IN HONOR OF Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in March, Upgraded Points conducted a nationwide survey to determine each of the 50 states’ favorite ride.
A total of 5,300 Americans responded, revealing which of the four parks was their top choice along with the specific ride. Disney World in Florida currently has four parks Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The top choice for each state was determined by each ride’s votes. The findings vary.
The survey data reveals that the classic rides such as Space Mountain — the high-speed, futuristic roller coaster — comes in first place in 13 states. Those include Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
The Haunted Mansion came in a close second, favorited in 12 states, followed by Big Thunder Mountain and It’s a Small World, which tied for the third spot with five states each.
The survey also delves into detail about the respondents, indicating that Space Mountain was favored by men, while women across the US opted for the Haunted Mansion. The majority of rides chosen by the respondents in their top 10 are a part of Disney’s Magic Kingdom with one exception, The Twilight Zone Tower Of Terror.
Disney has adapted to the new regulations put in place due to the pandemic with a slow and cautious reopening. Disneyland Resort in California announced potential plans for expansion, including bringing new restaurants, rides, and themed worlds as a part of its Disneyland Forward Initiative. The resort is set to open up again at the end of April.