Planning a trip to Magic Kingdom? Here’s the best rides in Fantasyland Disney World – ranked!

Fantasyland in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is located just behind Cinderella’s Castle. It’s a great place to begin your day at Disney!

I always recommend that you try all of the rides at Disney that your child is tall enough to ride. You never know which one will be their favorite!

Best ever Magic Kingdom Fantasyland rides - ariel, dumbo, tea cups and Peter Pan's flight entrance shown.

Here’s our personal favorite rides in Fantasyland.

1) Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

children in line for Seven Dwarfs Mine train, touching jewels in the cart

It’s not hard to pick the top ride in Fantasyland! Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is by far the best ride.

It’s the only thrill ride in Fantasyland.

This smooth family roller coaster takes you through the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. You get to experience the diamond mines where the dwarves work, Snow White dancing happily with the dwarves in their cottage home in the woods, and the evil Queen about to deliver the poison apple.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is fast and smooth. It’s a fairly family friendly roller coaster. Kids need to be 38 inches or taller to ride.

Seven Dwarfs Mine train is one of the most popular rides so it’s a great place to start your day if you are rope dropping, as wait times for this ride can soar throughout the day.

2) Peter Pan’s Flight

the entrance to Peter Pan's Flight

Peter Pan’s Flight another one of the best attractions in Fantasyland!   This sweet ride has no height requirement, so the whole family can enjoy this experience together. It’s a classic dark ride.

Board a floating pirate ship and sail off to Neverland.  See London from up above, as well as the mermaids in the lagoon, the pirates, Captain Hook, and more.  

This amazing ride takes you right into the action of the story of Peter Pan.   It’s one of the classic attractions and a fan favorite for a reason.  

You can anticipate a long wait for this one, so be sure to check wait times in the My Disney Experience App and consider using a Lightning Lane for this one.

3) Dumbo the Flying Elephant

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

Here’s another classic Disney ride! Board an Elephant car and go soaring into the air on your flying elephant.

There’s nothing quite like soaring up through the air and controlling your own flying elephant. Kids of all ages will love this one!

The hidden treat is that there is a play area for kids within the line of this ride, so you can enjoy some nice air conditioning while your kids run off some energy in the play zone.

4) Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid

Ariel shown from Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid

Board a seashell pod on this slow ride through the story of The Little Mermaid.

The story is told through animatronic characters and plenty of great music. You’ll see Sebastian and Flounder, King Tritan, Ursula, Ariel, Prince Eric and more!

This ride has no height requirement so it’s perfect for families to enjoy together.

Ok…so those are my top 4 rides in Fantasyland….the next rides on the list are of lower quality….and definitely worth riding….but just not on par with the Top 4.

5) It’s a Small World

It's a Small world

Get ready to be overwhelmed by hundreds of singing animatronic children from around the world, dressed in bright colors and clothing from their native lands.

You’ll board a boat to float into room after room of dolls singing the famous “It’s a Small World” song over and over.

This slow-moving boat ride is perfect for young children and guests of all ages.

6) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

queue play area of Winnie the Pooh

On this slow ride, you’ll board a honey pot car and enter the world of Winnie the Pooh. You’ll see Tigger as he bounces along and plenty of other friends from 100 Acre Wood.

The queue for this ride is a lot of fun for kids as there’s plenty of interactive items to play with within the ride.

7) The Barnstormer 

The Barnstormer ride entrance

This super short ride is a typical junior roller coaster. There’s a big climb at the beginning and then the coaster uses the momentum from the big climb to power itself back to the start.

It’s surprisingly intense for such a small roller coaster, but it works quite well for kids as it is over super quick.

The theming for this ride is old school Goofy and the roller coaster itself looks like an airplane. I wouldn’t recommend waiting a long time for this one as it’s such a short ride and you can usually find low wait times randomly throughout the day.

8) Prince Charming Regal Carousel

Love classic rides? The Prince Charming Regal Carousel is totally classic. Nothing quite says Disney like riding the carousel with Cinderella Castle towering in the background.

This ride is a great time filler. Wait times can vary, but you can often snag a ride on the carousel quite quickly.

And if you are traveling with kids, it’s a high priority for toddlers and younger children.

9) Mad Tea Party

Mad tea party - spinning tea cups

At the Mad Tea Party, you’ll board a giant tea cup and spin to your heart’s content. This ride has a Alice and Wonderland tea party theme.

If you have little kids who get motion sickness easily – not to worry – you are completely in charge of your own tea cup.

I’ve ridden this ride multiple times without actually spinning the cup and it’s still lots of fun!

10) Walt Disney World Railroad

The Walt Disney World Railroad runs around the whole park.  

This is a fun way to get from one part of the park to the other, or just a great way to relax and give younger kids a break from all the walking.  

You’ll get great views of various places in the park and learn a little bit about Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

Alright!  That’s all of the rides in Fantasyland!

Other Magic Kingdom Attractions in Fantasyland

There’s other attractions to be found within Fantasyland.

You can visit Mickey’s Philharmagic show.  

There’s the Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak station for small children to cool off over at the Storybook Circus area.  

You can enjoy interacting with Belle at Maurice’s Cottage at Enchanted Tales with Belle.

 Plus, there’s several places where you can meet characters as well!

More Disney Planning Tips

Looking for more Disney World Planning tips and advice? We’ve got you covered.

You can find a full list of rides and ride height requirements here. Plus you’ll find a handy ride height chart with all the information you need.

Looking to avoid long lines? Be sure to check out our advice on making the most of your day at Disney here.

You can find all the best rides for toddlers at Magic Kingdom here.  We share all the rides without height requirements that are perfect for the whole family.

Planning your first trip to the Disney parks?  Here’s our best advice for first-timers. 

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Must do Magic Kingdom Fantasy Land rides - shown: tea cups, Seven Dwarfs mine train, Dumbo, and It's a small world.

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