I am a person who loves traditions, and so whenever I enter the Magic Kingdom, I always go right towards Tomorrowland. It has just always been that way, ever since I was a kid, we headed to Tomorrowland first. Now whether this is a smart idea, i'm not entirely sure, but I think it's a good place to start for every age.
The main attractions in Tomorrowland are:
- Space Mountain
- Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin
- Astro Oribter
- Tomorrowland Speedway
- Stitch's Great Escape (now closed)
- Monster's Inc Laugh Floor
- Carousel of Progress
If you're set on racing a car around Tomorrowland, I would get in line early for the Tomorrowland Speedway. This ride does tend to be quiet in the morning, which is ideal as the waiting area is entirely outside. Standing in an outdoor queue in the Florida afternoon sun is not something anyone should experience in my opinion. Pretty much all other Tomorrowland rides are in shaded/indoor queues and so I would tick the Tomorrowland Speedway off early so you don't get burnt!
Fasspasses aren't totally necessary for this land, as most of the rides tend to be quieter. At peak seasonal times, they will fill up as well, but most of them are high capacity and so they take away a lot of crowds quick. Throughout the day, you'll find a lot of Buzz Lightyear fasspasses become available, which is good if you don't have any other plans, but if you can, get a fasspass for Space Mountain. Probably the most popular ride in Tomorrowland, it tends to be very busy throughout the day, and a bit quieter towards park closing.
Carousel of Progress and Monsters Inc Laugh Floor are what my father calls, "Out of direct sun snooze attractions" - which I think is a perfect sum up of both. They may not be priority rides that you want to get to - but they both have decent capacity and you get out of the sun - woo! (My father can sleep through anything). The special thing about Carousel of Progress though, is that it is one of the oldest attractions in the parks, and was worked on by Walt Disney himself.
Character Meet and Greets
Tomorrowland isn't the greatest hotspot in Magic Kingdom for characters. Since the closing of Stitch's Great Escape, a current 'makeshift' character spot for Stitch is available. (Kinda sad he's standing outside his closed attraction). It's unsure how long he will stay there but thankfully Stitch is usually seen in other locations within Walt Disney World. As well as Stitch, you can also meet Buzz Lightyear over by his ride. I find this meet and greet usually quite short i.e. Buzz isn't available for long - but it's a good opportunity to see him on his own without the other toys.
A hidden gem in Tomorrowland is the variety of merchandise and stores available - all within this land. Whilst there are so many shops all over the park, there are five merchandise stores. There are lots of space themed souvenirs available in these stores, and in my opinion a lot of pins too. I personally love the Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. - which is the store for the exit of Space Mountain. There's just something about this store that everyone walks through to leave the ride, but you miss some really good merchandise opportunities!
I hope you have all enjoyed some secrets and tips about Tomorrowland. I have so many more to share and they'll be coming soon! Thank you for reading!