With more than 20 different roller coasters, Orlando has tracks for the whole family — including wild, mild and everything in between.
Updated Aug. 8, 2023
The list of rip-roaring rides in Orlando — Theme Park Capital of the World — covers everything from wild roller coasters like Ice Breaker™ at SeaWorld® Orlando, to milder options like Revenge of the Mummy at Universal Studios Florida at Universal Orlando Resort, to kid-friendly fun with the Barnstormer at Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® Resort. Whether you’re chasing the biggest thrills you can find or looking for something more kid-friendly, here is your go-to guide to Orlando’s best roller coasters.
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Please note: Orlando’s roller coasters are subject to periodic closures for maintenance and extreme weather. Check with your preferred theme parks for their coasters’ current status ahead of your next visit.
Roller Coaster Rides on the Wild Side
Orlando has some of the most extreme coasters in the United States, delivering heart-pounding G-forces, wild drops and high speeds to get your adrenaline flowing.
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios Florida
Take off straight up a lift hill before blasting down and around a loop, bursting through movie-set scenery at 65 mph. You can even pick your own soundtrack before takeoff for a different experience every time.
Ice Breaker™ at SeaWorld® Orlando
SeaWorld’s newest coaster invites you to brave four airtime-filled launches — both forward and backward — culminating with a reverse launch into Florida’s steepest, beyond-vertical drop, along with exciting twists, turns and airtime thrills.
Incredible Hulk at Universal’s Islands of Adventure
Launch up to 40 mph in just 2 seconds for one of the most intense beginnings to a coaster, ever. This powerhouse ride reaches a top speed of 67 mph and features seven inversions, so when Universal’s Islands of Adventure says “remove all loose articles before riding,” they have a good reason.
Jurassic World VelociCoaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure
Board your vehicle for a highspeed dash through the park’s Velociraptor paddock. Speeding through the jungle, rising high above the terrain, you’ll feel the rush of the hunt as you race alongside these nimble predators, twisting and soaring above the land and water.
Kraken at SeaWorld® Orlando
Brave a smooth, floorless ride through a series of dips and inversions at up to 65 mph.
Mako at SeaWorld® Orlando
Named for one of the ocean’s fastest known sharks, Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster speeds up to 73 mph and up to 200 feet high. During the ride, you’ll surge through a shipwreck reef and experience several heavy dips.
Manta at SeaWorld® Orlando
Manta offers a unique take on thrill rides as the first “flying position” coaster in Florida. Dive through four inversions face down and head-first while reaching a top speed of 56 mph.
Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
Rock out aboard this enclosed, black-lit, hyper-accelerated coaster at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. Set to the music of Aerosmith, the ride will have you singing — or screaming — at speeds up to 57 mph.
Medium-Paced Roller Coaster Fun
If crazy loops and high rides are a bit much, don’t worry: Orlando has plenty of coasters that deliver ample thrills with a minimum of chills. Special effects and elaborate environments enhance many of these roller coasters for immersive dives through The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, Mount Everest, space and beyond.
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Magic Kingdom® Park
This mine-train roller coaster rushes riders through abandoned mining tunnels and over a western frontier, reaching speeds of 36 mph.
Expedition Everest — Legend of the Forbidden Mountain at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
Providing an immersive and atmospheric ride, this mountain-climbing coaster at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park at Walt Disney World includes thrills and hills but no upside-down action, with top speeds of 50 mph.
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™ at Universal’s Islands of Adventure
Fly deep into the wilds of the Forbidden Forest beyond the grounds of Hogwarts™ castle. As you twist past towering trees, magical creatures and wondrous surprises surround you.
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™ at Universal Studios Florida
This mind-blowing, multi-dimensional thrill ride puts you right into the films. Features include holograms of beloved characters, the evil Lord Voldemort and escaped dragons, along with 3D elements aboard a zero-inversion coaster.
Freedom Flyer at Fun Spot America
This patriotic suspended coaster at Fun Spot America winds through tight turns at up to 34 mph, delivering fun G-forces along the way.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT®
Star-Lord, Rocket and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy have arrived at EPCOT® at Walt Disney World for this brand-new coaster experience, which sends you on an intergalactic, family-friendly thrill ride through space and time.
Revenge of the Mummy at Universal Studios Florida
You’ll be launched from a complete standstill to a top speed around 45 mph in a matter of seconds as you flee from the curse of the mummy. This enclosed dark ride was designed to combine the spooks of a haunted house with the thrills of a coaster, delivering atmosphere and speed, but no inversions.
Slinky Dog Dash at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
Featuring curves, bends and drops, this Toy Story Land coaster is mild enough for all but your youngest family members.
Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom® Park
The oldest coaster in Florida continues to be a popular ride with its space-age setting. Single-file cars zoom around each other on the star-lit twisted mass of rails at a top speed of 28 mph for a classic Disney experience.
White Lightning at Fun Spot America
Orlando’s first wooden roller coaster offers a lot of twists and airtime hills, with a top speed of 44.3 mph.
Mild Roller Coasters for the Whole Family
Even the littlest park-goers can have a blast on these family-friendly roller coasters in Orlando.
The Barnstormer at Magic Kingdom® Park
Fly above Storybook Circus with Goofy and his homemade stunt airplanes. Reaching 25 mph, this junior coaster is a gentle jaunt kids and adults will both love.
Coastersaurus at LEGOLAND® Florida Theme Park
At LEGOLAND® Florida Theme Park at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, board a wooden coaster that curves and dips around a prehistoric jungle of animated and life-sized LEGO® brick dinosaurs, reaching speeds up to 32 mph.
Daddy Pig’s Roller Coaster at Peppa Pig Theme Park
Take a ride with Daddy Pig in his recognizable red car for an unexpected adventure. Part of the brand-new Peppa Pig Theme Park at LEGOLAND Florida, this family-friendly thrill ride is the perfect first roller coaster for brave “little piggies.”
The Dragon at LEGOLAND® Florida Theme Park
This indoor/outdoor steel roller coaster is all about fun. Explore life within an enchanted castle, all while feeling the breath of a dragon on your face.
Flight of the Hippogriff™ at Universal’s Islands of Adventure
Spiral and dive at a top speed of 29 mph, swooping past Hagrid’s hut for an encounter with magical creatures straight out of the Harry Potter™ universe.
The Great LEGO® Race at LEGOLAND® Florida Theme Park
A roller coaster designed just for kids, this wild ride invites you to enter a world made of LEGO bricks where you’re the star.
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom® Park
Navigate hairpin turns around a mountain, through a countryside and deep into a mine shaft at a top speed of 34 mph. You will also come upon a familiar sight: the Seven Dwarfs hard at work, whistling and singing while collecting diamonds, rubies and other colorful jewels.
Super Grover’s Box Car Derby at SeaWorld® Orlando
Part of Sesame Street Land™, this is a first-coaster experience for many kids, featuring a few mild swoops and dives.
Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster at Universal Studios Florida
Universal Studios’ first roller coaster still brings all the fun without any daredevil drops. Even small children can get in on the coaster craze with this one, which reaches a top speed of 22 mph.
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