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Oct 04

Disney “Traveling Around The World”- Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland – Part 3 – Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

 

Welcome back “World” travelers! I hope you enjoyed that awesome ride around Tomorrowland! Get ready for a little fun and friendly competition because we are headed over to Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin. This is one of my favorite attractions! It is colorful, fun, animated, interactive, and you get to shoot stuff!!!

Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin is one of the most unique attractions in the Magic Kingdom. It is also one of the most interactive rides in any of the Disney parks. As a Junior Space Ranger Cadet, you are being sent on a mission to help Buzz Lightyear fight Emperor Zurg. To do so, you board your ship and using laser light guns mounted on the vehicle, you shoot at innumerable targets throughout the duration of the ride. Points are accumulated depending on the targets hit, and at the end of the ride you can find out just how good you are.

 

Check out this video of Buzz Lightyear giving us instructions.

The queue area is filled with giant galactic posters and Buzz Lightyear is there to give you instructions before you begin your journey. One you reach the loading bay, you are loaded into your space cruiser and the fun begins.

The story is that  Zurg is attempting to steal batteries from helpless toys to power a weapon of ultimate destruction, and Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear is tasked by Star Command to stop him. Now Buzz needs the help of the Junior Space Rangers to thwart the Evil Emperor’s dastardly plans.

Your Galactic Hero!

Once you’re inside your space cruiser you can spin any direction you wish. Every time you hit a target, you’re rewarded with fun sounds, special effects, and points are added to your total score. Players can compete with each other for the highest score or try to attain a new personal best. If you are lucky you can ride alone (like the cool dude above) and use both lasers!  You are even assigned a Star Command rank, based on your performance. The lowest rank is the humble “Space Cadet,” but advanced players can challenge themselves to reach the highest rank, “Galactic Hero.”

Your space adventure features 10 interactive scenes. To capture Zurg, space rangers must battle gigantic robots, explore strange planets and hijack a flying saucer. As sharp-shooting Space Rangers, you will cause aliens to spring from hiding, volcanoes to erupt, winged creatures to take flight and there will be many other zany audio and visual effects.
During the spectacular final battle, laser beams scream across the sky and Buzz Lightyear himself joins the action. After a grueling battle, Zurg’s secret weapon is blown apart by Buzz’s laser and the squeaky toy Martians collect its shattered remains.

This attraction mixes familiar video game elements with a neon-colored physical environment to create a dazzling new experience that will entertain both expert gamers and Guests who have always enjoyed classic Disney dark rides.

 

This is one attraction that should not be missed. You will probably find yourself wanting to go back time and time again to better your score and your rank. This ia a very popular attraction and queue lines can get long. There are Fast Passes available for this attraction so use them if you need to. So, to all you world traveler’s out there, “To Infinity and Beyond!”

 

 

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