Walt Disney World

Though the theming as a Jetsons-inspired peek into the future falls flat, Tomorrowland holds a few wildly popular Disney highlights. Come first thing or use a FastPass+ for Space Mountain, an indoor coaster into the star-studded galaxies of outer space, and Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, a cross between a ride and a video game.

At the interactive comedy show Monsters, Inc Laugh Floor, monsters from the film must harness human laughter rather than screams. A screen projects characters from the movie, each doing a stand-up comedy routine that surprises audience members by unexpectedly incorporating them. It's pretty funny, and every show is different. Kids can put the pedal to the metal on grand-prix-style cars at Indy Speedway, but the cars are fixed to the track and you don't control the steering. Note that kids must be 52in tall to 'drive' on their own, which pretty much eliminates this ride's target audience.

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1. Fantasyland

0.12 MILES

Quintessential Disney, Fantasyland is the highlight of any Disney trip for both the eight-and-under crowd and grown-ups looking for a nostalgic taste of…

2. Main Street, USA

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Fashioned after Walt Disney's hometown of Marceline, MO, Main Street, USA, is best experienced with an aimless meander. Peruse the miniature dioramas of…

3. Liberty Square

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The ramblin' 19th-century mansion houses Haunted Mansion, another classic favorite piece of low-on-thrill and high-on-silly fun, and the only real ride in…

4. Magic Kingdom

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When people think of WDW, they picture the Magic Kingdom, from the iconic Cinderella's Castle to Space Mountain, the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the…

5. Adventureland

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Adventure Disney-style means pirates and jungles, magic carpets and tree houses, and whimsical and silly representations of the exotic locales from…

6. Frontierland

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Wild West Disney-style. Splash Mountain depicts the misadventures of Brer Rabbit, Brer Bear and Brer Fox, complete with chatty frogs, singing ducks and…

7. Walt Disney World®

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This mega-scale park, with its own monorail, sections of eight-lane highway, and thousands of acres of rides, amusements, parks, and hotels, is larger…

8. Epcot

3.47 MILES

An acronym for 'Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow,' Epcot was Disney's vision of a high-tech city when it opened in 1982. It's divided into two…