“BUZZ LIGHTYEAR ASTRO BLASTERS” LANDS IN TOMORROWLAND DURING “THE HAPPIEST HOMECOMING ON EARTH”
Features First-Ever Interactive Online Component
The space adventure stars Buzz Lightyear; the intrepid galactic hero from Disney/Pixar’s hit film Toy Story. Enlisting guests as members of the Universe Protection Unit of the Space Ranger Corps., would-be Space Rangers help Buzz defeat the evil Emperor Zurg before he corners the world’s energy supply.
The attraction is an interactive experience in which guests pilot their own Space Cruisers and twist, turn and fire personal laser cannons in order to hit targets and gain points that will protect the peace of outer space from the forces of the Emperor Zurg! Total scores will appear in the Space Cruiser at the conclusion of each adventure.
“It will be especially popular with the video game generation,” said Barry Braverman, senior vice president of Walt Disney Imagineering. “Players will jump back on the attraction again and again to improve their scores and top friends and family members.”
incorporate a brand new online component inviting at-home fans to join in the
excitement. Guests on the attraction
will be virtually paired up with internet partners who will join the adventure
“Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters” will be located at the entrance to Tomorrowland, in the former site occupied by the CircleVision Theater, and will be a Disney FASTPASS attraction. Featuring a host of familiar faces, including those popular little green, three-eyed aliens, the black light adventure features a vibrant and colorful cosmic setting.
A similar attraction, “Buzz Lightyear’s Space
Rangers Spin,” opened on
Premiering on May 5, 2005 “The Happiest Homecoming on Earth,” an
extraordinary celebration of the golden 50th anniversary of
Disneyland, will pay tribute to the millions of guests and Cast Members
who have contributed to the rich legacy of “The Happiest Place on Earth”
over the past five decades. The
18-month long occasion represents the biggest celebration in the history of
Disney theme parks and is the first truly global Disney event (with
commemorative events planned at each of the Disney theme parks around the world
in salute to