Disney files permits for different walkways, attractions, resorts, and more each day. With Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida being the largest Disney tourist destination, we often see these permits pop-up at this location most frequently. Disney World is alway innovating and reimagining it’s creations, and as Walt said, “‘Disneyland [and Disney World, in this case] will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world”.
Recently a new permit was filed for 1225 MONORAIL WY # B JRMK0134, which is the address of the Tomorrowland attraction Astro Orbiter. The permit has been filed to “provide labor, material and/or electrical for construction”. We do not yet know specifically what will be happening with the Astro Orbiter at Magic Kingdom, if whether this is just for an electrical update or larger overhaul of the ride. At the moment, the attraction remains open at Magic Kingdom park so this is likely not going to be an intensive change to the attraction.
Disney describes the attraction as something Guests can fly:
Pilot a spaceship high in the sky amid a gleaming constellation of planets. Lift Off!
Hold on tight as your retro 2-passenger spacecraft levitates high into the air, picks up speed and begins orbiting a galaxy of planets while the sights and sounds of Tomorrowland whirl by far below. You’re the Captain Now. Control how high you fly by pulling or pushing the lever inside your ship.
Although the attraction is not a high speed coaster like Big Thunder Mountain in Frontierland or Space Mountain just a few steps away, it does have the unique quality of being very high up which means you can catch amazing views of Cinderella’s Castle! If you can ride during the Happily Ever After fireworks — which are currently suspended — you will get to experience the show in a whole new way.
Stay tuned as Inside The Magic continues to track the construction going on within Tomorrowland on the Astro Orbiter.
What are your thoughts on the Astro Orbiter? Should it be refurbished?