May 11, 2015

Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin | #MagicalMickey

Welcome back to another edition of the Magical Mickey linkup: the linkup centering around a love for Disney, sharing that love and connecting with others. I hope you find this linkup as a great place to turn to for Disney content each week and help all the bloggers participating out by helping readers find that great mouse-eared content. I'm co-hosting with Katie from Adventures by Katie, so of course check her blog out.

I decided I wanted to start sharing about some of my favorite attractions. That list is not exactly small, but lucky for me, we're here every week. Now, this is by no means an ordered list of favorite rides. It is an unordered list of rides I love, though ones I love more will of course be in the early groupings. For this first week, I'll be talking about...

Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin

I'm starting with a ride I always enjoy. In fact, it's one we've been known to loop on more than one occasion in the late night extra hours or during the evening parade. Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin is a combination of a dark ride and shooting gallery using the Omnimover system. Each car features a control joystick and two laser pistols.

You play the role of a recruit to Star Command, thrown into the fray to combat the Evil Emperor Zurg. You need to help Buzz stop Zurg from stealing the crystallic fusion cells from the Little Green Men. You get a briefing from an Audio-Animatronic Buzz Lightyear figure in the queue area before you're on your way. This is actually a cool piece of tech, because the body is audio-animatronic but the face is a projection using computer animation.

The ride features several rooms with stationary and moving targets. You have the ability to turn your car side-to-side when taking aim. One key here to know is not all targets are created equal. In fact, some are worth much more points. Now, I'm not going to share those targets here, because, I just can't share my own advantage. You'll need these if you ever want to earn the ranking of Galactic Hero for maxing out the score. I also can verify that this is however possible, as I've managed it on one occasion.

Galactic Hero... that's right!

Are you a fan of the Space Ranger Spin?

Onto the Linkup

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