This ride is based on the Toy Story-franchise. Visitors are asked to help Buzz Lightyear in defeating Zurg, his major enemy. To do so, they shoot targets throughout the ride.
The ride system of Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin dates back to 1972, when the ride opened as If You Had Wings. This ride was sponsored by Eastern Airlines and took riders along scenes of several airline destinations. After 1987, when Eastern dropped its sponsorship, the ride had several minor rethemes (one included a sponsoring by Delta Airlines).
Eventually the ride was completely rethemed in 1998 to promote the new Pixar film Toy Story. The original omnimover system was adapted to include a joystick, enabling riders to rotate the vehicle by themselves. This installation is the first interactive Buzz Lightyear darkride, which was later introduced to all Disney resorts worldwide.
Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, 1305 Monorail Way, Orlando, Florida 32830, United States