Space Mountain

Space Mountain is one of Uncle Walt’s crowning achievements. Disney took an average roller coaster, put it inside an unusually shaped building, turned off the lights, added a few cheap effects, and before you knew it, a timeless classic was born. Uncle Walt was a genius. Space Mountain The Preshow Space Mountain has an interesting […]

Disney World History – Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland entrance, Magic Kingdom Park

Let’s take a little walk through Disney World History of Dad’s favorite land: Tomorrowland. The Beginning In the beginning Walt created a futuristic Land he called Tomorrowland. And the land was shaped out of the dust of the ground and Walt saw that it was good. (Sorry, I don’t mean to be sacrilegious, just funny.) […]

Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café

Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe at Magic Kingdom Park, Sonny Eclipse

Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café is rapidly becoming one of Dad’s favorite places to eat in the Magic Kingdom. What more could you want? Good food and an out-of-this-world show. The Location Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe is located in Tomorrowland, or really on the border between Tomorrowland and Fantasyland. It’s right where the two come together […]

Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland is Dad’s favorite land. It’s the place where our family starts our day. THE PLAN for the Magic Kingdom always starts with a race for Space Mountain and Buzz Lightyear. (Buzz is Dad’s favorite ride.) Tomorrowland The best rides in the Magic Kingdom are here! There are some absolute gems here. Tomorrowland Transit Authority […]

Tomorrowland Speedway

Tomorrowland Speedway showcases America’s love of fast cars. (These cars only look fast. They have a top speed of 7.5 mph. No that’s not 75 mph that seven point five miles per hour.) Yep, those are some fast cars. Tomorrowland Speedway Back before the interstate highway system was built. Back when most roads were two […]

Carousel of Progress

Carousel of Progress in Magic Kingdom Park, Tomorrowland

Disney World’s Carousel of Progress touts a “Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow.” However, Tomorrowland has been a problem for Disney through the years. Tomorrow has a bad habit of becoming yesterday. For example, in this attraction, the kitchen of tomorrow, in the last scene, persists in becoming the kitchen of last week. The Carousel of Progress […]

Astro Orbiter

Astro Orbiter, Magic Kingdom Park

Astro Orbiter is a Tomorrowland attraction that first opened in 1974 (three years after Walt Disney World opened) – but back then, it was known by its previous name Star Jets. It reopened in 1994 when New Tomorrowland debuted, and the land’s reimagining brought a new Jules Verne-inspired look to the ride. There is a […]

Tomorrowland Transit Authority

The Tomorrowland Transit Authority is one of Uncle Walt’s most unique creations. Walt looked at is as the mass transportation system of the future. This was one of the first commercial uses of linear synchronous motors. (Now they power things like Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.) Tomorrowland Transit Authority: PeopleMover That’s my Uncle Walt, (yeah, I […]

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, Magic Kingdom Park

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin is Dad’s favorite ride at the Magic Kingdom and probably all of Walt Disney World. From the time you walk in the door, this ride takes you into another world. Even if you haven’t seen the Toy Story movies, you can enjoy this little gem. This attraction first opened at […]

Stitch’s Great Escape

NOTE: Stitch’s Great Escape officially closed in 2018. Stitch’s Great Escape is Walt Disney World’s most controversial ride. A whole lot of people find this ride not up to Disney standards. Most of the time, Disney takes one of their characters and tells a heartwarming story about them with some great effects. Not here. In […]