Category Archives: Tomorrowland

All Aboard the Magic Kingdom train before its temporary close!

Guests heading to Magic Kingdom have the next few days to catch the Walt Disney World railroad before it temporarily shuts down. The train, which does a loop around the park and is often used to get to different lands, will run through Sunday, December 2nd and then close for an undetermined amount of time. The closure is due to the construction of the Tron ride in Tomorrowland, which will be located beside Space M Continue Reading

Top 5 Places in the Magic Kingdom to watch the sun set

While in the parks, do you ever make time to stop and enjoy the little things that bring out the magic? At the end of a long day of running from ride to ride, sometimes it’s just nice to stop and take in the beauty of the park. Nothing enhances the park more than the Florida sunset. Sunsets are one of my top 5 things to photograph, and I find myself chasing them all the time in the parks, especially during th Continue Reading

Gone But Not Forgotten: Alien Encounter

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney On June 20, 1995, ExtraTerrorestrial Alien Encounter opened as a part of the Magic Kingdom’s New Tomorrowland. It was touted as an intense experience and warned that children under of age of 12 should not partake. Guests were first lead to the ‘Tomorrowland Interplanetary Convention Center’ where they learned they were going to Continue Reading

Stitch Is Back

Stitch lovers rejoice! Disney has confirmed that Stitch’s Great Escape will reopen. Well, for the holiday season at least. Beginning December 23, 2017, the attraction will be open from 10am – 6pm until January 6, 2018. Rumor has it that this may be the final showing for the attraction and that it will permanently close after this two-week run. The attraction has been in place since November 16, 2004 when it rep Continue Reading

Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Cabana Rentals Ending Next Month

Well, this was short lived!   From Sandra Pedicini and posted on the Orlando Sentinel website. Walt Disney World is pulling the plug on its pricey private cabanas in the Magic Kingdom. The cabanas introduced in November will no longer be available after Feb. 17. Disney originally rented out the upscale shaded structures near Space Mountain for almost $700. The price later dropped to $500. Disney described tha Continue Reading

Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom Park: Then and Now…

From Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. We’re continuing our special image series “Then and Now” with a look at how Tomorrowland in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort has changed over the years. Scroll back and forth to see both views. When Magic Kingdom Park opened in 1971, Tomorrowland featured Grand Prix Raceway, Flight to the Moon, the Sk Continue Reading

40th Anniversary Carousel of Progress Shirt Available Through Tonight

The Disney Store has released a new shirt limited edition shirt in honor of the 40th Anniversary of the Carousel of Progress available through tonight.  The Carousel of Progress (General Electric Progressland)  was one of Walt Disney’s  four rides/shows at the 1964 World’s Fair. Other Disney attractions at the World’s Fair were Ford’s Magic Skyway, It’s a Small World and Great Mome Continue Reading

Disney Days of Past: Carousel of Progress Marks 40 Years at Magic Kingdom Park

From Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. Forty years ago this week, Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress opened at Magic Kingdom Park and this classic attraction has entertained guests visiting the Walt Disney World Resort for generations. Here’s a look at the Carousel of Progress being built in 1974. Sponsored by General Electric when the attraction first Continue Reading

Sights & Sounds at Disney Parks: Lucie Arnaz and the Space Mountain Launch

From Greg Ehrbar, Writer/Author, Disney’s Yellow Shoes Creative Group and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. You may be aware that Space Mountain celebrates its birthday this month—it’s 40 years young!—as a beloved attraction. But do you know that it’s the oldest operating roller coaster in Florida? Or who were the first two stars to be launched into the Tomorrowland galaxy? Emmy-winning entertainer/p Continue Reading

Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party

Thank you to our friend, Meghan Blair for providing this information about the Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party. Ok so I’m sure we have all experienced the ‘crush’: waiting for an hour or more to see the fireworks at Magic Kingdom, with everyone side by side, some people standing, some people sitting. There are people with kids on their shoulders standing in front of you, its hot and humid. There Continue Reading

Tomorrowland The Film Is Coming May 22, 2015

In case you missed the announcement yesterday, the first trailer for the film Tomorrowland was released and we have it for you right here. Just in case you are not aware of this film, or maybe you have heard of it but not sure what it’s about, here is the synopsis of the film: From director Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol) and writer Damon Lindelof (Lost), Tomorrowland follo Continue Reading