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List of rides and their letter grade?

R W B

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Original Poster
All the Avatarland talk made me curious about what the current rides at WDW have for letter grades. The E ticket rides are pretty simple to figure out but I'm lost when it comes to the other rides. I was doing a google search last night but couldn't find anything on official grades. Does a list with this information exist?
 

GrammieBee

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An up to date list for each park would be a great thing to have. It certainly would help with fast pass planning, especially for first time visitors to the parks or for someone who has not recently been there.
 

dmw

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An up to date list for each park would be a great thing to have. It certainly would help with fast pass planning, especially for first time visitors to the parks or for someone who has not recently been there.
I think you're missing the point, Bee. Categorizing attractions by letter is really a concept of the past (pre-1980's IIRC), when you had to have a certain ticket to get into the attraction. You would buy books of these and use them as you wanted. Think of it like local traveling carnivals. You pay nothing (or a very small fee) for admission, but have to buy tickets to ride. Some rides require more tickets than others.

So, even though we all might have our opinions about what type of letter a new attraction might get, Disney does not assign letters any more.

For fast pass (FP+) planning, the WDW site does include lists of attractions that use FP+ so that you can plan accordingly.

And just for the sake of argument :cautious: , if Country Bear Jamboree or Hall of Presidents could be (and were) be an E-ticket, 7DMT could easily have been an E-ticket. E-Ticket did not equate to big roller coaster.
 

PhilharMagician

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As already mention, there are no letter designations anymore.

The letter designations for attractions for rides built after 1982 that get thrown around the boards here are also opinions since the ticket books were discontinued after Epcot opened and WDW went to a flat rate ride all you want pricing.
 

R W B

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
I think you're missing the point, Bee. Categorizing attractions by letter is really a concept of the past (pre-1980's IIRC), when you had to have a certain ticket to get into the attraction. You would buy books of these and use them as you wanted. Think of it like local traveling carnivals. You pay nothing (or a very small fee) for admission, but have to buy tickets to ride. Some rides require more tickets than others.

So, even though we all might have our opinions about what type of letter a new attraction might get, Disney does not assign letters any more.

For fast pass (FP+) planning, the WDW site does include lists of attractions that use FP+ so that you can plan accordingly.

And just for the sake of argument :cautious: , if Country Bear Jamboree or Hall of Presidents could be (and were) be an E-ticket, 7DMT could easily have been an E-ticket. E-Ticket did not equate to big roller coaster.
As already mention, there are no letter designations anymore.

The letter designations for attractions for rides built after 1982 that get thrown around the boards here are also opinions since the ticket books were discontinued after Epcot opened and WDW went to a flat rate ride all you want pricing.
I honestly had no idea that's where the whole letter grade system came from. I always thought it was just theme park terminology used industry wide. Guess I was a little off in that assumption .
 

rct247

Well-Known Member
I'll take a stab at what ticket books might look like today. Keep in mind that these are all my opinions and that they will not match with the previous tickets.

