A Disney Mom’s Guide to Tomorrowland

Hey all!  Today I am starting a new series in which we will be traveling around the parks.  I’m going to take you through each land at Disneyland and California Adventure and give you the complete rundown from a longtime passholder’s perspective.  I hope these guides become a great resource for you!  We are starting with one of the most popular and most fun lands at Disneyland, Tomorrowland.  You will find some of the most popular attractions here, along with great entertainment and tasty food.  Buckle up, because we are off to the future!

Tomorrowland Rides

Astro Orbiter: Soar high above the park in your rocket on this family friendly ride.

Autopia: Little ones love this ride as they get to take the driver’s seat and “race” around the roads.  (Height restriction of 32 inches.)

Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters: One of my favorite rides in the park, join Buzz as he battles the evil Emperor Zurg.  Shoot lasers to collect points! (Disney Mom Tip: The purple diamonds and blue triangles are worth the most points!)

Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage: Nemo is missing again!  But don’t worry, Marlin and Dory will do whatever it takes to find him in this underwater adventure.  (Disney Mom Tip: If you are claustrophobic, sit this one out.)

Space Mountain: Easily one of the most popular attractions at the resort, this roller coaster in the dark is an exciting thrill ride.  (Height restriction of 40 inches.)

Star Tours:  Another super popular ride, this recently redone adventure includes glimpses of many of your favorite Star Wars characters.  And with multiple ride options, you experience something different each time you ride.  (Height restriction of 40 inches.)

Tomorrowland Dining

Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port: A quick service location featuring pizza, pasta, and salads.

Tomorrowland Terrace: Another quick service location featuring burgers and sandwiches, also open for breakfast.

Tomorrowland Food Carts

In addition to your standard pretzel and churro vendors, there is a “healthy options” food stand located in Tomorrowland.  The stand sells fruit and veggie snacks, along with juices and Vitamin waters.

Also, make sure you look for the Darth Vadar popcorn bucket, available at Tomorrowland popcorn stands.

Tomorrowland Entertainment

Jedi Training Academy: Happening about once an hour at the Tomorrowland Terrace, this audience participation show allows young guests to try their hand at defeating Darth Vadar.

Live Music:  Most nights during the high season, there is live music in the evenings/nights at Tomorrowland Terrace.  Bands range from soft punk to Elvis cover bands.  The lineup changes regularly so check the Disneyland website for the latest info.

Tomorrowland Shopping

Little Green Men Store Command:  This shop is located at the exit of Buzz Lightyear and showcases Pixar gear, along with mouse ears and pins.

Star Trader:  Located at the exit of Star Tours, this is a great place for all Star Wars merchandise, in addition to regular park shop items like mouse ears and clothing.  Stop in here to build your own lightsaber.

Tomorrowland Highlights and Tips

–Space Mountain is one ride to make sure you get a Fastpass for, as the line is long throughout most of the day.

–The main bathroom in Tomorrowland is located at the exit of Space Mountain.  It is usually pretty crowded, so I recommend using the one at the entrance to Tomorrowland (right before Star Tours, across from Astro Orbiters) if possible.

–If you are arriving at the park early, head to Tomorrowland first.  The concentration of popular rides in this one land means it is very crowded during peak hours.

–After you ride Buzz Lightyear, stop at the computers on the way out; you will be able to email a picture of yourself on the ride to your account for free!

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