The Walt Disney Company was founded almost 100 years ago. But it wasn't until April 1, 1971, that the first Disney theme park, Disneyland, opened in Burbank, CA.
Since then, even more parks have opened, attracting millions of visitors each year.
Some of the most popular parks and attractions include Disneyland in Anaheim, California, Disneyland Paris in France, Hong Kong Disneyland in Japan and the "big five" (the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Typhoon Lagoon, Hollywood Studios and the Animal Kingdom) which are located in Orlando, Florida. Every year, millions of people visit these parks to experience not only the wonder and imagination of Disney, but also to relive their childhood.
If you were given images of iconic parks and monuments, would you be able to identify them or the park where they are found it? Will you see some of your favorite rides, or will you see a few rides that you hope to try out on your next trip to a park? To find out how well you know these parks, you should take this quiz! Will you be able to get all of them right? Only a true Disney fan can!
Spaceship Earth is a geodesic sphere which is the first thing that people see when they enter Epcot, one of the many Disney World Resorts. The 15-minute ride takes guest on a journey through how man's advancements have changed the world.
Splash Mountain is a log flume ride found at many different Disney parks. This one is located at Disneyland in California, while the others can be found in Tokyo Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom in Orlando. The ride is based on elements from the Disney film, "Song of the South."
Cinderella’s Castle is a fairytale castle which can be found at the Magic Kingdom and Tokyo Disneyland. The Magic Kingdom’s version opened in 1971 and is one of the most iconic symbols of the company. At special times of the year, the castle is decorated and usually has a fireworks show.
Space Mountain is an indoor outer space themed roller coaster ride located inside of Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando. Opened in 1975, it is one of the oldest roller coasters in Florida and it is also one of the most popular rides in the park.
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a mine cart rollercoaster located inside of Frontierland at different Disney parks around the world. This one, in particular, is located at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
It’s a Small World is a water-based ride located at several Disney parks around the world, including Disneyland California, the Magic Kingdom, Orlando, Tokyo Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland and Disneyland Paris. The ride at the Magic Kingdom was opened in 1971 and features more than 300 audio-animatronic children.
Kilimanjaro Safaris is a safari type attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The ride, which opened in 1998, is meant to simulate a real safari ride through the savannah of Africa, where riders can see different and exotic animals.
Pirates of the Caribbean is a ride which can be found in Disneyland, California, the Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris. The ride opened at the Magic Kingdom in 1973 and after the release of the movie, many of the characters were incorporated into the attraction.
The Haunted Mansion is a dark ride attraction which can be found in Tokyo Disneyland, the Magic Kingdom, and Disneyland in California. The Magic Kingdom’s version is located in Liberty Square and opened in 1971 and was the inspiration for the Phantom and Mystic Manor attractions at other parks.
The Jungle River Cruise is an attraction found in Adventureland at Hong Kong Disneyland but also at other parks with a different name. The ride takes visitors on a simulated riverboat cruise down many large rivers in Africa, South America, and Asia.
Ratatouille: The Adventure, formerly known as Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy, is a motion-based 3D ride located at Disneyland Paris and is based on the animated film, "Ratatouille." It was later announced the ride will be making its way to Epcot in Orlando.
Pooh Hunny Hunt is a trackless ride located inside of Fantasyland at Tokyo Disneyland. Opened in 2000 and based on the Winnie-the-Pooh series, guests must enter a giant storybook where they later hop inside a Hunny Pot vehicle which moves through different rooms.
Iron Man Experience is a 3D motion simulator ride which opened in 2007 inside of Tomorrowland at Hong Kong Disneyland. The ride features Marvel hero, Iron Man, who recruits guests to help him fight off aliens which begin to attack the city of Hong Kong.
Matterhorn Bobsled is made up of intertwined steel rollercoasters which were modeled after the Matterhorn mountain in the Swiss Alps. Located at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, the ride, which opened in 1979, has been featured in many music videos and movies.
Epcot’s World Showcase Lagoon is a large body of water which is surrounded by the different world showcase attractions. Every night at the park’s closing, the Illuminations: Reflections of the Earth show takes place at the lagoon and features fireworks, water fountains, lasers and musical scores.
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is a steel rollercoaster located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Located at the end of Sunset Boulevard, the ride features the members of the rock band, Aerosmith, and is known for accelerating from 0 to 57 mph in less than three seconds.
Crush ‘n’ Gusher is a water coaster located in Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon in Orlando. It was opened in 2005 and was the first water coaster to be built by the company. Guests have the option of going down three different slides which range from 410 to 420 feet in length.
