Astro Orbiter
Astro Orbiter

The Astro Orbiter rides high above Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom.

Hello everyone, and welcome to day 93 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!  Today is Friday, and we are officially sitting at 14 weeks and 2 days until we arrive at our destination: Walt Disney World!  For today’s post, we are going to take a look at the Astro Orbiter, one of those rides that is really cool to see, but for me, it’s kind of annoying to ride because the line to ride it is so long and so slow moving!  So, as a result, we don’t ride it very much, but we do ride it sometimes, and I think this year I might ride it once at night to get a different perspective on it all.

Astro Orbiter

The Astro Orbiter beckons you to experience it and blast into outer space!

Visually, the Astro Orbiter is quite appealing to look at, with it’s multi-colored planets and moons staring at you, and it also provides a great perspective for you to see many of the sites around Tomorrowland.  It is similar to it’s neighboring attraction the Tomorrowland Transit Authority in that both of those attractions provide very unique views of much of Tomorrowland, and it’s those unique views that really provide a great opportunity for you to enjoy a different side of the Magic Kingdom.

I don’t have very good on-ride pictures, but here are what I’ve got — as you can see, one shot provides a view all the way over to the Grand Floridian!

Astro Orbiter

A look all the way over to the Grand Floridian.

Astro Orbiter

Space Mountain in the distance.

Astro Orbiter

Part of the space ship and Space Mountain.

So tell me — what do you think of the Astro Orbiter?  Ride it, skip it, or something else?  Let me know in the comments, please, and thanks for stopping by!



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Mike has been a Disney fan since his first trip to the Magic Kingdom in 1979 when he was 11 years old. Since that first trip, he has seen parks open, lands close, and attractions come and go, but one thing remains the same, his love for Disney is as strong as ever. His Disney adventures caused him to start My Dreams of Disney because he wanted to document for his family and friends all of the special Disney Memories he has enjoyed with his family, and since that first post in 2010, Mike's hobby has become his passion! Now a Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations for six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and . Also, connect with us on our Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis Facebook page to submit a quote request or learn more about all of your possible vacation destinations!