Our 7 Top Slow Rides at Walt Disney World

by | Apr 13, 2021 | Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, Magic Kingdom, WDW Blog

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Don’t sleep on these slow-moving rides! These Walt Disney World attractions are anything but a snooze. Check here for our top slow rides at Walt Disney World!

Do you want… to know the best… slow moving rides… at Walt Disney World?

Lucky for you, our roundup of the best slow rides is a lot easier (and faster) to navigate than a sloth-owned DMV.

So whether you’re looking for a way to get off your feet or on the hunt for that elusive Hidden Mickey that’ll earn you serious bragging rights, these attractions are a great excuse to take it easy!

1. Journey Into Imagination with Figment

Journey into Imagination at EPCOT

Photo by Cliff Wang

What can a tiny winged, yellow eyed, royal purple dragon teach you about the five senses? A whole lot! 

That lovable fellow, Figment, is your guide through the Imagination Institute’s sensory labs. Add a little playful chaos and –voila!– you’ve got a fun, musical adventure.

Want the story behind Figment’s pigment? Click here!

2. Living With The Land

living with the land boat

Photo by Cliff Wang

If you’re dreaming of smooth sailing, this boat ride hits the spot. Feast your eyes on record-breaking produce and gourds sprouting a familiar set of ears.

Plus, you can literally taste the fruits of the Disney horticulturists’ labor at the Garden Grill Restaurant.

Keep an eye out for the farm dog. You’ve seen him before…

3. it’s a small world

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HOW many times a day is the song played? Photo by Cliff Wang

Is a trip to Magic Kingdom complete without a ride on the happiest cruise that ever sailed? 

With a theme song so iconic, admit it; you’re probably humming along to it right now! This year, you can help celebrate the ride’s milestone 55th(!) birthday.

How many times is that tune played a day? Check your answer.

4. Peter Pan’s Flight

Peter Pan's Flight entrance

Photo by Mike Billick

These days, we could all use a little extra pixie dust to lift our spirits!

That’s why we’ll never tire of this Fantasyland favorite. A classic for kids and grown-ups (especially the ones that still never want to grow up).

A dreamland flight without Pan? Find out why that didn’t last long.

5. The Haunted Mansion

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Photo by Brett Svenson

Chill out in the most bone-chilling ride of all! Packed with devilish details, it’s no wonder the Haunted Mansion has a cult following.

No matter how many times you’ve been to Magic Kingdom, it’s always fun to return to one of the park’s most beloved old haunts.

Boo! Who’s voice is that?

6. Kilimanjaro Safaris

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The Cast Member is really driving this ride vehicle! Photo by Cliff Wang

Think slow means boring? Not on a Kilimanjaro Safari! Have your camera app at the ready. You won’t want to miss the chance to document your adventure.

The guests aren’t the only ones taking it easy on this ride. Learn why the lions are always lounging on those rocks.

7. Na’vi River Journey

The Shaman that welcomes visitors to the world of Pandora on the Na'vi River Journey

Photo by Brett Svenson

This serene, nighttime boat tour of Pandora’s rainforest is breathtaking. While it clocks in at a modest five minutes, details are plentiful. 

You and your ride companions won’t have a shortage of things to talk about once you emerge from this highly immersive experience.

Can you sing in Naʼvi? Meet the Shaman of Songs.

Enjoy These Slow Rides at Walt Disney World

Cinderella castle looking serene in front of a few clouds

Photo by Judd Helms

Slow-moving rides. They’re not just for kids! Packed with Disney details, they give even the most adventurous and thrill-seeking members of your group something to get excited about. 

If the turbulence of the last year has you dreaming of smooth sailing and gentle journeys, these attractions deserve a spot on your itinerary. 

So, sit back and … enjoy … the … ride.


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Written by Natasha Szostak

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Natasha is a brand copywriter, storyteller, and unapologetic pop culture lover. As a ’90s kid who lived in great fear of the Disney Vault, Disney+ is the childhood dream she always wished would come true.
Natasha Szostak

Written by Natasha Szostak

Natasha is a brand copywriter, storyteller, and unapologetic pop culture lover. As a ’90s kid who lived in great fear of the Disney Vault, Disney+ is the childhood dream she always wished would come true.