Disney Parks Versus: Buzz Lightyear attractions

Welcome to our new Disney Parks Versus feature, where we’ll compare attractions at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.  Today, we’ll take a look at Buzz Lightyear attractions.


As far as I can tell, Walt Disney World’s Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin is identical to Disneyland’s Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters in nearly every way except one: the Disney World version has the guns fixed to the car while the Disneyland ride allows the guns to be held in your hand like a proper pistol.  I thought this would improve my scores, but it did not – only my frustration increased. I cannot get my score any higher than level 3, but Dr. Girlfriend has now improved all the way up to level 5, so it might just be that I stink at this game in any incarnation.  We’re both using the same strategy of trying to hit the same target multiple times, but perhaps Dr Girlfriend’s nearly perfect vision gives her the upper hand. The bottom line is I can’t beat her or anyone else at this game, but it’s clear that it’s not unbeatable.  Also, at some point, the attraction mentions that the targets that are lit up are worth the most points, so keep that in mind when you’re going for glory.

But which game is better? I’m giving a minor edge to Disneyland for its improved game control.  I stink at this game in any state, but it certainly seems like Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters is the best version of the two. (It should be noted that this attraction opened at Disney World first, which explains why the Disneyland version features a slightly better system.  Both attractions are found at their respective Tomorrowland locations.)

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Posted on January 9, 2014, in Disneyland blog posts, walt disney world blog posts and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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