stories are timeless and the music is great. There’s a fun twist at the end that keeps the kids laughing!

Tomorrowland Rides & Attractions

As you come into the Castle Viewing area, Tomorrowland is across the bridge to your right. Tomorrowland has always been one of the most exciting lands in Disney World, and if rumors are to be believed, it will soon be getting some overdue updates.

Astro Orbiter

Height: Any Height
Ride Type: Spinning

Many people think this is a decoration, not a ride. The entry to this ride is an elevator right in the middle of Tomorrowland. Unfortunately, the wait times are usually quite high. The ride itself is no different than Dumbo or the Magic Carpets, but this ride has the best views in all of the Magic Kingdom. It’s worth it just for the sights. Can you luck out and ride it during the firework show?

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

Height: Any Height
Ride Type: Indoor Interactive

This is a shooting game where guests get points for shooting targets. Our main article has a lot more info, but my favorite tips are to hold down the trigger (you don’t have to keep pressing the trigger) and aim for the top of the volcano!

Monsters Inc Laugh Floor

Height: Any Height
Ride Type: Indoor Stage Show

This is an interactive comedy show. The animated characters interact directly with the audience. Every show is a bit different, which causes us to try and see it 2-3 times on each Disney vacation. Kids love it, especially if they get chosen for a part!

Space Mountain

Height: 44 inches
Ride Type: Indoor Roller Coaster

Space Mountain is the most legendary thrill ride in all of Disney World. This fast-moving indoor roller coaster is still a thrill after all these years. It’s not the fastest, it doesn’t go upside down, and it doesn’t feature the longest drops….but it’s in the dark. For me, that’s why it remains one of the scariest roller coasters around.

PeopleMover

Height: Any Height
Ride Type: Slow Ride

This is a very slow outdoor ride through Tomorrowland. It’s not particularly thrilling or fast, but it’s very relaxing. I can’t put my finger on why I love this ride so much, but the casual 5-minute slow ride through Tomorrowland is one of the things I look forward to the most!

Carousel of Progress

Height: Any Height
Ride Type: Indoor Show

This is one of Walt’s originals. I think every person should see it once. The idea is that you see how much humanity has progressed throughout the last 150 years. The problem is that it takes a long time and it gets boring rather quickly, especially for your children. That being said, if you’re looking for a way to kill 30 minutes and get out of the sun, the Carousel of Progress might be just what you need.

Tomorrowland Speedway

Height: 32 inches
Ride Type: Go-Karts

Kids love riding these little carts. This isn’t a traditional go-kart track, because you can’t steer the cars anywhere you’d like to. There’s a metal track that your gasoline powered car must stay on. If your kid can’t drive, prepare to get slung around! Adults usually hate this ride, and kids usually love it.

Adventureland Rides & Attractions

Adventureland is located to the left as you come into the Castle Viewing Area. Aside from Pirates of the Caribbean, this section of the park isn’t nearly as popular as the others.

Jungle Cruise

Height: Any Height
Ride Type: Slow Ride

This is a slow-moving boat ride around the jungle. The point of this ride is to hear corny jokes and cheesy puns. That’s literally it. So your enjoyment of this ride will likely depend on the humor of your tour guide! This ride is kind of scary for small kids at night, as you do feel as if you’re on a boat in the middle of a jungle!

Magic Carpets of Aladdin

Height: Any Height
Ride Type: Spinning

The Magic Carpets ride is a duplicate of the Dumbo and Astro Orbiter rides. There really isn’t a lot that sets this ride apart from the other two spinning rides, other than the theming. It’s got a longer wait than Dumbo and the views aren’t even close to Astro Orbiter. But if you’re passing by and the lines are low, give it a shot!

Pirates of the Caribbean

Height: Any Height
Ride Type: Slow Ride

Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the most classic rides in the Magic Kingdom. A day isn’t complete with a trip into the world of Jack Sparrow. Enjoy the music, the air conditioning and the familiarity of this Disney classic.

Swiss Family Treehouse

Height: Any Height
Ride Type: Walking Attraction

Basically this is a walk into a treehouse. There’s not much else to say. If you like walking and taking a lot of steps, it’s good for a workout, but your kids will hate it.

Tiki Room

Height: Any Height
Ride Type: Indoor Stage Show

The Tiki Room is an indoor show located in the middle of Adventureland. It’s worth doing once, but you likely won’t want to do it again. The song is irritatingly catchy!

Frontierland Rides & Attractions

Frontierland has two big attractions, Splash and Thunder Mountain. There are a couple other attractions that we’ll discuss, but for the most part, those are very outdated and aren’t popular at all. Frontierland is located in the back of the park behind Adventureland.

Country Bear Jamboree

Height: Any Height
Ride Type: Indoor Stage Show

The Country Bear Jamboree show has been around since 1971. While it used to be extremely popular, it’s now an attraction that most guests seem to skip. Noticing this, Disney recently refurbished the characters and shortened the show by about 5 minutes.

Splash Mountain

Height: 40 inches
Ride Type: Water Log Plume, Big drops

Splash Mountain is for the most part a slow-moving ride through the world of Brer Rabbit. What sets this ride apart is the final drop at the end. It’s a long drop and well worth the long wind to the top. This is a very popular ride for guests of all ages.

Thunder Mountain Railroad

Height: 40 inches
Ride Type: Outdoor roller coaster

Thunder Mountain is one of the best roller coasters in Disney World. It feels old and rickety (it is) but it’s a blast. It’s a classic ride that you don’t want to miss while at Disney World.

Tom Sawyer Island

Height: Any Height
Ride Type: Hidden Island Area

This is an area only accessible by a boat. It takes you back to the world of Tom Sawyer and is kind of cool for kids. It’s more likely that they will get bored while back there and want to get back to the main park to ride rides.

Learn to Tour the Magic Kingdom

Are you ready to plan your Magic Kingdom day? To start with, let’s take a look at the fastpasses you’ll need to choose. Head to our article on Magic Kingdom fastpasses to begin your planning.