Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World 101

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Tomorrowland in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is where guests can step into a bright and shining future. The land is one of the park’s six areas representing different aspects and settings for some of Disney’s greatest stories. Tomorrowland began as one of the original areas of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World’s grand opening in 1971 and has seen a few changes over the decades. Despite the constant struggle to keep a futuristic land up-to-date, it still endures as a popular area for guests of all ages.

Tomorrowland sits off from the main hub area in front of Cinderella Castle. Here guests can become a Space Ranger, yuck it up with some comical monsters, or take a thrilling journey through the darkness of the galaxy. The theming of the land is loosely based around “the future that never was and always will be”. This combination of classic futurism mixed with imaginative science fiction has created a land that feels like a highly stylized version of what’s to come.

Attractions with (FP) accept FastPass, restaurants with (DDP) accept some Disney Dining Plans.


  • Astro Orbitor: Guests of all ages can board their own rocketship for a spin high above Tomorrowland. This ride is similar to Dumbo the Flying Elephant in Fantasyland and offers amazing views of the park
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin (FP): Join forces with Buzz Lightyear to battle the evil Zurg by blasting animated targets using infrared laser blasters. Perfect for gamers and little ones
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor (FP): The employees of Monsters Inc. need human laughs to power Monstropolis, so they’re hosting a comedy show just for you! The show features audience participation and lots of laughs for all ages
  • Space Mountain (FP): One of Disney’s most beloved classic attractions, this rollercoaster takes guests on a high-speed tour of deep space. This indoor ride is fast, intense and almost completely in the dark, adding an extra thrilling level to the experience
  • Tomorrowland Speedway (FP): This classic attraction features gas-powered (and relatively slow-moving) go-karts on a winding outdoor track. Pedals and steering all work, but cars are limited to a safety guide rail along the track
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover: Take a “Super Skyway” tour on this innovative combination of attraction and futuristic transportation. Elevated trams take guests around Tomorrowland with inside views of Space Mountain, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, and futuristic dioramas. Great for a relaxing break
  • Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress: One of the last attractions still around that was personally developed by Walt himself, this audio-animatronic presentation takes guests on a journey through the innovations of the 20th century. Following a family through four generations, advancements in technology are examined as well as a look at what the future might hold

Character Meets

  • Buzz Lightyear: Guests can meet their favorite Space Ranger in an outdoor space located between Carousel of Progress and Space Ranger Spin
  • Stitch: Meet the lovable and mischievous Experiment 626 in the former home to the now-closed Stitch’s Great Escape attraction. This meet and greet is seasonal, and usually only open during busier times of the year. Please check your park guide for availability


  • Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies: This Quick Service window serves soft-serve cones, sundaes, floats made with soda, smoothies, fountain soft drinks, and milk
  • Cool Ship: This outdoor booth serves churros with chocolate sauce as well as fountain and bottled beverages
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café (DDP): This Quick Service location serves classic American fare like burgers, chicken nuggets, and plant-based sloppy joes. The location features a topping bar as well as entertainment from the cafe’s resident alien singing sensation, Sonny Eclipse
  • The Lunching Pad (DDP): This Quick Service spot is located under the PeopleMover and serves items like hotdogs, specialty pretzels, chips and more. There is also some covered outdoor seating
  • Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant (DDP): Seasonally open Quick Service location serving burgers, salad, and chicken. The spot includes a massive covered outdoor seating area that is used for the fireworks dessert parties. This location has seasonal hours and is not open at all times of the year. Check your park guide for availability


  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin Photos: This shop also serves as the exit for Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin. Here guests can purchase Toy Story merchandise as well as on-ride photos from the attraction
  • Merchant of Venus: This store sells standard Disney parks souvenirs like clothing, toys, and accessories
  • Star Traders: More standard park items including properties like Star Wars and Pixar
  • Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.: This shop is also the exit to Space Mountain and sells standard souvenirs as well as space-themed items. This is also a D-Tech location offering customizable phone cases, MagicBands, magnets and more
  • Ursa’s Major Minor Mart: Here guests can shop for park items like apparel, pins, and Mickey Ears

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