Go for a short, fast spin in a two-seat rocket high above Tomorrowland. Often mistaken for a futuristic sculpture, the fanciful planets of Astro Orbiter go into motion with each launch. Think “Dumbo” with small, silvery space ships. Pull back on the stick to “soar” high. Get a dizzying view as your ship whirls. Must ride an elevator to board. Motion sickness warning. Outdoor, covered queue. Adults must accompany kids under 7. Transfer from wheelchair to ride. Allie’s KidTip: “You can get a great view of the park.” TweenTip: “Faster than Dumbo and Aladdin.”Get a full copy of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook here.
Ages: Ages 5 & up
Thrill Factor: Heights and spins
Ride Duration: 1.5 min.
- Must transfer from ECV
- Must transfer from wheelchair
- Seating type: lap seatbelt
TweenTip: Faster than Dumbo and Aladdin.
PassPorter's Ratings for Astro Orbiter
Author Jennifer Marx's Rating:
Appeal by Age:
Best rode at night.
bradt gave this a rating of 6 on 03/18/2017 at 10:20:21 am EDT
Getting to the ride is outdated. Lines seem long, but tend to go quickly.
klbl1223 gave this a rating of 5 on 08/14/2016 at 10:09:50 am EDT
It made me a bit sick and the wait time to ride is always too long.
num1DVCfan gave this a rating of 3 on 06/30/2016 at 8:34:07 pm EDT
I get too sick on this ride to enjoy the view.
trindadsth gave this a rating of 2 on 06/30/2016 at 12:22:03 pm EDT
Feels like you're going to fall off and the wait it too long for the experience
Meechigan gave this a rating of 2 on 06/30/2016 at 10:16:44 am EDT
It's ok but as I get older spinning type rides mess with my head!
Patty Jo gave this a rating of 5 on 06/28/2016 at 7:53:48 am EDT
There are always long, long waits for this ride. We like being so high above the park, but it takes a good chunk of the day to wait and ride Astro Orbiter.
Pawleys4 gave this a rating of 8 on 06/27/2016 at 9:35:10 pm EDT
put the smaller children/light weights in the front
Dopeyhornet gave this a rating of 6 on 06/26/2016 at 3:12:19 pm EDT
Great view, but not sure it's worth the often long waits.
Dani S gave this a rating of 3 on 06/26/2016 at 9:53:03 am EDT
Ride too small for families to ride together.
waitingfordisney gave this a rating of 3 on 06/24/2016 at 3:17:04 pm EDT
Too long a wait for such a boring ride.
TomiRocket gave this a rating of 1 on 06/24/2016 at 11:44:24 am EDT
My kids like this ride okay, but I *HATE* it. Not only is the line horrible, but the circumference of the flight circle is so tight, this ride makes me sick where Dumbo, Flying Carpets, and Triceratop Spin do not.
E(ticket)lizabeth gave this a rating of 1 on 06/23/2016 at 2:04:08 pm EDT
Neat, but way too slow - long wait.
CheriePenguin gave this a rating of 4 on 06/21/2016 at 4:29:43 pm EDT
Not worth the wait. If you catch it with a real small line then it's okay.
scott disney dad gave this a rating of 3 on 06/19/2016 at 8:38:41 pm EDT
I enjoyed the birds-eye view from up that high, but the ride itself was ehh.
NanaTink gave this a rating of 3 on 06/19/2016 at 2:38:10 pm EDT
You really just spin in a circle up high.
Papa Jim gave this a rating of 3 on 06/17/2016 at 2:37:42 pm EDT
I love the view from the ride, but was very difficult to get out of.
chelynnah gave this a rating of 3 on 06/17/2016 at 12:16:45 pm EDT
This has a very long line and was completely nausea inducing. I can ride Dumbo, but this one made me sick.
Princess Sleepy gave this a rating of 1 on 06/17/2016 at 10:42:53 am EDT
Cannibalking525 gave this a rating of 1 on 06/17/2016 at 9:40:17 am EDT
I would rate this higher if the loading time was better. Very slow.
fletch1965 gave this a rating of 3 on 06/17/2016 at 8:33:02 am EDT
I liked that we could see our hotel, the Contemporary, while riding this ride. Besides the nice views of the Magic Kingdom, this ride is pretty boring.
Fergies6 gave this a rating of 5 on 06/16/2016 at 11:19:03 pm EDT
In my experiences, this ride has relatively short wait times, and has a fairly high thrill factor due to the height. It's basically the magic carpets or Dumbo but on the top of a building. The motion is not bad, speaking as someone with dreadful motion sickness.
KateLovesDisney gave this a rating of 6 on 06/16/2016 at 11:08:27 pm EDT
Spouse does not like heights, so almost never ride.
