Take command of your very own rocket ship and fly above Tomorrowland® Area
through the rotating, vibrant planets! You’ll enter the elevator that takes you to the loading platform of the rocket ships. A Cast Member will declare “3…2…1…blast off!” and you’ll be on your way to taking in the views of Tomorrowland® Area
On this space adventure, you’ll control how high and low you with a joystick, whether that’s soaring at the very tip with the brightest stars or staying low close to home. For even more spectacular views, take your space flight on Astro Orbiter at night! Your rocket ship will fly for around 1 minute in the sky before making its landing back in Magic Kingdom®
Park. Tad and Lily love controlling how high and low their "rocket" goes. We love doing this attraction at night for awesome views of Tomorrowland® Area
. As a matter of fact, we haven’t ridden it during the day in a long time. We’d rather spend our time in line for Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin®
Attraction or Space Mountain®
Attraction and come back to Astro Orbiter at night.
To board Astro Orbiter, you must first take an elevator to the loading platform area. This is located near the entrance to Tomorrowland® Transit Authority PeopleMover. When it’s your turn to “fly,” you’ll board a two-seated rocket. Astro Orbiter is a midway-style ride in Tomorrowland® Area
at Magic Kingdom®
Park. The duration of the actual ride is around 1.5 minutes, but the entire process including the elevator ride could take as long as 15 minutes. Guests must transfer from their wheelchair, motorized scooter or ECV to board the vehicle.
Source: Undercover Tourist