Tomorrowland: Ride by Ride
I’ve been crazy busy with my sons broken arm the last couple of days and I have not had a chance to answer questions this week. I should have them answered by Friday. Sorry!
Today I am going through Tomorrowland! If you missed our past Disneyland posts, be sure to go check out my Insiders Guide to Disneyland, Disneyland Questions and Answers, and Fantasyland Guide: Ride by Ride! Frontierland & Critter Country – Ride by Ride! Adventureland and New Orleans Square – Ride by Ride!
Astro Orbitor – Great ride for all ages, but slow going line. Good ride for one parent to do while the other waits for the parade.
Autopia – Great ride, all ages but must 52″ to ride alone. Line moves fast. The line splits at one point and the line to the left seems longer. but usually they have that line loading into two sets of cars, where the one on the right only goes to 1 set of cars. Before you split check and see how many lanes they have open.
Buzz Lightyear – Really great ride, fast line, all ages can ride, but it is loud and can be overwhelming for some little kids. Each car has 2 guns that shoot targets. Targets are worth different amounts of points, so choose to shoot at higher point targets for higher points (Triangle targets are worth 10,000 points. Diamond targets = 5,000 points. Square targets = 1,000 points. Circle targets = 100 points.) There are also hidden “Z” targets throughout the ride. Not scientifically proven – but we swear if you are evenly matched the person on the left side gets a better score.
Captain EO – 3-D movie Usually you can get in even if there is al big crowd. It’s a nice cool place to sit for a while. It can be quite scary for younger kids though.
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage – Wonderful ride for all ages, line moves at a pretty good pace. You will probably not enjoy this ride if you are claustrophobic.
Monorail – Great way to get to and from Downtown Disney. You can ride in the front or the back of the monorail on days that are not too hot. You just have to wait near the doors and they board you after the other passengers. Closes during fireworks and reopens when they are done. (See Disney Questions answered for more information.)
Jedi Training Academy – Show is in the Tomorrowland Terrace. Children are chosen from the ground level to participate and get a chance to fight Darth Vader or Darth Maul. Really enjoyable show to watch. In order for children to be chosen they have to be down in the sectioned off area. (See Disney Questions answered for more information.)
Space Mountain – Fast ride, slow line. Fast pass available, so take advantage of it! Riders must be 40″ tall to ride.
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue – Fast pass available. Fun ride for kids, can be hard on adults. If you are prone to motion sickness this ride may not be your favorite. They have restructured the ride, so that there are different beginnings, middle, and ends that shuffle for 54 possible different rides.
Disneyland Railroad – This stop takes you to Main Street Station next. There is a dinosaur exhibit between this station and the next one. Closes during fireworks and reopens when they are done
Innoventions – This is worth your time to explore. As of right now (2014) Its has some really cool things to do with Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor.
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