Disney World Roller Coasters: ALL RANKED for 2022!

So, you really think you can handle ALL the Disney World Roller Coasters?! Well, we’ll just have to see about that, ThemeParkHipster!

There are 8 roller coasters currently at Disney World as of June 2022 – with one more on the way! Each of them has their own unique theme, style, and literal ups and downs!

Want to find our which is the best? Then you better fasten your seatbelt, pull on that little yellow strap, and brace yourself for the ride of a lifetime because this here is the wildest list on the internet!

That’s right, today I’m ranking ALL the Disney World Roller Coasters!

Now, let’s gooooooo!

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#8 The Barnstormer (Magic Kingdom)

Located in Fantasyland, The Barnstormer is a kiddy-friendly coaster starring everyone’s favorite goof, The Great Goofini!

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Here, you’re invited to board a homemade stunt plane and zip through through one busy barnyard. What this ride lacks in thrills, it makes up for in a kitsch and character.

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This is the perfect introduction to coasters for your little one. In fact, the ride is so quick – even if they decide they don’t like coasters mid-flight, it’s over before you know it.

If you are traveling solo, I feel comfortable suggesting that you skip this one.

The Barnstormer Disney Roller Coaster Stats:

  • Height Restriction: 35 inches
  • The Barnstormer Height: 30 feet
  • Max Speed: 25 miles per hour
  • Inversions: 0
  • Manufacturer: Vekoma
  • Pros: Great entry lever option for kids who are new to coasters!
  • Cons: A little lame, even for younger guests.

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#7 Slinky Dog Dash (Hollywood Studios)

Number #6 allows us the graduate up from kiddy-friendly to family-friendly with Slink Dog Dash! Before I even get into the ride itself… just take a look at the smile on that cute little pup… who could resist?!

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Toy Story Land Slinky Dog Dash

Now, what separates this coaster from the rest is Slinky Dog’s springy coils! You see, they stretch and retract with each and every bend, twist, and turn.

Though there are no major drops to be found on this coaster, I find this to be rather refreshing change of pace!

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Jessie holding Christmas lights.

Oh, and if you do embark on this adventure, Wheezy will serenade you on your journey back!

Slinky Dog Dash Disney Roller Coaster Stats:

  • Height Restriction: 38 inches
  • Slinky Dog Dash Height: 50 feet
  • Max Speed: 40 miles per hour
  • Inversions: 0
  • Manufacturer: Mack Rides
  • Pros: Fun theme, unique ride style that matches Slinky Dog perfectly.
  • Cons: Could be a touch more thrilling.

#6 Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (Magic Kingdom)

Brace yourself, because you’re about to travel through an age-old mountain inside an old rustic mine train on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. And if you happen to feel some sudden swinging or hear any unexpected creaking – don’t worry – that’s just your ride vehicle!!!

Magic Kingdom New Fantasyland Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Entrance

All kidding aside, this is one of the smoothest and dare we say, Disneyfied attractions in all of Walt Disney World!

One of the most delightful aspects of this ride is that it contains show-scenes throughout, including one extra sparkly backdrop, featuring the Seven Dwarfs!

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One word of caution, don’t get too comfortable! Just because this ride feels safe, doesn’t mean there isn’t an evil witch lurking in the shadows! 

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Hill. Disney World Roller Coaster.

In the end, though it may not be the classic dark ride that some may prefer – it is a nice modern-day take on a classic.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Disney Roller Coaster Stats:

  • Height Restriction: 38 inches
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Height Drop: 39 feet
  • Max Speed: 34 miles per hour
  • Inversions: 0
  • Manufacturer: Vekoma
  • Pros: A smooth coaster with great theming, animatronics, and interactive queue.
  • Cons: Lines are long and ride is far too short!

#5 Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith (Hollywood Studios)

There is a lot to like about #4, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, but if you have soft spot for classic rock, you’re going to love it!

