Description And Comments

This attraction is based on the space- commando character Buzz Lightyear from the Toy Story film series. The marginal storyline has you and Buzz 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. The first room’s mechanical claw and red robot contain high-value targets, so aim for these.

Touring Tips

Each car is equipped with two laser cannons and two scorekeeping displays, enabling you to compete with your riding partner. A joystick allows you to spin the car to line up the various targets. Each time you pull the trigger, you release a red laser beam that you can see hitting or missing the target.

Most folks spend their first ride learning how to use the equipment (fire off individual shots as opposed to keeping the trigger depressed) and figuring out how the targets work. On the next ride, you’ll be surprised by how much better you do.

TouringPlans readers are unanimous in their praise of Buzz Lightyear. Some, in fact, spend several hours on it, riding again and again. The following comment from a Snow Hill, Maryland, dad is representative:

Buzz Lightyear was so much fun it can’t be legal! We hit it first on early-entry day and rode it 10 times without stopping. The kids had fun, but it was Dad who spun himself silly trying to shoot the Z’s.

Experience Buzz Lightyear after riding Space Mountain first thing in the morning, or use FastPass+.

Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin Wait Times

This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin when you visit on a day with a given Magic Kingdom 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's Space Ranger Spin Wait Times.

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