If you've ever been curious about how your favorite Walt Disney World attraction stacks up next to its competition (in the eyes of fans of the resort), you don't have to wonder any longer.

Tens of thousands of readers have taken the time to rate and review attractions listed in our free theme park guides (over 3,500 rides and shows are listed in total, at theme parks all over the world). We track the highest-rated attractions over in the TPT100 list, which is updated whenever a reader adds a rating. We thought it would be fun to highlight some of your favorites - starting with those at the world's most popular theme park resort.

As of right now, here's a countdown of the 10 best attractions at Walt Disney World, based on readers' votes. And remember, if your favorite attraction is missing...just head on over to the guides and add a rating!

10. Kilimanjaro Safaris

Kilimanjaro Safaris

TPT100 Ranking: No. 48 (full ride details)

This 18-minute excursion into the Harambe Wildlife Reserve lets guests view real animals in their natural habitats, and it's a favorite of many of our readers. Here, you can glimpse 34 different species, from antelope to zebra, in a space that's actually equal to the size of the entire Magic Kingdom. And fans of this attraction are in luck: As the park extends its hours into the evening when the new Rivers of Light evening spectacular starts, an after-dark version of this ride will be available. Special lighting will be added to the landscape to simulate sunset, and the vehicles will reportedly travel a different route and make longer stops so guests can view the nocturnal animals.

9. Space Mountain

Space Mountain

TPT100 Ranking: No. 46 (full ride details)

Guests zoom through an energy tunnel before blasting off into space on this coaster in the Magic Kingdom. Riders ascend a mountain that's 180 feet tall before coming down with unexpected twists and turns — in the dark — while seeing comets shoot across the sky and hearing futuristic sounds (along with more than a few screams). The ride opened with the help of a special consultant: Astronaut Gordon Cooper, who wanted to make sure the attraction felt like a real space flight. His efforts were successful, as the ride is now featured in all of Disney's theme parks around the world.

8. Toy Story Midway Mania!

Toy Story Midway Mania

TPT100 Ranking: No. 39 (full ride details)

This attraction opened nearly 10 years ago and it still has some of the longest wait times of any ride at the entire Walt Disney World resort. Guests can't resist trying their hand at classic midway games that feature beloved "Toy Story" characters. The 4D shooting gallery features five games of skill and each one has its own "Easter egg" that can change the gameplay and provide more targets. For example, a water balloon may actually squirt water when it's hit. And while Disney's Hollywood Studios is about to undergo a big renovation, fans of this attraction don't have to worry about it going anywhere. In fact, the ride is scheduled to get a third track later this summer to accommodate more guests and finally cut down on some of those wait times.

7. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

TPT100 Ranking: No. 36 (full ride details)

The "wildest ride in the wilderness" is built into a 200-foot mountain in the Magic Kingdom's Frontierland. But it's not all rock: The mountain is actually built with 4,675 tons of "mud" and 6,500 tons of steel. 

6. Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

TPT100 Ranking: No. 26 (full ride details)

This is the fastest roller coaster on Walt Disney World property and it takes guests from zero to 60 miles per hour in a minute before sending them upside down three times. The ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios also features nine different Aerosmith songs, and the license plates on the "super stretch limos" that guests board include unique messages that read UGOGIRL, BUHBYE, H8TRFFC, 1QKLIMO and 2FAST4U. The plates also each sport a hidden Mickey as well as the birthdates of Imagineers.


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