The Tomorrowland Transit Authority (TTA) is a peoplemover ride in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom theme park. This attraction takes you high above Tomorrowland where you can see a bird's eye view of the park.
The boarding area is located right below Astro Orbiter. You step on to a conveyor belt escalator as it takes you to the top where the vehicles are. As you hop onto the moving cars and the ride takes off, you can look down where the people are walking around and see a lot of the other attractions.
A few times the ride goes in and out of some of the buildings where you will see things like the original model of Epcot as envisioned by Walt Disney himself. The next one is entering Space Mountain. For those who can't stomach roller coasters very well, don't worry. You won't be riding the actual coaster. This does give you an idea of what Space Mountain is like though which is really cool. The last building is where you can look down through a window and see just a bit of Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin.
In short, the Tomorrowland Transit Authority is a great way to pass some time. My recommendation is to do this in the following steps especially if you visit in the busiest times of the year. First, get a Fastpass for Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin or Space Mountain, your choice, if the wait time is over 60 minutes long. Second, ride the Tomorrowland Transit Authority (no Fastpass available but you should not need it anyway because we got on it almost immediately every time in June). Third, go over and ride the Carousel of Progress. By that time you should have burned about thirty to forty minutes. If you still have time before the Fastpass ride of your choice in step one, ride the TTA one more time. This worked out perfectly for us.
My 6 year old daughter absolutely loved this one. She wanted to ride it again and again. Don't miss it. It's a good ten minute relaxation. Check out the video below of the attraction. As always, your comments are welcome.
If you've never seen the Space Mountain tracks from the TTA with the lights on, then check out this video.