Tomorrowland features a glimpse into a city of the future as envisioned by the sci-fi writers and movie-makers of yesteryear. Action, speed and perpetual motion await as guests "blast off" into the night skies of Space Mountain for a twisting, diving "return-to-earth" aboard miniature space shuttles. Armed with infrared lasers, guests join forces with Buzz Lightyear to defend Earth's supply of batteries from the evil Emperor Zurg in Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger A brought-to-life Tomorrowland spin-off of the hit movie "Toy Story." The shoot-'em-up fun triggers sight and sound gags, while a lighted display inside guests' toy-spaceship vehicles keeps score.
The main thoroughfare of this "city" is the Avenue of Planets, home to the Tomorrowland Interplanetary Convention Center where X-S Tech, a mysterious corporation from a distant planet, is displaying a new teleportation device that brings the audience face-to-face with an alien in The Extra TERRORestrial Alien Encounter. High above Rockettower Plaza, guests can board the machine-age rockets of Astro Orbiter and surround themselves with whirling planets as they swing through space. On level two, guests can ride the world's first transportation system utilizing the magnetic-powered linear motor on a sightseeing tour compliments of Tomorrowland Transit Authority. The unique rotating theater of Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress provides a fascinating look at how our lives have changed through electricity and new inventions. Drivers young and old in individual cars enjoy the Tomorrowland Indy Speedway, matching speeds on a winding rally course.