Which Walt Disney World Wet Ride Is Best?
We’ve just entered a month whose average temperatures are in the 80s and sometimes includes high temperatures in the 90s.
You’ll get hot, and you may want to cool off. While some indoor attractions work well, you probably want an attraction that will splash you with water.
Some Disney attractions will spray a mist on your face, while others will douse you with water. So which ones should you prioritize?
Here is how I would rank the wet rides at Walt Disney World.
Honorable Mention: Casey Jr. Splash ‘n’ Soak Station
Okay, this one obviously isn’t a ride, but I’ll mention it anyway. When you’re burning up at Magic Kingdom, visit Storybook Circus at Fantasyland.
The soak station here allows kids to stand under a stream of water, which will cause them pure delight. But, of course, as a grownup, nothing stops you from doing it, either!
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
The following five attractions won’t count as the best attractions for getting wet at Walt Disney World.
However, each one will use some sort of water spray during the ride experience. It may be enough to reduce your temperature by a few degrees.
That’ll be more than enough during a hot Florida day to make you feel better. So, these are different options.
On Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, the theming carries your mine cart through dank caves, ones that leak.
So, you’ll eventually ride through an area where a screen of mist shoots in your face. It’s…not much. On some days, it’s more than enough, though!
Avatar Flight of Passage/Na’vi River Journey
Disney World hosts plenty of boat rides for myriad reasons. They run on a set schedule, possess tremendous throughput, and are most predictable to operate.
Many of these boat rides won’t actually get you wet, though. For example, something went wrong if you’re on It’s a Small World or Living with the Land and get wet.
That same statement mainly applies to Avatar Flight of Passage. Should you get incredibly wet, a technical issue has occurred. You may be taking the emergency exit.
Still, you may catch a few drops along the way. Similarly, Avatar Flight of Passage works as “Soarin’ on steroids.”
So, Imagineers have added a splash of water at one point on the ride. Since you’re indoors, you’re already cooling off, though. But, honestly, neither of these helps much beyond the air conditioning.
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
This ride closely mirrors the one at Disneyland Paris. However, Disney also recycles a trick from a different attraction, Mickey’s PhilharMagic.
During that presentation, a champagne bottle cork pops, spraying guests with an aromatic shot of the bubbly. You’ll notice it at the 8:45 mark of the above video.
While the spray looks dramatic, it’ll actually only deliver a few drops. You’ll notice the fragrant scent more than anything else.
We’re still in the fractional amounts of water range, although this one comes with a caveat.
Every once in a while, a Jungle Cruise vessel just sinks into the water, forcing some surprised guests to abandon ship…and I mean literally.
The odds of this happening are probably like one in 25,000. So, it’s definitely a rarity. Otherwise, you’ll experience an uneventful boat ride on Jungle Cruise.
The ride will tease a much wetter moment at one point, but it’s trolling you. The odds are good that you’ll also receive a few splashes during your journey.
Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Strangely, you’ll probably get the wettest on this ride out of anything we’ve discussed thus far.
While Magic Carpets of Aladdin echoes the design of Dumbo the Flying Elephant, it comes with an – let’s say – enhancement.
A camel watches you while you ride. What do camels do? You guessed it! They spit!
You’ll take complete control of the height of your magic carpet during your flight. You should keep it lower to the ground when you want to get wet.
That camel will spit on you several times if you do! When you want to stay dry, just float up to a higher spot in the clouds.
Pirates of the Caribbean
Okay, now we’ve entered the territory of legitimate wetness. On any of the following four attractions, you’ll probably get splashed. You may even get drenched.
Luck plays a factor in this determination. At some attractions, you can control it better than at others.
Pirates of the Caribbean represents the “beyond your control” side. You’ll gain momentum and drop to a lower level. At that point, water will ascend.
Your wetness depends on several aspects, like velocity, angle, and the weight of the people toward the front of the boat.
Expect to get wet but not at “I need to change my clothes” levels.
Frozen Ever After
This ride tricks you. Its early portion forces you to believe you’re among friends in Arendelle. You’re hobnobbing with royalty and should be perfectly safe, right?
Never trust Elsa, my friends. She’ll use her voice to delude you into thinking you’re on a musical celebration of the Frozen franchise.
In reality, the moment you stop hearing Elsa’s voice, you’re in danger. A sharp drop is in the offing, and the water’s about to reach your neck.
Okay, you’ll be fine, but you probably will get wet. As a reward, fireworks will explode in the sky, while Anna, Olaf, and Elsa will serenade you off the boat. It’s a fair trade.
Kali River Rapids
Okay, now is when the tenor of the conversation changes. You’re likely to walk away dripping water on the last two rides.
For the ones before that, you’ll experience a modest amount of spray on your face.
On Kali River Rapids, you’re accepting the fact that your shoes will squeak for the next few hours.
This raft ride spins and spins, raising the degree of peril with each rotation.
When you’re on the wrong end of the raft, every splash will go right down your back and straight into your underpants. It’s a total soaking.
For this reason, no ride’s wait times fluctuate as much as Kali River Rapids does during the summer.
On any hot day, guests will flock here and hope for drenching. They’ll almost always get their wish. Some members of the boat will get it worse than others, though.
I’m always amused by that bit of randomness.
Don’t pretend like you didn’t know what would win. Walt Disney World wet rides come in two tiers: Splash Mountain in tier one and everything else in tier two.
Despite an unpleasant association with a movie Disney has swept under the rug, Splash Mountain remains among the most euphoric Disney rides ever.
I defy anyone to grimace throughout the ride. It’s nigh on impossible. Instead, you’ll laugh as you explore the caverns of this fully formed realm.
The Audio-Animatronics will keep you in stitches, and the music will leave you humming for hours afterward.
Still, the main event is unquestionably the splashdown, that moment when you’ve escaped the Laughing Place but find yourself hovering over the waters below.
You know that gravity will carry you down to a wet landing, and you instinctively realize you’re taking a second shower this day.
Splash Mountain doesn’t simply provide the wettest attraction at Walt Disney World but also the funniest one.
Thanks for visiting MickeyBlog.com! Want to go to Disney? For a FREE quote on your next Disney vacation, please fill out the form below and one of the agents from MickeyTravels, a Platinum level Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, will be in touch soon!