This section of the park is meant to give visitors a taste of the future. Sometimes it’s silly and sometimes it’s scary, but it’s always fun. Here you will find some of the Magic Kingdom®’s most innovative attractions
Space Mountain is decades old, but it is still one of the most thrilling roller coasters you’ll find anywhere. Why? Because the whole thing plays out in the near complete darkness of space, which cleverly messes with your senses along the way. Even with all the mega coasters popping up around the world, roller coaster enthusiasts still have fond respect for Space Mountain.
We enjoy this ride the most after dark, but even in the daylight, this grown-up version of a Dumbo-style ride gives breathtaking views of the whole kingdom. Riders have some control of the up and down motion of their rocket, but for the most part it’s a fast spin around the skies above Tomorrowland.
Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
The hit Disney/Pixar movie has spawned a very clever sit-down attraction for the whole family. The monsters in Monsters Inc. discover children’s laughter provides more energy than screams so they change their industry to humor, and this Monster operated comedy club is the result. Audience members are randomly picked to be a part of the show, which includes real-time interaction with Monster comedians. Be prepared to participate in the fun.
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
A ride through an interactive arcade inspired by Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story. Riders compete for high scores through a series of shooting gallery type challenges. Lots of fun!
Tomorrowland’s Transit Authority PeopleMover
A relaxing ride through some of Tomorrowland’s best attractions. This is a very tame ride, but it uses some interesting electromagnetic technology to make it all run.
Other Tomorrowland Attractions
These real cars are always a hit with kids too young to have their own drivers’ licenses, but others might find the lack of speed and control a little frustrating. Two-seat gas-powered vehicles sputter around a track ruled by a guide rail.
Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
This attraction dates back to Walt Disney’s contributions to World Fairs of the 1950s and 1960s. The seating platform moves through the decades of household innovations starting from the early 1900s right up to today. If you love nostalgia, this is your show!
Stitch’s Great Escape
Years ago this attraction was much scarier as the ExtraTerrorestial, but it now has a much more kid-friendly theme. Guests file into a lab where a teleportation experiment goes wrong, releasing the high-strung alien Stitch into a completely darkened room where he plays sensory tricks on the audience. If you like Lilo and Stitch, you’ll enjoy this light sci-fi experience.
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
Quick service. Another of our favorite quick service spots in the Magic Kingdom®. It looks like a futuristic assembly line, but this is an incredibly efficient way to serve a lot of food to a lot of people. Choices are segmented into different delivery bays, where you can choose from burgers, ribs, chicken, sandwiches, and salads, and an endless array of condiments. Sit in the upper section for good views of Tomorrowland, or sit below and be entertained by an alien lounge singer.
The Lunching Pad
Quick service and snacks. Hotdogs and other munchies.
Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant
Quick service, open seasonally. Pasta, chicken, and even lobster rolls.
Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
Snacks. Ice cream and other frozen treats.