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Buzz Lightyears Astroblasters
Website: Disney Quest Homepage
Ride Type: Bumper Cars
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 3.8095
TPC Overall Rank: Rides need more than 25 reviews to be ranked.
Reviews: 26
Last Review: 10/9/2014 11:27:00 PM
In User Top 10: 1 times.
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4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up mchendrix on 10/9/2014 11:27:00 PM
I went on this ride about a dozen times at the Chicago Disney Quest in December of 1999. It was great and I wish it was still there.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Canobie Coaster on 9/5/2008 8:39:00 AM
Here is a perfect example of Disney taking a standard, ride experience, spicing it up, and modifying it to provide the typical, unique Disney experience. Well as you can tell from that opening statement, DisneyQuest’s bumper cars are very unique and far different than any others, allowing guests the ability to drive over balls, pick them up, and fire them at other cars via cannon. A successful hit on one of the targets scattered among the vehicles result in a brief spinout.

In terms of appearance Disney did a pretty good job capturing the feel of a futuristic, Buzz Lightyear-themed attraction. I especially like the darkened lighting Disney utilized and it’s just a little touch that really seems to make the attraction fit in far better in my opinion. My one complaint is the color chosen for the “asteroids” (balls) shot by players. I really question why they’re mostly purple since I really don’t associate purple with asteroids. An orange color would definitely fit in more. Anyway, prior to boarding the cast member quickly organizes groups into each of their vehicles to reduce confusion once boarding. Each car has two positions (a driver and a shooter) and while one person technically could perform both positions on their own, it would be pretty difficult and it’s just so much better to have two people to each perform their specific job.

Compared to other bumper cars, these ones offered a drastically different ride experience. Instead of driving around, constantly slamming into other cars, I instead was either driving around collecting balls or frantically launching balls at other vehicles. All of the cars have a wide range of motion (going forwards and backwards via a switch), but handling is sometimes a challenge due to the overly sensitive wheel. However, after a few turns it was pretty easy to navigate the cars, but I do prefer the handling of conventional bumper cars better. Driving around and picking up balls is a cinch. I was expecting the mechanism to possibly fail quite frequently, but it worked flawlessly.

Shooting is pretty challenging, but by far my favorite of the two positions, since while trying to aim at other vehicles, you are getting shot at, bumped, and usually driving. Because of all these factors, whenever I did eventually land a successful hit on another vehicle I really felt a sense of accomplishment. The spinout effect after getting shot is really cool and I actually thought the spinning was quite disorienting mostly because of all the flashing interior lights at DisneyQuest. One other complaint though, sometimes the hits on the targets didn’t register though, but that happened only a few times. Also, while most of Disney’s other flats generally have very short cycles, this one actually had one of pretty good length.

Thanks to a unique spin (no pun intended) on a unique attraction, Disney has turned these bumper cars into very memorable ones, only trumped by the almighty Knoebels Skooters. If you ever find yourself at DisneyQuest, I highly recommend trying these very unique bumper cars since it’s usually only a one-cycle wait or so (5 minutes). It’s certainly well worth it to experience this very unique attraction that’s only trumped by Pirates for the best attraction in the park.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up T-Rex on 12/16/2007 3:20:00 PM
This was a cool ride idea and it certainly delivered a fun ride. The cars themselves looked very cool and they were very easy to drive. Also, the cars were fairy quick, but their power was pretty bad. Shooting the other cars with balls was what I really liked as it added another element to the ride and spinning people out was certainly fun. Only negative was a very short cycle.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up VikingCoa. on 7/6/2005 12:43:00 AM
Its better than alot of the rides of its kind. pretty good.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up J65 on 6/28/2005 4:59:00 PM
This is very fun, trying to send people spinning away into the abyss. I enjoyed it a lot. Its just its too short and slightly lame.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up jaredliu on 4/18/2005 2:50:00 PM - User's Top Ride #3
This ride is worth the admission. It is not only addictive, but also rather phyiscally violent. This thing is purely magic and 10 tens better than the BuzzLight Year at Magic Kingdom. I think its an mini-E-ticket attraction. Second best ride at Disney Quest closely behind the "elevator".

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Axman on 5/24/2004 12:04:00 AM
This is such a great idea to make bumper cars with guns to shoot giant rubber balls to make the cars to spin out. I remember you drive with 2 people per car.One person drives as well as bumps into other cars and picks up rubber balls by driving over them.The other passenger aims the balls at the other vehicles. If you hit one of the Xs on the sides of the cars, the car will spin out of controll. Best dodgems ever built.:trophy:

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Jason07 on 5/18/2004 7:02:00 PM
Bumper cars where you get to shoot people. Man what could be better! It takes bumper cars to a whole new level, AND its indoors! The only downside is very long line!

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Yogurt on 4/13/2004 6:57:00 PM
Very cool ride! Disney put an interesting twist on your ordinary bumper cars.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up woofboy111 on 1/9/2004 1:29:00 PM
These are basically jazzed up bumper cars. They are themed to Buzz Lightyear, and you team up with another person and then decide who will be the driver, and who will man the gun. The driver then drives over balls (along with bumping other cars), and the balls end up between the two riders. The person in the passenger seat takes the balls and loads them into the gun. Then you shoot the balls at the other cars plexi glass walls, making a very loud noise (Scared me the first time). If you hit a target on the plexi glass, the victims car would spin around uncontrolably (much like at the end of Men In Black: Aliena Attack).

Overall, this ride is nothing great, mostly because it is only bumper cars, but its still cool. I liked how you could eat in the resturant upstairs and overlook this ride with all of the stars and stuff.

I was suprized at this rides high height limit though. It has a heigher height limit than Cyber Space Mountain.

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