On this day in 2006, Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast opened to the general public at Disneyland Paris in Discoveryland. (A press event had occurred the night before.) Based on Toy Story 2, this attraction shares the same plot as its predecessors at Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland, and Hong Kong Disneyland. (Although as each attraction opened - new technology has enabled guests to better interact.)
In the Disneyland Paris version guests have detachable lasers (attached by a cord). The attraction uses a third-generation Omnimover system, which allows the passengers to determine the swivel of the vehicle with a predetermined range.
Disney World's version is called Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin (first opened in October 1998), while Disneyland's version is called Buzz Lightyear Astro Blaster. Tokyo Disneyland's and and Hong Kong Disneyland's are both named Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters.
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