Remember that recurring dream you had as a child where you could soar through the clouds like a bird? More than a third of people claim to have dreams where they can fly. Maybe you’re even among the few adults who still takes to the sky while you sleep!
It’s no surprise that flying rides are among the most popular, given our fascination with being able to fly.
Thankfully, Walt Disney World Resort provides guests with plenty of opportunities to soar through the air, even if only virtually. While it can be tough to pick favorites with so many incredible attractions, here are what I believe to be the 9 best flying rides at Walt Disney World.
9 Best Flying Rides at Walt Disney World 1 of 9
With so many great attractions to choose from, it's tough to select just 9. See if you agree with my decisions!
Astro Orbiter 2 of 9
Flying high above Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom, Astro Orbiter is a Walt Disney World classic that remains one of my favorite ways to soar through the skies.
The Barnstormer Featuring the Great Goofini 3 of 9
My children's first favorite roller coaster, Barnstormer's circus plane allows guests to become part of the circus magic in New Fantasyland.
Dumbo, the Flying Elephant 4 of 9
Dumbo the Flying Elephant, now flying in two side by side attractions, is a favorite of many Walt Disney World guests young and old. The new queuing area has taken Dumbo to new heights!
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin 5 of 9
Navigate carefully through the "streets of Agrabah," or else you may get wet thanks to the spitting camel!
Mission:SPACE 6 of 9
Maybe the skies above you aren't quite enough and you want to blast off into space. How about flying to Mars?
Soarin’ 7 of 9
Feel like you're flying while barely moving thanks to Soarin', my family's favorite must-do at EPCOT.
Space Mountain 8 of 9
Ready to step up your coaster game after conquering Barnstormer? Then fly even higher with Space Mountain, a Magic Kingdom classic.
TriceraTop Spin 9 of 9
TriceraTop Spin is the flying ride that you've likely overlooked at Walt Disney World. Tucked away in a corner of Animal Kingdom, this attraction is perfect for your littlest flyer.
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