Can You Identify These Famous Disney Roller Coasters from a Photo?

Khadija L.

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About This Quiz

Disney has more than 15 amusement parks scattered around the world where all of their iconic characters can be found. These parks are jam-packed with rides and attractions, including drop towers, Ferris wheels, carousels, swing rides and a crowd favorite - roller coasters.

Roller coasters are rides that use various levels of elevation in a railroad track type design which incorporates twists and turns, steep drops and, in some cases, inversions. There are several types of roller coasters, the most popular of which are floor-less, hyper-coasters, alpine slides, twister pipeline and wild mouse. 

Many of Disney's coasters can be found at multiple parks around the world and there are coasters for people of all ages. There are even roller coasters that incorporate 3D technology, making for an unforgettable experience. 

On any list of must-ride Disney roller coasters, you will find Space Mountain, Seven Dwarfs Mine Cart, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Expedition Everest, Barnstormer (featuring the Great Goofini), Crush's Coaster, Matterhorn Bobsled and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith.

If you were given images of some of Disney's most famous roller coasters, would you be able to identify them? There aren't many people who can, so let's see how well you know some of the world's best rides!

The ride shown in the image is called __________.

Space Mountain is an indoor roller coaster located at five of Disney theme parks, including the Magic Kingdom, Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland. The first Space Mountain opened in 1975 at Walt Disney World in Florida.

What is the name of this ride?

The Barnstormer is a junior roller coaster located in the Storybook Circus section of Disney’s Magic Kingdom. The ride was closed in February 2011 to be rethemed to The Great Goofini’s Barnstormer as a part of the Fantasyland expansion.

This roller coaster is __________.

Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain is an indoor/outdoor roller coaster located in Discoveryland at Disneyland Paris. It was previously called Space Mountain: Mission 2, which was closed and rethemed in 2017.

The name associated with this ride is ___________.

Slinky Dog Dash is a roller coaster located in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It opened in June 2018. It is one of two new rides that were added to the park and based on the popular animated movie series.

This ride is known as __________.

Indiana Jones et le Temple du Péril is a rollercoaster attraction located at Disneyland Paris. The ride, which opened in 1993, is based on the Indiana Jones film series. In 2014, the ride underwent refurbishment but kept its original format.

What is this roller coaster known as?

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a steel roller coaster located inside of Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom. The ride opened in 2014 and is based on the characters from the 1930s Walt Disney classic film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

What is the name of this Disney ride?

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a mine trail rollercoaster which can be found in Frontierland at several Disney parks, including the Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris and Disneyland.

What is this roller coaster called?

Primeval Whirl is a roller coaster located in Dinoland at the Animal Kingdom. The ride is a time travel themed ride that takes riders to a time when the meteor which caused the extinction of dinosaurs hit the planet.

What is the correct name of this ride?

Tron Lightcycle Power Run is a steel roller coaster which can be found in the Tomorrowland section at the Shanghai Disneyland and was announced to be built at the Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World in 2021. It is the company’s fastest coaster, reaching speeds of nearly 60 miles per hour.

What is this popular ride called?

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain is a steel roller coaster located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. In the 2011 Guinness World Book of Records, it was listed as the most expensive roller coaster in the world, with an estimated cost of $100 million.

The ride in the screenshot is called?

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is a steel roller coaster which can be found at multiple parks, including Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland Paris. The roller coaster features the different Aerosmith members and is the fastest coaster in France.

Which of the following names is associated with this ride?

Crush’s Coaster is a spinning roller coaster located at Walt Disney studio Park in Disneyland Paris. The ride opened in 2007 and is based on a character called Crush, from the Disney-Pixar film, "Finding Nemo."

This theme park roller coaster is known as ___________.

Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars is a steel roller coaster found in the Grizzly Gulch section of Hong Kong Disneyland. It opened in 2012 and is the second coaster which has a backward section.

What is this Disney ride called?

Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain is a steel roller coaster which is located in Discoveryland at Disneyland Paris. The original rides (Space Mountain: De la Terre à la Lune and Space Mountain: Mission 2) were based on a novel called From the Earth to the Moon. The coaster was re-themed in 2017.

What is the name of this ride?

RC Racer is a steel shuttle roller coaster which can be found in Toy Story Playland at the Walt Disney Studios Park in France and Toy Story Land at Hong Kong Disneyland. The ride was said to be inspired by a popular Hot Wheels line of toy cars.

This roller coaster is __________.

Space Mountain is a space-themed indoor coaster which can be found at multiple Disney parks. At the opening of the first park, six of the seven Mercury astronauts attended the opening of the ride, and there was a record attendance of more than 180,000 over a 3-day period.

The name associated with this ride is ___________.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a roller coaster which is the name of a fictional rail line with the same name. It can be found at different Disney parks around the world and is one of the more popular rides found there.

What is this roller coaster known as?

