With its futuristic music, soaring metal structures, and neon glow, Tomorrowland is not to be missed. Whether it’s your first visit or twentieth, this Magic Kingdom land has something for everyone. Tomorrowland is very different than the version that greeted guests in 1971 as our vison of the future has changed. With new attractions planned in the near future, this area will continue to reinvent itself; keeping Tomorrowland a place of wonder, imagination, and delight.
1. TRON Is Coming!
Disney announced in 2017 that a TRON Lightcycle Power Run rollercoaster will be the newest attraction in Tomorrowland. Located next to Space Mountain, guests will ride a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles. Riders will experience the thrilling lights and cyberspace excitement of the 1982 movie, TRON. A TRON attraction has been open in Shanghai Disneyland since 2016 and is wildly popular. Disney plans on having Tron ready to open in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th
With the popularity of the Apollo space missions, Tomorrowland in its early days was intended to be themed around space exploration. Many attractions had not yet opened, but guests may remember the Skyway cable cars that connected Tomorrowland to Fantasyland and the America the Beautiful film. Tomorrowland was reimagined in 1994 to incorporate a future that early science fiction writers imagined, but never will be. This land received more updates in the following years to include popular Disney characters, like Buzz Lightyear and Stitch. Disney is always imagining new ways for Tomorrowland to evolve and keep guests coming back for more adventures.
3. Something For Everyone
Whether you love the thrilling adventure of zipping past stars and meteors on Space Mountain, or if cruising along at a slower speed on the Tomorrowland Speedway is more your idea of fun, Tomorrowland has attractions for one and all. Don’t forget about the timeless appeal of the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor show, sure to give everyone the giggles!
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4. Fireworks Viewing
Many guests flock to Main Street U.S.A to view the fireworks, but Tomorrowland is an excellent place to watch the nighttime spectacular as well. While you won’t see the images on Cinderella Castle, guest will have a fantastic view of the pyrotechnics overhead without the crowds.
5. Dance Party
Once the sun goes down and the lights begin to twinkle in the Magic Kingdom, follow the music to the Rockettower Stage for an out-of-this-world dance party. Favorite Disney characters join guests and show off the latest dance moves!
No visit to Tomorrowland is complete without a stop in Mickey’s Star Traders for galactic souvenirs. With its wide variety of apparel, plush toys, hats, and snacks, this store has something for everyone.
There are certain attractions in this area of the Magic Kingdom that are always on my family’s list of must-dos. Defeating Zurg on Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin and comparing our scores is an essential part of our visit, as well as a spin through the 20th century and singing along to “It’s A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” on Walt Disney’s Carrousel of Progress. Don’t leave this land without soaring high above the ground in your own rocket on Astro Orbiter, a Magic Kingdom classic.
When it’s time to refuel, Tomorrowland offers several delicious options to grab a bite to eat. Cosmic Rays is a perennial favorite for many guests with plenty of indoor seating, a large menu, and fun entertainment in the form “Sonny Eclipse,” a charismatic lounge singer who happens to be animatronic. The Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant, while not always open, is another great choice for a counter-service meal. Other food venues include the Lunching Pad and Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies for snacks and drinks.
Take a stroll over the bridge that connects Tomorrowland to the Castle Hub and get your camera ready. This is a wonderful spot to get your photo taken with Cinderella Castle in the background. Keep an eye out for the Disney PhotoPass photographers that are usually set up here in the evening.
10. The Best View Of Tomorrowland
For a gorgeous bird’s eye view of Tomorrowland and Cinderella Castle, take a relaxing ride on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover. Guests glide along in cars powered by linear induction motors for a 10-minute ride that’s both indoors and outdoors. Along the way, get a sneak peek at the interior of Space Mountain, Mickey’s Star Traders, and Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin. Your tour of Tomorrowland will also include a few humorous scenes of what past generations thought the future would hold, as well as a detailed model of Progress City, which might have been an early version of Epcot. This is a great attraction to experience at night when the Magic Kingdom is aglow.