Astro Orbiter
Astro Orbiter
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,350 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
The Astro Orbiter doesn't get the love it deserves. Yes, in a sense it is a simple carnival type ride during which you are just traveling monotonously in a circle for a few minutes. However, the views of the Magic Kingdom especially at night are pretty incredible and the main reason to experience this attraction. Unfortunately, the line is really slow moving. Best to catch it during or right after the nighttime fireworks. Position yourself somewhere near the bridge to Tomorrowland and head there during the grand finale.
Written 18 February 2024
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Courtenay O
Palm Harbor, FL1,360 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
This ride brings me closer to the sky than any other ride in the Magic Kingdom! I go by myself and pull on the control that lets me soar above the other rides. It is so much fun! My only complaint is my old, creaky joints that make getting in and out of the spaceship a challenge. But I did it!!

During CoVid, only one family rides in each elevator - up and down. That is what makes the wait time longer. Markings on the ground before the elevator and before boarding the ride keep social distancing in place. Staff is friendly, and helped us make the wait smooth and easy.
Written 16 December 2020
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ElizaGN
Frankenmuth, MI88 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
This was like a cheap carnival ride. You crowd into a hard metal seat squished up with another person and it spins you around and makes you want to puke. Close this dinosaur down!!!! Such a cheap and terrible ride! Yuck!
Written 16 April 2018
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dawisemd
Carrollton, TX42 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
Spinning too fast to enjoy the view. Our controls didn’t work. I wouldn’t ride again even with no wait.
Written 17 March 2018
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JustECOSM
Parrish, FL1,664 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
We had an early in at the Magic Kingdom. I went for Space Mountain, but unhappily, there was a delay. I looked around and everyone was holding in line and the poor Astro Orbiter was being ignored. I had not been on the ride in years.

I walked over a few steps. The ride has a slow load as you have to take one of two small elevators to the ride platform. When I went up, I was the only one there!

Emma, the attendant, welcomed me and even wiped off the bench in the nearest "Orbiter". It is a long cylindrical ride with a bench in the center. Two adults can fit easily. One adult and two small children should fit just fine. There is a lever in the front that allows you to move the vehicle up and down once the ride gets moving.

This is the fun of it. Also good is if you go to the maximum height, you get good views of the park, especially the Castle. The ride is short in duration, but if it is being ignored as it may be close to opening time, give it a try. Not the best ride in the Kingdom, but certainly a fun one and even suitable for small children.
Written 31 December 2016
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TNHarleyChick
Crossville, TN1,420 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
The ride basically just goes around and you can control how high up you go with a lever. The BEST part about it is the VIEW! We rode at sunset and it was truly breathtaking to see the castle lit up and the sunset behind it. Definitely worth the wait to ride this.
Written 21 October 2016
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John O
Peabody, MA586 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
Another fun ride for the kids. It was actually neat getting high up in the air to see the park. It moves fairly quickly. A little odd that you need to take an elevator up to get to the ride.
Written 7 October 2016
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legallyred
Carthage, MO267 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Family
Yes, this ride just goes around and around but if you take the time to look around, it affords you some of the best views of the Magic Kingdom you will ever have.
Written 19 April 2016
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traveler4k
Beverly Hills, CA1,707 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015
Tomorrow land, tomorrow land. Whoever thought this would be so much fun? My only gripe is that it's too short. It's fun that you could control the height of when you're zipping around the "planet." It's a real fun ride when you have someone to go with. The pilot controls how high or how low it goes. The person behind, me usually, just sits there and enjoys the scenery.

I would do this and usually the lines are pretty minimal. Enjoy!
Written 28 September 2015
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Tim J
Brookline, MA450 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
It took us a few minutes of looking to realize where the Astro Orbiter was, as we'd assumed it was like any other ride on the ground (it has the same mechanism as Dumbo! or the Magic Carpet Ride in Adventureland). You need to look up, at the floating planets above the spire at the heart of Tomorrowland to see where the ride begins. The line itself is near the robot bearing the "Galactic Times News" with a picture of Stitch escaping and words in an alien language probably pulled from Lilo and Stitch.

You wait in line for, on average, 15 minutes before you are given your 'space tickets' (they are used to create groups of two for the rockets) and take the elevator to the top of the spire. Once you get there, you get into your rocket ship (I believe the maximum is two adults and a child), strap in with the belt and the Astro Orbiter begins to take off. It circles around the central column, but if you pull the throttle all the way back up you will ascend to the top of the universe ride your in (you're almost close enough to touch the plastic planets in the shape of Saturn/ Jupiterish planets) and you'll be able to see the whole of Tomorrowland and some of Adventureland/ Fantasyland beyond.

It isn't that intense of a ride, so even if you are afraid of heights you can control how high the orbiter goes and even if taken to the top there shouldn't be a feeling of vertigo. Recommended if you have little ones who want a tiny thrill with a great view.
Written 4 September 2015
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