Buzz Lightyear's Space Mountain Ranger Spin: Worth the wait or worth missing?

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Magic Kingdom is home to quite a few attractions that should appeal to all guests, but is Buzz Lightyear one of them?

Stashed just beyond the Laugh Floor Factory in Tomorrowland, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin is an attraction that brings in adults and children alike. But is it worth the wait?

Wait times can be as high as an hour, and there are times when they will hit as high as 90 minutes. We don't visit the attraction when those times hit 60 because we have been on it enough. For first-time guests, the wait may not be that bad, especially if you are a family member or fan of the property.

The standby line: The line is both inside and outside. Umbrellas outside help block some of the sun, but it can still be hot and doesn't seem to move as quickly as you would think. Still, the attraction is a continuous ride (most of the time). This allows guests to get on and off easily and keep the ride lines moving. Most of the time, it does.

Once inside, another line awaits, but so does Buzz. There aren't any interactive kiosks for guests to mess with, and you will wind a few carousels before getting to the Lightning Lane merge and then a shorter line beyond that point.

What is the attraction? Buzz Lightyear takes guests on a quest to defeat Emperor Zurg. You sit in a rotating car that you can control. This means for guests that are more queezy to spinning, you don't have to spin if you don't want to. In front of each person (two per car), there is a laser gun that you aim at targets throughout the attraction, and you compete against your cab-mate or friends in another vehicle. Each hit increases your score.

The colors inside are vibrant and full of life and that makes the attraction quite fun to experience.

Star Rating: Our miss or can't miss five-star rating puts Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin at a solid 3.5 stars. You will be happy you experienced it and a little disappointed if you don't.