A TICKETS (Walk Throughs, Playgrounds, Interactive Games, Low Pop Transport)
  • Casey Jr. Splash N' Soak Station
  • Frontierland Shootin' Arcade
  • Liberty Square Riverboat
  • Main Street Vehicles
  • A Pirate's Adventure - Treasures of the Seven Seas
  • Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • Tom Sawyer's Island
  • Tomorrowland Arcade
  • Advanced Training Lab (Mission:Space)
  • American Heritage Gallery
  • Bijutsu-kan Gallery
  • Bruce's Shark World
  • Disney Phineas and Ferb: Age P's World Showcase Adventure
  • Galley of Arts and History (Morocco)
  • House of the Whispering Willows (China)
  • ImageWorks - The "What If Labs"
  • Mexico Folk Art Gallery
  • Project Tomorrow
  • SeaBase
  • Stave Church Gallery
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure
  • One Man's Dream
  • The Boneyard
  • Chester & Hesters Dino-Rama Carnival Games
  • Rafiki's Planet Watch / Wildlife Express Train
  • Wilderness Explorers
B TICKETS (Basic Carnival Rides, Transport, Big Meet & Greets, Basic Films, Trails)
  • Astro Orbiter
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Pete's Silly Sideshow
  • Prince Charming Regal Carousel
  • Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover
  • Town Square Theater
  • Walt Disney World Railroad
  • The Circle of Life
  • Epcot Character Spot
  • Impressions de France
  • Innoventions
  • O Canada!
  • Reflections of China
  • The Magic of Disney Animation
  • Disney Junior - Live on Stage!
  • Jedi Training Academy
  • Maharajah Jungle Trek
  • Pangani Forest Exploration Trail
  • TriceraTopSpin
C TICKETS (Animatronic Shows, 3D Films, Simple Rides)
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • The Hall of Presidents
  • Mickey's PhilharMagic
  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Stitch's Great Escape
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress
  • Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room
  • Captain EO
  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
  • Living with the Land
  • Turtle Talk with Crush
  • Muppet*Vision 3D
  • Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage
  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid
  • It's Tough to be a Bug!
  • Flights of Wonder
D TICKETS (Dark Rides, Big Shows, Smaller Coasters)
  • The Barnstormer
  • Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
  • it's a small world
  • Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Peter Pan's Flight
  • Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • The American Adventure
  • Ellen's Energy Adventure
  • Journey into Imagination with Figment
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Toy Story Midway Mania
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!
  • Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Primeval Whirl
  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Finding Nemo - The Musical
E TICKETS (Popular Attractions, Coasters, Thrill Rides, High Immersive Environments)
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Mission: Space
  • Soarin'
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track Presented by Chevrolet
  • The Great Movie Ride
  • Rock n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Star Tours - The Adventure Continues
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Fantasmic!
  • Dinosaur
  • Expedition Everest - Legend of the Yeti
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
So, how did I do? Do you agree with most of them?
 
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DisneyDaver

Well-Known Member
There should be a special ticket classification for Stitch's Great Escape where WDW pays the guest to experience the attraction.
 

MarkTwain

Well-Known Member
I'll take a stab at what ticket books might look like today. Keep in mind that these are all my opinions and that they will not match with the previous tickets.

A TICKETS (Walk Throughs, Playgrounds, Interactive Games, Low Pop Transport)
  • Casey Jr. Splash N' Soak Station
  • Frontierland Shootin' Arcade
  • Liberty Square Riverboat
  • Main Street Vehicles
  • A Pirate's Adventure - Treasures of the Seven Seas
  • Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • Tom Sawyer's Island
  • Tomorrowland Arcade
  • Advanced Training Lab (Mission:Space)
  • American Heritage Gallery
  • Bijutsu-kan Gallery
  • Bruce's Shark World
  • Disney Phineas and Ferb: Age P's World Showcase Adventure
  • Galley of Arts and History (Morocco)
  • House of the Whispering Willows (China)
  • ImageWorks - The "What If Labs"
  • Mexico Folk Art Gallery
  • Project Tomorrow
  • SeaBase
  • Stave Church Gallery
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure
  • One Man's Dream
  • The Boneyard
  • Chester & Hesters Dino-Rama Carnival Games
  • Rafiki's Planet Watch / Wildlife Express Train
  • Wilderness Explorers
B TICKETS (Basic Carnival Rides, Transport, Big Meet & Greets, Basic Films, Trails)
  • Astro Orbiter
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Pete's Silly Sideshow
  • Prince Charming Regal Carousel
  • Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover
  • Town Square Theater
  • Walt Disney World Railroad
  • The Circle of Life
  • Epcot Character Spot
  • Impressions de France
  • Innoventions
  • O Canada!
  • Reflections of China
  • The Magic of Disney Animation
  • Disney Junior - Live on Stage!
  • Jedi Training Academy
  • Maharajah Jungle Trek
  • Pangani Forest Exploration Trail
  • TriceraTopSpin
C TICKETS (Animatronic Shows, 3D Films, Simple Rides)
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • The Hall of Presidents
  • Mickey's PhilharMagic
  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Stitch's Great Escape
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress
  • Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room
  • Captain EO
  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
  • Living with the Land
  • Turtle Talk with Crush
  • Muppet*Vision 3D
  • Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage
  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid
  • It's Tough to be a Bug!
  • Flights of Wonder
D TICKETS (Dark Rides, Big Shows, Smaller Coasters)
  • The Barnstormer
  • Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
  • it's a small world
  • Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Peter Pan's Flight
  • Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • The American Adventure
  • Ellen's Energy Adventure
  • Journey into Imagination with Figment
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Toy Story Midway Mania
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!
  • Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Primeval Whirl
  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Finding Nemo - The Musical
E TICKETS (Popular Attractions, Coasters, Thrill Rides, High Immersive Environments)
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Mission: Space
  • Soarin'
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track Presented by Chevrolet
  • The Great Movie Ride
  • Rock n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Star Tours - The Adventure Continues
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Fantasmic!
  • Dinosaur
  • Expedition Everest - Legend of the Yeti
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
So, how did I do? Do you agree with most of them?
Looks about right. :)
 

