Orlando/SoCal Theme Park Showdown: Buzz Lightyear vs. Buzz Lightyear
Written by Robert Niles
Our second match-up in the Theme Park Insider Orlando/Southern California Showdown is Buzz Lightyear vs Buzz Lightyear. Which is your favorite between the two versions? Consider whatever details you'd like - setting, decor, ride, narrative, or whatever petty individual bias you'd like to throw into the mix. The vote will be open for 24 hours.Tweet
Disneyland's Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters: Tomorrowland
The differences? The original Buzz Lightyear ride Space Ranger Spin, opened in the old "If You Had Wings" ride building at the Magic Kingdom in November 1998, introducing millions of theme park fans to the shoot-'em-up dark ride format that would endure with attractions such as Men in Black: Alien Attack, Toy Story Midway Mania and dozens of Sally rides at regional parks around the world. Disneyland's Astro Blasters opened in March 2005, in the old CircleVision theater in Tomorrowland. Disneyland's version is a few seconds longer than Disney World's, but the big difference is the guns. At Disney World, your laser blaster is mounted to the car, while at Disneyland, the guns are connected with a cord, allowing much greater freedom of movement. But that's not always a plus. With the guns mounted to the car at Disney World, spinning strategy plays a much more important role in trying to beat your opponent (or work together) for a high score.
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