Shortest Attractions at Disney World

The Barnstormer - Photo by Steps to Magic

When you’re at Walt Disney World, the bright lights and awesome attention to detail could blind even the best of us into standing in a multi-hour line for an experience that may only be a couple of minutes long. It’s integral to know that not every attraction is made the same…

Stage Shows

Broadway-style shows (Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage & Finding Nemo – The Musical as examples) which run around 30 minutes per performance.

3D Movies

Most of the 3D experiences at Disney run between 8 minutes (It’s Tough to be a Bug) to 17 minutes (Muppet Vision 3D)

Boat Rides

Spending 10.5 minutes on it’s a Small World is an entirely different timeframe than spending 8.5 minutes on Pirates of the Caribbean (I wonder why?;))

Here’s the list of the Shortest Attractions at Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom

Under Two Minutes

  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Astro Orbiter
  • Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Barnstormer

Under Three Minutes

  • Prince Charming’s Royal Carrousel
  • Space Mountain
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train

Under Four Minutes

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin

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Around Four Minutes

  • Test Track
  • The Seas with Nemo and Friends

Around Five Minutes

  • Frozen Ever After
  • Mission:Space
  • Soarin

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Less than 90 seconds

  • Rock N Roller Coaster

Around Five Minutes

  • Star Tours

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Under Two Minutes

  • Primeval Whirl
  • TriceraTop Spin

Around Three Minutes

  • Dinosaur
  • Expedition Everest
  • Kali River Rapids

Around Five Minutes

  • Na’vi River Journey
  • Avatar Flight of Passage

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So what’s the Top 3 Shortest Rides at Walt Disney World?

  1. Barnstormer @ 1 minute 3 seconds
  2. Primeval Whirl @ 1 minute 10 seconds
  3. Rock N Roller Coaster @ 1 minute 22 seconds

Pretty interesting huh? Just keep this in mind when you’re planning out how long you’re willing to wait in line for a specific experience…especially if you have the chance to get a Fastpass;)

Shortest Attractions at Disney World - #StepstoMagic
Shortest Attractions at Disney World – #StepstoMagic

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

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