Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin

Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin is an interactive video-game ride kind of like a mix between a shooting gallery and a ride all in one. It is located in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom theme park.

As you walk through the line before boarding, you will notice a life-size Buzz Lightyear instructing you what to do on your mission. Visitors board an Omnimover space vehicle featuring two laser pistols and a joystick. The pistols are used to shoot laser beams at different shaped targets for points. The targets are round, square, triangle and diamond shaped. The triangle and diamond shapes are worth the most points. Targets that are hit while lit up will produce much higher scores. A digital readout on the dashboard shows the player's score. The joystick turns the vehicle 360-degrees in a complete circle to help assist in aiming.

My recommendation is to at least ride this one once especially if you enjoy video gaming. My daughter at six years old loved this one. I think we rode it at least three times the two weeks we were there. I still miss and think about "If You Had Wings", the ride that used to be where Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin is now. It closed down in June of 1987. So, for all those who remember this attraction, take a trip down memorabilia lane with me for just a moment.

Now, back to Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin. Fastpass is available for this attraction. Lines can be a very long wait. Several times when we went in June, the wait time was well over sixty minutes and right under ninety minutes. The best thing to do is to get the fastpass for this ride, then follow the steps I posted in the Tomorrowland Transit Authority post. Enjoy the ride!

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