This is part 7 in our ongoing series. Previous parts include:
Well, what started out as a simple question I asked myself has finally been answered. The results of what ride in the Magic Kingdom is the best when factoring in your time, the thrills, and the classic “Disneyness” are in. I was more than surprised by the top scores. But, that is why I did this to have an analytical look at the facts not base it on my own opinion. If I could magically teleport to Orlando and ride 3 attractions it would be the Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, and Pirates of the Caribbean. But I had to ride the top 3 scorers I would not get to ride any of my 3 favorites.
The final rankings are listed in order below. But, here a quick recap of our results based on actual times and large surveys.
|Big Thunder Mountain Railroad||26||19||2||15|
|Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin||23||18||16||26|
|Carousel of Progress ³||6||13||29||14|
|Country Bear Jamboree ³||3||4||25||19|
|Dumbo the Flying Elephant||21||26||9||1|
|Enchanted Tiki Room ³||5||10||24||12|
|it’s a small world||16||8||26||2|
|Mad Tea Party||10||27||15||6|
|Magic Carpets of Aladdin||13||28||10||20|
|Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh||18||20||19||16|
|Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor||11||6||21||25|
|Peter Pan’s Flight||27||21||13||5|
|Pirates of the Caribbean||19||14||8||4|
|Prince Charming’s Royal Carrousel||8||24||20||17|
|Seven Dwarfs Mine Train||28||22||3||18|
|Swiss Family Treehouse *||1||3||28||28|
|The Hall of Presidents ³||7||11||27||11|
|Tomorrowland Indy Speedway||20||17||12||21|
|TTA Peoplemover *||2||9||22||9|
|Under the Sea … Little Mermaid||17||16||23||23|
|Walt Disney Railroad ²||4||1||17||13|
Here are the results in order from best to worst factoring in all the above criteria and the winner is….
Walt Disney Railroad!
Here are the final rankings.
|1||Walt Disney Railroad|
|3||Pirates of the Caribbean|
|5||Country Bear Jamboree|
|6||Enchanted Tiki Room|
|8||it’s a small world|
|10||The Hall of Presidents|
|11||Dumbo the Flying Elephant|
|12||Mad Tea Party|
|15||Swiss Family Treehouse|
|16||Big Thunder Mountain Railroad|
|17||Carousel of Progress|
|18||Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor|
|19||Peter Pan’s Flight|
|20||Prince Charming’s Royal Carrousel|
|22||Tomorrowland Indy Speedway|
|23||Magic Carpets of Aladdin|
|24||Seven Dwarfs Mine Train|
|25||Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh|
|27||Under the Sea … Little Mermaid|
|28||Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin|
I don’t think I would have predicted that but I think Walt would like that it was number 1. It makes sense when you look at the categories. It has a long ride length when you do a full lap. You never really wait on it very long to ride it. While not the most thrilling it more so than say it’s a small world or the Enchanted Tiki Room. It is a fairly classic Disney ride. Certain categories like wait time really killed the more popular rides like the coasters. But that is why I created all 4 categories to create was the all around best ride.
I hope you enjoyed this little experiment and maybe it will help you decide what to ride on your next visit to the Magic Kingdom.
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