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 6340.7 #18 (DL Qual #7

Mar 17, 2013 8:24 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, March 17th, 2005. Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, officially opens after weeks of soft openings. The building that houses this attraction was formerly used as the queue for the Rocket Rods attraction. It also housed the Circle Vision attraction until it closed in 1997. Do you like this attraction? What's your high score? As always, thank you for reading!

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This is a fun attraction! What I really think is so cool about Astro Blasters (and Toy Story Midway Mania) is the interactiveness of the attraction. Not only do you experience it, you can participate in the attraction! In fact before the first time I rode Astro Blasters, I didn't even know it was a game that you play. It blew me away! My high score so far is over 500,000. Thank you SMK for another awesome History post! - IMissDisney  1205.7 #144 8:58AM
I smell a challenge - pikarich  5232.4 #23 9:04AM
and were spinning around and around and around and around - pikarich  5232.4 #23 9:04AM
*ToyStory Midway Mania - Plumiegirl  10135.2 #8 8:25PM
^^Corrected. Thank you!! - IMissDisney  1205.7 #144 8:38PM
******Thanks for the history☺ I don't love this attraction, I just like to come here for the meet up's! Lol - MadameLeota  4203.3 #35 2:34PM
Ditto! - Jacqueline  580.0 #349 8:16PM
I love doing this attraction last thing at nite. I don't rennet my highest score just that I keep beating angry Donald at it!  - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  341.1 #701 8:27AM
Remember! (Auto correct ) - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  341.1 #701 8:27AM
Ha! I'm sure that contributes to his "anger" ? Lol! Way to go! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 8:33AM
Thanks for the info. As much as I enjoy Buzz, I kind if miss the Circle Vision attraction. - proudcanuck  478.6 #445 8:27AM
You're very welcome! Really? What do you miss about circle vision? I'm quite fond of buzz. I feel it was a good replacement. :) - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 9:01AM
Wasn't America Sings and Carosel of Progress in the circle vision building? (not at the same time) - adisneyfamily  1003.9 #187 9:09AM
America Sings was where Innoventions is now. I miss America Sings. - Minnique  631.0 #321 10:57AM
Yes. :) - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 10:57AM
wow .before buzz was here i remember riding the rocket rods into here and the then longest queue line ever, my highest score is around 400,000 level 5. I love how you get your pic for free NOW but i do remember a time when you had to buy it a long time ago.This ride uses the same onmimover like haunted mansion and the little mermaid which is the biggest guest eater in the park. other than toy story buzz and zerg got their own animated movie called The adventures of Buzz Lighter and star command and later an animated series with the same name. Their are two hidden mickeys at least that are here one in the line with the pics of the planets and mickeys face is on the earth like one and in the first room to the left where the space ship is in space a flying tile has it. - pikarich  5232.4 #23 8:32AM
fyi the only change this attraction received recently was the lost of the fast pass machines to star tours. - pikarich  5232.4 #23 9:11AM
Good morning Pikarich! Thank you for adding all of that! Can't wait to look for those hidden mickeys! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 11:22AM
Pew pew pew!!! - Armenda  1159.7 #152 8:40AM
☺😻😻😻 - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 11:23AM
I love this attraction and thanks for sharing the history. - LaPearleNoir  1789.6 #94 8:45AM
πŸ‘‹ Me too! Hi sweetie! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 11:23AM
My whole family loves this attraction! In fact, it seems my youngest will even give out tips for how to do well on this! 😜 I'm not sure it was my highest, but I was pretty proud of my 111,000 score last Saturday night with a certain group of people until I started polling all them about THEIR scores! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Fun! Love it! I also enjoyed that Circle Vision movie, but with Soaring over California in DCA, that is a pretty darn good substitute! - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 8:50AM
Your little space ranger is quite impressive! Don't worry, I'm terrible too. 😜😘 - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 11:26AM
I LOVE your history posts, I always learn so much!! - adisneyfamily  1003.9 #187 8:51AM
Awe! Thank you so much for letting me know! You're very welcome! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 11:26AM
I'm still confused about how we exit the ride after the entrance but looks like we get off before the entrance - ilenej1276  7.5 #13497 8:57AM
Lol! I'll be honest, I get turned around there too. - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 11:44AM
Honestly this ride never gets old its my favorite one in tomorrowland! Thank u!! - Goofy24  174.0 #2335 9:05AM
Agreed! So much fun! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 11:44AM
high score hahaha! i'm horrible at this, but i do like it :) - OhanaPhoto  5322.5 #21 10:04AM
Hahahahahahaha! I'm with you on that! I won't even say my high score! πŸ™ˆπŸ™Š - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 11:47AM
all my laughable scores can't be described as high haha! - OhanaPhoto  5322.5 #21 8:35PM
Happy anniversary Astro Blasters, a much improved use of space than the short lived Rocket Rods! - CollegeDisneyKnowledgeGrad  1397.0 #3 10:05AM
Lol! I so agree! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 11:59AM
Love the interactive nature of blasters. So tempting to just spin the car while husband is trying to get the high score. - Bibba  462.5 #470 10:29AM
Ha! All is fair in love and high asters blasters scores! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 12:00PM
This may quite possibly be my favorite attraction in the resort. Great post, Duchess! - Slotherini  1079.8 #169 10:45AM
Oh, and my high score is just below 1.8 million. - Slotherini  1079.8 #169 11:32AM
😳 Remind me not to challenge you...whoa! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 12:01PM
I recall Circle Vision and holding on so as to not get dizzy. Never was in the park for the Rocket Rods. As for BLAT, love it! I think it's an excellent addition of a great movie, Toy Story by Pixar, to be incorporated in Tomorrowland. We really enjoy the interactiveness and have a blast. I don't know my high scores, never very high, but always fun! And I like having fun posing for the pictures. Thanks!!! - misschurro  6362.1 #17 10:49AM
I seem to recall the white water river rafting (in China?) scenes always made me woozy. Handrails, fo' sho'! - susieQzee  555.8 #366 10:58AM
Where is that darn camera?! I always end up with my mouth open! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 12:20PM
If you missed rocket rods you are lucky! Waited over 2 hours and it kept breaking down. I still can't believe they took the people mover away for that! Glad there is something cool there to wear the memory. - Dawnsharks  124.7 #3136 8:07PM
Circle Vision made me sick. I never rode the Rocket Rods. Astro Blasters is my son's favorite ride so it's a must everytime we go. My high score is 800,000+, trying to reach the million mark. - Minnique  631.0 #321 11:00AM
Love this ride! - kianatony  14.1 #8932 11:48AM
My whole family loves this attraction!! We always have so much fun! Thanks so much as always for the awesome history post! I honestly don't know my high score but it is definitely not impressive, LOL! My husband is pretty good at it though and often gets in the Top 10. 😊 - MinnieMousewife  914.1 #201 11:59AM
Yay for Buzz! I finally made it to Level 5 yesterday! It only took me 8 years! πŸ˜‚ - ElectricMayhemMom  1435.1 #119 12:26PM
I love this attraction because I always beat my super competitive husband! It drives him crazy! (But he always wins on toy story...) - minniemommy  7.2 #13798 12:51PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 7:50PM
Thanks for sharing. It was probably already mentioned but I think Pirates turns 46 tomorrow! - CadaverousPallor  268.4 #1183 8:09PM

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