In previous articles, I debated the best attractions in each themed land at Disneyland and Magic Kingdom. Today, I’m going to attempt something even more ambitious. I’m going to select the greatest attraction at every themed land at Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the other three parks at Walt Disney World. Feel free to start sharpening your pitchforks and igniting your torches. Here goes…

Epcot - Future World

Image: DisneyLet’s start with a few caveats. We won’t discuss any themed land that has one or zero attractions since those don’t have any debate. So, we’re excluding Grand Avenue, Hollywood Boulevard, and Mickey Avenue from Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Toy Story Land is also out since we don’t have enough information about two of the rides yet. We’re also removing Discovery Island, the Oasis, and Rafiki’s Planet Watch. Also, some themed lands have only two rides, making them easy propositions.

Future World isn’t like that. It’s the ride-intensive portion of Epcot, with wonderful attractions like Soarin’ Around the World, Test Track, and The Seas with Nemo & Friends. I could also include Living with the Land, Mission: Space, Spaceship Earth (my personal favorite), and Turtle Talk with Crush. It’s a strong list, with no wrong answers (when we exclude Journey into Imagination with Figment).

Realistically, the decision comes down to Test Track vs. Soarin’ Around the World, the two attractions in the highest FastPass tier at Epcot. I think both of them are in the conversation for best ride at Walt Disney World. Since Soarin’ is new and improved, however, I think it has a stronger claim to the title. Both are A+ rides, though.

World Showcase

Image: DisneyAgain, some of these are easier than others. For example, the World Showcase discussion includes a lot of shows at the various pavilions. With regards to rides, there’s Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Cabelleros…and Frozen Ever After. In other words, there’s the Washington Generals and the Harlem Globetrotters. I’m probably the biggest fan of Three Cabelleros you know, and I even can’t make that argument with a straight face. Frozen Ever After is easily the best attraction at the World Showcase.


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