Orbitron

Orbitron

Orbitron

Orbitron

Orbitron

Orbitron

Orbitron

Orbitron

Orbitron

The elegant Flying Machines invite you to a trip around a beautiful stellar sculpture and over the rooftops of Discoveryland.

With its gleaming spheres orbiting hypnotically around a central tower it’s not hard to see where this attraction got its name, that sits right in front of the Space Mountain as guests enter Discoveryland from the Central Plaza.

Inspired by the futuristic drawings of such visionaries as Leonardo da Vinci and their working models for planet-systems Orbitron offers guests the chance to pilot their own rocket ship among the planets, represented by the moving and turning spheres.

Once the "carrousel" style ride begins to turn each guest can control the rise and fall of their rocket with the use of the small lever within each ship - to race right toward on of the planets and duck away in the last second... At the rides highest point guests can enjoy a great view of Discoveryland and onwards to the rest of the park. The views become even more stunning at night when all of Discoveryland is dramatically lit with dozens of neon lights.

While technically similar in design to "Dumbo The Flying Elephant" the space ships not only rise higher above the ground as Dumbo, but also move faster around. In combination with the moving model of a planet system above the heads of the space travellers this not only is a stunning sight for other guests (especially in the evening hours) but also a different experience.

Tips

As at Dumbo the Orbitron-queues move slowly, but rarely grow to the same length as at its Fantasyland counterpart due mainly to Dumbo’s massive appeal to young visitors. It’s fair to say if guests enjoy one they should enjoy the other, too. Those who decide to ride both should thereby save Orbitron for later in the evening.

Compact

  • Spaceships: 12
  • Seats per Ship: 2
  • Waitingtime: Waitingtime: 4 of 5

Specials

Guests not only cruise through the space between the planets of the large modell on Orbitron, but also can choose to do so in the spaceship of their Zodiac sign, which are depicted on the ground in front of the spaceships (and are also adorning several stones in the waiting-area).

This "space twirl" was presented by the French bank BNP Baripas from 1992 till 2002 - but as a new sign with a quote from Leonardo da Vinci has replaced the original sponsors sign, this is impossible to tell for today's guests.

Limits

Not recommended for children under the age of 1.

DLP.info votings

Child:
4,0 Spacer
Atmosphere:
3,0
Youth:
2,5  
Thrill:
2,0
Adult:
2,5  
Music:
0,5
Senior:
2,5  
Themeing:
3,0

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