Ending our Virtual Magic Kingdom Trip with a Journey into Tomorrow

This is our last stop on the Virtual Magic Kingdom tour. We’re heading to Tomorrowland. Are you ready to head into the world of Tomorrow? Or at least Disney’s version? Okay, it’s not exactly the Tomorrowland that Walt envisioned. However, it’s a super fun place to visit. So, let’s get started.

We’re going to start off with Stitch’s Great Escape. This is one of those times where the Virtual trip is sadly lacking. Part of the fun of this attraction is being there as it is an attraction that engages your senses. Plus, there are some parts of this attraction where everything goes dark. So, the video might not be as fun as being there. If you’ve never experienced this attraction, this video will give you some idea of what it is like to visit.

Stitch’s Great Escape replaced The Extra TERRORestial Alien Encounter. There are a lot of Disney World fans who wish that Disney didn’t replace this former attraction. Above is part 1 of 2 on this attraction.

Here is the main show in part 2. This attraction is one that had to be redone at one point because it was deemed to be too scary for the general audience. Either way, in virtual tours, we can visit attractions that used to exist as though they still do.

Across from Stitch’s Great Escape is Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor. So, get ready to sit back, relax, and laugh. Okay, the humor might not work for everyone. However, it is a fun show nonetheless. The things we can’t do on a Virtual visit is text in our favorite joke to be included in the show like you can when you actually visit. Personally, I’d love to see this show at Disneyland in the theater formerly occupied by Captain EO.

Next stop is Buzz Lighytyear’s Space Ranger Spin. While I prefer the Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters at Disneyland, this ride is still fun. Although, it’s more fun in person than on a virtual trip. We can’t play the game on the virtual trip. The reason I prefer the Disneyland version is that you can take the gun out of the holster for shooting your targets. At the Magic Kingdom, the gun stays in place. For me, it’s not as much fun. However, I do still love the audio animatronic Buzz Lightyear you see while in line to ride. How much fun is Buzz?

The Carousel of Progress is classic Disney theme parks. This is another attraction that existed in Disneyland’s past but was replaced by America Sings and now Innoventions. At the Magic Kingdom the show continues to run. It’s a bit dated. However, the main theme song…A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow…is so catchy that I’m sure you’ll be singing it long after you leave the show. For this trip, just sit back and enjoy a classic Disney attraction.

Another classic Disney attraction the Peoplemover (AKA The Tomorrowland Transit Authority) is still up and running at the Magic Kingdom. At Disneyland, only the track still stands. If you’re looking for a good tour of Tomorrowland, this is your attraction. It does move slightly quicker than I remember the Disneyland version moving. However, it is in no way a thrill ride.

Right next to the Peoplemover (or above the Peoplemover) is the Astro Orbiter. There’s not a whole lot to this attraction. So, I’ll let the video speak for itself.

The Tomorrowland Speedway is Disneyland’s Autopia with a better theme. I really like that they didn’t attempt to re-create Autopia. Instead, they took the idea of this car ride and re-themed it to a race. Perfect! I haven’t gone on this attraction. However, if it’s like Autopia, this attraction is not adult friendly. It’s perfect for the family with a kid who really wants to drive. You can put the kiddo in the driver’s seat and let them go. The rails you see along the track keep the cars from veering too far off course. Not sure how this fits with the Tomorrowland theme, though. Anyways, I enjoyed watching this video more than I probably would driving the car.

No trip to Tomorrowland would be complete with out a trip on Space Mountain. I thought that, with this being a rather dark attraction, a night-vision kind of video would do best. I love the queue line for this attraction!!

As you can see, the night-vision was a better choice. Don’t you think?

If you don’t want any of the magic of Space Mountain ruined, you might want to skip this video. However, with the night or dark rides, it’s fascinating to see what they look like with the lights on. This video gives you a much better idea of what the attraction feels like.

Ever want to party with the Incredibles? Well, in Tomorrowland, your dream can come true. This is a very kid friendly kind of rave. I must admit that it is a clever idea. After all, what other character meet-n-greet allows you to dance with your favorite Disney characters?

After having so much fun riding rides, watching shows, and dancing with the Incredibles, you might need something to eat. Head on over to Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe where you can be entertained by Sonny Eclipse. I wished that I had remembered this place when I was last in the Magic Kingdom. It looks like a lot of fun.

Or, you could book a reservation at the Tomorrowland Terrace for their Wishes Desert Party. The above video captures the entire experience. You will get to see all the amazing deserts included. Plus, you get to see the view that is available of Wishes from the Tomorrowland Terrace. One thing that’s kind of cool about this view is seeing the reflection of the fireworks in the water. There are better videos of Wishes out there. However, this video is unique because of its point of view. So, if you like Wishes, you should watch this video to see it in a different way.

We’ll conclude our time in Tomorrowland with a night ride on the Peoplemover. I’ve been told it’s the perfect way to end the day at the Magic Kingdom.

With that, it’s time to say good-bye to the Magic Kingdom. Next week, we’ll take a special Virtual Disney Theme Parks trip to check out all the special offerings at the Disney Theme Parks for Halloween. Then, we’re off to EPCOT.

 

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  1. Reblogged this on DoomBuggy Runner and commented:
    My friend Greg over at whyirundisney.com concludes his virtual tour of the Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom with a tour through Tomorrowland!

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