The Empress Lilly

Well-Known Member
One ride was missing...The Swan ride!Jim
And one of my favourites, If You Had Wings! Which was a free ride and didn't need a ticket. (Which partly explains its popularity with me! Always walk-on, always free)

CoP too, and the Walt Disney Story, and some others. Some of the finest attractions were not part of the ticket system, making them even better.
 

NYwdwfan

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As a kid, there was nothing more frustrating than being told you had to ride the carousel because all of the B, C, D & E tickets were gone and it was our last day.

Once someone handed us ticket books they were not using since it was THEIR last day and it was FULL of E's. It was like winning the lottery.

I'm guessing that back in the day those ticket books worked to spread out guests and keep wait times low.
 

dmw

Well-Known Member
I'll take a stab at what ticket books might look like today. Keep in mind that these are all my opinions and that they will not match with the previous tickets.
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So, how did I do? Do you agree with most of them?
Your list illustrates how opinions about attraction categorization do not align with how Disney originally assigned tickets to the attractions. Based on the pictures of actual tickets posted earlier in the thread, you got quite a few wrong. Consider just one example: Hall of Presidents was an E-Ticket.
 

rct247

Well-Known Member
Your list illustrates how opinions about attraction categorization do not align with how Disney originally assigned tickets to the attractions. Based on the pictures of actual tickets posted earlier in the thread, you got quite a few wrong. Consider just one example: Hall of Presidents was an E-Ticket.
In my opinion, it was an E-Ticket based on the time period and what else was available. Think about it. It was unique to WDW only. It featured a ton of animatronics, and there wasn't much else in the park. So, I wouldn't necessarily say that I am wrong.
 

PhilharMagician

Well-Known Member
The letter designations on occasion were changed on attractions. The tickets were used as a crude form of crowd control. As many people today do not believe that Toy Story would be considered an "E" Ticket attraction, with it's high level of popularity and lengthy wait times it would most likely receive an "E" ticket designation and the same with Peter Pans Flight.
 

space42

Well-Known Member
In my opinion, it was an E-Ticket based on the time period and what else was available. Think about it. It was unique to WDW only. It featured a ton of animatronics, and there wasn't much else in the park. So, I wouldn't necessarily say that I am wrong.
While true - the ticket level had everything to do with the scale, scope, and cost of the attraction. Your assertion that there wasn't much else to do in the park is way off. Look at the ticket picture I posted in post #2!

D-Tickets : Tiki Room, Tom Sawyer's Island, River Boats, Sky Way, Mission to Mars, Starjets
E-Tickets: Pirates, Jungle Cruise, Haunted Mansion, Hall Of Presidents, Small World, 20k Leagues, Space Mountain

Imagine if DHS and DAK had a similar lineup of D-E Tickets.
 
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