8 Deeply Unsettling Rides in Disney World

By admin May26,2024

Have you ever stopped and thought about how many rides there are at Disney World?

Hollywood Studios

When it comes to those rides, you’ve got options for everyone whether you’re looking for spinning rides, simulators, or of course, roller coasters! There’s one thing that you may not have ever thought about though — some of the rides can be downright UNSETTLING! Let’s go over some of them so that you can decided whether or not you’ll hop on them on your next Disney World visit!

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As we said, we’re going to go over some of the most unsettling rides at Disney World!

Tower of Terror

This one is arguably the most “spine-chilling” ride in all of Disney World. The Tower of Terror plunges riders into a haunted hotel with a dark history.

Tower of Terror

The eerie ambiance, coupled with sudden drops that leave your stomach at the top of the tower, makes this a must-ride for thrill-seekers and a HUGE no-go for the faint of heart.

Haunted Mansion

While the Haunted Mansion is more whimsical than terrifying, its spooky theme and ghostly inhabitants can be unsettling for your younger kiddos.

The Haunted Mansion

The eerie narration and chilling special effects don’t help in that regard, but they do set a mood that’s just creepy enough to make you think twice about what is hiding in the shadows.

Pirates of the Caribbean

Don’t be fooled by the swashbuckling theme! The dark ride features sudden drops and a particularly scary section at the beginning that plunges you into complete darkness.

Pirates of the Caribbean

Also, the dim lighting and sudden cannon blasts can startle young ones (and us young-at-heart folks too!).

Mission: SPACE

Mission: SPACE offers two levels of intensity, but even the milder Green Mission can still feel claustrophobic.

Mission: SPACE

If you opt for the Orange Mission, you’ll experience a simulated space launch with intense G-forces that can leave you weak in the knees and a little green around the gills. Overall, it can be an exhilarating experience and an unsettling one.

Rise of the Resistance

This immersive experience starts off at an eleven by dropping you right in the middle of a galactic conflict from the get-go.

Rise of the Resistance

While the thrill of being captured by the First Order and escaping their clutches is exciting, the intense action and realistic effects can be pretty overwhelming, especially for younger or more sensitive guests.

Space Mountain

Space Mountain is a classic dark ride that will have you zooming through the darkness at high speeds with unexpected twists and turns, which, understandably, is both exhilarating and unsettling.

Space Mountain

The disorienting lack of light combined with the speed can leave you screaming and with wobbly legs as you step back into the daylight.

Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster

If you thought Space Mountain was intense, this high-speed launch coaster with its upside-down loops and tight turns might have you screaming for mercy (or maybe singing along to Aerosmith?).

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

The inversions, corkscrews, and darkened tracks make for a disorienting (albeit thrilling ride) that’s not for the faint-hearted.

Expedition Everest

This roller coaster through the Himalayas throws in a harrowing backward segment, a surprise drop, and a rather imposing (albeit non-moving) yeti.

Expedition Everest at night

It’s definitely an exciting ride, but its unpredictable nature and the imposing yeti might be a bit much for some guests.


That was just a bit on the Disney World rides that we find to be the most unsettling, and we’d love to hear more from you!

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