Disney Files Permit For Buzz Lightyear Ride Amid Fans’ Call For Refurbishment

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At Walt Disney World Resort, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin has something of a cult following — certain Guests can’t get enough of Buzz and the Evil Emperor Zurg as they blast their way through the popular Tomorrowland dark ride.

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However, others feel that the Toy Story-themed ride has seen better days and could stand to be refurbished, or even rethemed entirely.

Now, thanks to a new permit filed by Walt Disney World Resort officials, it seems that these fans could be getting their wish granted. The permit, which lists Disney’s own Buena Vista Construction Company as the contractor, is to “Provide labor, material and/or electrical for construction”.

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While this is a vague description of the work to be done — and can include anything from minor repairs to a full overhaul — it does seem that Disney is at least making some updates to the Magic Kingdom ride in the near future.

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It is worth noting that Disney has not confirmed anything about a refurbishment or closure of Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin at the time of publication. Furthermore, the ride is not listed on Disney’s official refurbishment calendar.

More on Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

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The official description of Disney World’s Buzz Lightyear ride reads:

Buzz Lightyear’s arch-nemesis from Toy Story 2 is stealing batteries from helpless toys to power a new weapon of destruction. Become a Junior Space Ranger and help stop Zurg!

Board your XP-37 star cruiser and voyage deep into the Gamma Quadrant, where you’ll take aim at the glowing “Z” targets with your infrared laser cannon. Use your cruiser’s joystick to spin a full 360 degrees, so you can blast all the targets in sight.

Do you have what it takes to stop Zurg and his rampaging robot army before it’s too late? The fate of the universe is in your hands!

Would you like to see Buzz Lightyear get a refurbishment?

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