15 Coolest Special Effects In Disney World

The most magical place in the world also has the most magical and high-tech attractions! Here’s a list of some of the best effects you can see there!

15. Sorcerers of The Magic Kingdom

Sorcerers of The Magic Kingdom is a park-wide, interactive game for sorcerers-in-training of all ages! Mystic portals are spread out across the park for guests to help Merlin defeat the ghastliest crew of Disney Villains, led by none other than Hades himself! Using magical key cards, the virtual portals appear in shop windows, wanted posters, and fireplaces. Different character cards, like Rapunzel’s hair whip and Thumper’s mighty thump, help you and Marlin defeat your next villain! Then you are sent off to your next location to continue being The Magic Kingdom’s next hero!

14. Expedition Everest

Expedition Everest in Disney’s Animal Kingdom takes guests on a Himalayan adventure in search for the legendary Yeti! At almost 4 minutes long, this thrilling roller coaster includes it’s own animatronic Yeti that terrifyingly claws and growls at riders as they zip by! Scary!

13. Mickey’s PhilharMagic

Located in The Magic Kingdom, Mickey’s PhilharMagic is the coolest 3D show a Disney lover could ask for! Combining all your favorite Disney characters and songs, Philhar takes you on a magic carpet ride with Mickey and all his musical friends!

12. Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor

Get ready to laugh! Mike Wasowski plays MC in this totally interactive comedy show where the audience plays the biggest part, and the monsters are totally LIVE! Guests can even text in there own jokes to appear on the show! The Laugh Floor is located in The Magic Kingdom.

11. Dinosaur

Animal Kingdom takes guests back into the Cretaceous era to find some dinosaurs! In special time rovers, guests encounter over 10 super realistic (and super scary) animatronic dinos!

10. Star Tours

Hollywood Studios’ Star tours takes guests on their very own spaceship to explore the world of the Star Wars films! Using flight simulation and projections, C-3P0 leads the way through space, and every time you ride the journey is different!

9. The Twilight Zone Tower Of Terror

Disney’s most magical hotel isn’t The Grand Floridian, it’s Hollywood Studios’ Hollywood Tower Hotel. When lightning strikes the tower, guests are taken into the 5th dimension with some of the most advanced technology around! Before that famous drop, projections and mirrors are used to create some super creepy effects!

8. Enchanted Tales With Belle

This New Fantasyland attraction in The Magic Kingdom brings guests straight through Maurice’s cottage to help Belle tell the story of Beauty and The Beast! After entering through a magic mirror, guests get to actually interact with the the enchanted Wardrobe and Lumiere!

7. Toy Story Midway Mania

Located in Hollywood Studios, Toy Story Mania! is a 4D interactive game and ride based on Disney Pixar’s Toy Story trilogy. Guests wear 3D glasses and spin through virtual games to compete against each other. Disney used industrial ethernet technology to design and create the almost $80 million ride! We have no idea what that means, but its super cool!

6. Mission: SPACE

When Disney puts barf bags right in front of your seat, you know something cool is about to happen! EPCOT’s Mission: SPACE simulates space travel in a human centrifuge, spinning guests so fast, they feel weightless.

5. Soarin’

EPCOT’s Soarin’ is a high flying adventure that takes guests over the most beautiful sights in California, including Disneyland of course! This flight simulator uses a huge projection screen, blowing wind, and even smells to send guests straight into Cali!

4. Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show

The special effects in Hollywood Studios’ Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show are more than just high tech, they’re completely LIVE! These cars perform some of the coolest live stunts you’ll ever see and then reveal how they’re done with some movie magic!

3. Celebrate The Magic

Replacing the equally amazing “The Magic, The Memories, and You,” “Celebrate The Magic,” is a nighttime show in The Magic Kingdom that transforms Cinderella’s Castle using high-tech projection technology, lighting, and pyrotechnics. This jaw-dropping spectacular leaves guests thoroughly heart-warmed and asking “how did they do that?!”

2. The Haunted Mansion

From hitchhiking ghosts, to singing busts, to (not?) stretching paintings, The Magic Kingdom’s Haunted Mansion is full of special effects! From classic animatronics to modern high-tech projection technology, The Haunted Mansion’s 999 happy haunts leave guests amazed!

1. Fantasmic!

Fantasmic is Disney’s Hollywood Studios nighttime spectacular! With fireworks, live actors, water effects, pyrotechnics, music, boats, and incredible projections onto large walls of misting water, Fantasmic is the most visually magical and high-tech show around! And now, Fantasmic has introduced Glow With The Show technology that syncs the show up to special glowing ear hats!

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