Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
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If you’ve got a young video-game lover in the family, this ride is a must. This was the first “shooter” ride in a major theme park when it debuted in 1998. As you ride through the attraction, you’ll be shooting guns mounted on your vehicle’s dashboard at alien targets as you try to help Buzz defeat the Evil Emperor Zurg. To get the best shot at the targets, and to throw off your opponent’s aim, use your car’s dashboard joystick to spin the car to the left or right. High score wins bragging rights. The competitive game element makes this a highly popular attraction to ride again and again, so lines really back up in the middle of a busy day. Tips? Target the arms on the giant red robot in the first room, then aim for the volcano on the far wall of the next room to score big, 100,000-point bonuses.
Midway Mania is so much better, sadly. A good portion of the time, you can't see your laser, which makes it hard to play the game, and thus score. With no AAs, and instead cardboard cutouts, it could use an overhaul badly. Still fun though.
The only complain I have with this ride is that the guns are kind of weird and hard to shoot but I love the theme and I love the fact that you can control how many times your car spins, for me I rather just sit back, enjoy the theming and spin around rather than actually shooting. 7/10
Dumb. I laughed out loud at the comment calling it the best ride in MK.
I'm definitely in a minority on this one, but I greatly prefer this to the Disneyland counterpart as well as the nearby MIB. I think the holstered guns make aiming easier, and I think it's really fun to see which targets are worth more points through re-rides. I think Flooded Mine @ Silver Dollar City and Toy Story Mania are the only other shooting rides that really compete with MK's Buzz. This is one of my favorite rides at Magic Kingdom.
I LOVE THIS RIDE! It's always fun for me and family/friends when we visited this park, and it is, in my humble opinion, the BEST RIDE AT MAGIC KINGDOM!
This ride is pretty bad compared to the one at Disneyland. I went on this when I was 7, and it was hard for me to move my gun. It was a very frustrating experience.
It's a good diversion, but nothing spectacular, especially not in the era of Toy Story Mania. The guns don't really work well, and it's rather hard to aim in this version as they're connected to the car rather than kept on a cord. I'd suggest keeping this rid for as long as it remains popular, then quietly close it. I think it has overstayed its welcome a bit.
This ride provides for a nice point of competition as well as the Disney Magic that accompanies every attraction. Can you find the target worth the most points?
I really really like it but it's now compared to toy story mania, make another buzz ride or make the rumored Wall-E ride 8/10
I always like riding this... it's extremely cute. Unfortunately, after using the shooting mechanism on Toy Story Midway Mania, the shooting mechanism on Buzz Lightyear is sorely inadequate. A good portion of the time, you can't see which is your laser light, if you can see it at all. My 2 year old niece enjoyed the ride, but really didn't understand the game aspect of it. My favorite part is spinning the car through the dark area...lol!