--Jack gave this a rating of 4 on 06/15/2016 at 1:45:05 pm EDT
Great view, but not worth the wait
ashlvsq2004 gave this a rating of 3 on 06/15/2016 at 11:15:09 am EDT
Wait time is too long.
tinae159 gave this a rating of 2 on 06/15/2016 at 1:26:57 am EDT
Since many people don't even know it exists (or how to get to it), riding it does give you some bragging rights, but you can skip it without feeling like you missed something big. If you're scared of heights, definitely give it a pass.
krajewskim gave this a rating of 4 on 06/14/2016 at 11:07:58 pm EDT
Awkward to enter and exit ride vehicle (especially if you are larger) and awkward to ride with another person (in my opinion).
Bruhaha gave this a rating of 1 on 06/14/2016 at 10:50:22 pm EDT
Gives some people motion sickness
Dopey Girl gave this a rating of 3 on 06/14/2016 at 9:27:07 pm EDT
I like it because it's a classic
Disneymom7702 gave this a rating of 2 on 06/14/2016 at 3:28:26 am EDT
The long wait times keep this from being one of my favorites.
Diane MM gave this a rating of 4 on 06/13/2016 at 6:42:45 pm EDT
The wait time, even with short lines is so long. However, once you get up there the view is amazing.
MPoppins77 gave this a rating of 5 on 06/13/2016 at 6:29:44 pm EDT
Great view, but very long waits and very uncomfortable for larger adults.
rebeccamcarroll gave this a rating of 2 on 06/13/2016 at 2:31:26 pm EDT
Great place to get pictures
BWKsMom gave this a rating of 5 on 06/12/2016 at 5:34:56 pm EDT
Great view - long lines!
Libby X 3 gave this a rating of 7 on 06/12/2016 at 3:14:23 pm EDT
jodistrock gave this a rating of 5 on 06/12/2016 at 9:36:38 am EDT
The view is great but the spinning makes it not worth it.
dutchdisneyfamily gave this a rating of 3 on 06/11/2016 at 9:56:49 pm EDT
I have only ridden once and I was surprised with the view of the park and castle, faster paced ride than dumbo, good for kids. But other than that this ride is sort of meh...
Cbinks2 gave this a rating of 4 on 06/11/2016 at 9:55:48 pm EDT
Worth a ride if wait time is short.
MINNIEsota MOUSE gave this a rating of 4 on 06/10/2016 at 3:13:16 pm EDT
Long wait most anytime, but the views of the park are nice.
bexhug gave this a rating of 6 on 06/10/2016 at 11:16:59 am EDT
View can't be beat
ams4092 gave this a rating of 4 on 06/10/2016 at 6:34:45 am EDT
The queue keeps us away. Be advised, this is no high flying dumbo! Goes much faster, and made this mama dizzy!
I live with a 'Stitch'! gave this a rating of 4 on 06/05/2016 at 10:14:51 pm EDT
I love the view from this ride and my 10 year old son thinks this is awesome. He loves how high the ride is and he likes to pretend the rockets are real.
Loridove gave this a rating of 4 on 06/05/2016 at 6:14:01 pm EDT
Great attraction for all ages & especially for families. Gives you a good look around the park from high above everything. Although I do get a bit motion sick, I can actually ride this attraction.
DisneyOrBustColorado gave this a rating of 7 on 06/04/2016 at 9:11:02 am EDT
Night time is magical
dromio515 gave this a rating of 9 on 06/03/2016 at 8:39:59 pm EDT
Queue is very slow moving which stops us from riding often - but I really enjoy the actual ride (all 30 seconds of it...)
thelivlloyds gave this a rating of 6 on 06/03/2016 at 8:16:29 pm EDT
Fun for little kids, and a great view of the park.
AeroScott gave this a rating of 4 on 06/03/2016 at 4:03:38 pm EDT
I think little kids would like this best.
Grooviamommy gave this a rating of 2 on 06/03/2016 at 2:48:48 am EDT
More fun than it looks, but the wait time is excruciating most of the time.
amouse9 gave this a rating of 5 on 06/03/2016 at 1:25:55 am EDT
Not on my recommendation list. Line is way too long and moves exceedingly slow for a ride such as this. Imagine Aladdin, only with a 30+ min wait at a minimum...
AURAGS gave this a rating of 2 on 06/03/2016 at 12:40:36 am EDT
Nice at night
diamondldy4 gave this a rating of 4 on 06/02/2016 at 11:29:11 pm EDT
This is boring
Zatrina gave this a rating of 3 on 06/01/2016 at 12:02:29 am EDT
I was not a fan of this one. In all of my years at WDW, I've done this exactly once!
mikeserin gave this a rating of 1 on 05/30/2016 at 6:43:26 pm EDT
A nice break, a good view, and a two stage line. It was the first ride I let my daughters ride together without me!
lisasport gave this a rating of 4 on 05/30/2016 at 1:04:57 pm EDT
I love the view when you're riding this, but it makes me feel sick
mbbowen gave this a rating of 3 on 05/30/2016 at 9:35:24 am EDT
Great view of the park, but I wouldn't wait in line for more than 15 minutes to ride.
