If you’re planning a Disney vacation and want to know which attractions are best, our Disney ride guides are here to help! We have created guides for each of the Walt Disney World and Disneyland theme parks, Shanghai Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Tokyo Disney Resort. (Last updated February 10, 2019.)
These guides provide objective scores for each ride, show, and other attraction based upon how well-done those attractions are when experienced by their target audience. Fantasyland dark rides are reviewed with kids in mind, and intense rollercoasters and simulators are reviewed with teens and adults in mind.
In addition to basic information and ratings for each Disney attraction, since we know your time is limited, we’ve included strategy! We know your time in the theme parks might be limited, so we mention how you should prioritize popular attractions and whether they’re worth using FastPass or FastPass+ on (not all FastPass attractions are created equally–some don’t even need FastPass, but just have it to provide enough “FastPass capacity” to pull guests away from popular attractions).
Below are the guides, organized by resort with links for the guide to each park at that resort. We hope these guides prove handy when you’re planning your next Disney trip!
If you’re planning a trip to Disneyland, we highly recommend you check out our comprehensive Disneyland Trip Planning Guide. It will assist you with everything from hotels (off-site or on?) to dining and beyond!
Walt Disney World
- Magic Kingdom Park & Attraction Guide
- Epcot Park & Attraction Guide
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park & Attraction Guide
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park & Attraction Guide
- Typhoon Lagoon Water Park Guide
- Blizzard Beach Water Park Guide
Additionally, we have a list of attractions with height restrictions here. If you’re planning a Walt Disney World vacation, make sure to read our full Walt Disney World Trip Planning Guide. It includes information about MagicBands, where to stay, whether the Disney Dining Plan is worth buying, and much more!
Tokyo Disney Resort
If you’re traveling to Tokyo, read our full Tokyo Disney Resort Trip Planning Guide. It includes information on traveling around Japan, and specifics for Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. Definitely a must-read!
If you are thinking about visiting Disney’s newest theme park, start by reading our comprehensive Shanghai Disneyland Trip Planning Guide. In addition to strategy for the park, it covers everything from travel visas to the language barrier, culture, WiFi, public transportation, and much more!
Hong Kong Disneyland
Visiting Hong Kong? Our comprehensive Hong Kong Disneyland Trip Planning Guide contains information not just about the park, but about visiting Hong Kong, China, and Macau. It covers everything from WiFi to the MTR and much more!
Disneyland Resort Paris
If you’re planning a Disneyland Resort Paris trip, check out our detailed Disneyland Paris Trip Planning Guide. It includes in-depth information for Americans (or any non-Europeans) heading abroad!
For basic information about the rides & attractions at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Tokyo Disney Resort, these guides are great places to start. If you are looking for other ways to save time, money, and make the most of your Disney trip, check out our Disney Tips & Tricks section of the blog. It has numerous posts devoted to getting more out of your Disney vacation!
If you have any questions, comments, or your own attraction ratings, please feel free to share them in the comments below. We try to respond to every question we receive!