Incredicoaster is a steel roller coaster located in the Pixar Pier section of Disney California Adventure in Anaheim. The ride opened in 2001 and was originally called California Screamin’. It was re-themed and re-opened in 2018.

What is the name of this Disney ride?

Goofy’s Sky School is a roller coaster found at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, California. Riders board a plane and navigate through a crash course of flying through a series of twists and turns.

What is this roller coaster called?

Primeval Whirl is a time travel themed steel wild mouse roller coaster which can be found at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando. The coaster has spinning cars which have been categorized as mild but thrilling.

The ride shown in the image is called __________.

The Matterhorn Bobsled is a pair of steel roller coasters which can be found at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. The ride is an intertwined coaster which is modeled after the Matterhorn mountain on the border of the Swiss Alps.

What is the correct name of this ride?

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a rollercoaster ride which can be found in the Fantasyland section at the Magic Kingdom and Shanghai Disneyland Park. The rides opened in 2014 and 2016 respectively and were based on the seven dwarfs from the movie, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."

What is this popular ride called?

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is an enclosed roller coaster found at several parks. It is the second fastest Disney attraction, second to Test Track. It was announced that the Paris ride would be renovated and themed to the Iron Man franchise.

This ride is known as __________.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a roller coaster ride found at multiple Disney parks. In 2016, the ride was found to help people suffering from kidney stones to pass them. A test was conducted and found that almost 60 percent of the time, stones were passed.

The ride in the screenshot is called?

Space Mountain is the name of an indoor roller coaster which can be found in the Tomorrowland section at multiple Disneyland parks across the world. The ride was said to be a descendant of the Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland.

Which of the following names is associated with this ride?

Rex Racer is the name of a steel shuttle roller coaster which can be found in Toy Story Land at Shanghai Disneyland. This roller coaster is the same as the RC Racer found at Hong Kong Disneyland and Walt Disney Studios in France.

This theme park roller coaster is known as ___________.

The Barnstormer is a rollercoaster which is located in the Storybook Circus section of the Magic Kingdom. The ride opened in 1996 and was succeeded and re-themed to The Great Goofini’s Barnstormer in 2012.

What is this Disney ride called?

Raging Spirits is a roller coaster ride located in the Lost River Delta section at Tokyo Disneyland. It is based on the Indiana Jones et le Temple du Péril at Disneyland Paris. It is the only ride at the park to feature inversions.

What is the name of this ride?

The Primeval Whirl is a steel roller coaster which can be found in Dinoland at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The wild trap coaster consists of two separate roller coasters with identical layouts but facing in the opposite direction.

This roller coaster is __________.

Tron Lightcycle Power Run is a steel roller coaster located at Shanghai Disneyland Park. It is based on the Tron book series and movies. It transports its guests through the Grid, each on their own light cycle.

The name associated with this ride is ___________.

Goofy’s Sky School is a steel wild mouse roller coaster located in the Paradise Garden Park section of Disney California Adventure. The ride is based after a 1940s film called "Goofy’s Glider." It was rethemed in 2011.

What is this roller coaster known as?

Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain is a roller coaster which can be found at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The ride opened in 2006 and is the company’s tallest artificial mountain, standing over 200 feet tall.

What is the name of this Disney ride?

Crush’s coaster is a dark ride special effects spinning roller coaster located at Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Paris. The ride takes guests to the Great Barrier Reef where they meet Nemo and Squirt who help guide them along the ride.

What is this roller coaster called?

Matterhorn Bobsleds are a pair of roller coasters which are located at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. The ride first opened in 1959 and in 2011, it was adapted into an adventure film about five adventurers who encounter a yeti on their way down a mountain.

The ride shown in the image is called __________.

Incredicoaster is a roller coaster which opened in the New Pixar Pier on June 23, 2018, the same day as the animated film, "Incredibles 2." Its top speed is 55 miles per hour, making it the fastest ride at the Disneyland Resort.

What is the correct name of this ride?

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a roller coaster which is located at the Magic Kingdom and Shanghai Disneyland Park. In 2014, a firework that landed on the fake grass exterior ca​used a fire in which the ride had to be evacuated.

What is this popular ride called?

Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars is a roller coaster and second mountain coaster located at Hong Kong Disneyland. The ride opened in 2012 and is said to be very similar to the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

This ride is known as __________.

Gadget’s Go Coaster is a junior roller coaster located at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and Tokyo Disneyland. The ride is based on a character called Gadget Hackwrench from the animated series, "Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers." It made its debut three years after the show was canceled​.

The ride in the screenshot is called?

Slinky Dog Dash is a roller coaster which is scheduled to open on June 30, 2018, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The ride’s background is that Andy built a roller coaster using a “Dash & Dodge Mega Coaster Kit” and decided to use Slinky Dog as the ride’s vehicle.

Which of the following names is associated with this ride?

The Barnstormer is a roller coaster ride which is located at the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort. Riders board one of two trains which are taken up a chain lift full of twists and turns. The ride reaches a speed of 25 miles an hour.

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