Disney Experiences That You Can Compete On

Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin
Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin - Photo by Steps to Magic

Keeping score is becoming more and more important with guests, especially when you’re thinking about repeatability and re-rideability!

The goal for this article is to provide you with experiences that add an element of gaming and various features that allow you to win AND get better with extra knowledge.

Disney Experiences That You Can Compete On


Toy Story Mania

Toy Story Mania
Toy Story Mania – Photo by Steps to Magic

It’s almost like they wanted to sell Wii games with this attraction…and it worked! From the levels to the gameplay which promotes coordination between players, Toy Story Mania allows you to compete against each other AND the game to get the highest score!

Remember – accuracy means NOTHING:)

Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin

Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin
Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin – Steps To Magic

Becoming a Galactic Hero is the goal of everyone who rides Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin, and it’s all about hitting the right targets and not giving up!

The added bonus of being able to control your ride vehicle can either help or hinder your score, so know ahead of time who gets to spin the car…because success is in their hands.


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Sorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom

Sorcerer's of the Magic Kingdom
Sorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom – Photo by Steps to Magic

The ultimate experience of competition is the Sorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom game, which teams you with Merlin against the villains. There are three levels (Beginner, Medium and Hard) to play, with Medium & Hard using the strategy of the cards to combat certain spells.

This adds huge repeatability AND is really a fun competition to keep getting better!

Frontierland Shooting Arcade

Frontierland Shootin' Arcade
Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade – Photo by Steps to Magic

Buy your tokens and shoot your infrared gun against targets. Loser buys the Dole Whip!

Tomorrowland Speedway

Tomorrowland Indy Speedway
Tomorrowland Indy Speedway – Photo by Steps to Magic

I’ve been known to have a lead-foot when on the Tomorrowland Speedway, so the competition could involve NOT running into the car in front of you or racing the car next to you. It is a race, you know!


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Carnival Games

Carnival Games in Dinoland USA
Carnival Games in Dinoland USA – Photo by Steps to Magic

From the Boardwalk to Dinoland USA, you’re able to put your money where your mouth is and compete against other guests for classic carnival prizes!

This one is a little more controversial because although they are fun to watch…it doesn’t really appeal to most because with the money that you spend on a game can be used to just go and buy the plush toy from the store;)

The Void

When The Void opened at Disney Springs, there was a lot of buzz around planners to see if folks would actually want to escape reality while they’re on a magical vacation. In the end, there’s a market for this VR experience due to the fact that you’re able to play with your entire family and the gameplay is actually appealing!

Do your research before you go, because the last thing that you’d want to do is plan to spend money at the Disney Springs location of The Void when there’s a chance that you’ll actually have a game nearby your hometown.

Test Track

Test Track Design Studio Car
Test Track Design Studio Car – Photo by Steps to Magic

I put this last on the list because it’s actually less about competition and more about creating a car that will knock the socks off everyone else in your ride vehicle! Are you aiming for efficiency, capability, responsiveness or power?

Tag us in your Test Track vehicle posts on instagram (@StepstoMagic) and we’ll see where you stack up against everyone!


I’m a very competitive person by nature, but know that while you’re on vacation…there are times when it’s less about “winning” and more about having fun! 🙂

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Written by Dustin Fuhs

I’m Dustin Fuhs, a theme park fanatic that has created this platform to showcase my passion, tools and opinions to create a fun and interactive experience for everyone who visits. My goal is to help you and your family have the most magical experience at Walt Disney World. In reading my articles and ideas, I hope that you can find some fantastic ways to bring your dreams into reality! If you want more Theme Park fun - listen to the We Like Theme Parks Podcast at https://welikethemeparks.podbean.com/

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