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Shortest Attractions at Disney World

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Disney World isn’t known for short wait lines. After all, the place is crowded with people every single day. This means you can expect to wait several minutes in line to get your turn in a ride or an entrance to a particular attraction.

In this article, we will take things a little bit differently. We’ll talk about the shortest attractions at Disney World, typically those that only last for several minutes. You’d be surprised to learn that this list will be straightforward.


As far as the shortest attractions at Disney World go, there is a handful of them. There’s Finding Nemo: The Musical and Beauty and the Beast for live stage shows, with performances, usually lasting around 30 minutes. When it comes to rides, however, there are several of them.

Here are some good examples:

  • The Barnstormer – Around 1 minute
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster – Around 1 minute and 20 seconds
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant – Around 1 minute and 30 seconds
  • Astro Orbiter, Magic Carpets of Aladdin, TriceraTop Spin, Mad Tea Party, Alien Swirling Saucers – Around 1 minute and 30 seconds

There are plenty of other short attractions like the ones mentioned, but they are the shortest.

Some Disney World visitors prefer short attractions since it also means they’ll have to deal with shorter wait times. This list features all of the shortest possible attractions that you can find in the resort.

10 Shortest Attractions at Walt Disney World

There are a few good reasons why people would instead go for short attractions during their trip to Disney World. The most obvious one is that they don’t want to go through long wait times to get on a ride or gain entry to a specific stage show.

For some, it might be because they only have limited time on their hands, so a short attraction would mean they can move on to the next as quickly as possible.

Regardless of the reason, short Disney World attractions are perfect for those who don’t want to stay in one place for a long time. And if you are one of those people, this list will help you.

Let’s go ahead and get started.

1. Finding Nemo: The Musical

Finding Nemo - The Musical

Let’s start with the live stage shows first, and first on the list is Finding Nemo: The Musical, which typically lasts for around 30 minutes.

This musical show is based on the popular Finding Nemo animated film and can be found in Animal Kingdom’s Theater in the Wild. Unfortunately, the show had to end following the closure of Disney World in 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Luckily, there’s good news if you have not seen this show. After Disney World reopened its doors to visitors, the show has been rebranded and is now called Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!

2. Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage

Beauty And The Beast - Live On Stage

Like Finding Nemo, Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage only lasts around 30 minutes. You can find this show in Hollywood Studios on Sunset Boulevard.

As you might have guessed, this live stage show features the popular characters Belle, Beast, and much more as they perform a Broadway-style musical version of the ever-popular Disney show.

Kids and the kids-at-heart will surely love this epic performance filled with breathtaking scenery, lively costumes, and mesmerizing songs. There’s only one caveat: it only lasts for half an hour.

3. The Barnstormer

The Barnstormer

Now that we’ve gone through the shortest live stage shows throughout Disney World, it’s time to talk about the shortest rides.

As mentioned, the fact that these rides last for only more than a minute means there are shorter wait times as well. This means that you don’t have to wait long in the queue to finally get a chance to get on one of these.

First off is The Barnstormer, a junior roller coaster that takes you on a ride atop Storybook Circus on a roller coaster resembling a mini airplane in terms of design.

The ride begins by ascending to the top of a tower and then descending rapidly to the barnyard before passing through several other sights. All of these happen in just under a minute! So it’s pretty short, but it’s pretty fun at the same time.

4. Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster

Rock 'N' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

Next is the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, which is a bit longer than The Barnstormer at 1 minute and 20 seconds. Similar to The Barnstormer, this roller coaster ride is significantly larger. It’s also more geared toward older kids and adults.

As the name implies, this ride zips through some of the most iconic Hollywood landmarks as it makes its way toward Aerosmith’s biggest concert. This is what the theme of this roller coaster is all about. You can even tune in to some of Aerosmith’s hit songs, such as Back in the Saddle, Walk This Way, and Sweet Emotion.

5. Dumbo the Flying Elephant

Dumbo The Flying Elephant

Dumbo the Flying Elephant is a ride that typically lasts for around 1 minute and 30 seconds. Unlike the previous rides, this one is a carousel-style ride that hovers up in the air.

It’s perfect for kids who want to experience a magical ride experience, though who’s to say it’s not ideal for older kids and adults too? That said, you can soar high or swoop low as you adjust the altitude of your ride during the flight.

6. Astro Orbiter

Astro Orbiter

Astro Orbiter is pretty much the same as Dumbo the Flying Elephant in terms of its total run time, lasting for only 1 minute and 30 seconds. It also has a similar carousel-style design but with space as its theme. Here, you’ll be riding on a spaceship designed for two passengers, and you can control the height of your flight by pushing or pulling the lever.

7. The Magic Carpets of Aladdin

The Magic Carpets Of Aladdin

A short ride that lasts for 1 minute 30 seconds, The Magic Carpets of Aladdin takes you on a magic carpet ride as you discover a whole new world along with 3 other passengers in a colorful flying “rug.”

This makes it perfect for fans of Aladdin, and you even get the chance to control how high or low your carpet goes by moving the lever on the front row. If you’re in the back row, you can tilt the carpet forward or backward.

8. TriceraTop Spin

Triceratop Spin

Similar to the previous rides, the TriceraTip Spin is a carousel-type ride. However, it’s more suited for little kids due to the lower elevation of the rides.

You can adjust the height using the lever in the back row, but it won’t be as high as the previous rides we’ve mentioned. It also lasts for only 1 minute and 30 seconds which is pretty short but enjoyable for the little ones.

9. Mad Tea Party

Mad Tea Party At Night

Mad Tea Party is a fun ride that Disney guests of all ages can enjoy. Lasting for only 1 minute and 30 seconds, this Alice in Wonderland-inspired ride places you inside these round, oversized teacups as you go through a music-filled whirlwind.

It can be dizzying at times, but you also have the option to adjust how fast or slow the teacup will turn. This way, you and your kids can enjoy a gentle and enjoyable turn while inside your ride.

10. Alien Swirling Saucers

Alien Swirling Saucers

Our last short attraction is the Alien Swirling Saucers, which also lasts for only 1 minute and 30 seconds. It has a similar style to that of the Mad Tea Party. This time, however, you’ll be taken to an intergalactic spin as you meet some of the most adorable aliens in the popular Disney show — Toy Story.

You will ride on a saucer and enjoy the futuristic tunes and atmosphere inside the room. Not only is this perfect for little space enthusiasts, but it can also capture the attention of older kids and adults.


These attractions that only last a few minutes might not sound all that exciting, but they offer some of the most fun and enjoyable experiences throughout Disney World. Also, the fact that you don’t have to deal with long wait times means you can quickly get your turn in any of these shows and rides.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Park Has the Shortest Lines?

If you’re not a fan of falling in line for a long time, you might want to visit EPCOT. On average, the park only has 26 minutes of wait time. This is as opposed to Hollywood Studios, which averages 41 minutes of wait time.

Where Are Some of the Shortest Live Shows in Disney World Located?

The two shortest live stage shows in Disney World are Finding Nemo and Beauty and the Beast, each lasting roughly 30 minutes. You can find Finding Nemo inside Animal Kingdom and Beauty and the Beast inside Hollywood Studios.

Finding Nemo: The Musical is at DinoLand U.S.A, while Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage is at Sunset Boulevard.

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