is one of Disney's most recent dark rides, with interactive gun game rides
based around various aspects of the Toy Story films having appeared in
several Disney parks. I haven't ever seen the spin off cartoon known as Buzz
Lightyears Star Command that was made, but I think this is where most of
this ride draws it's inspiration. It sees you joining in with the fight
Buzz Lightyears arch enemy, the Evil Emperor Zurg.
It may be
based on the spin off, rather than the film, but this makes it a perfect fit
for Discovery Land, with it's fantasy sci fi theme. It manages to strike a
good balance of being cartoony, without feeling too childish. The whole
effect is one of an excellent quality, and great
in the experience. You could quite easily have this as a ride without the
interactive elements, and it would still stand up as a good dark ride.
interesting feature of this ride is the fact you control the cars by
spinning them around with a joystick. At first I found this distracting, but
after a go or two
I got use to it and found it a nice feature. It adds an extra element to the
game, and allows for some hidden targets located where you might not expect
to find them. The gun game aspect works very well, there's not that large a
number of targets, but it's paced well enough to ensure your rarely
struggling to find a target to aim for, and the smaller number of targets
means you do focus on the story this ride creates as you go round. Overall a
good ride, not the best dark ride Disney has to offer, but it's still one
for I'd want to queue for at least once.