Are you headed to Disney World in Orlando, Florida? Maybe you are in your planning phase. Maybe it's your first time going to the theme park. Maybe it's your first time going with little ones. If you are looking to ride arguably the best ride for adults who have children, then do not head to the left of the park upon entry. Instead, turn your attention to the right and enter Tomorrowland. As soon as you enter, you cannot miss the Astro Orbiter spinning high above the ground. However, underneath the Astro Orbiter is the most underrated ride at Disney's Magic Kingdom for adults with young children.
That's right, the Tomorrowland Transit Authority (TTA) PeopleMover is one of the best rides in all of Magic Kingdom. The best part is that it is perfect for any adult traveling with a young companion. Just like many rides throughout Disney World, the TTA PeopleMover is an attraction you should look to ride more than once throughout the day. The experience is different during the day than it is at night. In fact, if you are visiting Disney's Magic Kingdom more than once on your trip, you might want to time the ride to be on it during Happily Ever After — a nighttime spectacular fireworks display.
Why is the TTA PeopleMover perfect for adults with kids?
First of all, the best part of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover is that the line is usually never too long. In fact, as I write this, the wait is only five minutes — basically a walk-on. If you have little kids or are traveling with someone who has little ones, then you'll understand that waiting in line can become miserable rather quickly. Finding a few rides in between any of the ones with longer queues is a must, and the TTA PeopleMover is a perfect little distraction.
The length of the ride is also perfect. Clocking in at 10 minutes long, the attraction gives parents or adults the break they deserve. The TTA PeopleMover does not have a height requirement meaning anyone can enjoy the experience. The ride does not go very fast but goes fast enough to entertain most children under the age of 14.
The ride takes you on a tour of Tomorrowland — giving you a behind-the-scenes look at rides throughout this section of Disney's Magic Kingdom. This includes Space Mountain and Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin. You also get to see some of the more unique vantage points of TRON Lightcycle / Run and also Cinderella's Castle.
Finally, if you are like my wife and me and struggle to find any "alone time" on trips like these, there is a part of the ride when going through Space Mountain that is nearly pitch black. If you are not shy about cast members seeing you with the cameras (they use them to ensure no one is standing or doing anything reckless), then it gives you the perfect opportunity to sneak in a few extra kisses.