Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin – Disney Attraction

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Written By Carlos Braga

Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin is located in the park Magic Kingdom, in the area of Tomorrowland.

One of the most beloved heroes of the Disney universe has been transformed into ride and opened in 1998, being a hit with visitors to this day!

One of the most striking points is that it has no restrictions, as it is a rather dark attraction, whose cart moves slowly and is suitable for all ages.

Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin - Magic Kingdom Attraction
Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin – Magic Kingdom Attraction

In Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin you board carts that hold up to 2 guests to help Buzz on his journey against Emperor Zurg.

For this, your cart is equipped with a ray gun that must be fired at objects that appear along the path.

As you hit the targets, your score will increase.

Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin - Toy Story Attraction at Magic Kingdom
Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin – Toy Story Attraction at Magic Kingdom

In addition to the ray gun, there is also a control on the cart that will help you turn the vehicle sideways.

That way, it's easier to aim and hit the most diverse targets.

It is a very interactive adventure, it seems a little “childish” at first.

However, it is actually a lot of fun and quite challenging.

So, get ready for competition with your family and friends!

Since, whoever has the highest score will win!

To show you a little better how the attraction is, how about taking a look at one of our trips there that we always show in our Youtube channel?

How to play Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin

To kick off this adventure, you'll have your first introductory quest meeting with Buzz Lightyear himself.

Soon after, you'll board an XP-37 starship, take control of the onboard cannon, and your space crusade through the Gamma Quadrant will begin.

Buzz Lightyar's Space Ranger Spin - Toy Story Attraction at Magic Kingdom
Buzz Lightyar's Space Ranger Spin – Toy Story Attraction at Magic Kingdom

The idea of the adventure is quite simple, you need to aim with your space cannon and shoot with an invisible infrared laser.

Amidst illuminated extraterrestrial realms, you will accompany Buzz in battle.

Along the way, you'll come face-to-face with Zurg and his rowdy squad of disobedient robots.

It needs to be quick to quickly identify its interplanetary “Z” targets.

So, using the on-board joystick, rotate your ship 360 degrees and hit the targets to earn points.

Buzz Lightyear Attraction at Magic Kingdom
Buzz Lightyear Attraction at Magic Kingdom

Will you be able to stop Zurg and his army before it's too late? The fate of the universe will be in your hands.

Earning points in Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin

If you have good aim and are focused to finish the mission, it will be very easy to earn points!

Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin - Toy Story Attraction at Magic Kingdom
Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin – Toy Story Attraction at Magic Kingdom

With each ?Z? you get it right, you'll be rewarded with sounds, flashing lights and points.

The more targets you hit, the more points you will receive.

Therefore, the hardest targets to hit are worth more points.

During the space battle, points are calculated automatically and easily viewed on an electronic panel in your spaceship.

Buzz Lightyear Attraction at Magic Kingdom
Buzz Lightyear Attraction at Magic Kingdom

Compete with your friends for the best score or try to reach a new personal best.

The Star Command Rating

At the end of your mission in Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, you will receive a Star Command rating based on the points you have accumulated during the mission.

Thus, the lowest rank is the humble ?Space Cadet? (Space Cadet).

Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin - Toy Story Attraction at Magic Kingdom
Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin – Toy Story Attraction at Magic Kingdom

But more advanced players can challenge themselves to reach the highest ranking of ?Galactic Hero? (Galactic Hero).

Tips from Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin

We have separated for you some valuable tips for you to be able to increase your score at the end of the attraction.

If you're competitive like us, read it, memorize it, and don't tell your class while you're traveling.

  1. Once you enter the ship, check exactly where your shot is coming from in relation to the weapon. That way, your aim will be better.
  2. To save time – and your hands from getting sore – you can keep the trigger pressed at all times.
  3. Targets recharge after a while, so if you find any valuable ones, you can shoot them again a little later.
  4. Don't spend your time looking for the most valuable ones, just keep an eye out to hit some of them after the attraction. The smaller the “Z” target, the more points it is worth.
  5. The first room of the toy has two targets that are worth a lot of points: the robot, on the left, and the claw, on the right.
    Already start attentive and hit several times to guarantee points.
  6. In the last scene, where Zurg appears, there is a target near his head that is worth 75,000 points.
Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin - Toy Story Attraction at Magic Kingdom
Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin – Toy Story Attraction at Magic Kingdom

Follow these tips and you are sure to emerge champion in this fantastic attraction!

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Trivia about Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin

That's why we've separated some curiosities about this very special adventure, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, for you to fall in love even more!

Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin - Toy Story Attraction at Magic Kingdom
Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin – Toy Story Attraction at Magic Kingdom
  1. The music for the entire route of the attraction is the work of Randy Newman, the same creator of the Toy Story films' soundtrack;

2. The adventure was based on the video game that appears in the Disney-Pixar movie: Toy Story 2, which, incidentally, was starred by Buzz Lightyear himself;

Buzz Lightyear Attraction at Magic Kingdom
Buzz Lightyear Attraction at Magic Kingdom

3. The attraction has been carefully built to scale so you feel like a toy, just like Buzz;

4. During the tour, you can shoot up to 88 objects, some of which are synchronized with others that are activated by shooting;

5. It has versions in all Disney parks in the world and occupies an area of 1,376 square meters.

6. While in line you will be greeted by Buzz Lightyear. Take a good look at him as he is one of Disney's most realistic and state-of-the-art animatronics.

Buzz Lightyear in line at Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin Attraction
Buzz Lightyear in line at Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin Attraction

Now that you know all these curiosities and how to leave your score up there during the adventure, there's no way to leave it aside, right?

Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin Technical Information

  • Attraction time: 4-5 minutes
  • minimum height: no limit
  • Need FastPass +: Required in high season
  • Location: Tomorrowland ? Magic Kingdom
Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin - Toy Story Attraction at Magic Kingdom
Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin – Toy Story Attraction at Magic Kingdom

Time to see the attraction!

Now that you know the best day to go to Magic Kingdom, it's time to put all the tips we gave you about Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin into practice, save the galaxy from the evil Zurg and have a lot of fun with your family and friends!

If you like and grew up watching the Toy Story franchise, you will definitely love this attraction full of lights, challenges, competition and laughter.

Then tell us how this adventure was! We are waiting for you.

I hope again that this post helped you in your research for your trip to Disney or Orlando.

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About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

I hope again that this post helped you in your research for your trip to Disney or Orlando.

As a way to help us keep the blog going, we just ask you to help us by sharing this publication and subscribing to our social networks as Facebook, Instagram or Youtube channel.

In addition to helping us, we are sure that there you will find hundreds of useful posts for your trip!

About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

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