Toy Story Midway Mania is an interactive 4D attraction, located at multiple Disney parks. This one, which was the first to be opened, is located at Hollywood Studios in Orlando while the others can be found in California and Tokyo.
The Barnstormer is a junior rollercoaster ride located in Storybook Circus at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando. Riders board one of two trains and are taken up a chain lift hill filled with twists, turns and changes in elevation.
Frozen Ever After is a dark water ride located in the Norway Pavilion of Epcot in Orlando. It features many scenes from the movie, "Frozen," as well as the short, "Frozen Fever." The ride was announced to open at Hong Kong Disneyland in 2021.
Tron Lightcycle Power Run is a steel roller coaster located at Shanghai Disneyland Park. The ride is based on the Tron series and takes riders through the Grid, each on their own light cycle. The ride was announced for the Magic Kingdom in Orlando in 2021.
Voyage of the Little Mermaid is a live show at the Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando. Based on the 1989 film, "The Little Mermaid," the show features puppets, live actors, lasers and projections and many of the original songs.
Mystic Manor is a dark ride located in Mystic Point at Hong Kong Disneyland. It has been called the equivalent to Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion but because of the cultural difference, it does not feature ghosts or make any references to the afterlife.
Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain is a steel roller coaster which can be found in Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando. The coaster was one of the most expensive in the world and is centered around a Yeti protecting the mountain.
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a steel roller coaster which can be found in the Magic Kingdom and also at Shanghai Disneyland. The U.S. version opened in 2013 as a part of New Fantasyland and reaches speeds of 30 mph at its maximum.
The Magic Carpet of Aladdin is a ride which can be found in Adventureland, Magic Kingdom (and also in Disneyland Paris with a different name). The 90-second ride is controlled by the riders in the front row who decide how high the ride should go.
Phantom Manor is located in Frontierland at Disneyland Paris and is said to be the park’s version of Magic Kingdom’s Haunted Mansion and Hong Kong Disneyland’s Mystic Manor. Many of the scenes are the same but some have described them to be much darker.
The Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents Aloha E Komo Mai! is an attraction located in Adventureland at Tokyo Disneyland. The ride was originally opened in 1983 as a Japanese version of the Tiki Room but was replaced with the Lilo & Stich version in 2008.
The Seas with Nemo & Friends is a dark ride attraction with an aquarium which can be found in Future World at Epcot in Orlando. The ride was originally named the Living Seas and housed one of the largest saltwater tanks in the world but was transformed into Nemo & Friends in 2005.
The Tree of Life is a 145-foot-tall sculpture of a baobab tree which is located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando. The tree was inspired by a mythical tree with the same name and since its premiere in 1998, the tree is easily recognizable around the world.
Soarin’, sometimes called Soarin’ Around the World, is a flight motion simulator ride which can be found at multiple parks, including Epcot. Riders sit on a mechanical lift which simulates hang gliding across six continents around the world.
Voyage to the Crystal Grotto is a water-based ride found in Fantasyland at Shanghai Disneyland. The ride opened in 2016 (with the rest of the park) and was the first to take riders inside of a Disney castle and integrate different Disney movies.
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is an accelerated drop tower located at different Disney parks, including Hollywood Studios. The ride was inspired by the television series, "The Twilight Zone," and is known to have a drop speed of 39 mph.
Alice’s Curious Labyrinth is a maze type of attraction found in Fantasyland at Disneyland Paris. The maze is based on the book and the film adaptation of the real maze and is comprised of two different sections.
Living with the Land is a dark ride and greenhouse tour located in Future World at Epcot. The ride stresses the importance of being environmentally friendly while showing technological advancements in agriculture.
Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek is a dark ride located in Tomorrowland at Tokyo Disneyland. Based on the 2001 film, "Monsters, Inc.," the ride takes visitors to the scare factory where they can play flashlight tag.
Peter Pan’s Flight is a dark ride which can be found at many different Disney parks, including Disneyland, California. The ride is one of the oldest and most popular attractions and is based on the 1953 animated film, "Peter Pan."
Rex’s Racer is a steel shuttle roller coaster which can be found in Shanghai Disneyland. Located in Toy Story Land, the thrill ride is schedules to open in April of 2018 and will send in a back-and-fourth motion on the coaster.
Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain is a steel roller coaster which can be found in Discoveryland at Disneyland Paris. The attraction first opened in 1995 with a different name and was refurbished in 2015 to celebrate the resort’s 25th anniversary.
Kali River Rapids is river rapids ride found in the Asian area at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The ride is centered around illegal logging and carries 12 riders in a raft as it floats down a course, spinning and bumping into things on the way.