Take the Ultimate Disney World Roller Coaster Challenge

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Are you a Disney World fan? Do you like the thrill of roller coasters? If you answered yes to both of these questions, we have a challenge for you!

Related: Take the Disney ‘One Ride’ Challenge!

Walt Disney World is home to a variety of different attractions, including family-friendly rides, a log flume, boat rides, and of course, for the thrill-seekers, roller coasters. But can you ride all of the roller coasters at Walt Disney World in one day? Well, if you are eager enough, we dare you to take on the Ultimate Disney World Roller Coaster Challenge!

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At the time of publication, Walt Disney World has a total of eight roller coasters. Magic Kingdom has four coasters, (Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and Barnstormer), Animal Kingdom has one (Expedition Everest), and Disney’s Hollywood Studios has two (Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and Slinky Dog Dash).

In the next couple of years, EPCOT will be debuting the highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy coaster (Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind) and Magic Kingdom is adding its very own TRON Lightcycle / Run. With these two additional coasters, the total will go up to 10.

So, let’s break it down. Below, you will find each roller coaster currently at Walt Disney World sorted by theme park, with the official descriptions of each ride. Depending on park hours, you can either start at Magic Kingdom to complete the park with the most roller coasters first or you can save this for last and try and accomplish the parks with only one or two coasters in the beginning. This is all based on personal preference as well as park hours.

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Magic Kingdom

As we mentioned above, Magic Kingdom currently has four coasters; however, over the next few years, this number will increase to five with the addition of TRON Lightcycle / Run.

Big Thunder Mountain – Located in Frontierland

Are you ready to take on the wildest ride in the wilderness? Big Thunder Mountain, located in Frontierland, transports Guests into the 1850s soon after gold was first discovered! Hop aboard a runaway mine train as you zip past tumbleweeds and through the mines.

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The official Walt Disney World description reads:

Legend has it that soon after gold was first discovered here in the 1850s, eerie things began to happen. Trains would take off and race through tunnels—by themselves.

After you arrive at the legendary Big Thunder Mining Company, descend into an abandoned mine shaft and board your train. As you enter the cursed cavern, the engine speeds up along the rickety track. Dodge exploding dynamite and falling boulders as you swoop around turns, drop into canyons and dart through the mysterious ghost town of Tumbleweed.

Your rip-roaring adventure proves that some legends are true. You’re sure to have a real blast!

If you’ve never yet ridden the coaster, be sure to check out our ride-through video here:

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – Located in Fantasyland

In 2014, Disney World debuted a new roller coaster in Fantasyland called Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Guests can race through the mines as they spot some of the favorite characters from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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The official Walt Disney World description reads:

Deep inside an age-old mountain, clamber into a rustic mine train and make your way up a steep incline. 

At the summit, feel the wind across your face as you navigate hairpin turns and head deep into the mine shaft—your creaky cart teetering back and forth. Soon, the dark sparkles with glittering jewels and you encounter the Seven Dwarfs, whistling and singing while they work. 

Chug through the cavern and climb skyward. At the peak, glimpse an incredible view of Fantasyland before racing back down to the foot of the mountain.

If you’ve never experienced the ride, be sure to check out our ride-through video here:

The Barnstormer – Located in Fantasyland

Looking for a low-speed coaster to break up the more intense ones? The Barnstormer, located just around the corner from Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, is a fun-filled adventure perfect for all ages!

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The official Walt Disney World description reads:

Make your way to an open-air barn where Goofy—known as The Great Goofini—performs his world-famous aerial stunt show.

Climb aboard a wacky stunt plane and hold on tight as you take to the skies above Fantasyland.

A Staggering Series of Stupendous Stunts

Ascend to the top of a wooden observation tower. Then, brace yourself as you swoop through the busy barnyard, darting and soaring before “landing” safely during the grand finale.

It’s a goofy good time for kids—and aspiring pilots of all ages!

If you’ve never experienced the ride, be sure to check out our ride-through video here:

Space Mountain – Located in Tomorrowland

Blast off into space on Space Mountain — a high-speed roller coaster that takes Guests on an out-of-this-world adventure in the dark!

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The official Walt Disney World description reads:

Dip and careen into the inky blackness as a futuristic soundtrack echoes all around you. Fly past shooting stars and celestial satellites. Roar past streaking orbs of light, wayward comets and migrant meteors. Feel the pull of gravity as you’re drawn into a swirling wormhole!

If you’ve never experienced Space Mountain, be sure to check out our ride-through video here:

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

As we mentioned above, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is currently home to two coasters.

Slinky Dog Dash – Located in Toy Story Land

Shrink down to the size of a toy at Toy Story Land and hop aboard the one and only, Slinky Dog! This family-friendly roller coaster will take you on an adventure like never before.

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The official Walt Disney World description reads:

Andy’s assembled his Mega Coaster Play Kit—and Slinky Dog is taking you on a wild ride. Slinky Dog’s springy coils stretch to the limit as you bend around curves, zoom up hills and drop back down.

A spring is a marvelous thing—and this attraction is wonderful fun for the entire family!

If you haven’t experienced the ride, be sure to check out our ride-through video here:

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster – Located in Sunset Boulevard

Have you ever wanted to see Aerosmith in concert? Well, it’s your lucky day! The band has just given you backstage passes, but you have to try and make it across town on time. Hop aboard your super-stretch limo and zoom past famous Hollywood icons as you try to make it to the Aerosmith concert on time.

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The official Walt Disney World description reads:

Inside their Hollywood music studio, legendary rock band Aerosmith is wrapping up a recording session. When their manager tells them they’re late for a concert across town, the band invites you to ride along.
Hop into their gleaming limousine and speed off into the night as Aerosmith’s hard-rock harmonies fill the air.

Buckle up before zooming through the city on this roller-coaster style attraction.

Rock This Way

Speed through iconic Hollywood landmarks. Maneuver past traffic jams and swoop into 3 thrilling inversions—2 rollover loops and one corkscrew—as the wind races across your face.

Will you make it to the year’s biggest concert in time?

In 2015, Star Wars took over Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster for an out-of-this-world adventure. Check out our ride-through video of the Star Wars version here:

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

As we mentioned above, Disney’s Animal Kingdom currently only has one coaster (but it is incredible!).

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain – Located in Asia

Beware the Yeti — on this fast-paced coaster, Guests will travel up into Mount Everest but will soon come to a halt as they notice the tracks have been broken…

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The official Walt Disney World description reads:

Wander into a Tibetan village at the base of Mount Everest and board a train to the “top of the world.” Beware: Some say a legendary snow monster lives deep in the mountain.

After a steep ascent, your train picks up speed and races into the darkness. Without warning, a broken and twisted track appears in front of you. Brace yourself as you plummet backward into total darkness. Inside the cavern, the mythical tale comes true as you see the shadow of a massive, growling beast!

Race to escape the cursed mountain—before the Yeti claims another expedition.

If you’ve never ridden the ride, be sure to check out our ride-through video here:

Want to Partake in This Challenge?

If you want to try this challenge on your next Walt Disney World vacation, there are a few things to keep in mind — such as ensuring you have a Park Hopper on your ticket. If you need help planning out your next Disney World vacation and making sure you have everything you need to complete the roller coaster challenge, our friends over at Academy Travel can help. Get started by getting your free quote today.

Have you ever taken the Ultimate Disney World Roller Coaster Challenge? Let us know in the comments below.

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