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Hollywood Studios Aerosmith Rockin Roller Coaster

First, you enter a Hollywood music studio where Aerosmith is currently cutting a new album. Before you know it, their running late for a concert across town and you’re invited to hitch a ride with the band in a super-stretch limo. And that’s just the pre-show queue!

Rockin Roller Coaster preshow

Now, jump into your ride and get ready to zoom off through the city nightlife in 0 – 57 miles per hour!

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And while you’re racing, your ride vehicle is pumping out tunes from a 125-speaker, 24-subwoofer, and 32,000-watt audio system!

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Stats:

  • Height Restriction: 48 inches
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Height: 79 feet
  • Max Speed: 57 miles per hour
  • Inversions: 3
  • Manufacturer: Vekoma
  • Pros: Fun preshow, high-octane launch, blacklight effect, the music!
  • Cons: Pre-show is begin to feel a bit dated.

#4 Space Mountain (Magic Kingdom)

Uh-oh… I can hear the shocked reactions from here! That’s right, everyone’s #1 is our #3. Space Mountain!

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This pitch-black rocket ride into outer space is a Disney favorite, from its futuristic soundtrack streaking orbs of light. And while we agree, it is a classic in every sense of the word…  nostalgia alone couldn’t carry this ride to our #1 spot.

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In comparison to the innovate advancements made to other attractions since the last update, Space Mountain is beginning to show its age.

The track is ricketier than ever, the ride vehicle feels cramped, and it is just begging for some form of pre-show refresh.

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Tomorrowland Space Mountain

Now, we know this is certainly not everyone’s take on it. And who knows, maybe due to the incoming Tron coaster, it will once again be a welcomed touch of yesteryear within Tomorrowland.

But until then…  

Space Mountain Disney Roller Coaster Stats:

  • Height Restriction: 44 inches
  • Space Mountain Height: 90 feet
  • Max Speed: 27 miles per hour
  • Inversions: 0
  • Manufacturer: Arrow Development
  • Pros: Theme fits Tomorrowland perfectly, dark coaster, classic ride!
  • Cons: Tight seating, rickety track, needs update.

#3 BIG Thunder Mountain Railroad (Magic Kingdom)

Fast, bumpy, and full of themeing, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is often mistaken for an Opening Day attraction due to it’s natural fit within the landscape of Frontierland in the Magic Kingdom.

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Designed by Disney Legend, Tony Baxter, this is one of the first roller coasters to feature a steep backstory which helps to fill and forward the plot.

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Only Disney could create a pre-show pitch that is as rip-roaring as the ride itself.

“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.”

The attraction takes place inside an abandoned mine shaft. As you board your train and enter the cursed cavern, the engine becomes possessed and races along an unstable track.

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Hold on for dear life, because you’re about to come face-to-face with exploding dynamite and falling boulders as you plunge through the cannons in an effort to return home safe and sound.

Big Thunder Mountain Disney Roller Coaster Stats:

  • Height Restriction: 40 inches
  • Big Thunder Mountain Height: 104 feet
  • Max Speed: 35 miles per hour
  • Inversions: 0
  • Manufacturer: Arrow Development
  • Pros: Beautiful icon, feels authentic, offers different visual experience day vs. night
  • Cons: We wish every car received the same experience as the front row.

#2 Expedition Everest (Animal Kingdom)

Bedecked with detail and overflowing with imagination, Expedition Everest is our #1!

Traverse through a Tibetan village on your way to the mountain and board a train to the tippy top! Once you hit the peak, your train picks up speed, bucking and barreling into the darkness.

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Before you know it, you’re faced with a broken and mangled track which leaves you with nowhere to go but…. backwards.

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Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Oh… and be sure to keep your hands and arms inside the vehicle at all times because rumor has it that a massive and maniacal Yeti is hiding within.

Leave it to Joe Rohde to take the coaster experience to new heights! Making it one of the BEST roller coasters at Disney World.

