Perhaps one of the most loved attractions of kids and adults alike at the Magic Kingdom of Walt Disney World is Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin.
Located in Tomorrowland, this ride places guests in the world of Buzz Lightyear, a space ranger who was made famous by the Disney Pixar blockbuster Toy Story (not to mention its sequel, Toy Story II and the upcoming Toy Story III). Guests are recruited to be junior space rangers and are immediately sent off on a mission.
Armed with dual laser cannons, 2-3 people board a ride vehicle which whisks them into the clutches of Buzz Lightyear’s arch nemesis, the Evil Emperor Zurg. Zurg has obtained a vast amount of crystallic fusion cells (what we know as batteries), and it is the junior space rangers job to defeat him and his creatures.
Using the cannons, riders blast away at targets accumulating points. Also, some targets react when they have been hit giving a more immersive illusion to the ride. A joystick is mounted to the front of the vehicle enabling guests to spin around to better line-up with their intended targets.
It becomes a contest between not only yourself and your co-pilot in the vehicle with you, but also with other guests. Who can obtain the highest score?
Space Ranger Spin first opened in 1998 and continues to be a popular attraction with long wait times. Consider utilizing the FastPass option.
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