Description sheet

Park: Disneyland
Location: Discoveryland

Type: Family attraction
Theme: Jules Verne
Type of attraction: Rotating aerial ride

Popularity: 
My recommendation: A must-do classic


Age: Children, Teens, Adults
Minimum size: No restrictions
PRM access: Wheelchair transfer essential
Pregnant women: Accessible to pregnant women


Disney Premier Access: Yes
Single Rider: No
PhotoPass: No

Presentation of the attraction

The Orbitron is a dynamic attraction located in Discoveryland at Disneyland Paris. Inspired by astronomy and mankind’s fascination with space, this attraction offers a fun-filled aerial experience for visitors of all ages.

The Orbitron consists of several rockets revolving around a large orrery, a mechanical representation of the solar system. Visitors can pilot their own rocket, which rises and falls at their command while circling the attraction.

The rockets can accommodate up to two people, and younger visitors must be accompanied by an adult. A flight into orbit offers a panoramic view of Discoveryland, as well as a feeling of flight and freedom.

The attraction is designed to recall early visions of what space travel might look like, with retro-futuristic touches and details inspired by the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and the novels of Jules Verne. At night, the Orbitron is particularly impressive, with its twinkling lighting making it look like a small rotating solar system.

Technical data

Type of attraction: Rotating aerial ride
Opening date: 1992 (park inauguration year)
Number of vehicles: 12
Number of passengers per vehicle: 2
Ride time: 2 minutes
Anecdotes and secrets: If you pay attention to the planets above your head, you’ll see that they spin on themselves as well as circling the ride.

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