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When we get to Tomorrowland we usually head straight for Buzz Lightyear as this is a Fastpass attraction. This is a great interactive ride that is fun for the whole family, my Mother loves it and the girls laugh at how competitive their Nanny becomes! Even though the line moves quickly if the standby line is longer than 15 minutes we usually get a Fastpass. While waiting for our time slot we then jump on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority, which is opposite, for a gentle ride around Tomorrowland.
I must admit last year during heavy rain we also went on the Transit Authority for 20 minutes until the rain stopped!
Back to the ride after winding through a brightly lit area Buzz Lightyear explains your mission to stop the evil Emperor Zurg from stealing the Universe’ s cystollic fusion cell supply (batteries). You then climb aboard your own XP-38 Space Cruiser and spin through 10 interactive scenes.
You will become a Junior Space Ranger and you find yourself battling huge robots for about five minutes while exploring planets and even hijacking a flying saucer. Each vehicle has a central joystick for spinning and two laser cannons, each with its own scoreboard. Although there are no high restrictions for this ride remember if three of you sit in a car there are still only two joysticks. The space cruisers move at a slow forward speed and young children love the way you can make the vehicle spin around.
In order to save the universe and become a Space Ranger you must collect points. During the ride you have to find the orange coloured Emperor Zurg insignias and target them with your laser cannons and fire. If you hit the target the score will show on your dashboard. At the end of the mission, you can compare your score against the Space Ranger chart to find your rank.
Remember to shoot for those targets high up and far away, they are really worth a lot of points. Things that are moving are worth more points than things that are stationary, and objects that are down low, at hard-to-reach angles are also worth more.
The top of the volcano is worth 100, 000 points and it will erupt when you hit it. You can get lots of points in the battery room. Try to hit the batteries on the bottom, they will fall over when you do, and some are worth 50, 000 points. Try to get the tiny batteries, the smaller they are the more points they are worth.
At the end of the ride you are able to buy a photo of yourselves riding Buzz Lightyear’ s Space Ranger Spin. When we bought ours we went to Buzz Imaging, where these were sold. In addition to photos, frames, t-shirts and pennants were also available.
If you do get time when you visit Tomorrowland do go on this ride it really is great fun for all the family.
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