Cruise in an old school hotrod for a family friendly time.
|Walt Disney World Park||Magic Kingdom|
|Location in Park||Tomorrowland|
|Height Restrictions||32” or taller|
|Age Interests||All ages|
|Thrill Type||Go Karts, Loud|
|Hours||8:00 AM to 9:00 PM|
|Accessibility Information||Must transfer to wheelchair / ECV|
The Tomorrowland Speedway is a Walt Disney World original attraction, opening the same day as Magic Kingdom on October 1, 1971. When it first opened it was known as Grand Prix Raceway, but the name changed to Tomorrowland Indy Speedway in 1994, and then shortened to its current name in 2008.
This attraction is relatively mild, which makes it ideal for children of all ages. It consists of go karts that are on a set track that cruises around a miniature motorway. The vehicles only hit a top speed of 7 mph, making it very kid and family friendly. Children as short as the 32 inch minimum height requirement are able to steer as long as someone can press the pedal for them, giving little ones the chance to feel like a grown up and have the time of their lives.
The tracks takes the go karts around for approximately four and a half minutes. Guests will be treated with views of Space Mountain and the PeopleMover on their time on the ride.
One important things to keep in mind is that the go karts run on gasoline, and the smell gets quite strong. The old engines in these cars also get quite loud. In addition, the Tomorrowland Speedway will not be operational in extreme rain. However, given all these little inconveniences, this ride is still an absolute classic and a must do when visiting Magic Kingdom.
Location & Wait Times
Tomorrowland Speedway is nestled next to the Mad Tea Party and Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe. This is the first attraction that guests will see when leaving Fantasyland and entering Tomorrowland.
Wait times for this attraction are usually low. During the middle of the day there may be spikes in the wait times, but those crowds will typically yield with time. If guests wait a little bit, the wait times will usually drop lower again, making this ride a great option for any part of the day.
The queue for this attraction is fairly simple. When it gets long the line will wind out in front of the entrance. As guests get closer to where they load the cars, the queue becomes a pedestrian bridge. Guests will then take stairs down to the loading area. When up on the pedestrian bridge guests will be treated to some unique views of the park, as well as the cars moving on the Tomorrowland Speedway.