Astro Orbitor Overview | Disneyland Attractions

Astro Orbiter Attraction - Disneyland

A space-themed spinning ride thats unique blend of retro-futuristic design, thrilling ride experience, and prime location make it a standout feature of Tomorrowland.

Astro Orbitor Details

Disneyland ResortPark Disneyland Park
Location in Park Tomorrowland
Height Restrictions Any Height
Age Interests Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, Teens
Thrill Type Spinning
Hours Normal Park Hours
Wait Times Moderate
Lightning Lane Yes
Accessibility Information Guest Must Transfer from Wheelchair/ECV

Attraction Overview

The Astro Orbitor, also known as the Astro Orbiter, is a rocket spinner attraction located in Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park. The ride was first introduced in 1998, replacing the “Observatron” which was a non-interactive kinetic sculpture.

The Astro Orbitor sends guests spinning into the skies above Tomorrowland in their very own rocket ship. The ride is an exciting journey that allows you to control how high or low your spaceship goes as you orbit around a central monument.

The ride’s design is inspired by retro-futuristic visions of space travel, reminiscent of the golden age of science fiction. The spinning rockets and the central tower adorned with planets create a truly immersive space experience.

Location & Wait Times

The Astro Orbitor is conveniently located at the entrance of Tomorrowland, making it hard to miss as you enter this futuristic part of the park. It can be found right next to the Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters attraction.

As for wait times, they can vary depending on the time of day and the season. Generally, the Astro Orbitor is quite popular, especially during peak hours and holidays, so expect some wait time. However, the line usually moves quickly due to the ride’s high capacity.

Queue Experience

While waiting in line for the Astro Orbitor, guests are treated to the sights and sounds of Tomorrowland. From the queue, you can watch other rockets whirling around the central tower and hear the exciting music that sets the mood for your upcoming space adventure.

The queue area is outdoor and offers little shade, so it’s a good idea to wear a hat or use sunscreen on sunny days. However, the spectacular views of the ride in action, coupled with the anticipation of your own journey into space, make the wait a part of the overall experience.

So, next time you’re at Disneyland, don’t miss out on your chance to blast off into space with the Astro Orbitor!


Where to find Astro Orbitor at Disneyland
Where to find Astro Orbitor at Disneyland

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

Got Something On Your Mind?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.