and The Magic Kingdom:
Disneyland Resort's Disneyland Park
Walt Disney World's The Magic Kingdom
The original Rocket Jets sat far back in Tomorrowland (just in
front of Space Mountain) and required taking an elevator up to get
The new Astro Orbiter version was added in 1998 and sits right
out near the hub. It is on the ground level. Although it looks much
more high tech than the original, the ride experience itself is
far less thrilling due to being so close to the ground.
The hydrolics and spinny parts from the original Rocket Jets are
still in use in Tomorrowland as the Observatron -- a satelite dish
array that comes to life every 15 minutes and spins around while
it "scans the universe" for intelligent life.
Magic Kingdom received a renamed and rethemed Rocket Jets in 1994.