Rate a Ride: Astro Orbiter

Fastpass: No
Ride Duration: 1 minute 30 seconds
Year Introduced: Nov 1974
Height Restriction:  None

Head to Tomorrowland to ride the highest ride at Magic Kingdom, Astro Orbiter. The line for Astro Orbiter actually starts on the ground below The People Mover. Once you get through that line, you’ll be ushered into an elevator and head upstairs where you’ll wait in another short line. Astro Orbiter is made up of “space rockets” attached to arms that go in fast circles much like our children after eating too much Disney Cotton Candy.

Why should you go on this ride? It’s got a great view of the park and the high speed is perfect for thrill seekers. If you like to feel the wind in your hair, you’ll enjoy this.

Why should you skip it? If you’re afraid of heights or get motion sickness, you might want to skip this one! It’s a pretty simple ride that merely goes around in a circle, but the fast spin may make your stomach queasy.

By far the most annoying thing about this ride is the long line. In fact, this is one ride we often end up skipping as we’d rather spend our time elsewhere. If the line is too long and you end up skipping it, don’t fret, you’re not missing a whole lot. But if you have time, it’s definitely worth the ride.

Rating: 3/5

Rating Comment: If there is a short line and you aren’t afraid of height this is a fun ride. Great vantage point to see Tomorrowland, the Castle, and part of Fantasyland

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