Description And Comments

This attraction is based on the space-ranger character of Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story. The marginal story line has you and Buzz Lightyear trying to save the universe from the evil Emperor Zurg. The indoor ride is interactive to the extent that you can spin your car and shoot simulated "laser cannons" at Zurg and his minions.

A similar attraction at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World opened with little fanfare in 1998 but immediately became one of the most popular attractions in the park. The Disneyland version, situated across from Star Tours, is much the same except the laser blasters are not fixed to the ride vehicle (instead, they are tethered), which allows for more accurate free-range aiming.

Praise for Buzz Lightyear is almost universal. This comment from a Massachusetts couple is typical:

Buzz Lightyear was the surprise hit of our trip! My husband and I enjoyed competing for the best score so much that we went on this ride several times during our stay. Definitely a must, especially when there's no wait.

Each car is equipped with two laser cannons and a scorekeeping display. Each scorekeeping display is independent, so you can compete with your riding partner. A joy stick allows you to spin the car to line up the various targets. Each time you pull the trigger you'll release a red laser dot on the walls that you can see hitting or missing the target. Most folks' first ride is occupied with learning how to use the equipment (fire off individual shots as opposed to keeping the trigger depressed) and figuring out how the targets work. The next ride (as with certain potato chips, one is not enough), you'll surprise yourself by how much better you do. Unofficial readers are unanimous in their praise of Buzz Lightyear. Some guests, in fact, spend several hours on the attraction, riding again and again.

Touring Tips

See Buzz Lightyear early in the morning after riding Peter Pan, Matterhorn Bobsleds, and Star Tours. Don't forget to smile! There is an on-ride photo that you can actually e-mail to yourself for free from kiosks at the exit.

Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters Wait Times

This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters when you visit on a day with a given Disneyland Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average "peak" wait time (that is, how long the line will at its busiest). The bottom and top black lines represent the range of peak wait times to expect (for you fellow nerds out there: it's the 5th percentile and 95th percentile of peak wait times). Please note that these are estimates, and for a better forecast for your travel dates, see Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters Wait Times.

Special Comments

A real winner!

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