Tim Harrison gave this a rating of 4 on 05/30/2016 at 9:19:17 am EDT
Very much a typical carnival-type ride. I only do this when it is nighttime and if there is zero wait time."
Marie the Cat gave this a rating of 1 on 05/29/2016 at 5:15:48 pm EDT
Fun to do after dark.
Victor gave this a rating of 5 on 05/28/2016 at 8:43:35 pm EDT
Great views of the park, but long lines
id67 gave this a rating of 4 on 05/28/2016 at 6:52:34 pm EDT
The wait is too long for what you get
star733 gave this a rating of 1 on 05/28/2016 at 4:15:06 pm EDT
Don't underestimate how high up you will be! My daughter thought that was wonderful but I was more nervous than I anticipated!
Kansas gave this a rating of 5 on 05/28/2016 at 9:04:21 am EDT
We feel it has long lines for just an ok ride.
snickers gave this a rating of 2 on 05/28/2016 at 1:14:47 am EDT
Great for the kids...nice views.
BriarRose4 gave this a rating of 4 on 05/27/2016 at 12:30:18 pm EDT
Too high up and waiting in line
cutiepie gave this a rating of 1 on 05/27/2016 at 12:15:17 pm EDT
Not a fan of heights.
MayraLR gave this a rating of 3 on 05/27/2016 at 11:12:28 am EDT
Great views at night!
westport_chicky gave this a rating of 5 on 05/27/2016 at 10:25:41 am EDT
Line is too long and loading is slow. Not enough "thrill" for the length of wait.
Rob S. gave this a rating of 2 on 05/27/2016 at 10:25:18 am EDT
MY grandson loves this ride even if it makes Grammy sick!!!!
dmargliotti gave this a rating of 5 on 05/27/2016 at 10:24:59 am EDT
fun for the tween group
email@example.com gave this a rating of 2 on 05/27/2016 at 10:19:01 am EDT
Good fun, but SLOW loading and unloading does this ride in. If you can find it was a wait of 15 minutes or less, take a spin (you'll have a blast), otherwise, rocket right past.
Ms Minnie gave this a rating of 4 on 05/27/2016 at 9:56:13 am EDT
I've never been able to ride it since motion sickness is a major problem here but it would be too short of a ride to be worth it if I wouldn't get sick
richbasm gave this a rating of 2 on 05/27/2016 at 9:48:30 am EDT
Slow loading but great views from the top
Angelc1420 gave this a rating of 5 on 05/27/2016 at 9:43:59 am EDT
Slow loading for a ride that is meh
zettarooski gave this a rating of 1 on 05/27/2016 at 9:05:44 am EDT
Long lines...good views
CEK40 gave this a rating of 3 on 05/27/2016 at 8:38:57 am EDT
I'm prone to a bit of motion sickness, especially with AstroOrbiter.
marc gave this a rating of 3 on 05/27/2016 at 8:37:10 am EDT
Long lines, best time would be late at night. Hard for some to get in and out of ship.
jjssmiley gave this a rating of 3 on 05/27/2016 at 1:06:45 am EDT
I think it's fun to ride this as a couple. You have a great view of the castle, and you sit close together. It can get a very long line, due to the small loading capacity, and the elevator line. But if the line is low, it's something fun to do.
Tinkertini gave this a rating of 7 on 05/26/2016 at 11:54:41 pm EDT
Hard to get in & out of. Not worth the wait.
gardengalWDW gave this a rating of 1 on 05/26/2016 at 11:25:39 pm EDT
Seating is very uncomfortable for older thrill seekers.
Ms. Earson gave this a rating of 2 on 05/26/2016 at 11:12:59 pm EDT
Worth it for the view alone!
megeed gave this a rating of 5 on 05/26/2016 at 11:08:46 pm EDT
makaro gave this a rating of 3 on 05/26/2016 at 10:45:58 pm EDT
hard to get in and out of rocket
bwmetts gave this a rating of 3 on 05/26/2016 at 10:32:40 pm EDT
Nope, nopity, nope, nope, NOPE! But I admire those who do ride it and don't get sick.
Jennifer Marx gave this a rating of 1 on 05/17/2016 at 2:55:35 pm EDT
Michael , Victoria, Rick, and Miranda soar above Tomorrowland on the Astro Orbiter | photo by Meggera
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