A Look Back: Sneak Peek Celebration of Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters at Disneyland Resort

George Savvas

by , Director, Public Relations, Disneyland Resort

On March 17, 2005, students from Green Elementary School joined Green Army Men and Buzz Lightyear for a special sneak peek of Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters. Did I mention it was St. Patrick’s Day?


Following a cavalcade down Main Street, U.S.A., Buzz led the kids to the Tomorrowland entrance of his new attraction where they were among the first to enter the Gamma Quadrant to battle Evil Emperor Zurg.


Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters would not officially open for another few weeks, on the eve of our 50th Anniversary Celebration, with Tim Allen on hand for the opening ceremony.



  • I was there that day! it was so cool to witness a ride opening at the resort! Happy St. Patty’s Day!

  • that is one of my favorite rides! my dog is even named Space Ranger!!
    Did anyone see that the disney monorail is for sale on Ebay right now? I would love to make that a private lounge at my house, or a kids bedroom

  • Awesome! Buzz is my favorite character, and this is one of my favorite rides 🙂

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