Expedition Everest Disney Roller Coaster Stats:

  • Height Restriction: 44 inches
  • Expedition Everest Height: 199 feet
  • Max Speed: 50 miles per hour
  • Inversions: 0
  • Manufacturer: Vekoma
  • Pros: Innovative track layout, sky-high view of the park, detailed pre-show queue.
  • Cons: FIX THE YETI!

#1 Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (EPCOT)

This galactic roller coaster is the newest addition to Walt Disney World. It’s in Epcot where you’ll join Rocket, Groot, Drax, Gamora and Star-Lord (a.k.a. Peter Quill) to save humanity!

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While Disney hasn’t officially announced a speed for Guardians of the Galaxy, you’ll enjoy this family-friendly roller coaster that hits a lot of firsts for Walt Disney World such as:

  • The first coaster attraction at EPCOT.
  • First reverse launch for a Disney coaster.
  • The first Disney Omnicoaster, where vehicles make controlled rotations to always keep guests focused on the action.
  • First Walt Disney World attraction to feature the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Guardians of the Galaxy Disney Roller Coaster Stats:

  • Height Restriction: 42 inches
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Length: 5,557 feet
  • Max Speed for Guardians of the Galaxy: 35 to 40 miles per hour*
  • Inversions: 0
  • Manufacturer: Vekoma
  • Pros: Innovative track layout and ride design, line moves quickly, beautiful queue.
  • Cons: Not the best if you suffer from motion sickness.

What to Know Before You Go to Walt Disney World

Now that you have the rankings for all of the Walt Disney World roller coasters, let’s go over a few of the most commonly asked questions.

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Boat ride to Tom Sawyer Island.

How many roller coasters are at Walt Disney World?

As of June 2022, there are eight roller coasters at Walt Disney World. Magic Kingdom is currently building a Tron coaster, while EPCOT is recently debuted the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

Guardians of the Galaxy at Epcot Walt Disney World Resort
NEW Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction at Epcot

What park in Disney World has the most roller coasters?

Despite Disney’s Hollywood Studios having the reputation for the most thrilling attractions at Walt Disney World, the park with the most roller coasters is Magic Kingdom!

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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

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What is the fastest roller coaster at Magic Kingdom?

While Splash Mountain is the fastest ride at Magic Kingdom, it is not technically a roller coaster. The fastest roller coaster at Magic Kingdom is none other than our #2 Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, topping out at 35 miles per hour.

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What roller coasters go upside down at Disney World?

Out of all eight roller coasters currently at Walt Disney World, only one goes upside down and that one is Rock’n’Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith.

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This thrilling Hollywood Studios attractions is one of the best roller coasters at Disney World with the wait times to prove it. So, you’ll want to sign up for Genie+/Lightning Lane to skip the line on this one!

How many times does Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster go upside down?

There are two rollover loops and one corkscrew, making a grand total of 3 inversions on Disney’s Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Hollywood Studios!

Long line on a busy day at Hollywood Studios Rockin Roller Coaster
Long line on a busy day at Hollywood Studios Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster

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Final Thoughts the Roller Coasters at Disney World

And there you have it, ThemeParkHipsters… our Disney World Roller Coasters: ALL RANKED Guide!

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Slinky Dog Dash Roller Coaster

I hope our list will help you pick and choose which coaster are right for you on your next visit to Walt Disney World!

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And before you go, be sure to share with us your list and order in the comments below!

Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!

About the Author

Ted Wioncek III Theme Park Writer with Family

Ted Wioncek III is a professional Show Director, who specializes in developing highly themed experiences with immersive live entertainment. His work has garnered him a reputation as a “master in storytelling.”

In addition, he is also a Walt Disney World Annual Passholdin’-D23 lovin’-DVC card carryin’-theme park enthusiast, specializing in theatrical review, food critique, and double-blind Dole Whip taste testing. Ted lives in sunny Florida with his beautiful wife, daughter, and their adorable rescue beagle, affectionately named, Professor Indiana Bones. You can contact him at TheDisneyPassport@gmail.com.

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(Original Article Date: April 25, 2022/Updated by Editor on June 2, 2022)

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