Top 5 Must-Do Rides in Orlando for Summer 2024

Summer vacation is the perfect time to visit Orlando with your family. The kids are out of school, the sun is shining, and the theme parks are packed with new offerings! If you’re planning a trip to Orlando this summer, check out these five must-do rides to hit up when you’re at the parks.

#1 Tiana's Bayou Adventure

One of 2024’s most-anticipated rides is going to be opening this summer: Tiana's Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom.

The tip of the Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

This jazzy joy-ride takes you through the heart of the French Quarter alongside your favorite Princess and the Frog characters, picking right up where we left off at the end of the beloved movie. 

With cutting-edge animatronic technology and catchy tunes akin to those in the movie, this is shaping up to be a cult classic already. 

#2 DreamWork's Animation Land

If you plan on visiting Universal Studios Florida, be sure to stop by the all-new DreamWork's Animation Land, opening in summer of 2024.

This land will feature an entirely new line-up of attractions including a Trolls themed kiddie coaster, meet and greets with characters like Kung Fu Panda and Shrek, and immersvie play areas. 

If you’re traveling with children, this is sure to become one of their new favorites!

#3 Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith 

This fan favorite coaster at Disney's Hollywood Studios closed for a routine refurbishment back in January of 2024, but will be opening back up just in time for the busy summer season! 

The entrance to Rock n Roller Coaster, reopening at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Summer 2024.

In a race against the clock, join in helping Steven Tyler Perry and crew get to their concert gig across town. This high speed roller coaster features three thrilling inversions and music from the rock band's hit singles. 

#4 LEGO Ferrari Build & Race

LEGOLAND Florida Resort recently opened a new family-friendly attraction, LEGO Ferrari Build & Race!

Sponsored by the luxury car brand, families can partake in building their very own functional LEGO Ferrari, and virtually race it against other LEGO creations. 

Kids can also witness a life sized Ferarri made entirely out of LEGOs- this is something you won't want to miss!

#5 Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

Although this ride has been open for a little longer, EPCOT’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind continues to be a favorite among guests.

It’s absolutely a must-do if you plan on going to EPCOT on one of your theme park days. This family-friendly coaster boasts the first-ever reverse launch at Walt Disney World and invites you to go on an exciting chase through the space-time continuum, all while listening to some classic hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s! This ride uses the virtual queue system, so you will need a boarding group or Individual Lightning Lane pass to enter the line.

Stay Close to the Theme Parks!

As you traverse Orlando’s theme parks to experience all the new and exciting attractions this summer, you’ll want a comfy home base nearby.

At Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista, we offer complimentary transportation to Walt Disney World, SeaWorld Orlando, and Universal Orlando Resort, allowing you to take the guesswork out of planning your summer vacation.